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2019–2020 School Accountability Report Card
About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2020–2021)
Last updated: 1/11/2021
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2020–2021)
The teachers, administrators, and staff of Parsons Junior High believe that all students will be successful. Our collective efforts will make that expectation a reality. We pledge to be responsible for ALL students, to learn from our experiences, and challenge ourselves to grow. We will be positive, and at all times show respect to ourselves, each other, and our community.
“Live EXCEL-lently ”
Parsons Junior High School, located in Redding, California, houses 6th-8th-grade students. Our student population reflects the ethnic diversity of our east Redding community.
Parsons Junior High is a comprehensive school with 7th and 8th grade classrooms taught by single subject teachers. Our 6th grade students have cored classes. Parsons offers Honors classes to prepare students for the rigor of high school AP courses, College Prep classes, as well as Foundational classes to help students grow and succeed that are below grade level. It is our mission to accelerate the learning of our struggling students and to challenge our students at grade level and above. We are absolutely committed to student achievement and ensuring choice for our students in the future. To foster this commitment, our Site Literacy Teacher and Title I aide team provide support to teachers and students in the content area classrooms in pre-reading strategies, academic vocabulary acquisition, and comprehension. Parsons Special Education department offers a continuum of specialized instruction such as in-class support, pull-out support, and specialized core instruction to meet the individualized needs of students. All students have additional elective and PE classes. We have dedicated science lab classrooms, a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) double classroom, and Art and Music (band and performing arts) classrooms. Our PE department has a gymnasium with a new floor and sound system and an attached performance stage that is in construction, a weight room, and a fitness room. In addition to our classrooms, we have an expansive library and beautiful grounds with tennis courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, and a high school quality track and field facility.
To meet the social and emotional needs of our students we added a Wellness Center in the 17-18 school year. The Wellness Center support structures and personnel include a full-time counselor, behavior tech aides, a sensory room, access to the health center, and a response team that is able to make quick assessment of student needs.
Parsons Junior High staff uses "What is best for students? What will prepare our students for their future?" as the lens for all decisions. We are individually and collectively committed to doing whatever it takes to help our students succeed. Staff members communicate effectively with families about their child’s growth and needs with class websites, positive phone calls, newsletters, notes home, and emails. Staff work together in collaboration and building level team (BLT) meetings to help meet this goal. Our student leadership team and eighth grade WEB group (Where Everyone Belongs) has led the way in creating a community of engaged learners. Parsons staff is trained in Capturing Kids Hearts (CKH), a program that helps build positive relations. Last year Parsons established a PBIS team to work on positive behavioral supports. These two programs helped to facilitate the establishment of common procedures, common instructional norms, and a common discipline plan that are observed and adhered to throughout the school, creating a warm, safe, and orderly campus.
Last updated: 1/15/2021
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2019–2020)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/11/2021
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2019–2020)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||2.80 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||3.10 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||22.50 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.50 %|
|Two or More Races||10.70 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||79.00 %|
|English Learners||10.30 %|
|Students with Disabilities||15.50 %|
|Foster Youth||2.80 %|