I LOVED going to Parras! Academically the teachers were great and the selection of classes were brilliant. Technologically Parras is very much superior to the neighboring Adams middle school. With a campus wide student run news program, techers could switch their tv's on to channel XX ( its been a while so i don't recall exactly) and view student presidents announcing the weekly activities every monday morning.
Moreover, the location makes socializing a breeze. Nearby is the Redondo Pier and Rivalution, an Internet Cafe.