Parkside has multiple offerings for our children. Both girls have earned High School credit in Math and Languages. The band/music program is second to none. The school used to be a priority school and was highly misunderstood. I would encourage any prospective parent that truly cared about education to tour the building and don't give rumor any merit.
All 4 of our children attended Parkside Middle School and all had very good experiences. We were very pleased with the advanced academic offering! High school math and foreign language credits are available. All our children entered Jackson High School with two years of high school math credits (algebra and geometry) and one year of foreign language credits. The music/band program is also outstanding.
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.
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.
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!