Parsons Junior High School

750 Hartnell Ave.
Redding, CA 96002
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Parsons Junior High School serves 549 students in grades 6-8.
Parsons Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is lower than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is equal to the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 549 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Parsons Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Parsons Junior High School's student population of 549 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
549 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Parsons Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Parsons Junior High School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. 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 (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2216 out of 3649 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1
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American Indian
3%
n/a
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Asian
12%
12%
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Hispanic
21%
56%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
45%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
16%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Parsons Junior High School's ranking?
Parsons Junior High School is ranked #2216 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
26% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 42% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
How many students attend Parsons Junior High School?
549 students attend Parsons Junior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
45% of Parsons Junior High School students are White, 21% of students are Hispanic, 16% of students are Two or more races, 12% of students are Asian, 3% of students are American Indian, and 3% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Parsons Junior High School?
Parsons Junior High School has a student ration of 22:1, which is equal to the California state average of 22:1.
What grades does Parsons Junior High School offer ?
Parsons Junior High School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Parsons Junior High School part of?
Parsons Junior High School is part of Enterprise Elementary School District.

School Reviews

5   10/5/2018
This school is AMAZING! All the teachers are very supportive! I definitely feel safe at this school. Through the years they have really improved security! Also Our Music program is incredible! We also have many diverse clubs and sports! One of them for eight grade is WEB! A leadership program which has encouraged me to always be my best! And in my opinion the school activities, such as dances,are quite fun! I`ve made many momerable moments there and will never regret my time here! But, while we are a fun school we also are big academics! We have this College degree system! Each degree opens you up to different rewards (when getting a PHD you unlock everything including a special end of the year trip! Trust me you don`t want to miss it!) "no excuses, no exceptions" -Mg 2018
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Mg
4   1/17/2018
We had heard a lot of bad things about Parsons, so we put our daughter into a different, very well-regarded school for 6th grade. While that school was great academically, she just didn't really like it. After giving it a try for a semester, we let her transfer to Parsons with all of her friends. She loves it! The school has gotten much better the past couple years with a new principal and a lot of new programs. There is secure fencing around the school and my daughter said she feels safe there. She loves the fact that there is a real library (her former school did not have one) and she really likes all her teachers. The office staff is so nice and helpful. I am so happy we transferred her to Parsons. I should note that my daughter is in honors, so I can't comment on the regular classes. She loves her honors teachers, though.
- Posted by Parent - T.R.
5   8/25/2010
Outstanding school with great staff. Music program is consistently award-winning.
- Posted by Parent - phelp
2   9/26/2007
I am very disappointed in the LACK of security on this campus. Not only are there kids calling others names based on their race, but there are fights and childrens' lives being threatened. When complaints are made, what is being done to protect my child? I pick my child up every day. I have yet to see any staff outside making sure our children are safe. This is a serious problem and needs to be addressed NOW not later.
- Posted by Parent - cheri

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 549 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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