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3219 Parkwood School Road
Monroe, NC 28112

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(704) 764-2910
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November 10, 2015
Susan Rodgers, assistant principal, does a great job! She is very hands on and truly cares about Parkwood's students!

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Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
November 10, 2015
This school does not tolerate bulling! Students respect one another and their teachers. Uniform dress code helps, less peer pressure.

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November 10, 2015
Fantastic school! Teachers and administration are outstanding! My child went from failing to an honor student!

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August 11, 2015
Great community! The administration is amazing and my daughter looks forward to going to school each day!

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June 01, 2015
This is my child's first year at Parkwood Middle and we love it. The principal is second to none, the administrative staff is so nice and helpful and the teachers are wonderful. I must say coming into this school we were skeptical but after being there a year we are very happy with the experience.

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May 21, 2015
Our son is finishing his first year at Parkwood and we are very happy with the experience. The school is older but the education and community are fantastic! Teachers actually interact with students as people and they actually seem to like the kids! :) The staff and administration are very helpful and thorough. Spread the work on the great school!!

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June 28, 2014
I am a parent of two current students at Parkwood. I have to admit, when we first looked at Parkwood Middle School we were skeptical about sending our kids there. It's been 2+ years now and we could not be happier. The staff is not only friendly and approachable, but they have gone to great lengths to help us with any needs/requests we may have had over time. We have enjoyed caring teachers, who are willing to work with you and your child if necessary. The student body is well balanced from a diversity perspective in my view. If I had to do it over again, we would gladly send our children to Parkwood Middle School. It is a diamond in the rough. Thanks Parkwood Staff for making our experience such a good one. Our kids have benefited greatly.

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April 25, 2014
Parkwood is an awesome school it has lots of fun athletics.they have clubs.and everyone here is friends to each other.

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January 18, 2014
Fantastic school! Don't let it's older design fool you, this school has made such progress and EXCEEDED expected growth last year.

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January 09, 2014
We love Parkwood Middle. My daughter has great teachers who really care and she is able to take advantage of many activites. She was never an "athlete" but a teacher suggested she try a girls-only running program and now she is running cross-country and loves it. Her teachers have taken the time to find out what interest her and help her learn by tapping into her desires. Great drama progam as well. Administrators are also accessible (a rarity in schools today)

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July 12, 2013
My daughter just completed all three years at Parkwood and it was a great experience. It may not be a new fancy building, but the teachers and staff care! The administration runs a tight ship, but kids now days need to be taught to respect authority. Great school.

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July 16, 2009
I think that this school is great and that they have a great system of workers there!

- submitted by a student

January 10, 2009
Great school. The new administration has done a wonderful job. Middle school's are tough and the teachers, administrators, and office do a great job of making you feel welcomed.

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December 20, 2008
My son went here and we were very unhappy and now my daughter attends and its a whole new administration which is somewhat better but this school definitely lacks. It is true that if you have high standards this is not the school for your children. My children will be going to the new Cuthbertson schools and we have high hopes for there. The teachers here are either burned out or not happy or something but they all seem like they don't like children. This school has the old mentality of 'Children should be seen not heard'. I think school should be fun and the kids should want to go but its not the case here. I do work for one of the other newer schools and I see a big difference on how the kids are treated.

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March 12, 2008
My child had never had any trouble at any school until he went to Parkwood. The principal, Hawkins, makes it clear that he stands behind the teachers and not the students. My son was not safe there. They have only one door through which all PE students stampede and one day he nearly got trampled! If you have high standards, you won't be satisfied with this school and especially the administration.

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November 01, 2007
We moved to Parkwood Middle School from out of state, and noticed that the curriculum is at least a year behind the school we left. Kids get a passing grade in PE just for dressing out, no participation required. I have concerns about the safety of our kids in this school. But I have to say, the office staff is exceptional.

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January 12, 2006
PWMS is a great shcool. I feel my child is safe and the teachers have been great. The office staff is extremely helpful and the PTO is always involved. The only downfall the Principal is lacking in confrontation. When there is any type of controversy parent concern he heads in the other direction. Over all I wouldn't send my child anywhere else.

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October 20, 2005
Parkwood MS is an excellent school. The principal has done wonders for the school. He has recruited some excellent teachers for the 2005/2006 school year. My 7th grader is having a wonderful year. The teachers truly care about the kids. Keep up the good work!

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July 31, 2005
This is my childs 3rd year before moving on to high school. And i have to say - this is the most parent friendly - teacher involved - parent involved - i have ever been to. The level of academic and caring is wonderful. Keep up the great work.

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September 23, 2004
We moved to the Parkwood School Area last year from the Sun Valley Area and it was the best move I ever made! The Office Staff are the best! I feel like my children are in the best hands. The teachers and staff have the utmost respect for students, laying down the foundation to be respected in the same manner. Emotions in the kids at that age are very up and down and they handle it well. The best School in the County!

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Parkwood Middle School
3219 Parkwood School Road, Monroe, NC  28112
(704) 764-2910
Last modified Parkwood Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Parkwood Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top