The Mission of the Palms Elementary Community is to develop productive citizens through a rigorous academic curriculum and appropriate social/emotional guidance.
Palms' Bike Rodeo 5/18
The Palms Neighborhood Council Presents the 2013 Bike Rodeo
Saturday May 18th, 10am - 2pm at Palms Elementary School, 3520 Motor Ave
A ZERO WASTE Event! Bicycle Safety Course and Inspection, Radar Speed Test, and a *Bike Giveaway*
Kids bring a reusable beverage container and get a 2nd ticket for bike giveaway
Adults bring a reusable beverage container or used bike part, and get a ticket for a used bike giveaway
For more information please email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Master Calendar 2013
As you are fully aware, the June furlough days have been rescinded. This means that school will now officially end June 7, 2013. A revised version of the master calendar can be viewed here. If you have any questions, please call the school at 310-838-7337.
830 API, 61 Point Growth!
I knew we did it even before our scores came out. I knew that our API would truly reflect our hard work and dedication to superior academic achievement. I knew that if we believed that we could reach our goal, we would crush it. And we did.
In September 2010, we set two California Standards Test (CST) goals. First, to make Adequate Yearly Progress (as defined by the federal government). Second, to attain an API score of 800.
To make “Adequate Yearly Progress”, we must increase our test scores by 10% for every substantial subgroup. There are 19 subgroups at Palms Elementary. Examples of subgroups include English Learners in Language Arts and Socio-economically disadvantaged students in Mathematics. We made “Adequate Yearly Progress” in all 19 subgroups.
An API score is determined by a long algorithm that is used to give the public a number associated with how successful a school performs on the CST. CST scores range from 200-1000. This three digit number is then used to set goals for the following year. If a Title 1 school receives a score of 800, they are considered successful. We scored 830. Our 61 point jump, is the third largest in Los Angeles county.
As the Principal of Palms Elementary, I could not be more proud. We are in the business of academic, social and emotional enrichment. Without a shadow of a doubt we have proven to be successful. Thank you parents for believing in the Palms staff. We will stay committed to the hard work, dedication, creativity and fortitude necessary for continual success.
Please check out our 2012 - 2013 Student Handbook. It is located under the "Students" tab or you can click here.