It is going down hill since 2013, and the test score shows it. For quality educations, look somewhere else. Previous post made a mistake. It is NOT a blue ribbon school. It NEVER was. The most current school rank is 596th of 2361. City of Harrison's SchoolDigger Statewide Rank is 125th, while Scarsdale is 10th and Rye is 39th. The schools here are not on par with neighboring city schools.
Agree with one of the previous reviewers that this school is not for students who excel academically. Teacher quality is mixed. Very high ESL student ratio means teachers tend to spend more time focusing on them. Overall disappointed with our child's experience here.
My son is a very "high achiever" and excelled at Parsons. It is a wonderful school with caring teachers and a nurturing staff as well. My son is now in 6TH grade and I thank Parsons for the six amazing years he had there! -Cindy Leckart
Not the best school for high achieving students. Enrichment program does not exist. On the other hand, great school for children with special needs - they are provided with excellent services. For my children, this school simply didn't work. They weren't challenged and their needs weren't met.
What makes a school great are the teachers, admininstrators, staff and parents. Our daughter is in kindergarten and the teacher is excellent. My daughter really has shown a lot of improvement and more importantly a love for learning. What makes a school outstanding is when the administration, faculty, staff and parents come together in a facility that is top notch. Parsons unforutnately lacks in terms of infrastructure. The school is about 100 years old and could use a serious renovation. There is little room for parking. The HVAC could be updated. The library is a converted auditorium and the gym doubles as the current auditorium. It is not falling apart and it does not seem to be dangerous in any way, but it could be modernized.