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

Brad Blackman, AP  |  Linda Corriveau, AP 

Rising 6th-Grade Spirit Night - Thursday, March 28th, 6:30 p.m.
Spring Break April 1-5. Students return April 8.


End of Grade Test (EOG) Boot Camps

March 11th – March 29th
8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Open to all students. No sign up necessary.
All subjects covered.
See schedule below for all grades.
Intramurals are only on Fridays during EOG Boot Camp.
All morning clubs are canceled.

EOG Boot Camp Schedule

EOG Testing Schedule

6th Grade
ELA - April 24th and 25th
Math - May 6th and 7th

7th Grade
ELA - April 17th and 18th
Math - May 2nd and 3rd

8th Grade
ELA - April 15th and 16th
Math - April 22nd and 23rd
Social Studies - April 29th
Science - April 30th

Parents, please mark your calendars for these dates so that you schedule appointments accordingly. Students need to be at school on time as testing will start promptly at 9:15 a.m. Students will be testing in the morning and afternoon. EOG testing will take place online this year for all grade levels. Please contact the school if you need additional information on times and dates of the tests.

Save the Date - Rising 6th Grade Spirit Night

Thursday, March 28
6:30 p.m.

Click here for more information!

Parents, we need your feedback!
Two important opportunities for parent input:


1. PBIS Survey for Parents

Please complete the parent/community member survey below addressing the perceived importance of Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) and how much parents/community members know about our Panther Pledge.

PBIS Parent/Community Member Survey

2. Georgia School Climate Parent Survey

Every year we administer the Georgia School Climate Survey to students, personnel, and parents. The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the Georgia student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. All Palmer parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of our School Climate Star Rating.  Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.

The survey may be accessed using the link below and there is also an option to complete the survey in Spanish.

Georgia Parent Survey

We appreciate your feedback to help make Palmer the best school it can be!

Palmer CCRPI Scores above District and State Average

The state of Georgia released 2017-2018 CCRPI scores for each school in the Cobb County School District on October 29th. We are proud to announce that Palmer achieved a score of 83.6 which surpassed both the district and state average. We also surpassed the district and state average in Progress which measures student academic growth. As we celebrate another year of significant success for our students, keep in mind that due to the changes in CCRPI component weights and indicators for the 5th straight year, a year-to-year comparison of CCRPI scores from 2017 to 2018 is impossible. Finally, we are proud to announce that our school achieved a Five-Star Climate Rating, the highest rating possible. Congratulations to our students and staff for their hard work!

More information about this year's score reports can be found at or To read Mrs. Jackson's letter to parents, please click here.

New Student Registration 


Registration Information & Forms:

AC Placement Criteria

Please click here to see guidelines for placement in advanced classes.


Supply List 2018-2019


Congratulations to Mrs. Barbara Truluck,

Cobb County's Counselor of the Year!

Mrs. Truluck's award was presented in a surprise ceremony after school attended by friends, family, and current and former colleagues. A former classroom teacher, Mrs. Truluck is described by her colleagues as someone who is always enthusastic about her job and who always goes above expectations.  She was also described as a "dream coworker" at the ceremony. If you would like to send Mrs. Truluck a note of congratulations, she may be reached at

Congratulations to our 2018-19 Teacher of the Year
Ms. Lamonica Green, Special Education Teacher

Her nominating teacher says, Ms. Green has always "made sure her students' best interests were put first. She has had many long days and even longer nights, but I have seen first-hand how far her students have come and how much progress they have made. Their progress is a testament to the love and dedication to ensure that ALL of her students can be successful." If you would like to send Ms. Green a letter of congratulations, please do so at

Congratulations to our

2018-19 Cobb Employee of the Year
Ms. Debra Hughes, Head Custodian!

Ms. Hughes' nominating staff members say, "She always stops to talk with students and guides them to follow school expectations. She has built trust within the students. She greets them with a smile each day and lets each one know how happy it is to see them at school. She is always willing to lend a hand when and where needed." Please send letters of congratulations to Ms. Hughes at

School Safety Plans

Your child's safety is of primary importance to us at Palmer Middle School.  Please read the letter from Principal Jackson here regarding emergency procedures.

6th Grade Immunizations

Once your child has turned 11 years of age, he or she is ready to receive important vaccines required before entering 7th grade.  Find more information in the letters below.

6th Grade Immunization Letter

6th Grade Immunization Letter - Spanish

Palmer Counseling Program Recognized Nationally

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is pleased to announce Palmer Middle School in Kennesaw, GA, as a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP). Palmer Middle School Counselors have earned the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation. The RAMP designation, awarded for aligning with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, recognizes schools that are committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment. Palmer Middle School will be honored at a recognition ceremony at ASCA’s annual conference in Los Angeles, Calif. on Monday, July 16, 2018, for making an exemplary commitment to comprehensive school counseling programs.

Important Notice Regarding Progress Reports and Report Cards:

We are going paperless!  Please see the attached parent letter to find out more about our move to online progress reports and report cards.  You will find directions for accessing your students' progress reports and report cards via ParentVue. Alternately, if you do not have access to the internet, you may contact your child's counselor to receive a paper copy by request. Thank you for supporting us in our efforts to reduce our paper waste.

Paperless Progress Reports Parent Letter


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 front of the school.