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Middle School at Parkside

Public | 6-8 | 713 students

 
 

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2 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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11 reviews of this school


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Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014

not going to waste my time explaining. this school needs to get teachers on track or get rid of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2013

My son has been going to Parkside for almost 3 yrs now. The thing with middle school is. It's Sink or Swim. Your child can sit and do nothing for a semester and you won't get any word about it from "most" teachers. Check your child's bag every day. Have an agenda book with homework and teachers signatures and check it every day. The more involved you are as a parent makes all the difference. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2012

I rate this school one star because the violence is not dealt with properly, the teachers are rude, and they never keep up there side of what you agreed to at meeting. My son fights me on going to school every day because how he is treated by students and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2011

I was very surprised with Parkside last year. My son had a wonderful time there and a great earning experience. His Teachers were great and the Admin Staff exceptional. Afterschool and sports activities could be better, but over all really great environment. My son is excited to be in 7th grade at Parkside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

I don't think Parkside deserves 3 stars,I feel 2 is more than generous. I had meetings with my child's teachers more than once and no matter what we agreed on they did not follow thru. My child went from an A to a D in a subject and although we had a 504 plan that I was to be notified if he went below a B, I didn't find out until progress reports came home. When I asked how that happened, I was told she hadn't had time to enter the grades from his work in her book.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

On a scale from one to ten, ten being the best I rate Parkside Middle School at a four. I am a proactive parent and my child is a high honor student. When he starts to slip I want to know about it and fast. This way I am able not only to help him but help the teachers as well. His teachers have all my contact numbers 24/7 and email. How does a child go from a B to a D without a boo from a concerned teacher. NO not Parkside I can count on one hand how many teachers are truely enthusiastic about their jobs. 'Sit and Don't be heard' is the parkside middle schools way of teaching. There was a glimmer of hope at one point the assistant vice principle Mr. Dangora but it is my understanding he got a pink slip. Too bad for Parkside!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

My daughter is now a wonderfull student thanks to many of the teachers at Park- Side Junior High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

This school is horrible. Bad teaching and dirty school. Also way too many fights that are handled badly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2008

Im now in the 8th grade and have been at Parkide since 6th. It's one of the better schools in Manchester. I love my teachers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2008

I hate this school. The teachers are rude. And there are way to many fights. This school is horrible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2007

I like this school for most part. I just think there needs to be more extra curicular activities in the sports department. Other then that I think its one of the better schools around.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 74% in 2012.

247 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

249 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
50%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2012.

225 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

226 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
54%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

190 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2012.

189 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

187 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
22%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students48%
Female52%
Male45%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
Multiracial50%
White (non-Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Title I program (current)53%
With educational disability19%
Without educational disability58%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant48%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female61%
Male46%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
Multiracial70%
White (non-Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Title I program (current)56%
With educational disability19%
Without educational disability64%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant52%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the New Hampshire Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students50%
Female47%
Male52%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability18%
Without educational disability56%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant50%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 233%

Reading

All Students49%
Female51%
Male48%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability18%
Without educational disability56%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant49%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 250%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the New Hampshire Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students51%
Female52%
Male51%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)56%
Asian63%
Hispanic or Latino36%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability17%
Without educational disability62%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant51%

Reading

All Students48%
Female51%
Male45%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)50%
Asian70%
Hispanic or Latino40%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability7%
Without educational disability60%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant48%

Writing

All Students37%
Female46%
Male27%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)31%
Asian60%
Hispanic or Latino40%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability0%
Without educational disability47%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant37%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the New Hampshire Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 90%
Hispanic 13% 4%
Black 8% 2%
Asian 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/A25%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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75 Parkside Ave
Manchester, NH 03102
Phone: (603) 624-6356

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