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Parkside High School

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Posted May 4, 2009

This is a great school and has a great staff. Many opportunities for my son to strive for his goal to become a psychologist.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 8, 2008

Parkside High School is the best! With a strong staff and a very sweet nurse who helps everyone when ever they need it! Mrs. Ardis is my hero! It has AC, a well balanced activites program ranging from: drama club, track and feild, and many many more. All and all i like this school and enjoyed this challenging expeirence =)
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 29, 2006

I have two children that attend Parkside High School. The public should be aware that if anyone has a child that goes to Parkside the chances that they are really in school on a daily basis is slim to none! Parents be very aware that this school says that they are not responsible for our children unless they are on school grounds! Be smart and check on your child! I would rank Parkside at the bottom.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 20, 2005

I have had two children attend Parkside. I have been very pleased with the education they have received. Both were active with sports and found the experience challenging and fun. I rate their experience highly.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 3, 2005

Parkside High School is a good is Wicomico Country. The principal is nice to all staff and student.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted April 17, 2005

Administration avoids conflict at all costs- does not respond well to parents calls or questions. Teachers do not get along well- not a cohesive group. Very active parents and students make this school a good experience for kids. I can't imagine how good it would be with a strong staff.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 5, 2005

the music and art programs are good but academic are not good.
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 3, 2005

I am a recent 2004 graduate of Parkside, and am VERY glad I went to this school rather than the others in the county. I found it easy to get involved and over the four years, found many 'niches' and made many friends. Parkside has a wonderful administration, for the most part excellent teachers, and the ability to provide a terrific education to those who seek it out. Their fine arts program is unarguably the best in the county, with a fantastic award-winning marching band and well-respected choir, as well as a talented drama department and plenty of contribution in the visual arts too. Parkside's sports teams are also incredibly talented and constantly win championships. Overall, I felt that I got a very good education and was helped along the way by teachers & administrators who cared about me and my life both inside school and out.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted December 7, 2004

I am a 2000 alumni of PHS. I have to admit that i loved it. I was not the Prom King,although i should have been, and played no sports, I surfed and partied. I was activly involed in the responsibility of the social activities held after school or on weekends. I tool great pride in making sure that everyone that worked hard all week or not, had an excellent time after the bell. I have kept tabs on the young crop of students going throuh those windowless halls. They need to step it up. Steve Grudis is my hero!!-HOT NIX-
—Submitted by a former student

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The state average for Algebra was 84% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

The state average for English II was 83% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. Students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 42%
Black 28% 35%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 40%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1015 Beaglin Park Dr
Salisbury, MD 21804
Phone: (410) 677-5143


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