Parkside Elementary School

Summary:

Parkside Elementary School is a public elementary school in Atlanta, Georgia, serving 563 students in grades PK-5. The school stands out as a high-performing institution within the Atlanta Public Schools district, consistently outperforming the district and state averages in academic assessments.

Parkside Elementary has a more racially diverse student population compared to many nearby schools, with a significant percentage of African American (49.38%), White (35.88%), and multiracial (8.17%) students. The school's academic performance is notably stronger than that of surrounding schools, particularly those with higher percentages of African American and economically disadvantaged students, such as The John Hope-Charles Walter Hill Elementary Schools. Parkside's proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics are significantly higher than the district and state averages across all grade levels.

Parkside Elementary's steady improvement in statewide rankings and ratings, from a 1-star to a 3-star school, may be attributed to its higher spending per student ($16,739 in 2018-2019) and relatively low student-teacher ratio (11.8 in 2022-2023). Additionally, the school serves a more economically diverse student population, with a lower percentage of free and reduced-price lunch recipients (45.29%) compared to some nearby schools that have 100% of their students qualifying for these programs.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 685 Mercer St SE
       Atlanta, GA  30312


(404) 802-4100

District: Atlanta Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
391st of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,739 Help


Students who attend Parkside Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Martin L. King Junior Middle School
High:    Maynard Jackson High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.8 Help
Number of students:  563

Racial breakdown:

African American:
49.4%
White:
35.9%
Two or more races:
8.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  45.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Parkside Elementary School ranks better than 68.5% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 12th among 53 ranked elementary schools in the Atlanta Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 65.4. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (49.4%), White (35.9%), two or more races (8.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 45.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Parkside Elementary School is 11.8. 26 elementary schools in the Atlanta Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Parkside Elementary School employs 47.4 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Parkside Elementary School is $16,739. 29 elementary schools in the Atlanta Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Parkside Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Atlanta Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Atlanta Public Schools 151st of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Parkside Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 45.98 690th 1101 37.3%
2007 53.77 602nd 1125 46.5%
2008 62.12 461st 1134 59.3%
2009 22.43 973rd 1133 14.1%
2010 29.43 950th 1183 19.7%
2011 47.85 747th 1212 38.4%
2012 48.57 745th 1201 38.0%
2013 25.70 1004th 1225 18.0%
2014 23.14 1036th 1231 15.8%
2015 31.21 850th 1240 31.5%
2016 27.36 888th 1233 28.0%
2017 22.42 947th 1205 21.4%
2018 29.05 861st 1209 28.8%
2019 29.46 866th 1234 29.8%
2021 41.32 657th 1214 45.9%
2022 51.18 559th 1244 55.1%
2023 65.40 391st 1242 68.5%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Parkside Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 63 378 18 30 0 n/a n/a 0 489
2003 63 378 18 30 0 n/a n/a 0 489
2004 49 327 7 33 0 n/a n/a 0 416
2005 33 393 6 45 1 n/a n/a 13 491
2006 20 446 6 41 0 n/a n/a 15 528
2007 22 475 11 40 0 n/a n/a 25 573
2008 29 464 6 48 0 n/a n/a 26 573
2009 34 503 8 48 0 n/a n/a 28 621
2010 35 431 6 45 0 0 18 0 535
2011 54 356 4 33 0 0 11 0 458
2012 76 411 3 36 0 1 9 0 536
2013 81 577 1 41 0 1 7 0 708
2014 68 525 1 38 1 0 4 0 637
2015 84 454 2 37 0 0 7 0 584
2016 76 442 3 39 0 0 11 0 571
2017 95 425 1 40 0 1 17 0 579
2018 140 407 4 42 1 1 34 0 629
2019 147 357 4 42 1 0 30 0 581
2020 183 333 5 30 0 1 46 0 598
2021 186 321 5 29 0 0 43 0 584
2022 207 284 6 25 0 0 41 0 563
2023 202 278 7 29 1 0 46 0 563

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Parkside Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 489 36.7 13.3 90.4
2003 489 36.7 13.3 90.4
2004 416 39.0 10.7 86.8
2005 491 42.9 11.4 82.6
2006 528 48.6 10.9 89.5
2007 573 51.4 11.1 86.3
2008 573 53.0 10.8 78.4
2009 621 55.0 11.3 79.4
2010 535 55.0 9.7 77.6
2011 458 47.0 9.7 73.1
2012 536 39.0 13.7 66.6
2013 708 50.3 14.0 75.6
2014 637 46.0 13.8 77.1
2015 584 44.0 13.2 70.5
2016 571 42.0 13.5 99.5
2017 579 42.8 13.5 100
2018 629 44.6 14.1 100
2019 581 47.6 12.2 100
2020 598 41.9 14.2 78.6
2021 584 43.9 13.3 40.1
2022 563 45.1 12.4 n/a
2023 563 47.4 11.8 45.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Parkside Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 489 36.7 13.3 90.4
2003 489 36.7 13.3 90.4
2004 416 39.0 10.7 86.8
2005 491 42.9 11.4 82.6
2006 528 48.6 10.9 89.5
2007 573 51.4 11.1 86.3
2008 573 53.0 10.8 78.4
2009 621 55.0 11.3 79.4
2010 535 55.0 9.7 77.6
2011 458 47.0 9.7 73.1
2012 536 39.0 13.7 66.6
2013 708 50.3 14.0 75.6
2014 637 46.0 13.8 77.1
2015 584 44.0 13.2 70.5
2016 571 42.0 13.5 99.5
2017 579 42.8 13.5 100
2018 629 44.6 14.1 100
2019 581 47.6 12.2 100
2020 598 41.9 14.2 78.6
2021 584 43.9 13.3 40.1
2022 563 45.1 12.4 n/a
2023 563 47.4 11.8 45.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Parkside Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $1,381 (8.8%) $14,300 (91.2%) $15,682
2018 $1,249 (8.0%) $14,284 (92.0%) $15,533
2019 $1,132 (6.8%) $15,607 (93.2%) $16,739

Data source: Georgia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Parkside Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 866th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 391st of 1242 Elementary schools
 38.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Parkside Elementary School)35.655.7
 20.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Atlanta Public Schools)36.934.5
 2.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Parkside Elementary School)25.353.4
 28.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Atlanta Public Schools)45.136.7
 8.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Parkside Elementary School)41.954
 12.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Atlanta Public Schools)35.733.7
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Parkside Elementary School)39.556
 16.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Atlanta Public Schools)42.335.9
 6.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Parkside Elementary School)27.541.7
 14.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Atlanta Public Schools)38.735.9
 2.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Parkside Elementary School)22.536.1
 13.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Atlanta Public Schools)33.729.5
 4.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Parkside Elementary School)2530.6
 5.6%
   5th Grade Science (Atlanta Public Schools)37.729.7
 8%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students581563
 3.1%
African American357278
 22.1%
American Indian11
Asian47
 75%
Hispanic4229
 31%
Pacific Islander00
White147202
 37.4%
Two or More Races3046
 53.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients100%45.3%
 54.7%


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Students at Parkside Elementary School are 49% African American, 36% White, 8% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic, 1% Asian.

Students who attend Parkside Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Martin L. King Junior Middle School
High : Maynard Jackson High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 563 students attended Parkside Elementary School.

Parkside Elementary School ranks 391st of 1243 Georgia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

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