School Details

Palm Avenue Elementary School

6565 Palm Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92407
(909) 880-6753
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 800 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

43%
37%
56%
70%
51%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Bernardino City Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
28%
46%
65%
54%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Bernardino City Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
49%
65%
67%
62%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Bernardino City Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
41%
60%
53%
50%
65%
42%
37%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Bernardino City Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
44%
60%
38%
41%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Bernardino City Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Palm Avenue Elementary School is a public middle school in San Bernardino. The principal of Palm Avenue Elementary School is Kathy Wade and can be contacted at kathy.wade@sbcusd.k12.ca.us. 800 students attend Palm Avenue Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 11% of the Palm Avenue Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 71% of the 800 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Palm Avenue Elementary School is 19:1. Cesar E. Chavez Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 56% 69%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 11%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 16%
Filipino 0.8% 0.5%
Unspecified 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 83%
Limited English proficiency 11% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    The teachers and staff at Palm Avenue Elementary are exceptional and well versed in proper eduation. My children attend this school. They are more than happy with their teachers. Mrs. Mason is an icon to second grade. She should be praised and honored for her dedication to her students. Mrs. Allen is an asset to this school. She has provided a beautiful and interactive envoronment for learning. My children enjoy each of their teachers as well as the programs and extra ciricular activities offered at Palm. Mrs. Wade and Mr. Mendoza are approchable kind and helpful. I enjoy seeing them outdoors during drop off and pick up. Thank you for your dedication to our children!

  • (1 year ago)

    Really good school great art magnet program teachers are the best!!! last 2 years the school score dropped a few points and it is not in the first places of the san bernardino school district.

  • (1 year ago)

    Five of our grandchildren have attended Palm Elementary two have moved onto middle school and high school and are doing very well. Each of the two older ones enjoyed their time at Palm Elementary and have in fact stayed in touch with some of their teachers. Thank you Mrs. Wade keep up the good work! (My husband and I especially like attending Grandparents Day with our grandkids!)

  • (4 years ago)

    Palm Avenue school is an exemplary school because the teachers and staff go above and beyond what is expected every day. All children are encouraged to succeed. We have wonderful students and many concerned involved parents and a dedicated P.T.A. . The fine arts program is crucial to teaching the whole child. We believe that every child has strengths and interests that need to be developed and nurtured. ALL children deserve the right to express themselves through access to the arts. There is more to education than testing and our school works hard to make sure that students get a well-rounded experience.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter attended Palm Elementary since 1st grade All I can say about her teachers "They are outstanding professionals". My gratitude and thanks to each one of them. Palm elementary is not one of the best elementary school in San Bernardino; It is the best Elementary School in San Bernardino.

  • (5 years ago)

    I LOVE this school! My daughter attended this school K-6th and the teachers and staff have all been the absolute best! I am so very pleased with this school and couldn't imagine why anyone could ever say anything bad about this school. The new principal is far better than the last principal he really interacts with all the children he's the one out there playing all the sports with them. The teachers are all great they really go that extra mile to help every child. It's no wonder they're numbers are so high. Palm is the top school in my book! Outstanding school!

  • (5 years ago)

    Palm Avenue is a school dedicated to their students. My son has been there for four years now and has been top of his class with the collaboration of Mom Dad and his wonderful teachers. He enjoys going to school and loves his teachers. Palm provides a wonder reading program for the kids. Palm promotes parent involvement with their children's in all activities during school and at after school functions. Everything about this school is positive. I am so thankful for all the teachers my son has had on 'C' track from K-3rd grade.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter goes there and her test scores improved over 200 points

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has attended Palm for 3 years and it is by far one of the better school's in the district. Their dedication to the arts is admirable and they continue to bring enriching opportunities to the students in these rough economic times. That alone earns my respect.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter's have attended Palm Ave for the past 3 years and it is simply wonderful. There are so many activities for the children and many for the family. The teachers are very dedicated to ensuring that your children will excel.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two children that attend this school. the teachers and administration are vary helpful. The school has an excellent music/arts program that my kids have excelled in.I really like the Ms. Prueitt and Ms. Allen Ms. Perez is an extraordinary teacher..Students do best when the parents are involved!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    The school on the surface seems great. However that is not always the case. School caters to certain students and ignores others. Regulations are not always followed by teaching staff as well as the administration. It is vital to be watchful of one's child and make sure they receive quality education. Some teachers are great others make me worry.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have a gifted child who attends Palm Avenue and I'm very pleased with the school. The teachers teach the whole class and work not only with those who are falling behind but work to keep those who are ahead challenged and not bored. The programs are outstanding and the staff as a whole is friendly and helpful.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter has been at this school since kindergarden. She never attended any pre school and yet the excellent teachers she has had for the 3 years she is tops in her class every year. Ms Rosales Ms Pruitt & Ms Coffey are the best.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have a daughter in second grade here. I love this school. The fine arts programs are fun and the kids enjoy it.The parents are very involved. The principal Dr. Stimpson is very fair and very by the book. My child has gotten all the individual attention she needs and is excelling above grade level.

  • (9 years ago)

    While it is a higher performing school it also only caters to the higher achieving students. My son has attended this school for three years. He needs extra help and is behind beacause of some learning difficulties. While some extra services are offered if that doesn't work then nothing more is offered to help the strugglng child. It has been a struggle to get the administration to help him. Many children simply fall through the cracks this way.

  • (9 years ago)

    Palm avenue is a magnet schoolfor the fine arts and this is an absolutely fantastic aspect. The kids have resident artists perform create great art and great music. Unfortunately it is a school that is hard to get into due to popularity repuation the area that it is in and the local population growth.

  • (9 years ago)

    Palm Avenue Elementary continues to excell in teaching kids the basics and more. My son went there from Kindergarten through 6th grade and my daughter is currently in 3rd grade there. The teachers are very committed to making sure each student is doing their absolute best and all of the teachers (save one) were absolutely awesome in their quest to either provide additional work for my gifted child or to provide extra tutoring and suggestions for my child that needed an extra boost. They continually win education awards for the school and many of the teachers are awarded scholorships for their classrooms for their wonderful efforts.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has great things to offer our children from excellent teachers to a great music program. There is a lot of parent participation which really helps the students and teachers to reach a little higher. The staff are friendly and helpful and work well with parents.

  • (10 years ago)

    On the surface this school has all the programs to offer for your youngster but its the teacher as every parent knoews that makes or breaks a child succsess. In my opinion this is where palm is lacking. When I saw that palm had so many yerars of teaching experiance I was thrilled untill I reliazed that this just made the teachers set in their ways and unwilling to give students the individual attention that every student deserves.

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