At a Glance

Our Communities
The Parma City School District is proud to serve 11,500 students in grades K-12 residing in the cities of Parma, Parma Heights, and Seven Hills. We make it our mission to empower students to achieve their dreams, providing a continuum of learning opportunities from Pre-School, to K-12, and adult education. Our culture of high expectations and persistent effort, combined with an appreciation of individual gifts, develops confident learners, eager to take on intellectual challenges.



The Parma City School District works closely with students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills to thrive in the 21st Century. From preschool through elementary school, we inspire students to love learning by mastering the basics as they begin exploring their own skills and interests. In middle school, we carefully guide them through the transition from concrete to more abstract thought. Working in teams, our students learn collaboration, cooperation, and relationship building to achieve goals. Finally, in high school, we help students reach for the next level of academic success, offering a wealth of AP courses, career and technical education, and a personalized college counseling process.
Special Programs

One-to-One Student Technology: Supports academic achievement and prepares students to be college and career ready
First Step Preschool: For students with and without disabilities to learn together in a supportive, inclusive environment
Comprehensive service: For students who are identified as gifted (Grades K-12)
Special education: Programs for students across all disabilities (Grades PreK-12)
STEM Elementary: Project-based learning (K-5)
Middle School: Opportunities that include STEM, foreign languages, and computer skills
High School: Options including 13 advanced placement courses, 13 honors courses, digital/virtual instruction, dual enrollment, flexible credit, STEM, and 18 career and technical education classes
ABLE (Adult Basic and Literacy Education): Free year-round basic classes for adults in the following areas: GED Test Preparation, Adult Basic Education, English Language/Civics Education, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Community Education: Classes for adults are offered to members of the community
Our Schools
Listed below are the 14 schools in our district along with the support buildings and facilities

High Schools

  • Normandy High School
  • Parma Senior High School
  • Valley Forge High School
Middle Schools
  • Greenbriar Middle School
  • Hillside Middle School
  • Shiloh Middle School
Elementary Schools
  • Dentzler Elementary School
  • Green Valley Elementary School
  • John Muir Elementary School
  • Parma Park Elementary School
  • Pleasant Valley Elementary School
  • Renwood Elementary School
  • Ridge-Brook Elementary School
  • Thoreau Park Elementary School
Support Buildings/Facilities
  • Pleasantview First Step Preschool and Daycare
  • PCSD Hanna Building
  • Parkview School 
  • Byers Field
  • Central Office
Total Enrollment: 11,200
Total District Population: 114,123
District Academic Rating:  Excellent
Average student/teacher ratio: 18:1
Teachers and Staff with Master’s Degrees or higher:  60%


The Parma City School District has three high schools and three middle schools, allowing more opportunity for student athletes to participate. Home to the famous Byers Field, the largest high school stadium in northeast Ohio, we encourage our athletes to grown in character, discipline, and perseverance while we cheer them on in person and at home on ATT UVERSE Channel 99 and Cox Channel 74. Games are also available on demand at
Our athletic teams are: The Normandy High School Invaders, The Parma Senior High School Redmen, and The Valley Forge Patriots. All three schools field teams in the following sports:
  • Fall: Cross County, Football, Golf, Soccer, Girls’ Tennis, and Volleyball
  • Winter: Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ Basketball, Hockey, Swimming, and Wrestling
  • Spring: Baseball, Boys’ Tennis, Softball, and Track & Field
Middle school sports at Greenbriar Middle School, Hillside Middle School, and Shiloh Middle School include:
  • Fall: Football & Volleyball
  • Winter: Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball & Wrestling
  • Spring: Track
There is cheerleading at all schools as well.