Parkside Elementary
156 Lewis Street
Rockford, MI 49341
Larry Watters, Principal
Phone616.863.6360Fax616.866.2327Hours8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Blue Ribbon Exemplary School

Principal's Welcome

Parkside Elementary School is proud to be recognized as a Michigan Blue Ribbon School. Parkside currently serves 300 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The principal of Parkside is Larry Watters. There are 20 professional teachers including K-5 teachers, art, music, physical education teachers, and a reading specialist. We also have a variety of Special Services personnel, including a school social worker, gifted and talented consultant, speech and language therapist, resource room teacher, occupational and physical therapists, a behavioral interventionist, and a district nurse. Our support staff consists of a media specialist, secretaries, custodians, and paraprofessionals who work in classrooms, the computer lab, the lunchroom, and on the playground. Parkside is a family of caring professionals who make it our daily goal to make a difference in the lives of children.

Parkside is fully accredited by AdvancED, formerly the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, and the Michigan Accreditation Program. The State of Michigan awards letter grades to all schools through the "Education Yes" program based on test scores and school improvement data. Parkside Elementary has been awarded an "A" the past seven years and recognized as a State of Michigan "Rewards School" for the past two years. We are proud of our Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) scores as they are consistently above the state average in all subject areas.

Welcome to Parkside Elementary!

Larry Watters, Principal
Parkside Elementary

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Our school color is Blue

Mascot: We are the Parkside Pachyderms!

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