Great school with a phenomenal staff and student body in a tremendous neighborhood!
I love the fact that the Principal and Staff really takes pride in the education of this school for the sudents. Learning is extremeley Important and second to none. The children and structured and diciplined. Parental involvement is also a huge part of the school. Each day is a new day at Parkside. I am extermely proud that this is the school that my daughter attends. I have never been interactive with a Principle that takes the time to meet and greet each and every student and parent that brings their child to school. Even in the rain. I am Thankful for PARKSIDE!
I love Parkside Elementary because the people are friendly and work hard for the children.
I love the PTA, Parent Center, Media Center, Faculty and Staff, after-school opportunities.... simply everything!
Parkside staff are involved and care about the kids, the school and the community
The teachers and admin really care and the kids love school, which is of utmost importance to their learning!
My children and I are totally enjoying our first year at Parkside. Their teachers are challenging them and have high expectations for all of the students. At the same time they are nurturing. I have never been to a school where I have seen all of the teachers and staff happy to be where they are working. Parkside is the perfect example of what a place of education should be. Many of the staff have their own children enrolled there, not just for convenience, but for the level of academic rigor and level of commitment of the administrators and teachers.
My daughter and I were commuting to a school 20 minutes away, not knowing that Grant Park's little secret was Parkside Elementary. She started in the middle of the year and I was so nervous for her. All of the teachers and the administration were very comforting and assuring that I had made a very wise decision. Every day that I pick my daughter up (from the affordable after school program), she is always smiling and excited to tell me about her learning experiences. Ms. Battle was an awesome principal and will be missed. In that same breathe, we welcome Mr. Luck, not that he was a stranger, as our leader for Parkside Elementary! GO PANDAS!!
My son will be attending Parkside for the 2008-2009 school year for first grade. I can say nothing but great things about Parkside. The Principal (AWESOME), the staff (AWESOME), espeically his kindergarten teacher Mrs. Washington and the para -Mrs. Weaver, the after school program (AWESOME and affordable), the extra curricular activities (AWESOME). The school is like a second family for my son and he loves it. If anyone is thinking about sending their child to Parkside you will not regret it. I have been so impressed about the things my son has been taught. When I pick him up and thats the first thing that comes out of his mouth, I know that he is truly being taught in a fun creative way. GO PARKSIDE!
Both of my sons have attended Parkside Elementary and I love to rave about the quality of education my children have recieved there. When you walk into Parkside, you feel like you are a part of a great big family. Principal Battle sets the tone and everyone else falls in line. Hugs are a regular sight, fromt the early morning until afterschool. There are always parents at the school, volunteering in classrooms, the front office and in the school's garden. I just can't say enough about this wonderful school!
I love it. My child learns so much here! Next year I will have two children attending this fantastic school and I'm looking forward to picking them both up everyday, happy, healthy and well taught! Sincerely, Corey Allen
My Grandson attends Parkside Elementary School. I am so impressed with the staff, teachers, curriculum, and the physical plant. My grandson is challenged and in love with learning.
I am a grandparent of a second grader at Parkside and I am inpressed and pleased with the physical plant, instructional leader, staff and , curriculum and challenging techniques for helping students be all that God has created them to be. Mrs. Turner.. B'Ham, AL an excited grandparent!
I have been blessed and proud of Parkside Elementary School . The physical plant, the instructional leader and the staff shows the true essence of a knowledgeable and caring team. This is what the stakeholders need to be assured that students can be all that God has created them to be.
My son attends Parkside and we have had nothing but positive experiences there so far this year. The academics started right from Day 1 and he has been challenged and intrigued consistently. The teachers are great, the environment is inviting and the staff in general are friendly. I highly recommend this school!
School is great! Staff is great! My son and I came from New Orleans and the school personnel excepted us with open arms. I can't say the same for the pre-k coodinator the previous year, but your children will love the pre-k teachers. Ms. Alphabet (pre-k) and Ms. Williams (K) were sent from heaven! Ms. Boyd took my son personally under her wing to help him adjust as well....We love you all!
Great school! The staff is wonderful and Ms. Battle, the principal are both on the ball!
We couldn't have chosen a better school or neighborhood for our child. Grant Park is a nice place to live and Parkside is it's crown jewel. Paul
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