Middle School At Parkside
Middle School At Parkside serves 644 students in grades 6-8.
Middle School At Parkside placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Hampshire for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New Hampshire state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 14% (majority Hispanic and Asian).
Middle School At Parkside ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Hampshire for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Middle School At Parkside's student population of 644 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Middle School At Parkside is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 455 schools in New Hampshire (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Middle School At Parkside is 0.60, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (NH)
Overall Testing Rank
#433 out of 455 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NH Dept. of Education
I have no complaints at all about this school. It is one of the best-kept secrets.
I must come to this school's defense. I have heard a lot of negative comments about Middle School at Parkside the year my son was slated to become a 6th grader there. He is now in 8th Grade. I have absolutely NOTHING bad to say about this school what so ever. On the contrary actually, I have not met one educator on this staff that hasn't been anything but helpful. There has never been a time when I have had an inquiry, or a concern that my concerns were not met with the utmost expedience and attention to the matter. There will always be some trouble in ALL schools, and being in a big city, there again, will always be some things that concern us. But rather than parents gossiping among themselves, communicate with the Staff. I cannot believe that I am the only parent that actually thinks the teachers and faculty at parkside middle school are doing a great job, especially with the work load handed to them and the amount of children that they are educating. Thank you Forrest Ransdall (Principal) and the entire faculty at Parkside that have made this a positive experience. It is my sons last year at Parkside, and I will be passing on good reviews onto any other parents that may ask me my opinion.
I LOVE THIS SCHOOL AND ALL OF THEACHERS IN IT
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