Parkside Junior High School is a great place for those that want to make it so. As some one that has always been serious about academics, I had a great time and learned alot. The problem with that is, if your a student that isn't motivated, you'll fall to the bottom. i guess you really could expect that from most public schools however. The most important thing I learned from Parkside is how far you can fall. Since the good students are probably leveled off by the bad students, you really get a chance to see where you want to go in life, if you want to hang with the cronnie's thats there for you, but if you want to rise to the top shoot for the stars baby!!