Paredes has come a long way in the two years my child has attended, and it has it's good and bad. He is in Pre-AP and I feel he has been challenged well. The Pre-AP teachers and the band teachers have really shown they care for their students. Band parent involvement is super low. Unfortunately, the riff raff at the school is another problem. Paredes made news this year when a 7th grader brought a gun to school. Though he was caught, the principal decided NOT to inform the parents the truth, that he also brought bullets. We found out from the media. When my child was being bullied on the bus, the school officer and staff DID take care of the problem very quickly, so I commend them on that. The biggest problem is that my child is slated to go to Akins High School and I refuse to let that happen. I am transferring him to Bowie, as soon as possible.
Great School. Had a bad rap in the past, but all I have seen are good things from the whole staff. They are showing a concern for the students that was not there in the past. Very Impressed.
This school is horrible, the teachers and administration need to go. They pick and choose which students they want to help and teach. I would not recommend this school to anyone, period. I wish I could transfer my child out of this school to another school.
this school is great :) i definetly recomend any student going to paredes:) my daughter absolutly loves it ther:)
this is a great school they do what they need and they have a lot of students with great potential
This school has crappy staff to bad I cant move but if i could i would sent my son to bailey or small
i used to be a student at paredes and sure it's not the best school but the teachers there really aren't that bad it's just that some of the kids there just don't care but if you have a kid that does make sure they're in pre-ap and they will have a great experience and alot of friends......AMAZING football team coach Gaines, Powell, and Erving are the best in the city!!
Our Principal, Mrs. Bledsoe, was the Middle School Principal of the Year, 2008-2009. I think this award speaks for itself. Unfortunately, administration and staff cannot always make parents happy. I know for a fact that our Principal was consistent in dealing with all our students. Her priority has always been for the best education and well being of our students. We are always saddened to hear parents are unhappy, but Principals and staff must apply the same policies and standards to all students.
Hideous, principal is unapproachable, unfriendly and the attitude trickles down to all the staff.......parent's opinions don't matter....if parents aren't treated with respect, kids won't be. Rigid environment. Stay away from Paredes, I would if I had the option to move we would be out of Paredes attendance area.
This school is not the greatest. Seems like discipline is not a high priority. Some of the teachers try, but others seem to let all misbehavior just pass as normal. Very distracting to students who want to learn.
I just wanted to commend the staff of the Paredes Band. My daughter had a wonderful experience as part of the band!
This school charges alot of money. For instance if your child wants to be in band it will cost $50 to rent from the school. I also pay $1.75 for lunch and school dances cost $5.00. I also pay for school trips which usualy cost around $10.00. But for the education it is great. My daughter has made so many friends. I would rate this school for about 6 from a scale of 1-10.
Paredes is a great school from the two years I was there I had a blast! The teachers are just wonderful especially 7th grade science teacher Mr. Malandruccolo! Keep up the great work!
hi, i would like to say that paredes is a awesome school for kids to attend to. keep up the great job!
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