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Lilburn, GA
Students enrolled: 2,978

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998 Cole Rd SW
Lilburn, GA 30047

(770) 921-2874
(770) 806-3797
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July 14, 2015
I have children that attend Parkview High School in Gwinnett County. I work very hard to be able to afford to live in the district. It is quite a bit expensive to live there. I am a single mother with a fixed income, so I cannot move. The school is aesthetically beautiful, but it hides what the true picture is. I was hoping my experience would be different, but it has not been a good one. I am very disappointed by the social interaction in the school especially with bullying by female classmates and some intimidation by male jocks in conjunction with my children being discriminated against by students of higher socioeconomic status and some elitist attitudes. The teachers, staff and current principal do little to change the culture at Parkview. It is even hard to approach the principal there. I've tried to talk to him on two different occasions and he blows me off. He was a little unfriendly and non-approachable. If it is not sports, it doesn't matter. One of my daughters is in honors classes and the other is in regular classes, but they say the class experience is the same. Some teachers care about being the best teacher they can be while others don't. My daughters say that some students constantly disrupt class or are disrespectful to the teachers which hinder their learning class lessons and when they ask questions in class they can be ignored some of the time. The only good thing I can say is that the counseling staff and the registrar really care and go out of their way to help my kids succeed. Other than that, I have nothing positive to say. My kids will go to college, but I'm concerned about the students who will get lost amongst the many distractions and still prevalent racial issues at the school. Some of the sports parents have even made me feel like I don't belong there with snide comments and separatism. I am an adult and I can handle and deal with those occurrences, but my children and other children shouldn't have to. I love this community. I have lived in it for 3 years. I challenge all of the faculty and staff to BE better! DO better, Mr. Smith. Don't ignore the truth. "ALL" of Parkview students deserve the BEST education and social experience possible. I am hoping this review will provoke tons of positive changes. Thank you great Schools for providing an avenue to safely share my opinion and give my children and others a voice to be heard.

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Develops honesty: Disagree
July 14, 2015
I do not feel and neither have I experienced that all parents and students are treated equally.

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August 09, 2014
Overall, an excellent school in a very safe area. Caring teachers and stable neighborhoods all around. .

- submitted by a community member

June 19, 2014
As a student, I am shocked at the amount of disrespect that other students show teachers. Many don't try their best in the classroom and that leads to negative attitudes shown by other students that are affected. There is a lack of encouragement from peers even at the "gifted" level... There are some who show potential but their bright light is snuffed out by the many others who don't care about their studies. On top of that, most teachers don't care for their students (mainly because they have too many students per class) and it leads to favoritism in the classroom. Parkview's sinking fast and it seems no one wants to right the ship.

- submitted by a student

April 23, 2014
This school is TOPS!!! Excellent teachers, academic program and sports program!!! We couldn't be happier....

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April 22, 2014
Better days are behind Parkview. The school used to be great academically and athletically but no more. The school and Lilburn area has been in a slow decline since the early/mid 2000's. It has really hit Parkview over the past 5-7 years though. It's not unexpected and the same thing happened to nearby Shiloh, Tucker, Stone Mountain and Redan. Would you send your kid to Redan these days? If not, avoid Parkview because Parkview now is like Redan in the mid 90's. You only got a few years before it is totally gone. If you don't mind sending your kid to Redan, then you have nothing to worry about with Parkview.

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August 29, 2013
My school is amazing! You should know that its great social wise, & academically! The education from schools are the number one thing you should think about first! Well, Parkview has a excellent education! I love the facts that my teachers always there to help me, and just waking up in the morning getting ready for the best school in the nation always makes my day. This school is the best, so it doesn't need any improvement! This is the best school. I truly mean it!

- submitted by a student

May 16, 2013
Parkview is a great school! The academics are nationally and state ranked and the sports are fantastic(one of the best in the country). The teachers are great and the classes are challenging, although I have to admit that the teachers that are coaches can have the "good ol boy" attitude. I am a Fine Arts student in the Chorus program, and I also have to admit that fine arts comes very secondary to sports. Sports is EVERYTHING at my school. But overall, it is a wonderful school. I would recommend it to any parent to send their kid for a good education.

- submitted by a student

November 02, 2011
This is such a wonderful school! REALLY prepared my son for college. He said that Parkview has made college almost a breeze for him while he sees others really struggling. He got a full scholarship and got a 4.0 last semester. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this school and the area!

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October 21, 2011
I really like this school. It's my first year and the people and teachers are nice and easy to get along with. Academically I feel myself getting better and learning and actually RETAINING what I've learned. Parkview is a very good school for me and I would definitely recommend it.

