Rhoda Fleming

Palmer Middle School9

Kennesaw, GA | Cobb County

January 12, 2015


If you have a 6th threw 7th grader don't talk to the vp. Go straight to the principle. Dr. Giles is awesome and very helpful. Dr. V (vp) is horrible. She does all she can do to make your life harder. She even had the nerve to tell my child. She gets bullied because of her choice in clothing and to change her self. Not even saying anything to the other kids who are doing the bulling. Most the teachers are great. The extra's for the kids are great. Only problem we have ever had is with Dr. V the 6th, 7th grade VP.

Submitted by a parent

November 12, 2014


Not sure about the few bad experiences on here. Over the past year an a half Palmer has become one of the best schools in the county. This is my second child who has come through and the administration has created a whole new climate of success! They are very responsive to parents and students needs and want parents to now be involved in the everyday activity.

Submitted by a parent

September 22, 2014


Palmer Middle school is not a good choice academically. this review will have the same amount of effort that the school reflects into it students which is none due to the fact that is only allows 1200 chars. thanks bye

Submitted by a parent

May 13, 2014


My school is a pretty bad environment for a 6th grader like me. I get bullied almost every day. People in my school try to act like they are gangsters and when I ask a question to one of my teachers a question they kind of just shrug it off and take the next persons question. Overall its pretty bad but the extra activities are good.

April 25, 2014


Palmer middle school has great teachers, music, and art classes. The only flaw is the students. You'll have some great friends but some students will annoy you. They will chew gum even though it wasn't allowed in elementary school. They will curse on the middle of class and the teachers will pretend not to hear. All in all, Palmer is a great school with a couple of downsides.

February 9, 2014


This is my first year at Palmer and I must say; it's a very qualified school. It has its pros and cons, though. For an example, some teachers such as Mrs. Esserwein and Mrs. Holder are good in the case of a student's problem. The bad news is the students. Some of them are the rowdiest kids you'll ever see. They'll be sneaking past teachers and hanging out in groups, and worse, getting detention almost every week! However, the music and arts program is AMAZING! It's something I look forward to every day.

December 5, 2013


Some of the teachers here should not be teaching! Ms. Bobb in 7th grade is a miserable human being. Administration is useless & phony. Principal that retired (Wentworth) was the worst.

Submitted by a parent

December 5, 2013


Middle school has been proven to be very challenging for students, parents, and teachers. My daughter is in sixth grade and, based on what I heard prior to her attending Palmer, I was very apprehensive to send her. Instead, I determined to be an "active" parent for my daughter. I immediately enrolled her in the Palmer Band, made appointments to speak with her teachers and the staff, and made sure my daughter know what was expected of her each day. I make my name and face known and the Palmer staff see that I care by being there. I am fortunate to be able to take time from work to visit Palmer and be involved. For those parents who feel they do not have the time to constantly visit Palmer for their child(ren) because of financial obligations, I say pick up the phone, send an email, write a letter. Your voice can still be heard for your student(s). Signed, "Active-Momma"

Submitted by a parent

December 4, 2013


Horrible administrators students are treated as irelavant.Worst experience ever for my child. Terrible learning environment.

Submitted by a parent

February 13, 2013


Go out of the way to make sure parents are not involved. Cannot access Pinacle (grades online) unless you drive to the school and request it. I am disabled and work from home, but they refuse to mail, email, or send access home with my daughter. She is failing three classes and when I called the counselor she had never met with my daughter and said she is too busy and that 70% of the students are failing math. Teachers refuse to email me and let me know what that nights homework is and their blogs are never updated. I asked for any help available and the only help is before school and after school tutoring, which she goes to but she does not ask for help in tutoring. The teachers in tutoring do not check to see what work needs to be done and insure that the students do them. I was told the only way we could get any extra help is if she is a discipline problem, taking drugs, homeless, or if English was her second language. I am very frustrated with this school and it's staff.

Submitted by a parent

January 17, 2013


The majority of the teachers are great, the band/orchestra programs are strong, and the front office staff is friendly. Unimpressive administration, though.There may be no gangs, but you have kids walking around that think they are in one. Bullying is something that definitely happens and is often not detected or reported. You'd be surprised. A warning to parents that may have concerns, address them via e-mail and keep everything in writing.

Submitted by a parent

September 28, 2012


This is a WONDERFUL school! The administration here is on the ball & they quickly address any parental issues. I have been extremely pleased with mine & my child's experience here and would highly recommend this school. The teachers are wonderful, the front office staff is supurb, great PTSA. Best middle school in Cobb county, hands down.

Submitted by a parent

September 28, 2012


We have had nothing but great experiences at this school. The administration is on top of a very strong anti-bullying program. When we had a bullying incident, it was handled immediately & the bullying stopped. There are no gangs at this school, as someone previously posted. When my child needed extra help in a class, the school provided a teacher to assist her before school each day. I have seen nothing but positive administration here that stays on top of what is going on at the school. This is a great school with a great staff.

Submitted by a parent

March 2, 2012


This school does not do well for any child that is lagging behind or needing additional help. They will not admit that the teacher maybe in the wrong or just lazy. There quick to tell you your child is doing bad .

Submitted by a parent

October 16, 2011


Palmer was a well-run school under the previous principal. However, Ms. Wentworth is inexperienced and has run morale into the ground. There is no new thinking, no creativity, lazy teaching, and administrators who can't wait to get out of the door in the afternoon. The office staff is the exception - the are very helpful. Also, there are some special gems as far as teachers - those who can and do teach - Ms. Esserwein, Ms. Antonnucio, Ms. Merrica, Ms. Maer, and Mr. Irving come to mind. The band, orchestra, and chorus teachers work hard and care about the kids. Then there are the others, who throw busy work at the students instead of teaching them. Who yell and belittle. The Principal has no idea what's going on. The kids are not learning as they should be. Dr. Jerry Rae was a fine principal. She is sorely missed.

Submitted by a parent

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