My kids have been going to Parkview for 6 years now and it started out fine with good teachers and fun activities but i find that the past two years it is going downhill. I know there are a lot of budget problems so it has been difficult for teachers but unfortunately our students have been affected by a decrease in field trips and we even lost our music teacher (the kids loved Mr. Hess). My 1st grader has never even been on a field trip, not even to the pumpkin patch in kindergarten! And I know there are other schools in the Oak Grove School District who's kindergarteners and 1st graders still get to go on field trips. Also, there are some teachers who yell too much and also the teachers who feel the need to label their class groups as group 1 (the smart group) and group 2. Ok, teachers - how do you think it makes group 2 feel? They feel like they are in the "dumb" group! So, wrong! But of course there are also many wonderful teachers; unfortunately i am dealing with two of the not so sensitive teachers this year. It's enough to make me want to find another school for my children.
I am very pleased with Parkview and Mrs. Bouye, last year my child was in her class, she is an excelent teacher, he learned a lot in Kinder that now first grade is so easy for him, I wish to be there so he can be in her class for first grade, but we moved to Indiana state, Thank you so much Mrs. Bouye for all your dedication and excelent job. Good Luck in first grade!
I'm very pleased with Parkview. Lots of parents are involve in the school activities. Teachers updated students progress with parents. They also have a great after school program for busy parents. My children enjoyed attending there.
I am very pleased with Parkview. My children have been attending for 6 years and we have been through a lot of changes. However, through it all, the staff and parents have worked together to keep the academics high and the morale up. I do feel the current principal could be more strict on the school rules and on enforcing district consequences but in all it is a very good diversified school.
Very friendly environment/closed relationship with teachers. Teachers updated students progress with parents. Lots of parents volunteer. Just that the school does not have enough budgets. They already out of papers and toners for the copy machines. They needs more help with school supplies. Even though i have to go out to buy papers to help out
This school is by fa,r hands down a wonderful school. I take comfort in the fact that when my daughter leaves home to go to class she enters into another home away from home. The entire staff knows each and every child by name even if they are not their teacher. The staff has great communcation with the parents both for negative and or positive reasons. The lunch staff is terriffic with the children and the parents as well as they encourage the children to eat well while away from home. And the receptionist is by far a great part of the staff. She treats all off the students as if they were own. Thank you Parkview for making your school the best that it is.
It looks like I'm the first person in 3 yrs that is rating this school,and I must say I had to rate this school as average.My son came to this school right after 2nd grade,because we had moved from the Evergreen District.I want to say that I liked the other district better,as far as the school and how it's operated.This school is not as updated,technology wise and also the school itself,I don't know why it's not well-kept compared to other schools. That doesn't really matter,but the other school offered convenient ways like online lunch payment to look at account balances and not have to worry about calling to check. They have other online programs as well. I also notice that this school has too many fund raisers and I think it's unnecessary.Over all,the school is over-crowded,ok staff and did I mention there's a new principal again this year?
Before I start my review I want to make it clear that to have a great school you must factor in parent involvement. It is very easy to say that the staff is rude, the principal is lacking or that the classes are overcrowded. When your child attends a school you both become part of the whole. The experience we and our children have depends so much on us as parents. Our attitudes, our participation, our dedication. Parkview is a great school, with awesome, dedicated teachers. The school had a change in Principals last year and while I do think it was a rough year leadership wise I have noticed a change in attitude and behavior by both the staff and the Principal this year. Keep up the great work, the test results prove that the Panthers still do their personal BEST!!!
The teachers are great, the office receptionist is rude and not at all helpful.
Teachers are Ok, but classrooms size for K grade are too small for 20 o[r] more Kids,so are the bathrooms
My children have been attending Parkview for about 5 years and this is the first year when I have something to complain about. I have to say their general ed is awesome but their special ed is not so good.
The academic programs, art and music activities are good. The principal seems to be very dedicated.
My daughter has been attending Parkview since 3rd grade. In that time, I have been highly impressed with three of four of her teachers (got more impressed with the fourth one as the year wore on...). I am especially pleased with the availability of a music program, including instrumental music for fourth graders, paid for by the parent group. Sixth graders are able to participate in band at Davis Intermediate School, a fabulous opportunity for them. The fourth grade Gold Rush is a wonderful living history unit. Teachers put in a lot of time and effort to create new learning opportunities for students.
This is a great school. The teachers are very supportive and nice. There are many accelerated courses available.. and your child gets great oppurtunities to excel.
It was very dark at nigth, the school has dead not green grass, and very empty feeling not too many amenities. lots of portable classrooms, they look ugly and desorganized.
Parkview is an excellent school. Our game plan was to send our children to private school. When seeking a recommendation from a private school teacher, she asked what our home school was. When I told her it was Parkview, she suggested we check out Parkview before settling on a private school. We did as she suggested and have not regreted it once. My oldest daughter just completed 6th grade and I think she has a great foundation to start Junior High School. I also think Parkview has great parent involvement. We raise funds to that our children can have a 28 week music appreciation program, hands on science program, after school sports, extra field trips, reading incentive programs, cultural heritage appreciation and so much more. All of this wouldn't be possible without a community (staff, parents, students) dedicated to giving our kids the best possible education.
This school is overcrowded with tremendous amount of inter-district tranfers, consequently the class size does not meet the standard requirements, most of the teachers are bilingual;students have communication problems, staff makes lot of errors, therefore the production of results is poor. Not too much or art and sports, or other activities are given to students; the huge amount of money raised from Walkathon goes where? Level of parent involvement seems to lessen due to this poor academic results and attitude of staff and principal.
In addition to active ethnic cultural groups, Parkview has an American Culture Club, open to all students (performance-oriented activities for cultural events), and a general school-community association (PSCA) that is open to and actively seeks the participation of all Parkview families. In addition, Parkview has a broad range of cultural and academic enrichment activities that are open to and appropriate for all students.
This a good school but i feel that it really has a focus on one minority group and kind of forgets about the others. In my daughter's class the teacher speaks to the students in their native language and i think that's not fair to the other students. They also have PTA meetings for the different cultures and not a unified group with all parents so there kind of all on their own. I am a minority also but there needs to be more parents working together having in common that there childeren attend the same school not their race.
My son has been going to parkview since 2nd grade. I love this school and have found it hard to leave since I don't live in the area. We have an interschool district transfer which allows him to attend school there. I highly recommend Parkview, the teachers are great and so is the principal.
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