Palm Elementary

Welcome to Palm Elementary

School Profile

At Palm Elementary School we inspire, challenge, and empower scholars through the love of learning by mastering the basics as they develop their own skills and interests. Serving scholars in grades PreK–5, we promote high expectations while working together with parents and the community to develop scholars to their full potential.

Palm Elementary Highlights:
  • All Day Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Comprehensive Services for Scholars Who Are Identified As Gifted
  • Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Scholars
  • Free Shuttle to Mercy School Based Health Clinic 
  • Innovative and Responsive Methods for Teaching and Learning Scholars of All Abilities
  • Near 1:1 Access to Technology in grades 3-5
  • Regular Celebrations of Scholar Achievements and Incentives for Regular Attendance
  • Restorative Practice Approaches to Social Emotional Learning
  • Special Education Services for Scholars Across All Disabilities
  • Visual Arts, Music, and Physical Education
Enrollment: 296

What's in a Name

Palm Elementary opened in August of 2005, replacing the previous Palm Elementary School. That building was built in 1953 and was given its name because it faced Palm Avenue. It was one of the many new schoolhouses built to meet the population increase due to the post WWII “Baby Boom.” The building is designed to hold 350 students for an investment of $6.8 million, of which 80% came from the state of Ohio.

Palm Elementary Community Engagement Session

As the Lorain City School District continues to provide support to buildings, in its pursuit of creating a system of excellent schools, it is looking for feedback from parents, staff and community members.

During the month of November, a series of community engagement sessions will be held at specific schools that have been determined to be in need of immediate attention.

Based on data collected by the district from the 2018-19 state report cards, the Excellent Schools Dashboard and data comparison analysis from Achievement Network (ANet), sessions will be held to garner input from General Johnnie Wilson Middle, Palm Elementary and Frank Jacinto Elementary School parents, staff and community members.

During these sessions, attendees will be given an opportunity to provide valuable input that will help steer each of these three buildings forward through positive practices.

Attendees will have the chance to look over the same data reviewed, by the district, during its naming of these specific schools as ones that require immediate attention. Observations and concerns will then be shared and documented, through a series of topic-specific breakout sessions, that same evening.

This process will create viable solutions for each building, and be presented publicly during the mid-year State of the District, on Jan. 9, along with the tiering of buildings, based on their ranking within the system of excellent schools.

All community engagement sessions will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., at their respective buildings.

Dates for the sessions are as follows:

General Johnnie Wilson Middle School-Wednesday, November 20th

Palm Elementary School-Monday, November 25th

Frank Jacinto Elementary School-Tuesday, November 26th


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