Parkside High School

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Parkside High School
Parkside High School logo.png
1015 Beaglin Park Drive
Salisbury, Maryland 21804
United States
Coordinates 38°20′58″N 75°34′24″W / 38.3495°N 75.5733°W / 38.3495; -75.5733Coordinates: 38°20′58″N 75°34′24″W / 38.3495°N 75.5733°W / 38.3495; -75.5733
School type Public High School (9-12)
Opened 1975
School district Wicomico County Public Schools
Principal Kimberly Pinhey
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1,137 [1]
Campus Rural
Color(s) Kelly Green and White         
Nickname Rams
Newspaper The Rampage
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Parkside High School (PHS) is a four-year public high school in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland, United States. It is one of four public high schools in Wicomico County along with James Bennett High School, Wicomico High School, and Mardela Middle and High School.

About the School[edit]

The school is located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the city of Salisbury in Wicomico County. The school is within a couple miles of Salisbury University, located south of U.S. 50 and Maryland Route 350, east of Maryland Route 12, and northwest of U.S. 13.

In 1997, the Career Technology Department of the Wicomico Applied Technology Center merged into Parkside High School. An addition of over 113,000 square feet (10,500 m2) was constructed to accommodate the students.[2]

The school's center is predominantly one story. This area houses the library, gym, auditorium, cafeteria, and the guidance offices, in addition to special subject classrooms, such as music and technology education. The two-story section of the school is home to the general education classrooms including such subjects as social studies, English, mathematics, foreign languages, marketing, science and business education.[2]

The school is unique in that it houses the only planetarium within Wicomico County. This planetarium, located between the general education courses and the library, is open to use by all students of Wicomico County. The school offers an Astronomy course because of this unique feature. This class is taught by Anthony Goodyear, who has worked with NASA and other organizations and has a long history of scientific excellence. In February, 2008, Anthony Goodyear was named WMDT47's "Teacher Who Makes a Difference".[2]

In addition, the school provides a variety of extracurricular clubs, activities, and teams. Clubs in existence at the school include: Marching Band,[3] Surf Club, Art Club,Japanese Anime club, Varsity/JV Math Teams, Chess Club, Drama Club, National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Latin National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Junior Classical League, Mu Alpha Theta, Bible Club, Future Educators of America, Islam Awareness Club, WRAM News, Yearbook, and the Jazz Band.[4]

Sports offered at the school include the following:

(Fall): Football, Soccer (m&w), field hockey, golf, volleyball, cross country, and cheerleading.

(Winter): Basketball (m&w), indoor track, and wrestling.

(Spring): Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Lacrosse (m&w), and track and field.


Parkside's graduation rate has been fairly steady over the past 12 years. In 2007, the graduation rate was 83.01%, up from 73.19% in 2002.[5]

The school population has been steadily increasing. In 2009, the school raised its 12-year high enrollment to 1,256 students.

Student population [1]
2013 1,095
2012 1,125
2011 1,137
2010 1,217
2009 1,256
2008 1,214
2007 1,223
2006 1,149
2005 1,140
2004 1,116
2003 1,102
2002 1,108
2001 1,120
2000 1,136
1999 1,126
1998 1,112
1997 1,051
1996 1,044
1995 1,043
1994 1,003
1993 960


State Champions

  • 2011 Track and Field Girls 500m Run [6]
  • 2005 Field Hockey [7]
  • 2005 Golf
  • 2005 Boys' Lacrosse [8]
  • 2004 Track and Field Boys Pole Vault & Girls High Jump
  • 1999 Girls' Basketball [9]
  • 1995 Softball [10]
  • 1982 Softball
  • 1980 Softball

Notable alumni[edit]

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