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750 Hartnell Avenue
Redding, CA 96002

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May 24, 2012
I wouldn't send my child there. The new principal does not show leadership. Comes off as not caring and just mean. The vice principal, however, is great.

- submitted by a community member

February 21, 2012
I would not recommend this school as a parent. Most teachers do not seem to care if your child passes or fails there. Our child struggles getting help when it is needed. We have tried getting our child help we have to the school many times. Last year we got them to change our child's schedule and that helped cause one teacher actually did help. But then a student started a fire in a trash can by the class room so then the teacher was not allowed to help students at lunch or before school any more. That was hard cause child needed that help not many teachers there are willing to give extra help that most kids need. The kid that started the fire was caught on camera and still the was not allowed to help kids on the teachers own time. We need more teachers that care about the students they teach! What has happened to schools these days. I remember schools being more helpful when it was needed. And if you failed you got held back not continued on to fail again cause the teachers didn't do there job. Just really disappointed in schools today or maybe just this school district

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2011
My Grandson has just started at Parsons and is very impressed with the school and staff. This is such a pleasure to hear his comment and how he likes school! Thanks to all of you for helping youth eager to attend and challenge their minds and making it fun also!

- submitted by a community member

March 26, 2011
I work at Parsons. I Think Parsons is an excellent school. My daughter went there for three years. She was a cheerleader and was in the music program. She was on the Principals Honor Roll her 8th grade year. The staff is the best around. Teachers are always willing to help you. Friendly staff and great kids. Wonderful atmosphere..

- submitted by a teacher

December 10, 2009
Great school, loved how all of the teachers would get involved and really try and help the kids.

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2009
I think the school has a great curriculum, and has great teachers. the extra cirricular activities are cool too.

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 26, 2009
Honestly parsons isnt that great. The teachers are nice but the rules are so dumb! you kss someone you get suspened for 5 days my friend smoked at school and they got suspended for 5 days so whats the point? Do they want us to get a now for like our parents to say we can make physical contact or something

- submitted by a student

January 25, 2009
I have been going to Parsons for all three years and I love it! I am in the Honors Program. Mr. Silva is a great teacher. He is really hard, but I know that his tests and reading will pay off in high school. I am also in the vocal music department. Last year, the band and us beat many high schools in Anaheim and won the highest award! This weekend, Special Concepts won first prize in out division at Folsom Jazz Festival. Obviously, Parsons is the perfect school for kids who will be in the Honors Program or our excellant music dept. The teachers, staff, and all of my friends are really great! Go Tigers!

- submitted by a student

January 04, 2009
Hi I am a 8th grader at Parsons and I absolutely 'love' this school, and this is coming from a student. I enjoy all of the activity's that Parsons provide for us. We also have a magnificent music program that Mr.D and Mrs. Hess teach that i'm attending. They have a wonderful sports that wonderful coaches coach,I also am a sports player=]. I have been attending Parsons all three years and all three years have been great. They have wonderful teachers at Parsons They have taught me so much=]. Especially my 8th grade year all of my teachers have been wonderful towards me and the classes. I extremely courage you to in roll your child into Parsons as soon as you can, I can promise you child will have a wonderful experience attending Parsons.Hope you will take my advice and in roll your child into parsons.=]= <3<3<3

- submitted by a student

December 02, 2008
Hello, I am an 8th grader here at Parsons Jr. High. I enjoy most classes and think its a wonderful place to have your child. I love all the activites we do and all the different type of projects. All in all, this school to my level is above average. Thanks for letting me share what I had to say.

- submitted by a student

November 29, 2008
sixth grade was tuff for me, like people say groups can be pretty mean. In the end of seventh grade i learned to be myself, stay out of other peoples business and not react and get mad about other peoples judgements, because i found out that i was just making my life there harder. I am in eigth grade now and i believe that Parsons Junior High is a great school ecspecially its music program, Mrs. Hess is a great teacher. Most of the staff are nice and polite. If you are considering going to Parsons it is a great school, but be prepared for social problems ecspesially if you are a girl.

- submitted by a student

September 23, 2008
Parsons is only a good school if you want to pursue a career in music, which I do. I love the music programs.

