Parkdale High School

  • Parkdale High School serves 2,402 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 59% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Parkdale High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63%.

School Overview

  • Parkdale High School's student population of 2,402 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 146 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,402 students
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Total Classroom Teachers146 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Parkdale High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Parkdale High School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#619 out of 1359 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
56%
17%
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Black
36%
34%
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White
4%
37%
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Two or more races
n/a
5%
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Diversity Score0.560.72
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Graduation Rate
79%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePrince George's County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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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.
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