Consider Palmer Elementary for your child if:
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- You are seeking teachers who believe in your child’s potential to learn and achieve.
- You want your child to learn in an environment of high expectations.
- You value a diverse learning environment for your child.
- You need a school for a student who speaks English as a second language.
- You value character-based education.

Palmer Elementary is proud to offer:

- Parent Teacher Community Council.
- English as Second Language services.

- Refugee Language Center.
- Palmer boasts a strong reading and everyday math instructional programs, and a great mentor-to-student ratio boosted by community partnerships, as well as college students from numerous area universities.


Excel at Palmer

Academic Excellence: Many Palmer students have met or exceeded state standards, and the school has met federal AYP educational standards.

School Uniforms:
Students at Palmer follow a uniform dress code, which removes distractions from the classroom, promotes community, and provides a cost saving to families.

All-Day Kindergarten and Preschool:
Palmer is proud to offer all-day kindergarten and preschool a benefit and service for students and parents.

Language Center for English Language Learners:

Palmer offers a specialized language center for English Language learners, who are taught by talented staff who use a variety of teaching strategies to help all students reach and exceed academic goals.

Rules, Safety, Discipline:
All GRPS schools provide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS). PBIS is a proactive, team-based framework for creating and sustaining safe and effective schools. Educators emphasize prevention of problem behavior, development of pro-social skills, and the use of data-based problem solving for addressing existing behavior concerns. The result is a fair, firm and consistent approach to rules, safety, and discipline.

Leanne Lange
Principal Palmer Elementary
309 Palmer St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
p. 616.819.2929 f.616.819-2928
Breakfast 8:00 A.M.
Start Time 8:30 A.M.
Dismissal 3:34 P.M.

  • Leanne Lange Palmer Principal