PALO ALTO MIDDLE SCHOOL

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2301 W ELMS RD
KILLEEN, TX 76549
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Phone: 254-501-1200
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 4
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Killeen Isd
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 300
  • Number Students: 900
  • Number Teachers: 80
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4837
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Matthew Widacki
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (33 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (32 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-10
    "This is the WORST school I have ever been to. The principal is very unprofessional, just like his front office secretaries, guidance counselors, and head school nurse. All of the staff needs to be fired. The teachers don't care about their students, only their little paychecks, and the administration doesn't care about the students well-being. Bullying is at an all time high at Palo Alto and no one does anything about it. I would never have another child of mine attend this school."
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-05
    "This school is amazing. The administration and teachers truly care about helping all their students do their best to reach their full potential."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-13
    "This school gets a bad rap because of the location. Now that Mrs. Erskine has retired, I expect discipline will be handled in a more positive manner. If you have concerns, go to the administration. I find them to be very open and willing to help. The staff is hard working and really seem to care for the students."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-14
    "Hate this school with a passion! THE worst school my daughter has ever attended. Bullying is absolutely out of control and administration acts like they are dumb, deaf and blind. I would suggest moving around the corner so your child could go to Live Oak or petition to go to live oak. Palo Alto will ruin your child! They are great at killing their drive, confidence and work ethic. They never assign homework so most of their grades weigh heavily on tests that you never know they have. Most of the teachers don't know how to communicate and act offended when you require them to and they still don't do it. You constantly have to go above administrations head to resolve issues. This school is garbage! A disgrace!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-13
    "There are a lot of fights at this school. My advise would be to tell your child to lay low and just try to get through. If you can afford to move, move."
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