Parkside Middle School

  • Parkside Middle School serves 1,217 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 52% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 71% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • Parkside Middle School's student population of 1,217 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 76 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,217 students
Total Classroom Teachers76 teachers

School Comparison

  • Parkside Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Parkside Middle School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#1515 out of 1,796 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
Two or more races
Diversity Score0.660.43
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePrince William Co Pblc Schs School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  2.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
I find that the previous two comments are out of date. The new administration have an open door policy, and listen to all parents concerns. It is important as a parent to communicate with the school and to let them know when there are concerns. The variety of experiences my 6th grader is receiving are more than I could have expected and the teachers are amazing. They are responsive and caring. It is clear that this school is working hard to provide their students with a great education. Keep up the good work!
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I find that I agree with this first review in its entirety --- and this is 2016-2017. I have a child at Parkside. My child has now been there two years. Grades have dropped drastically and there is bullying to deal with in the school and on the bus. I feel that I have to look into other resources to get this resolved. And at this stage, I am just glad that this is his last year in this school.
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As a military member my kids have been in several schools across the country. This is by far the worst one they have attended. The teachers and coaches regularly practice a retaliation policy if parents or students rock the boat and the administration is very hostile to parental involvement in extracurricular activities. It is a sad school that retaliates against a student for the parent discussing proper adult supervision (an adult in the room during practices) when that lack of supervision is brought to the administration. DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS TO THIS SCHOOL
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