All Cobb County Schools are closed on Friday, January 19, for both students and staff, due to hazardous road and travel conditions throughout the county.

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Palmer Middle School

690 North Booth Road | Kennesaw, GA 30144 | 770-591-5020

Welcome to Palmer!

Home of the Palmer Panthers

Empowering all students for success!


Lisa Jackson, Principal

Dana Carlton, AP  |  Brad Blackman, AP  |  Glenda Canada, SSA

MLK Holiday - Monday, 15th - School closed

Palmer Earns Bronze Award from Governor's Office of Student Achievement

Palmer was honored with a 2017 Bronze Award from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement in the Greatest Gains category for exhibiting high growth in student achievement. Palmer's academic growth over the last three years has been in the top 7% of schools in the state. Our school received an award certificate and a banner that will hang in front of the school.

NEW! Change to CCSD Sibling Transfers

Parents/guardians of a student who has a sibling already enrolled in a District school through an approved transfer may apply for a younger sibling to attend the same school in accordance with District Administrative Rule JBCD-R. This provision attempts to address siblings enrolled in different schools at the same time due to an approved transfer. A sibling is defined as a brother, sister, step-brother, or step-sister living in the same household and who otherwise meets the requirements for enrollment. The application window for the 2018-2019 school year will be open from January 4, 2018, and January 31, 2018.

For more information about this opportunity, and for a link to the online application, visit

Palmer Middle School Tutoring

Tutoring for the fall semester will begin on Monday, November 6. Sessions are offered on the days and times in the schedule linked below.

AVID in the AM is every Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. in the AVID classroom and is open to ALL Palmer Middle School students. The program utilizes a combination of adult and student coaches to help each student improve in his or her target areas. Students can receive individualized coaching in a variety of areas: Organization, Time Management, Study Skills, Homework Help, Gradebook Analysis, and SMART Goal-Setting.

Palmer 2017-2018 Tutoring Schedule

 Palmer Golden Paw Celebration

These students were treated to pizza and game time in the Learning Commons, October 23rd, for earning  golden paws!  The coveted golden paws are earned when students go above and beyond in behavior expectations.  Congratulations to all of our Gold Paw students!

Georgia Parent Survey

We encourage and appreciate our families’ participation in the Georgia Parent Survey as this data is used as part of our calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below. If you do not have access to a computer, we welcome you to come in to the Palmer Learning Commons to take the survey.

School Strategic Plan 2016-2017 End of Year Results

Please click here to see our school results for the 2016-2017 school year.


Buy your yearbook today using the link above! School Code for Yearbook is 2401.
If you would like to apply to beon the yearbook staff, please print and complete this application.

New Student Registration Times

Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Registration forms and information can be found at the following link:


see the Enrolling Students link to the left under District Information to learn more about registering your student.

Important immunization requirements are below.

Immunization requirements for students born after January 1 2002.
7th Grade Immunization Requirements
6th Grade Immunization Requirements
6th Grade Immunization Requirments (Spanish)

School Supply Lists

For school supply lists by grade level click here.

Advanced Content Placement

For information about Advanced Content placement, please click here.

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year
Ms. Sue Bulock, Band Director!

Ms. Bulock has been a teacher at Palmer Middle School for 12 years. She is described by her peers as someone who is always available to her students. As her nominating teacher stated, "Ms. Bulock makes all of her students feel special and appreciated. She is amazing." Ms. Bulock's sister and family traveled from Michigan to surprise her at the announcement breakfast!

Please feel free to send Ms. Bulock a note of congratulations via email!

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Cobb Employee of the Year
Ms. Angela Holtzclaw, Food Services Manager!

Mrs. Holtzclaw is described as a "cheerful" person who knows everyone's name, and who works hard making delicious, nutritional food with excellent service. She also goes above and beyond for students.  As her nominating teacher stated, "She enthusiastically helped me with a PBL project to teach my students about running a kitchen. She gave them a tour, created interest, and answered many questions."
Please feel free to send Ms. Holtzclaw a note of congratulations via email!

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team -6th Place!


Palmer's Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team placed 6th out of 21 teams in the Cobb County competition held at McCeachern High School January 14th. This was an outstanding performance as Palmer has not had a Reading Bowl team in several years.  Students worked very hard for this competition.  If you are interested in participating on next year's Reading Bowl team please contact Mrs. Wickline in the Media Center.

Spelling Bee Winner Kaliga Satish Kumar (L) and Runner-up Ashleigh Killebrew (R) stand with Principal Lisa Jackson.

Kaliga Satish Kumar-Winner of this year's Palmer Spelling Bee!

Congratulations to Kaliga Sathish Kumar, winner of this year's Palmer Spelling Bee, and Ashleigh Killebrew, this year's runner-up!  Kaliga fended off 16 other competitors to win the Bee and advance to the county competition.

Office 365 for Cobb County Students

Office 365 is free for Cobb County students! For more information, go to the CCSD Office 365 Support Page for parents located here or use the link on the left.