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Parkland High School

Public | 9-12 | 1323 students

 

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Posted February 17, 2012

I myself went to Parkland middle as well as my daughter. When I compare Parkland to any other high schools I believe it is among the best. The school buildings appearance, architecture, and indoor facilities such as the classrooms, labs, gyms, and cafeteria are excellent. The teachers and staff are friendly and do a great job. My daughter never had an issue with any of the teachers or staff. The teachers and staff did an excellent job working with my daughter preparing her for college. The schools' academic and athletic programs are wonderful as well. I believe this high school has been scored unfairly, I work in law enforcment and know first hand that there are far worse high schools with drug problems, every high school has a drug problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

My 2 children went to this school quite some time ago. I recently adopted my grandson, and he now attends there. Great, and beautiful school. The staff there is people friendly, and always willing to help in any way they can. A feeling of being. Calm and secure there. The teachers are just fabulous, and takes the time to help the students if help is needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2010

Teachers and staff are great! The kind that you would like your child to have. On the other hand the school is in a bad area and has many young trouble makers that attend mostly young gang members and drug runners. Other than that the school has great althletic programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

The staff & teachers make attending Parkland a great place to be!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2008

I am now attending Parkland. I am a senior my last 3 years were extremly good times for me here, plus there is alot of extra curriculare activities to spend time in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 17, 2008

my year experience was great. it was an experience i will never forget. a lot of teachers bonded with the students. the best part was that the teachers never let us give up no matter how much trouble we would give them. i graduated a year ago in 2007 and i still keep in touch with my teachers and a few high school students and keep telling them to never give up on their dream and if they ever fall to get back up again.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2008

As a student of a total of four high schools i found this one to be the only one actually able to challenged me enough to work hard. At the end of the senior year you must present something called a senior project. this is the only school that has those in El Paso
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2007

This school was absolutely amazing, The teachers are very involved with the kids, and will talk with you after class if they see you're having trouble. The students are very open and welcoming. I had a wonderful time at parkland. And they have great programs like A.V.I.D. which help prepare you for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2006

This is my first year of being involved with Parkland High School. My initial perception of this school is a little too much emphasis is put on the sports and extracurricular activies and not enough emphasis on education. This may be a wrong impression, but it is the first I got. I've also noticed some teachers seem to be thoroughly interested in the education of the children while others are simply there to draw a check. I am hoping that next year will prove these first impressions wrong. It will be my second year involved with the school and it will also be the new principal's second year at the school. Discipline seems to be lacking at PHS as well. Not as bad as the other schools in the area, but it still has much room for improvement. I didn't see many parents involved in their kids education either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

Classes are to overloaded including the special education classes, allowing less one on one time with each student. classes are not equally balanced student wise.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

328 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

327 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

316 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

313 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

311 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

310 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male92%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
38%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
91%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
59%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students77%
Female85%
Male70%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education71%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education88%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education74%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education42%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students57%
Female66%
Male48%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education26%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students35%
Female42%
Male30%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracial43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special education11%
Not special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Gifted/talented82%
Non-Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education22%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students44%
Female47%
Male41%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special education0%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted36%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students73%
Femalen/a
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students68%
Female65%
Male71%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education36%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students56%
Female52%
Male60%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education21%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 80% 52%
White 11% 29%
Black 7% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 7%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MILES HUME
Fax number
  • (915) 434-6291

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Boys sports
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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