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About This School

Peter J Palombi School is a public middle school in Lake Villa. The principal of Peter J Palombi School is Dr. Mary Pat Jordan. 756 children attend Peter J Palombi School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 3% of the Peter J Palombi School students are "limited in English proficiency." 19% of the 756 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 20% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Peter J Palombi School is 15:1. Round Lake Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Cantonese
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 73%
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Multiracial 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Hispanic 17% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 12%
Limited English proficiency 3% 6%
Economically disadvantaged 19% 16%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is probably one of the worst schools. The teachers talk too fast for me to understand and the dont even show like the care/ or know anything about what they are teaching. And FYI teachers of Palombi when the whole class is failing its the teachers fault not the students.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter graduated from Palombi last year to a standing room only crowd. The attendance isnan indication of the amount of parental support at Palombi. My daughter's experience at Palombi was outstanding. The teachers are not perfect (no one is) but they do their very best; they are warm and passionate about their teaching and they see to really enjoy their students. Palombi successfully creates communities of learners with their team approach. My daughter did not experience any bullies or negativity. Her middle school experience was just terrific!

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers don't care much. Coaching is poor. Some are in it just for the money. The Principle seems to care more about gum than girls in trash clothing and disrespectful boys. Not a great place for learning. Glad my kids made it out.

  • (5 years ago)

    Palombi teachers are devoted and certainly over-worked. They do all they can within their means.

  • (6 years ago)

    Palombi is possibly the worst school i have ever had the misfortune to attend. The school is dirty and the teachers make it hard for the students to really learn what they should be learning. The children that attend get corrupted by drugs and unseemly behavior and the school does nothing to enforce discipline amongst the students. I am thrilled that i have graduated and will not have to attend. I hope my siblings will graduate quickly and be done with that school as soon as possible.

  • (9 years ago)

    Palombi is a great school one of my kids passed through its programs and another starts this year. The teachers/staff are awsome - committed to excellence at all levels and the environment is safe and friendly.

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