School Details

Middle School at Parkside

75 Parkside Ave, Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 624-6356
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 740 students 12 students/teacher (NH avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

46%
50%
70%
54%
59%
77%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Manchester School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
45%
69%
49%
52%
75%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Manchester School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
45%
64%
54%
59%
78%
33%
32%
57%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Manchester School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Middle School at Parkside is a public middle school in Manchester. 740 children attend Middle School at Parkside and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 64% of the 740 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Middle School at Parkside is 12:1. St Joseph Regional Jr High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 70% 66%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 13% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 51%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    not going to waste my time explaining. this school needs to get teachers on track or get rid of them.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son has been going to Parkside for almost 3 yrs now. The thing with middle school is. It's Sink or Swim. Your child can sit and do nothing for a semester and you won't get any word about it from "most" teachers. Check your child's bag every day. Have an agenda book with homework and teachers signatures and check it every day. The more involved you are as a parent makes all the difference. )

  • (3 years ago)

    I rate this school one star because the violence is not dealt with properly the teachers are rude and they never keep up there side of what you agreed to at meeting. My son fights me on going to school every day because how he is treated by students and staff.

  • (3 years ago)

    I was very surprised with Parkside last year. My son had a wonderful time there and a great earning experience. His Teachers were great and the Admin Staff exceptional. Afterschool and sports activities could be better but over all really great environment. My son is excited to be in 7th grade at Parkside.

  • (5 years ago)

    I don't think Parkside deserves 3 stars I feel 2 is more than generous. I had meetings with my child's teachers more than once and no matter what we agreed on they did not follow thru. My child went from an A to a D in a subject and although we had a 504 plan that I was to be notified if he went below a B I didn't find out until progress reports came home. When I asked how that happened I was told she hadn't had time to enter the grades from his work in her book.

  • (5 years ago)

    On a scale from one to ten ten being the best I rate Parkside Middle School at a four. I am a proactive parent and my child is a high honor student. When he starts to slip I want to know about it and fast. This way I am able not only to help him but help the teachers as well. His teachers have all my contact numbers 24/7 and email. How does a child go from a B to a D without a boo from a concerned teacher. NO not Parkside I can count on one hand how many teachers are truely enthusiastic about their jobs. 'Sit and Don't be heard' is the parkside middle schools way of teaching. There was a glimmer of hope at one point the assistant vice principle Mr. Dangora but it is my understanding he got a pink slip. Too bad for Parkside!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is now a wonderfull student thanks to many of the teachers at Park- Side Junior High.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is horrible. Bad teaching and dirty school. Also way too many fights that are handled badly.

  • (6 years ago)

    Im now in the 8th grade and have been at Parkide since 6th. It's one of the better schools in Manchester. I love my teachers!

  • (7 years ago)

    I hate this school. The teachers are rude. And there are way to many fights. This school is horrible.

  • (7 years ago)

    I like this school for most part. I just think there needs to be more extra curicular activities in the sports department. Other then that I think its one of the better schools around.

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