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9-12
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Jacksonville, FL
Students enrolled: 1,545
 

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7301 Parker School Road
Jacksonville, FL 32211

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(904) 720-1650
(904) 720-1700
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June 19, 2014
I had a difficult time rating between 1-3 stars because there are several factors that are rather excellent at this school and some not, the latter favoring my vote. Which is why it came out to a 2 star rating. I've been attending Parker for 2 years now, going on 3 (making me a Junior) and the quality of my teachers has fluctuated within these past two years. I've had some teachers that made learning the easiest and most entertaining concept but I also had a teacher this year that made my learning experience in Algebra 2 simply an atrocity. Pros: Good art programs, SOME great teachers, good (for the most part) social environment, much of the staff cares greatly about their students. Cons: The education is sub-par compared to other schools, several teachers seem as if they shouldn't be there (I've had substitutes give better instruction than some of my actual teachers), there's a lot of bullying around campus which makes for a potentially unhealthy social environment. Apologies for this being so lengthy but I wanted to try and get my point across as well as possible. If you're reading, enjoy your day/afternoon/evening

- submitted by a student

July 10, 2013
I just finished my first year at Parker as a freshman. I honestly love it. I think that we have a lot more going for us than people are giving us credit for. Sure we aren't the greatest but we aren't the worst. We have some very great teachers and students here. One of the students just won the Gates-Millennium Scholarship. We have a very good football and AMAZING basketball and baseball teams. We also have lots of sports teams, clubs, and electives to choose from. We do have and IB program and AP classes for all grades.There are hard working students, but like all public schools, we have the one who need a little help, if you will. We have school spirit like any other high school. Pep rallies are the most fun, especially when you are painted with Parker colors with your best friends cheering on your own school. It really is a great school. if you are thinking about going here, you'll definitely be welcomed by at least one person. And one thing I like about this school, is that we don't have the cliche popular girls, jocks, and nerd social statuses. We are all weird and different in our own ways. My only complaint is that Duval Schools need to be more proactive about our grounds.

- submitted by a student

July 13, 2012
Yessir ,if you love diversity this school is for you ,chimpouts, a kid being murdered just waiting for his dad to pick him up out side the library it's wonderful !

- submitted by a parent

January 04, 2012
Terry Parker has a lot of potential. We've got IB that's going to bring our grades up immensly. The class of 2015 also has a good amount of brainiacs who are extraordinarily great at testing. It just REALLY needs to be kept up with on the building. That's a big one for me, PLEASE go for the new appliances and building up-keeps. The children who don't have any class are the ones who fight, and they get made fun of for it plus you know, security. So, I think eventually kids will get there acts together as Terry Parker becomes one of Jacksonvilles best! I love my teachers, and love all of the extra curicular activities too.

- submitted by a student

August 20, 2011
this school isnt the best but people its not the schools fault that there fights and drama

- submitted by a community member

July 27, 2011
THIS IS A BAD SCHOOL IF I HAD TO RATE THE SCHOOL I WOULD GIVE IT A 1 OUT OF 10 BECAUSE THEY HAVE BAD STUDENTS THERE TEACHERS THEY USE INAPPROPRIATE LANGUE . MY DAUGHTER USE TO GO THERE UNTIL SHE GOT JUMP BY THIS GIRL NAME JASMINE . THIS IS A BAD SCHOOL NEVER LET YOUR CHILD GO HER THEY WILL BE IN A ON SAFE ENVELOPMENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BAD SCHOOL

- submitted by a parent

May 17, 2011
Terry Parker represents the Arlington community--diverse, civic pride that's fallen on hard times, economic struggles. There are a lot of hurting kids but there are also really talented kids--in the arts, academics, sports. I am impressed with the commitment of the teachers; several are Parker alumni and are there for the kids. It is a safe school under the leadership of Mr. Davis. Make sure to take the hardest classes you can manage and you'll find other students who he found a core of kids he want to learn--Parker has AP, IB, dual enrollment, Fl virtual school options.. My son came from a challenging private school overseas and at first he was shocked by the way classes were so easy and student's attitudes so bad, but he found some through band that are good kids also. He became more self-motivated and is taking Algebra II online. Sure, public school can wear you down but it's also a way to expose yourself to diversity and others less fortunate. Parent involvement, like at many high schools, is low, but there are core parents who are really there too. We are moving to Springfield but our son wants to continue at Parker.

