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Welcome to Palms Middle School!

Palms Middle School is the best middle school in Los Angeles. We're a neighborhood school, a School For Advanced Studies, and a Gifted/High Ability Magnet School, for grades 6 through 8. Please read our Principal's Message and explore our website to learn about Palms Middle School. To find what you are looking for, see the Site Map, use the Search box to the right, or simply ask us!

If your family is new to Palms or you're considering Palms for your child, start in our Welcome section.



Come and join other Palms families for lunch or dinner at California Pizza Kitchen in Culver CulverCalifornia Pizza Kitchen logo City on

Thursday, October 20th from 11am to 10pm. CPK will donate 20% of your bill back to Palms. So enjoy some time with friends and family  while eating inventive pizzas, pasta or salads.  We hope to see you there! 


  How it works:

  1. Download this flyer

  2. Bring it to CPK - on paper or on your phone

  3. Show it to the waitstaff

  4. CPK donates to Palms!


recycling symbolThe Annual Fall Recycling Contest among the sixth grade homerooms, organized by the Sixth Grade Leadership students, runs from Monday, October 17th, through Friday, October 28th. The money raised goes toward our annual sailing activities. Please contribute bottle and cans to support our programs and help the environment.

May the best homeroom win!


The 8th grade Knott's Scary Farm trip is Friday October 21, 2016, from 4:30pm to 12:00am. Students must be ready to depart at 4:30pm. When students return from the trip, a parent or guardian must pick up each child by 1:00am on Palms Blvd. For further information, see the Knott's Scary Farm page or contact Assistant Principal Ms. Cuda.


Welcome parents and prospective students to Palms Middle School Visitors Day #2. The school tour should last approximately 75 minutes on October 21, 2016 beginning at 9:00 am in the school auditorium. 


Mar Vista Community Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Palms Middle School advanced chorus students will perform from 1:15 to 1:45 pm, and selected students from band and orchestra will perform from 2:00 to 2:30 pm. Please support our students and join us at the Mar Vista Community Center, 11430 Woodbine Avenue. For additional information check out the event flyer at


A review by William S. Peare, world-famous drama critic:

"Sixth graders in Mr. Kim's Reader's Theater elective class put on quite a show on October 14, 2016. The show title was It's the Jazz, Man and the theme was A night of spoken word, set to jazz.

Sure enough, students wore beatnik-black clothes and ultra-cool shades. Lobby posters and stage signs echoed the hip theme as well.

In between bongo riffs by beat musician extraordinaire Isaiah Guillen and snippets of way-out jazz music, students took turns revealing their views of what a perfect world would be like.

Some hipsters spoke of peace in the world and an end to conflict and terrorism, while other cats mentioned having an ample supply of bacon, hearing peaceful snoring, and learning to admit that you're perfect.

The show ended after a few really gone dance moves. What a gas! Crazy, Daddy-O!"

You can view a slideshow of the posters and performers on the Reader's Theater page.

Congratulations to Mr. Kim and his Reader's Theater class!



Learn about the Palms Gifted Magnet and westside Magnet high schools at the Elementary, Middle, and High School Magnet Fair.

The Fair will take place on Saturday October 15, 2016, from 9:00am to 12:00pm at Webster Middle School: 11330 Graham Place, Los Angeles.


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Parents: What's Your Choice?

Every Palms parent should choose their preferred way to help their school, through volunteering, donations, and participation.

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Get Involved!

There are many ways that Palms parents can get directly involved in making Palms the best it can be.:

  • Have everyone in your family join PTSA
  • Attend the monthly Friends of Palms/PTSA meetings
  • Show your Palms Pride!

Positive Behavior Support Program

Read about the Palms Positive Behavior Support program, student behavioral expectations, and parents' rights and responsibilities. Read the message from Principal Dr. Moriuchi.

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Please read the Dress Code rules. Make sure that students are properly attired for school each day.

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