Located in Normal, Ill., Parkside Junior High School serves students in grades six through eight. The school has a cafeteria that serves lunch and breakfast to students. In addition, it offers various after-school programs. Parkside Junior High School also operates a library and media center that offers an accelerated reader program. Its academic curriculum includes English, mathematics, science, social studies, computer literacy, art, and health and physical education. Additionally, the school has a guidance counseling department for students, parents and teachers. Parkside Junior High School offers a variety of additional courses, such as reading, phonics, mathematics, language arts, history and geography. The school is a part of McLean County Unit District Number 5.