Parkland Magnet High School
is a high school
, North Carolina
that offers an International Baccalaureate
program and describes itself as a "Center for the Cultural Arts".
The school's campus is located on the south side of Winston-Salem, and is easily accessible from Interstate 40, US Highway 52, and Peters Creek Parkway. The principal, Dr. Tim Lee, is a long time member of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County education system.
The campus includes a main building, several multi-classroom pod trailers, a practice football field, competition track, baseball and softball fields. The main building houses the school's administrative offices, cafeteria, two gymnasiums, and auditorium as well as 80 classrooms. The football & lacrosse teams plays their home games at Deaton-Thompson stadium located off West Clemmonsville Road which is located approximately 1.4 miles from the school's campus. The soccer teams play their home games at the W-S/FC Soccer Complex on Bolton street, which is approximately 3.2 miles from Parkland's campus.
The schools ADM for the 2007-08 school year is 1606 students, which ranks 4th among the 70 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools. Based on that ADM, Parkland will become a 4A school for the next NCHSAA realignment period which begins with the 2009-2010 school year.
Parkland Magnet High School is an accredited International Baccalaureate World School. The IB Diploma Program itself takes place during the 11th and 12th grades, however the foundation necessary for success in the program is laid in 9th and 10th grade courses. The rigorous course of study provides a liberal arts curriculum from a global perspective, university-level work, and required examinations that are developed and marked on an international standard.
In addition to offering the International Baccalaureate program, Parkland also offers a conventional course load for it's students.
Parkland Magnet High School competes in a total of 29 men's and women's sports in the Piedmont Triad Conference at the NCHSAA's 3A level.
Listed below are the school's state championship teams:
- 3A State Dual Team Wrestling Champions- 1995, 1996, 2007, 2008
- 3A State Wrestling Tournament Champions- 1997, 2007,2008
- 3A State Mens Basketball Champions- 1999
- 3A State Football Champions- 2001
- 1A/2A/3A State Mens Indoor Track & Field Champions- 2007
The school also has the following State Team Runner-Up finishes:
- 3A State Men's Basketball Runners-Up: 1994, 2002
- 3A State Wrestling Tournament Runners-Up: 1995
- 3A State Dual Team Wrestling Runners-Up: 1997
Individual Mens Wrestling State Champions:
- 1968 197 Lbs. State Champion- Mike Cowan
- 1971 158 Lbs. State Champion- Joe Harrison
- 1972 148 Lbs. State Champion- Sam Wilson
- 1994 275 Lbs. 3A State Champion- Mike Imes
- 1997 140 Lbs. 3A State Champion- Richard "Skeeter" Sweet
- 2002 130 Lbs. 3A State Champion- Rod McCollum
- 2003 135 Lbs. 3A State Champion- Ryan Wall
- 2006 275 Lbs. 3A State Champion- Bryan Young
- 2008 112 Lbs. 3A State Champion- Juan Stimpson
- 2008 140 Lbs. 3A State Champion- Lane Wilmoth
- 2008 145 Lbs. 3A State Champion- Lanard Oglesby
- 2008 160 Lbs. 3A State Champion- Greg Gainey
- 2008 171 Lbs. 3A State Champion- Teague Little
Individual State Track & Field Championships:
- 1981 Girls Shot Put Champion- Faye Strothers
- 1987 Boys Indoor 60 Yard Hurdles Champion- Scott Fletcher
- 1987 4A Boys 110 Meter High Hurdles Champion- Scott Fletcher
- 1988 Boys Indoor 60 Yard Hurdles Champion- Scott Fletcher
- 2007 3A Boys 110 Meter Hurdles Champions- Charles Lindsay
- 2007 3A Boys 300 Meter Hurdles Champions- Charles Lindsay
- 2008 3A Boys 400 Meter Champion- Jarrell Elliott
- 2008 3A Girls Long Jump Champion- Jessica Morgan
State Track & Field Relay Championships:
- 1972 Boys 880 Yard Relay Champions
- 2006 3A Girls 1600 Meter Relay Champions
- 2007 1A/2A/3A Boys Indoor 4x400 Meter Relay Champions
- 2007 1A/2A/3A Girls Indoor 4x400 Meter Relay Champions
Wrestling Team Holds Several National Records
In addition to holding or sharing twelve NCHSAA records, the Parkland wrestling team holds the following National Records:
- Total Points Scored In A Season, Duals & Tournaments: 5432.5 Points, 2007-08
- Second Most Total Points Scored In A Season, Duals & Tournaments: 5038.5 Points, 2006-07
- Average Dual Meet Margin of Victory: 67.38, 2007-08
- Pins In A Season: 542, 2007-08
- Second Most Pins In A Season: 504, 2006-07
On top of those National Records, the team heads into the 2008-09 season having won their last 90 Dual Matches.
Clubs & Organizations
Parkland Magnet High School offers nearly fifty student clubs & organizations that cover a wide variety of interests from JROTC Color Guard to National Honor Society to Key Club. A full list of the schools clubs and organizations can be viewed at the Parkland High School Club Listing
Parkland Alma Mater
As printed in 1995 Yearbook
O dear Alma Mater, May God His blessing give thee:
Thy task is to help us, and be our guide eternally,
We praise thy hallowed halls, Thy widespread fame,
In love, with heads held high, We praise thy name.
O dear Parkland High School, May God His blessing give to thee.
O dear Alma, For thee our proudest banners wave,
We march all together to make us steadfast, true, and brave,
A focal point you are, a beacon ray,
To lead us ever on our forward way.
O dear Parkland High School, For thee our proudest banners wave.
Cuncho Brown- Former New Orleans Saints TE, 1994 Parade High School All-American
Sam Wilson- 2005 Inductee, Michigan Wrestling Association Hall Of Fame
The school takes its name from Parkland Memorial Hospital
, the hospital John F. Kennedy
was taken to after he was shot. It was originally to be named South Forsyth High School