101 N Parkside Rd
Normal, IL 61761
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Parkside Jr High School serves 679 students in grades 6-8.
Parkside Jr High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Parkside Jr High School's student population of 679 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
679 students
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Total Classroom Teachers (18-19)
45 teachers
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School Rankings

Parkside Jr High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Parkside Jr High School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1399 out of 3655 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
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15:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
11%
27%
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Black
14%
17%
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White
66%
47%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

2   9/1/2010
This school has several less than competent teachers that administrators will do nothing about. They have a lot of violence in the school as do most of the Unit 5 jr. high and high schools. Case in point, the child beaten to death at Kingsley Junior High. Unit 5 also passed on a pedophile with a recommendation to Champaign-Urbana. The district tests well because the children are well-prepared due to their home lives. In general a majority of the students come from professional families who work for State Farm or the universities.
- Posted by Parent - dseif

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 679 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 32% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.53

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