Palmetto High School
Palmetto, FL | Manatee County
February 25, 2015
I graduated from this school last year, and I have very mixed reviews. If your child is gifted, and would soar in AICE/Dual Enrollment courses, then they will enjoy PHS. The teachers that offer AICE/ DE classes are, for the most part, excellent teachers that are very helpful as well as fun. For the average/lower courses (i.e.; Intensive math/language arts), the teachers are usually very poorly educated, do not like to teach through the individual needs of a student, and lack at their job. If your child would be on those types of classes, do not go to PHS. They will struggle and the school will be a horrible place for them. AICE/DE students usually enjoy their time because they are treated like adults by the teachers of those courses and it is actually quite easy. Staff can be racist/play favorites, lots of fights and drugs (but hey, what HS does not have that?). Clubs are lacking, and guidance cons. are HORRIBLE, you will have to do everything yourself because they barely know anything going on (ex: I asked when our cap and gowns were coming in, she said she had no idea, they were not informed. I turn on the school news and I find my answer).Submitted by a student
February 15, 2014
This school.. Some great teachers.. Some teachers give to many referrals.. Not a place for racist people.. Not really much bullying going on.. Drugs and smoking are a bog problem here. So if you worry about your child getting into that i'd be careful. . Soda machines only have diet . Some classes you do absolutely nothing others they pile work on work.. Big school, a lot of walking . Can get confusing sometimes.. Theres not much of a popularity problem.. Theres the boys( mostly) & girls who think they're better than everyone because they play football or cheer or what not.. Its an okay school. Some call it Palmghetto .. This came from a student. So ya
February 5, 2014
I am a senior here at Palmetto high school +class of 2013) and I can ensure you that palmetto us great school with great opportunities. I have been a part of the Aice Program,Dual enrollment, and honors program for four years. These are all programs that will you stand out in the crowd to colleges 60% of my class are graduating high school with college classes already done. This school works to make sure everyone achieves their success. We have went from a D school to a b school in a year. Everything is getting stronger and the students here want to learn. The environment is so comfortable. We have had no fights or drama. If you ask someone who never went to palmetto what type of school it was they'd tell you many negatives. That us because outsiders voice their opinion in the past. The school has changed, there's new teachers and administration. They have everything going good.
June 4, 2013
I am a teacher at palmetto. While I think we have an overall decent administration and many good teachers, it seems to me that there are some teachers out there who are too lenient and lax based just based on student behavior. Some do not enter enough grades and some put all their grades in at the last minute. It drags down morale, and referrals/conferences rarely help student motivation. Some classes are huge (approaching 40 students per class!) so this also does not help create an educational environment. Unfortunately, many students do not have a stable family structure at home and this also leads to a difficulties in the classroom, specifically with a teacher's expectations for achievement. There is a big, big drug/alcohol/absentee problem and many do not fear the repercussions. The school could improve with stricter guidelines for teachers, more guidance from administration, and a firmer, vocalized stance from the principal, specifically with using the intercom more. Overall, it's an average/okay school, but it could be so much better, because there is potential, but it is unrealized.Submitted by a teacher
May 3, 2012
I attended PHS in the late eighties. Even though I'm fond of the memories, the education that I received was not very good. I used to find myself using the excuse, "I went to Palmetto High," as an reason for my lack of knowledge in the real world. Oddly enough, people understood what I was talking about. I hope that things are better now for the children that are attending PHS.
November 22, 2011
this was a great school sure it may not have good test score but i loved Palmettto High
November 4, 2011
We are very happy with Palmetto High! This had been a wonderful school with and awesome AICE program and is very competitive in all sports. I would recommend this high to to anyone.Submitted by a parent
May 13, 2011
I go to palmetto as a 2013 student i think that to school is a great place for your child to learn how to mingle with other races and such and also most of the staff are caring and supportive people.
April 22, 2009
I'm currently attending Palmetto High i'm a Sophmore and as a Freshmen I let my grades slip but the guidance counselors here are great they will listen to you and help you do and get better grades and they will personally walk up to your class and tell you cool opportunity's on how to get your credits and getting a higher GPA for example palmetto high offers an after school program after school called 21st century where students can recover credits that they need if they failed a class also the sports here are great go tigers!Submitted by a student
December 14, 2008
i go to palmetto and i think it is a great school!!!Submitted by a student
September 26, 2008
I think Palmetto High needs more help with ESE . They tend to push thoses kids under the carpet and there very unorganized.Submitted by a parent
September 24, 2008
A fine lady and an excellent teacher whom I will never forget is Maggie Shope...!
June 14, 2008
Need stronger attention to the things that work for the school. Sorry to see you let team success program slip away.Submitted by a parent
December 3, 2007
I attended Palmetto High School for my 9th, 10th, and half of my 11th grade year. Plametto High School has been my favorite school by far. Palmetto has great teachers and great sport teams. The school will keep you very involved. The Team Success Organization made students want to at least get a 3.0. The only downfall about the school is the guidence counselors. I would very often go to my guidence counselor for advice with college, and I can not say she helped me once. Overall, besides the guidence office I believe that any child who wants to be involved and have a good, memorable high school life should attend PHS!
September 20, 2007
i love it it's amazing. it's a little unorganized but the memories are worth it.Submitted by a student
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