Palo Verde Middle School

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At a Glance

School Information

  • Phone: 602-347-2500
    School Hours: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
    Early dismissal Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Early dismissal Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    James Richardson, Principal
    Shannon Gray, Assistant Principal

About Palo Verde

  • Palo Verde Middle School provides an exemplary middle school education for students with diverse needs and abilities.

    Eight academic teams provide instruction in the core academic areas. PV offers a variety of elective classes and art, music and P.E. for all students. Gifted/accelerated classes are available for advancesd students as well as special needs classes for students with learning disabilities, mental handicaps, emotional challenges, and language disabilities.

    We are committed to providing the most effective education for middle school-aged students. 


  • Attendance Matters, WESD!

    WESD is proud to announce its #AttendanceMatters campaign! Click here for some valuable information, tips and resources on the importance of attendance and its significant impact on your child's academic and social progress.

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  • WESD e-news

    Introducing the WESD e-news bi-weekly newsletter! Designed specifically for WESD parents, this newsletter will highlight important news, updates and announcements all pertaining to our students' education.

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  • Governing Board Approves Resolution Recognizing and Affirming LGBTQ+ Students and Staff

    The Washington Elementary School District (the WESD) is committed to a learning environment that is physically, socially and emotionally safe for all students. As a part of this commitment, the WESD affirms, supports and values all students and staff and will continue to further efforts in our schools to create a welcoming, safe and inclusive learning environment for our transgender, non-binary and all LGBTQ+ students and staff.

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  • Back-to-School Video

    Check out our highlight video of the first day of school of the 2022-2023 school year!

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