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 

Fall Break September 24th - 28th. School resumes Monday, October 1.


STARS Girls' Mentoring Program
Interest Meeting

Wednesday, October 3rd

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Palmer Theater

STARS Mentoring Program's mission is to inspire young women to be confident leaders through mentoring. The purpose is to encourage, empower, and engage young women to achieve their true potential and make positive choices.

Meetings will begin October 9th and will take place once a month from 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

If you are interested in your daughter participating in this mentorship opportunity, please attend the informational meetings on October 3rd.

Fall CogAT and Iowa Testing

 7th and 8th graders will test in the coming months. 7th Grade students will take the CogAT on September 12 and the Iowa Assessment September 13th-21st. 8th grade students will take the PSAT between October 8th-19th. Please refrain from scheduling appointments for your 7th and 8th graders on these mornings. 

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.

Palmer Students Celebrate Read Across America!

26 Palmer students visited Chalker Elementary to celebrate Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss's birthday! Students completed applications and practiced for three weeks in order to read in K-5th grade classrooms. We are looking forward to making this an annual tradition!  Thank you to Mrs. Jan Phillips and Chalker Elementary for welcoming us and helping us celebrate the love of reading.

Inspirational Palmer Teacher on Good MorningAmerica!

See the inspirational story of our beloved AVID teacher, Chelsea Haley, and her sons from Good Morning America on Monday, February 12th.

Click here to watch the video.

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 in front of the school.