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About This School

Park Junior High School is a public middle school in La Grange Park. The principal of Park Junior High School is Mr. Philip Abraham. 679 students go to Park Junior High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 1% of the Park Junior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 17% of the 679 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 16% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Park Junior High School is 15:1. St. Francis Xavier is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 78%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 15% 10%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 11%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 17% 13%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school it has been very awesome to attend this school. It has great teachers awesome leadership and many school programs for kids.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am so dissapointed in this school the teachers and it's principal. My son is just flat out being ignored. My cries for help have also been ignored. I had to contact the superintendent before I could get anyone at the school to help my son. My son is failing miserably and not one of his teachers has ever reached out to me or offered any extra help to my son. If I didn't have access to online grades I would have no idea that my son was failing. No communication with me at all they take their time answering emails (2-3 days) and in some instances not at all. My son likes going to school he has a good attitude and he is capable of learning with a little help. His grades have gone up one letter grade in all classes only because I have been working with him constantly. I almost fell like I am home-schooling him sometimes because this school has decided to ignore the issues that are preventing my son from excelling in school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I taught in several schools before coming to Park and I must say this school is amazing. I have never seen such passionate talented teachers - I used to consider myself the out-of the-box teacher at my other schools but have learned to accept that out-of-the-box thinking is truly the norm here. I've never felt so... average before! The dissenting parents above represent the embittered minority and provide a completely erroneous view of our school. Our teachers pride themselves on their communication and dedication. Our test scores should demonstrate that to those of you who need data to be convinced. Please don't let these knee-jerk comments from a few bitter parents affect your judgment - do real research visit us talk to us... don't rely on rumors and gossip for your child's educational decisions as your child will miss out on a wonderful life experience!

  • (6 years ago)

    I give this school zero stars. During the year that my daughter attended Park she has dropped significantly in math and her general attitude of school has plummeted. I attribute the poor performance of this school directly with the unprofessional attitude of the principal Dr. Schwartz. She does not even listen to complaints brought before her much less make any attempt to address such concerns. This school has a very negative reputation in the area and it is about time that people started speaking out publicly.

  • (6 years ago)

    this is my second child passing through Park and I still am not impressed. There is teacher bullying going on and those kids that are struggling -there is no teacher/parent communication going on until it is too late

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a student at Park Junior High--or I was but It really helped me get ready for high school I think 7 out of 10 is very unreasonable and underrated

  • (9 years ago)

    This is an outstanding school. The principal is very caring and responsive to students' needs. The staff goes above and beyond to help my children often staying after school and coming in early to help.

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