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Middle School At Parkside

Public | 6-8 | 1000 students

 

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Posted Wednesday, September 17, 2014

This school can not handle it's diversity and has no idea on how to handle bullying between races. I have had no good interactions with teachers or administration. Getting some help and insight into bullying would benifite the childen that do not have a choice but go here for there education.


Posted June 12, 2012

Although Middle School at Parkside has an acceptional academic program, it lacks the security that a public school in this are should require, my 8th grade year a student was stabbed in her stomach in front of all of the other students.


Posted December 5, 2009

My school is very challenging toward the needs of all of the students academic talents
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2009

this is a great school i learn a lot and this will make me excell in my future
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2009

its a great place to be i go there now im in the 7th and its nice and fun to go to
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2009

This ia an okay school. I went there when i was in the 7th grade and through 8th. The teachers are good. I learned so much from team 8-2.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

Parkside is the best ever! the teachers actually care about you and your education! oh and every one who thinks different unless you have experience a normal middle school day at parkside then dont judge because its great! oh and Go Parkside 8th Grade Class of 08-09!!!! :] Go Eagles!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2008

academics and the football program are so well syncronized plus parent participation has grown dramatically
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

The diversity at Parkside is wonderful and the staff does the best they can with limited resources and a large percentage of students that demand much of their time. The advanced learners and those in the basic courses get the attention they need; however, those students in the middle get left behind. My child - whose grades were strong throughout her time at JPS - transfered to a high school that is in the top 100 in the country and had a very difficult time catching up to her peers as she was well behind in every single subject, particularly science.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2007

Parkside is a great learning expierence. Ive learned a lot this year and its only half way through. The teachers are great, but the student arnt that friendly. but if you hang out with the right people its a geat school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2007

Parkside's 7th grade Alegbra teachers are really trained in what there teaching. I would recommend this school to anyone who needs a good teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2007

Parkisde is probably the best school I have been to. They have amazing teachers, a great principal, and fair discipline. this is a good school for anyone. I love Parkside xoxoxo
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2006

Parkside is using an archaic discipline program that does not seem to be working.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2004

This district is not for any student that is not considered 'privalaged'. They pamper the high class students and ignore the rest dispite the efforts of the teachers. This district has good caring teachers with no support!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

368 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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20%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

362 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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50%

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56%

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

384 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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13%

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24%

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24%
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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

331 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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24%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

333 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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45%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

331 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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34%

2013

 
 
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2011

 
 
29%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

318 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

315 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

334 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
13%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 69%
African-American 43% 18%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Native Hawaiian 1% 0%
American Indian 0% 1%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Kelly Pennington
Fax number
  • (517) 768-5968

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2400 4Th St
Jackson, MI 49203
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