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2011
I came to TP two days in a row to get help for my cousin. The Wizard of Oz (Principal Davis) was out both days. The guidance counselor insisted we have an appointment though we were right in the office. I'll tell you one thing though who ever they have contracted to wax the floors, they are waxed really good. Other wise, The school reception is HORRIBLE.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
October 13, 2010
take extra care to help children

- submitted by a parent

March 08, 2010
This School is Horrible. The Teachers Are to afraid to teach they way they are suppose to. The Administrators wont let them have fun while teaching their students. The Discipline is awful. They Should discipline students the same if they do the same thing, especially together. I Learn More Out of School Rather Than in it. This School Is horrible, and if it was my choice I wouldn t go here!

- submitted by a student

September 30, 2009
Everyone at the school needs to be trained on how to treat students with ADHD. Suspending them is not the answer. Yes, the teachers and some staff seem to be stress out or just unconcerned! I am not satisfied with this school at all!

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2009
my son graduated from TPHS last year. It was not a bad school, but it was not a great school either. Most of the teachers did not seem to care, there was little communication between the school and home. I was not happy with it, overall. I will not be allowing my other children to go there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 28, 2009
My daughter is a junior at Terry Parker, it is an average school at best. They have a few great teachers but the administration is horrible.

- submitted by a parent

December 16, 2008
This is an o.k. school my child has so many friends and really seams to love it there so as long as she's o.k. im satisfied

- submitted by a parent

October 20, 2008
i'v been attending this school for 3 years, and is very disappointed about how the school is being raned, and the lack of teaching from the teachers

- submitted by a student

August 18, 2008
I went to Terry Parker for 6 months and I like it. Im from Oklahoma and I had a great time the teachers were great and the students were very nice....

- submitted by a student

April 26, 2007
The school needs to follow rule on discipline for all students. Teacher should not have to put up with unruly students. There very disrespectful (students).

- submitted by a parent

April 11, 2007
Terry Parker is not a good school. My son has started failing this year. Teachers don't care or call you. No detention (no funding for it) I am putting my child in private school next year or moving!!!

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2007
Teachers appear to be stressed out. They are standoffish. The PTA seems to be non-existent. I paid my dues months ago, however I have never seen or heard anything from them, despite my calls.

- submitted by a parent

November 27, 2006
I'm an '06' graduate of a Terry Parker, and my 4 years there were the best 4 years of my life. The teachers, and academics are amazing.

- submitted by a student

May 11, 2006
Terry Parker is a great school that works hard to educate and help students.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2006
Both my children went to Terry Parker High School..and lucky for me they are at UNF..That school is a dissappointment to me.

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2006
It was 'ok' when my daughter went there. She graduated in 2001. It had begun its decline then. The arts are a major concern to me. They recently shut down the band program at Arlington Middle, so now the only school feeding into TP is Fort Caroline Middle. The once top-rated Terry Parker Marching Braves will soon be a thing of the past. That will be a sad day for both the spirit ofthe school and the spirit of the community. Why can't the Duval County School Board do their job and manage our schools properly? That is what I want to know!

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2006
Alright school, could be better

- submitted by a student

February 18, 2006
Great curriculum, structured atmosphere, wonderful foundation!

- submitted by a parent

January 10, 2006
Landstown High School has the best teaching, administrative, and volunteer staff in the city. The students are also very accepting of eachothers differences, and it is the healthiest high school environment I have ever had the pleasure of being around. Excellent technology, art, music, and sports dept. Just look at all of the top notch sports teams coming out of this school. This is the best school in the city, plus its the newest, opened in 2000.

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2005
Lots of extracurricular activities. Quality of the building can be better. Class sizes average. A great diversity of students. Good honors program.

- submitted by a student

May 26, 2005
Parker is a good school relative to the rest of the schools in duval county. With one of the most diverse populations in the state it is a great life learning expirience by attending TPHS. With a school of over 2100 students there are only about 20-30 trouble makers which the administration does a good job of controlling. As far as schools in duval county it is one of the best.

- submitted by a teacher

April 08, 2005
Terry Parker High School has a grade from the State of Flordia that is a 'D'. Not impressive. Does the Board of Education not realize that these children are the future? Maybe the Board of Education and every teacher/parent should take a look at the No Child Left Behind Act a little bit closer,you may learn a thing or two.

- submitted by a parent

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Terry Parker High School
7301 Parker School Road, Jacksonville, FL  32211
(904) 720-1650
Last modified Terry Parker High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Terry Parker High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top