6001 Good Luck Rd
Riverdale, MD 20737
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Parkdale High School serves 2,453 students in grades 9-12.
Parkdale High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland 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 18% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,453 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 77% (Btm 50% in MD)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

School Overview

Parkdale High School's student population of 2,453 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 153 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,453 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
153 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Parkdale High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,354 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Parkdale High School is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#899 out of 1354 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
64%
20%
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Black
29%
34%
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White
3%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score
0.51
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Graduation Rate
77%
86%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

18% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% MD state average), while 39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MD state average).

What is the graduation rate of Parkdale High School?

The graduation rate of Parkdale High School is 77%, which is lower than the Maryland state average of 86%.

How many students attend Parkdale High School?

2,453 students attend Parkdale High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

64% of Parkdale High School students are Hispanic, 29% of students are Black, 3% of students are Asian, 3% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Parkdale High School?

Parkdale High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 14:1.

What grades does Parkdale High School offer ?

Parkdale High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).

School Reviews

4   6/30/2018
I am a parent of a student here at Parkdale High School. My child is a senior attending this school. I am a very hands on parent and play a big role in my child's education. I must say Parkdale has served as an great place where my child can learn and reach to his greatest potential. There are many clubs, activities, and organizations at this school. On a scale comparing Parkdale to Roosevelt based on the amount of clubs and activities that a student an join, I would say they are about equal. For me as a parent, safety for my child comes first. At Parkdale the environment is pretty good. It is located in Riverdale Maryland, which is not a bad place. There are little to no reports of crime in this area. Also the distractions at Parkdale High School are at a minimum. My child has not had many problems with other students or teachers, this is a place where your child can get the education he needs. There are some nice and hands on teachers that will work with you, which is an upside. Of course, like any other high school Parkdale has its faults and its downsides but it is primarily a great place to get the learning you need. As a parent who has had first hand experience, I recommend you to consider Parkdale High School for your child.
- Posted by Parent - Rebecca Carson

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,453 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 77% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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