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About This School

Parkland Middle School is a public middle school in El Paso. The principal of Parkland Middle School is Mr Javier Salgado, whose e-mail is 732 students go to Parkland Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 9% of the Parkland Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 81% of the 732 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 71% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Parkland Middle School is 16:1. Harmony School of Innovation - El Paso is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 94% 92%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.5%
Multiracial 0.1% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 63%
Limited English proficiency 9% 24%
Economically disadvantaged 81% 81%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    This school has been the worst school that I have seen while being in the military. The school does not adhear to their own bullying policy. The victim gets punished instead of the other way around. I have overhear the principal tell a student to stay home from school and let the other child cool off before returning to school. The administration will not call a parent back even after six phone calls. I have even stopped by the office only to be told that the principal is in a meeting and he would have to get back to me. The bullying does not stop with the students either. Some of the teachers even laugh at the victim. If I wasn't stuck in a lease I would have taken my children out of the school. Needless to say if you are not from this area this is not the school you want to send your children to. I will not be sending my children back to this school next year.

  • (9 months ago)

    I was a student there. I think the school have awesome teachers. They really teach the students very good. The staff is very friendly. When it came to academics I think they did a great job.

  • (1 year ago)

    They do not let the students shower or change after P.E. even though they make them run and sweat. These are 12 year old kids and older that is digusting and unhygienic.

  • (2 years ago)

    I myself went to Parkland middle as well as my son and daughter. When I compare Parkland to any other middle school in the northeast this middle school is the bell of the ball; compared to the rest of El Paso I believe it is among the best. The school buildings appearance architecture and indoor facilities such as the classrooms labs gym and cafeteria are great for the kids and create a positive environment. The teachers and staff are friendly and do a great job. My son and daughter never had an issue with any of the teachers or staff and enjoyed their middle school experience.

  • (4 years ago)

    Myself and my son went to this school and I think that the school has come a long way from when I went there in the 80's..I agree with the no lockers...It prevents the kids from being late to classes hiding drugs and things in them as well as not being able to say 'oops it's in my locker' The assistant principal helped my child tremendously If u think that the Jr high making them have loads of different supplies is bad wait until they get to high school....

  • (9 years ago)

    Parkland Middle school is a great school which has quality teachers who are highly skilled and work hard with each student. This school has great learning oportunities available.

  • (9 years ago)

    Absolutely Wonderful! The academic programs are based on state mandated guidelines (TEKS) there are a plethora of extracurricular activities for a variety of talents and a higher-than-average parental involvement is evident.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter has been in this school for nine weeks. I was very surprised at the school not having lockers for the kids to keep their supplies in. I was also very surprised at the amount of differant supplies that were needed. It seemed that every class required a differant type of folder or type of paper. College ruled paper here preferrated paper there folders with clasps here pocket folders there. And a cassette tape? I was also very disappointed in the fact that the students are required to follow the dress code that was established for them but the teachers aren't required to adhere to the dress code established for them.

  • (10 years ago)

    I was shocked at the amount of school supplies that is required of my daughter to bring to school. She has to carry loads of books on her back pack and the school has NO lockers for the students. This could cause a back promblem to my child and the rest of the children that have to carry this big loads of books from class to class.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school does not have the caring of students that most schools have.They don't show caring about the students future. The principal does not get involved with the parents. My child was at this school for 2 years and never did I see the principal only the asst.principal who also had the attitude of not caring.

  • (10 years ago)

    Parkland Middle School has been very strong at the point that I feel our children are in a very critical stage. One strength I see in this school is 'discipline'. Which is very important in a middle school. My children's teachers have portrayed a very positive and encouraging atmosphere in class. Teachers who taught my children were able to strengthen my children's weak point. Their attitudes of most them were very enthusiastic and contagious always trying to make a difference. The school's weakest point is probably-parent involvement. Coming from a school which I volunteered for 8yrs and that feels parents are a key to our children's education I was disappointed that in three yrs that I've had my children at this school I've been called once and it was a late notice. Let us not forget how important it is for the child to know that school teacher etc. and parents have a very good relationship with each other. Home and school have to meet halfways-neither one of them can make it on their own-that's if our priority is 'Our Child'.

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