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Parkway High School

Public | 8-12 | 1124 students

 

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Posted October 11, 2014

The school has a few problems here and there, but it has so many outstanding qualities that they outweigh the bad parts. The band is great, the football team is great, and just about everything shows the school's strive for excellence in all ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2014

I am a student and the teachers and principles mostly lie and they don't teach. if a student is not in any sports the administration will not care about you.


Posted May 29, 2014

I am a proud Parkway Alumni and current PHS parent. All of my five children have attended PHS and the two youngest are excelling academically and in their sports, spirit groups, and academic extracurricular organizations. Parkway offers honors and AP courses and both my children (Sophomore & Junior) have already been able to take college level courses and receive college credits. They are becoming well rounded young adults and the teachers and staff at PHS are dedicated to their education and to helping them to accomplish whatever goals they strive to attain. Bossier Parish offers excellent schools as a whole, but we wouldn't want to live anywhere else. We are proud to call South Bossier our home and to support Parkway High School and our Panther family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2014

My wife and I both graduated from Parkway High School. We have three children that have graduated from PHS and two still attending. My family left PHS with the tools to not only excel in collage but to become successful. Our two children attending PHS are on the same path.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2013

This school is all about politics. I will be moving my child to a private school after this year to finish out his last two years. I have had an issue with a teacher that punished my child for no reason. When I addressed the issues to the Assistant Principals there was always an excuse to why this was happening but it was a different story and excuse each time. I never got the same story by any of them. Plus, no one had any proof to why my child was being punished, except for me, and they knew this because I told them I had everything they needed to see. I went to the School Board with the issues and they inturned had the Principal call me. Once again, nothing done! I think this school should be investigated for bullying by the admistrations. They are only concerned with certain children and they throw out the ones that don't meet their expectations. It should be about all the children! This school will never get a positive rating from me, my family, or friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2012

This school is amazing, keeping up with the amazing South Bossier standard. Challenging curriculum, amazing and hard working extracurricular activities such as band. Definitely a school you'll look back on and say "I loved that school." Go Panthers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2012

This school is awful. Twice this school has allowed my ex wife to enroll my son to their school without having my permission and I'm the the father and custodial parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2011

South bossier schools are excellent. Parkway has a gorgeous state of the art new campus. Excellent band and enrichment activities. curriculum is challenging for my gifted student and we couldnt be happier. As a military family we are always looking for the best areas to be in with each move and we really hit the jackpot in South Bossier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2010

I have always loved south Bossier Schools, I myself attended all of them as a kid. My child has entered highschool this yr and I was truely excited until I had to speak with the principal who was rude before I even had the reason for contacting her out of my mouth. She gave me the impression she wasnt interrested in my concern. I hope this was a one time thing because we have 4 yrs to go at PHS, and I have always wanted my child to attend here. Go Panthers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2010

Parkway is an amazing school, it is well rounded and has numerous afterschool activities so everybody can be involved. While this offers students to branchout, Parkway makes sure that the students have a firm foundation of the basic, and the school's scores prove it. Even in a new building, Parkway balances keeping traditions and introducing new opportunities, with grace and pure school spirit.


Posted May 6, 2010

I attended Parkway in the 90s and moved back to this district so my children would attend this school. This school maintains strict discipline standards that sometimes seem too strict but this creates a safer environment. There are a few teachers that are control freaks and do not know how to teach but more of the teachers care and do a good job. There are many extracurricular programs, a great art program, an award winning band, and a great AFJROTC. I feel my children are getting a well rounded education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Because of the excellent programs they have to serve all of our young adults. I feel that Parkway is one of our excellent schools of Louisiana. Where our kids get the best educators in the Arklatex. I would give Parkway 5 stars


Posted August 12, 2009

Parkway now has a new building with up-to-date facilities. It has a great variety of classes offered, way beyond other schools in the area. There are many extracurricular activities of all sorts. The principal is an excellent leader, and most of the teachers either have an advanced degree, or they are working on one. Parents are involved in the school in many activities. The discipline is strict, but fair, and it is a safe school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2009

I am a parent and a previous student. I graduated like my brother and sister in the early eighties and when it was time for my children to enter high school we moved back from Shreveport to attend Parkway. I have 2 children who have now graduated, one that will be in the first graduating class from the nearly completed new campus this school year and two more to go. My son's graduating class this year was offered over 2.7 million dollars in scholarship money and is sending a fellow student with a half million dollars in scholarships to West Point. That is attributable to the staff and programs that are offered at PHS. We have award winning academics, athletics, and music programs. I love South Bossier and the schools are a big part of that. Go Panthers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2009

Stay away! Teachers are far more concerned with exerting their authority over students than teaching or providing a creative atmosphere. The overall environment is oppressive and rules enforcement is draconian.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2009

I have attended a lot of schools, and this is by far the worse school I have ever been to. The teachers do not do their jobs as well as they should. Teachers are supposed to teach and help their students learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2004

Its an excellent school! Great programs are offered, and the staff is wonderful! A truly magnificent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2003

This is a wonderful school, the staff is excellent, and the students are diverse.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 64% in 2010.

301 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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72%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

301 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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70%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

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88%

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59%

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60%

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39%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 87% in 2013.

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50%
English II

The state average for English II was 93% in 2013.

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English III

The state average for English III was 88% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 47%
Black 18% 45%
Two or more races 6% 1%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Elm Grove Middle School
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Joe G. Huffman
Fax number
  • (318) 759-2208

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Virtual school
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • We have many active booster clubs within our school we have parent volunteers on a weekly basis. the community strongly supports our school in a variety of ways.
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  • For the last five years, we have had the highest standardized test scores in our parish. We pride ourselves on providing students with a variety of educational opportunities to enhance their years at Parkway.
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Students typically come from these schools
Elm Grove Middle School

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Louisiana Tech University
Northwestern State University
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Bossier City, LA 71112
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Phone: (318) 759-2200

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