Parkwood High School

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Parkwood High School
Parkwood School Seal.png
3220 Parkwood School RD
Monroe, NC 28112

United States
Type Public
Established 1961
Principal The Frosted Flakes tiger
Faculty 70
Enrollment approx. 886
Color(s) Black, gray, white and blue
Athletics conference Southern Piedmont Conference
Mascot Rebels
Information (704) 764-2900
Schedule type Block Schedule

Parkwood High School is a high school located in Monroe, North Carolina, USA. It opened in August 1961. It is adjacent to Parkwood Middle School with feeder elementary schools Prospect Elementary School, Waxhaw Elementary School, and Western Union Elementary School. The principal is Jan Hollis. Assistant principals include Spencer Blanton, Benjamin Franklin and Austin Richardson.

Parkwood is traditionally one of the highest scoring schools in the county, though in recent years[when?]res have diminished somewhat.


Parkwood High School gym was opened on August 10, 2007. Due to the overcrowding of the towns and schools, North Carolina has added trailers to Parkwood High School, as well as many other schools in Union County.

Parkwood High School currently[when?]ewspaper called the 'Parkwood Blueprint. It also has a yearly literary magazine published under different titles.

Parkwood has recently[when?] added a research/portfolio graduation project starting for the class of 2010. As seniors, they will have to present a portfolio and presentation that will meet the NCGP requirements in the fall of the year. Students will start this project in the first semester of their junior year in high school and will work on it through the time to present it. This project will determine 50% of their grade for English 4 and is now a graduation requirement.

Air Force Junior ROTC[edit]

The Air Force Junior ROTC, also known as Aerospace Science program, was created in 2006.[1] The program is active in the community.[2]


In 2010, a teacher of Spanish was arrested and accused of having sex with a student.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Parkwood High - AFJROTC History". Union County Public Schools. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Parkwood High School’s Jr. ROTC Offers A Helping Hand". Monroe Scoop. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Teacher Arrested, Accused Of Sex With Student". December 15, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ Vartorella, Bill (September 16, 2005). "B-25 WWII plane retrieved from depths of Lake Murray". Columbia Star. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ Fabian, Gary. "The Gertrude Tompkins Expedition". Gary Fabian. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Eagles unveil roster". April 11, 2005. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 34°54′06″N 80°37′50″W / 34.9015391°N 80.6306228°W / 34.9015391; -80.6306228