Parkside Middle School

8602 Mathis Ave
Manassas, VA 20110
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2.67 5 1 (3 reviews)
Parkside Middle School serves 1,331 students in grades 6-8.
Parkside Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

Parkside Middle School's student population of 1,331 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 83 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,331 students
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Total Classroom Teachers83 teachers
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School Comparison

Parkside Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Parkside Middle School is 0.65, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1619 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
52%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
51%
16%
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Black
10%
22%
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White
29%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.650.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePrince William County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Parkside Middle School is Osbourn Park High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Manassas Park Middle School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Weems Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Manassas Osbourn Park High School Magnet School
    Math: 83% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,201 students
    0.4 miles
    8909 Euclid Ave
    Manassas, VA 20111
    (703) 365-6500
    0.4 9-12 2,201
  • Manassas New Dominion Alternative Center/prince William Co. Alternative School

    0.6 miles
    C/o Pr William Co Pub Schls, 8
    Manassas, VA 22110
    (703) 361-9808
    0.6 n/a n/a
  • Manassas Weems Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 715 students
    0.7 miles
    8750 Weems Rd
    Manassas, VA 20110
    (571) 377-6500
    0.7 PK-4 715
  • Manassas Manassas Park High School Math: 66% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,133 student
    1.0 miles
    8200 Euclid Ave
    Manassas, VA 20111
    (703) 361-9131
    1 9-12 1,133
  • Manassas Manassas Park Middle School Math: 68% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 830 students
    1.0 miles
    8202 Euclid Ave
    Manassas, VA 20111
    (703) 361-1510
    1 6-8 830

School Reviews

  2.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
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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1  
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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2  
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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