Parkway High School

  • Parkway High School serves 1,301 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 73% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 73% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Parkway High School's student population of 1,301 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 68 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students1,301 students
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Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Parkway High School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Parkway High School is 0.54, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank#424 out of 1,277 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
63%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
7%
6%
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Black
24%
44%
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White
63%
45%
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Two or more races
5%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Parkway High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.540.36
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Graduation Rate
88%
79%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Parkway High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBossier Parish School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (4 reviews)
2  
Parkway has had too many suicides. They have a major problem with bullying and drugs.
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5  
Parkway High School is a excellent environment for diversity within the student body, athletics, and other activities like band and I feel that academics equal or exceed the surrounding schools. Drugs and alcohol have not been an issue for any of my children that have attended (the resistance to this starts in the home). GO Panthers!
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Parkway had 3 suicides last year. The environment completely suffocates a kid. Drugs and alcohol are a major problem. Made a big mistake sending my kid there.
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5  
I recommend this school because out of all the schools I've attend, and I have attend a lot of schools, this school was the best school I have ever went to. All the parents of the students are highly involved with their childs academics. We score very high in state test. We're actually the second highest, right behind Magnet high school. All the extracurricular activities are very fun. There is an availability of music, art, and sports. We are always going tho the play-offs and championships. Parkway high school is the greatest school to attend. I am proud to be a Parkway Panther.
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