Middle School At Parkside

75 Parkside Ave.
Manchester, NH 03102
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Middle School At Parkside serves 907 students in grades 5-8.
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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 9% (which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 38%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 22% (which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is equal to the New Hampshire state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 17% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 907 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NH
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NH Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Middle School At Parkside ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Hampshire for:

School Overview

Middle School At Parkside's student population of 907 students has grown by 38% over five school years.
The teacher population of 79 teachers has grown by 31% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
Total Students
907 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
79 teachers
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School Rankings

Middle School At Parkside is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 456 schools in New Hampshire (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Middle School At Parkside is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NH)
Overall Testing Rank
#447 out of 456 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
29%
7%
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Black
9%
2%
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White
48%
83%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
18%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NH Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Middle School At Parkside's ranking?
Middle School At Parkside is ranked #447 out of 456 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New Hampshire.
What schools are Middle School At Parkside often compared to?
Middle School At Parksideis often viewed alongside schools like Hillside Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% NH state average), while 22% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% NH state average).
How many students attend Middle School At Parkside?
907 students attend Middle School At Parkside.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
48% of Middle School At Parkside students are White, 29% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Two or more races, 9% of students are Black, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Middle School At Parkside?
Middle School At Parkside has a student ration of 11:1, which is equal to the New Hampshire state average of 11:1.
What grades does Middle School At Parkside offer ?
Middle School At Parkside offers enrollment in grades 5-8
What school district is Middle School At Parkside part of?
Middle School At Parkside is part of Manchester School District.

School Reviews

4   1/20/2020
I have no complaints at all about this school. It is one of the best-kept secrets.
- Posted by Parent - crisscross
4   9/9/2017
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.
- Posted by Parent - Kathy
5   5/12/2014
I LOVE THIS SCHOOL AND ALL OF THEACHERS IN IT
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Blueb

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 907 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NH Dept. of Education

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