16 Parent Reviews for Palm Crest Elementary School
Incredible school in every way, from the kids to the teachers to the parents to the principal.
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Posted by a parent on 04/22/13
My wife and I have been thrilled with our experience at Palm Crest. We currently have 4th and 1st grade children attending. What sets Palm Crest apart from other top schools is the level of parental involvement. n addition to the music, art, drama and Spanish that is available to all students there
... Read more are numerous after school classes offered included band, strings, chess club, robotics, tennis, GATE enrichment classes. The Palm Crest PTA also sponsors music and art docent programs (LA Philharmonic parent) and View the Stars night involving telescopes (run by NASA parent) There is a Dad's PTA, a Panther Partners (new families welcoming program), a thriving Science Fair, a summer reading program among other things. There were times in my son's kindergarten class last year where there were 4 parents volunteering in the class at the same time. The PTA sponsors events for parents and children that encourage folks to really get to know each other which makes the environment feel like a close-knit community. Palm Crest just received the California Distinguished Schools Award two years ago. This is a school of exceptional teachers, parents and students like none other out there! Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/06/13
Palm Crest has fantastic new and veteran teachers, a spectacular principal, and believes in teaching beyond the tests. It's in a beautiful area away from the exhaust and congestion of the city. The kids are vibrant, creative, and engaged. Best school in the area by far.
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Posted by a parent on 09/20/12
A really good public school with caring teachers (for the most part) and a very hands on Principal in Mrs. Hurley. Palm Crest has a warm, caring environment, a good program for kids with special needs, and an active PTA. As at any school, there are a few less than steller teachers and our daughter
... Read more had one in 4th grade. But for the most part the teachers are committed, caring, and dedicated. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/15/12
I loved Palm Crest! Mrs. Healy was the greatest English teacher ever! Mrs. Endicott taught science in a way that was fun and allowed students to absorb more than traditional, dry, fact-based jargon. Of course, this was 17 years ago...
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Posted by a other on 04/14/12
We still pay the property taxes but have put our kids in private school. Huge discipline problems not addressed by the principal make for a poor learning atmosphere. Someone below commented that this was not good for learning disabled kids - neither is it good for the gifted and highly gifted. My
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Posted by a parent on 02/26/12
Great school! My son excelled when coming to this school. His teacher was awesome and constantly kept open communication with us. Love the environment of the school and the families. The principal Karen Hurley is awesome and always makes sure to provide you with answers when needed. Love it and
... Read more would recommend it! May not have the nicest campus, but that's secondary to the education my son is receiving at this school. Looking forward to my other child starting Kindergarten this year!! Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/19/11
Horrible school if you have a child who is average. The teachers dont give much attention to those students that need extra help. They only give attention to the smart ones. The school only wants smart kids because they want there test scores to be high.A teacher who teaches 5th and 6th grade math needs
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Posted by a other on 09/17/10
I love Palm Crest! I've had 3 kids go there so far, and I love all the teachers and staff! I am so glad that we are in the district for this particular school. My kids have all had such wonderful teachers and great experiences. It seems like there is a lot of homework, and reports, but they are helped
... Read more when needed and there is a good amount of parent involvement. I like the smaller size of the class for the younger grades, but I wish they would be able to keep the class sizes the same. when they hit 4th grade the classes increase in size. There are a lot of fundraisers. I like the principal this year, she is really trying to become a part of the school and really be involved in every area. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/10/10
I am in high school but still use what my teachers at Palm Crest taught me.
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* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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La Canada Flintridge schools — Palm Crest Elementary School is located at 5025 Palm Dr, La Canada Flintridge CA 91011. 5025 Palm Dr is in the 91011 ZIP code in La Canada Flintridge, CA The school district for Palm Crest Elementary School is the La Canada Unified School District. Palm Crest Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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