Parsons Junior High School

4.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
750 Hartnell Ave.
Redding, CA 96002
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Parsons Junior High School serves 559 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Parsons Junior High School's student population of 559 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students559 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

Parsons Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Parsons Junior High School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#5708 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:123:1
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American Indian
3%
1%
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Asian
13%
12%
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Hispanic
23%
54%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
48%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
12%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.690.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEnterprise Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Parsons Junior High School is Pace Academy Charter (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rother Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Redding Rother Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 356 students
    0.1 miles
    795 Hartnell Ave.
    Redding, CA 96002
    (530) 224-4170
    0.1 K-5 356
  • Redding Pace Academy Charter Charter School
    Grades: K-12 | 83 students
    0.4 miles
    3200 Adams Ln.
    Redding, CA 96002
    (530) 224-4236
    0.4 K-12 83
  • Redding Redding Collegiate Academy Charter School
    Grades: K-12 | 102 students
    0.4 miles
    3200 Adams Ln.
    Redding, CA 96002
    (530) 224-4240
    0.4 K-12 102
  • Redding Enterprise High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,188 student
    0.5 miles
    3411 Churn Creek Rd.
    Redding, CA 96002
    (530) 222-6601
    0.5 9-12 1,188
  • Redding Enterprise Plus Alternative School
    Grades: 10-11 | 25 students
    0.5 miles
    3411 Churn Creek Rd.
    Redding, CA 96001
    (530) 245-2714
    0.5 10-11 25

School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
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
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4  
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.
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5  
Outstanding school with great staff. Music program is consistently award-winning.
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2  
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.
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