Parsons Junior High School

750 Hartnell Ave, Redding, CA 96002 | (530) 224-4190
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Student Enrollment: 630
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3.5 out of 5 | 10 Reviews
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School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 750 Hartnell Ave., Redding, CA 96002
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 630
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 34.1
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 18.5
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 334 (53.0%)
  • Females: 296 (47.0%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 71 (11.3%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 382 (60.6%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 453 (71.9%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Parsons Junior High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian477.5%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Parsons Junior High School
  Number Percent
6th Grade19731.3%
7th Grade18930.0%
8th Grade24438.7%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Master's Degree
Percent With Bachelor's Degree
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 100.0%
Number of Certificated Staff: 39.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 13.6
Average Age
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3.5

3.5 out of 5 | 10 Reviews
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10 reviews for Parsons Junior High School

  • Reviewed by Student on September 22, 2010
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Even though Parson does have its bad kids and flaws, it is a really good school. People who say that it's a messed up school based on what they hear is hypocritical(no offense)
  • Reviewed by Community Member on October 14, 2009
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • most of the junior highers are either stoners,smokers,drugees, or pretend to be those things
  • Reviewed by Student on January 09, 2008
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • most kids have a hard time paying attention and being interested..
    The dominate culture is hostile, sexually harassing, gangster Ebonics, constant cursing, F-words..I do not like the culture of the reasoning with my peers.Teachers at my school do not know how to "tame" the kids or as you would call it, maintain there behavior.I feel as if you were to experience classes at parsons you would know how hard it it to focus in class and find it hard to believe how teachers cannot recognize some behavior of disruptive kids.For this reason I find it hard to do so,and i am failing because of that.I think parsons should get the kids under control or all they would be doing is sending kids to high school unprepared.I am a student,currently in the 7th grade and I am recognizing things that can be controlled and handled by teachers,for yet they unfairly punish kids for being disruptive.I feel like the teachers at Parsons get so tired of kids "goofing off" that they simply let them get away with the things that they do.By doing this those kids and teacher[s] are cutting into kids education and future because they cannot simply control that kind of attitude.They need to learn how!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 26, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • parsons is a great school. my child was behind in reading and math. we tried everything at home and school to help. after 1 year at parsons my child is an honor roll student and most importantly understands the work. parsons has great programs for kids struggling, i would reccomend parsons.
  • Reviewed by Student on June 29, 2007
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • evil teachers mean staff sounds good
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on April 20, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Parsons is a very good school with a few weak areas and several areas of excellence. The principal is a very caring, exceptionally capable administrator. She has brought consistency and high expectations to the school. The staff loves her. The teaching staff is generally excellent. There has been a great deal of turnover of teachers this year, but the new teachers are enthusiastic and capable. The biggest weakness is lack of parent support and involvement. The music programs are among the best in the state. There is no violence and very little drug use. Academically the classes are challenging and test scores continue to rise. The school has met or exceeded its API target every year. I'd send my child to Parsons with confidence.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on January 07, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I loved going to Parsons. The teachers and staff were very supportive and always had our best interests in mind. The programs available prepared me for High School and College and opened my eyes to many opportunities.
  • Reviewed by Student on December 03, 2006
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i hate this school teachers always give me detentions all the time its always a challange to make friends a this school and my LA teacher always gives out homework over the weekends to many kids walk around the school cussing at each other and my math teacher gives me bad grades and study halls almost every week i am so glad im in 8th grade because soon ill be otta here
  • Reviewed by on September 05, 2006
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I hated Parsons Junior High. It had no positive kids walking around. They were all drug addicts. The teachers lacked the ability to teach. All they did was write stuff on the board and then expect kids to remember it the next day. They didn't even talk about it.

    the band and choir programs are perfect though!
    : )

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