- submitted by a student

August 09, 2008
i think that this school is the best.It is big there are great teachers and staff.I am a 6th grader and now i am going into 7th grade.When i first came here i was nervis but then i met alot of nice people and teachers.I am in the music program and are teach Hilary Hess is the most fun and caring teacher i love her class.And all of my classes are really fun the teachers are really nice and they love to help you.So if u are looking for a school for your child i think you should pick Parsons Jr High it is a great experience there!!!And everyone there will treat u very well if you go there...And anyone that is saying bad things about the school i think that they are wrong.I hope u choose the right school Parsons remember that ok??? I hope i see u there!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating
July 03, 2008
parsons is a ok school im a student i love the music departments and the staff! im now in 8th grade our band and vocal dep won the music festival in anaheim! we rock

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 23, 2008
Parsons Junior High continues to be an effective and outstanding school. Cheryl Kirshman has been outstanding in her leadership. The previous responses sounds like sour grapes from others who create reviews disquised as students. Submitted by a real student!

- submitted by a student

February 13, 2008
I am a student at Parsons Jr. High School. It is not a very good school unless you are interested in the musical groups there. I am in the Advanced and Honors program there and it is very poor. Most of the staff aren't very nice, but there are a few exceptions such as Sal D'Acquisto, the band director. If you are looking to go here for educational purposes, you would be better off at Misletoe or Sequoia Middle School.

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 06, 2008
I go to this school and it is a terrible school. The staff has gotten so concerned about the drug problems there that the school now has a drug dog that sniffs the students backpacks to find drugs. now why do you think this school would need a drug dog in the first place? This school is terrible my parents only make me go there so I can live up to my dads legacy. All of you parents who send your children to parsons are making the worst mistakes of your life. Why you may ask well one thing at this school that is really bad are the groups. honestly why cant the popular kids leave us alone? why can the cheerleaders only date sports players. We need to shut down this school before more lives are wrecked. Honestly I have a friend who was almost driven into suicide. Schools Fault

- submitted by a student

December 18, 2007
Parsons jr high is a ok school if you like a big school. I am an eighth grader at parsons. I am always carrying a heavy back pack.The teacher's teach to much in class.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 31, 2007
I love this school it is the best

- submitted by a student

August 22, 2007
Im a new kid and all the teachers are nice, and so is the staff and same with about 99/100 kids are cool :)

- submitted by a student

November 11, 2006
Parsons Junior High is not a very good school to go to, unless your child is into music. I somehow made it through three years of Parsons and I barely made it through in my eighth grade year. Students leave out certain people (i.e. religion, ethnicity) and it is very cliquish school. However, if your child is into music, I recommand putting them into the program. It is very outstanding and it will bring confidence to your child. Also, advanced classes are offered. I took all advanced classes my three years and I graduated with a 4.6 GPA. Overall, the staff isn't that friendly.

- submitted by a student

August 31, 2005
Our child is in the advanced classes here and we have found it to be an exceptional program. The teachers are wonderful and caring. The music/dance program is great, too.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2005
I like parsons jr. high school. My child goes to parsons and she is doing the best shes ever done. They have alot of music programs that my child loves. She said she does not want to leave parsons this year. My child is in the advance programs there. The staff is very nice and fun to be around. I personly think that this school is in the top ten. [When] I went to school I wish it was like parsons.

- submitted by a parent

March 30, 2005
Good academics, spectacular music program and other extracurricular activities, parent involvement could be better than it is now.

- submitted by a student

February 21, 2005
Parsons is a great School if your child is interested in music or a dancing program, but if your child isnt one of either,Parsons is'nt the school for you. Parsons may have a very good dance and music program, but after that, there isnt mucgh left in the budget for many other electives. For example my son took the same class for two years, computers, The onlyu reason that he didnt all three years is because the first year at parsons, you only get 7 choices, and at that point there is only one music class, and one dance class available, as you get older in the school you will get many more choices, but as that comes into date, you will also find that there are very few other electives, and parsons is horrable when following up with most of the grades. well thats it. mom66

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2004
This is the best school your kid could go to! The teachers are nice and educate the kids very well.

- submitted by a student
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Parsons Junior High School
750 Hartnell Avenue, Redding, CA  96002
(530) 224-4190
Last modified Parsons Junior High School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Parsons Junior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top