About Me

Hello my name is David Martinez. I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I attended Vemont Avenue elementary school and Mount Vernon junior High school. In 1995 I graduated from Los Angeles Senior High school. I attended California State University of Los Angeles and graduated with B.S. in Biology. 

I teach 8th physical science at Plams middle school. I have been teaching for over seven years. Some of my hobbies are hiking, photography and going to festivals. 

About My School

Palms Middle School is the best middle school in Los Angeles. We're a neighborhood school, a School For Advanced Studies, and a Gifted/High Ability Magnet School.We are proud of our academic program and the education we offer, including our Academic Performance Index (API) score of 857 last year -- up 10 points from the year before! -- as well as our cultural, artistic, and other programs. The Palms Magnet has been repeatedly recognized by the Los Angeles Unified School District as a Model of Excellence

The 8th grade science curriculum uses Physical Science topics as a focus for students to learn the process skills, content, and concepts that have been identified as important for upper middle school students. Each student will participate in hands-on experiments and projects, as well as have opportunities for group and individual discovery activities.  Students will use technology to research, collaborate, discuss, create, plan and present scientific information.

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