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Dear Palm Avenue Families,

It is with great pride and excitement that I welcome each and every one of you back for the 2022-2023 school year.  I am honored to have the opportunity to serve you in the capacity of principal and to be part of such a caring, compassionate, and hard-working school family.

Palm Avenue Middle School has earned a reputation of academic excellence through the hard and consistent work of its students, teachers, parents, and staff.  Students from Palm Avenue know what it takes to rise to challenges, to overcome adversities, and to surpass expectations.  It is a part of a Panther's DNA to defy odds and to overcome the challenges that they may be presented.  We encourage you to experience our school culture, one that is focused on providing students with the academic and social resources that will prepare them for their futures as successful members of our community...a culture that fosters a spirt of ingenuity and and a desire for nothing less than excellence. 

Our commitment at Palm Avenue Middle School, is to provide each and every child with the highest quality education possible.  Our teachers and staff are committed to providing all students with appropriate and challenging educational experiences in a respectful environment that fosters learning and growth.  As your principal, I vow to keep students at the forefront of every decision that we make as a school community.  We will strive to teach and provide students with the knowledge, skills, and mindsets necessary to have successful futures.

I am incredibly honored to be able to continue the work that makes Palm Avenue so special.  Please do not hesitate to contact me, I am here to serve you.

Let's go Panthers!



Zach Ellis, Ed.D.

Principal, Palm Avenue MS