- submitted by a student

June 28, 2011
Not what it use to be. The area areound the school is declining rapidly and so are the schools. Camp Creek is the best elementary school, Trickum moved not as great, Parkview eh...

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April 13, 2009
Parkview is a great school. There will always be good teachers and the not so good teachers, but overall, I feel that my child is learning well. The community around here is amazing; people are just generally nice here.

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September 17, 2008
This is our first year at Parkview and we couldn't be more impressed! This school is first class from the top down. I agree with Dr. Buck, 'It's the best school in the nation!'

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June 21, 2008
Parkview High School is a great school. The teachers are loving and work hard to help students achieve. I had a daughter that attended Parkview and she is doing extremely well in college. She is doing as well as fellow students who went to top private high schools. I am also pleased with the achievement of my younger daughter. she is an average student compare to the school population but I still feel she is getting a good education. majority of the student are very well behaved whatever their races. There would always be some students who are non conforming but this is not peculiar to Parkview. This is societal problem. The neighbor areas are safe considering Lilburn is city in Metro Atlanta.

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May 29, 2007
The only thing that bothers me about the school is the perceived 'good old boys' system when it comes to sports. It seems you have to know somebody or be the 'star' athlete to even be considered for a team. So why bother trying out if they know who will be on the team already? A waste of time and effort for the parents and disappoiting for the kids who try.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2006
Both my children graduated from Parkview after attending private schools since first pre-K. Neither could ever have had a better school experience anywhere! My wife and I enjoyed a sense of community; my children, ethical, moral and character-building instruction from all teachers and we made friends for a lifetime. The overall commitment to excellence is obvious at all levels and Parkview continues to be a bright spot in our hearts when we think of Lilburn and our now-grown children. Rev. Ron & Bridget Lambros

- submitted by a parent

March 25, 2006
In 1990 when I graduated it was a fine school.

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March 30, 2005
This school is great! Dr. Buck (the current principal) is the BEST! He's done so much for our school! He's involved in the community and in the school. GO BUCK! He tried to learn the name of every student this year. We all said that he did this to know us personally when we gradute. I appreciate the education I have recieved. I will use the knowledge I have gained in the military. This is a great school with great teachers! Carpe Diem Parkview High! Brandy Stephenson Class of 2005!

- submitted by a student

March 17, 2005
I have been exposed to many schools in the Atlanta area and without a doubt Parkview is one of the top schools. The administration (now that Dr. Buck is here), the teachers, parents, and the community businesses all contribute to help the kids excell in any activity they are invovled with, be it athletic or academic. The kids have bought into the idea of success breeds success. They have year after year challenged each other to perform at a higher standard. That expectation level starts at the top and has filtered down to the kids. They expect to be the best and they are. I am very pleased with the education and extra curricular activities my child has the opportunity to be a part of at Parkview. Great Teachers, Great Parents, Great Kids = Great School !

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November 06, 2004
The one area that parkview was lacking in was an involved Principal that care about what the kids thought. Well they took care of that this year. They hired probably the best principal in Gwinnett County. He is very involved with each child at Parkview. Now This make parkview the Bes school in the state.

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August 17, 2004
I graduated from Parkview in '97 and had a wonderful high school experience. My sister currently attends Parkview and is also having a great experience. I was able to get involved in many actvities and had a great relatioship with many of my teachers. I would highly recommend Parkview to an parent who is serious about their child's education.

- submitted by a student

February 25, 2004
Parkview excels at academics and athletics. In sports, the football team won three consecutive state championships, the boys swimming team four in a row, baseball team, two straight. Additionally, the boys and girls soccer teams, girls basketball, and wrestling teams have all won recent state championships. The schools' students consistently score well above the national average on the SAT test (most recently over 1080), and approximately 95% of seniors continue their education at colleges or universities.

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August 31, 2003
Parkview High School was a terrific school. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to attend and graduate from such a wonderful high school. The enviroment was a very positive one with encouragement coming from parents, faculty, and other students. There were so many extracurricular activities and it is such a community centered school. I had a blast and received an amazing education all at the same time. I truly recommend sending your children to Parkview if you have the opportunity. It really is an awesome experience and they will love it. I know I did.

- submitted by a student

August 26, 2003
This school is excellent. It is known for it's 3 time state championship football team but also has a 4 time state championship science bowl team. This school excels above all others in academics and athletics. It you're not an athlete, there are many other activities. There truly is something for everyone. The community surrounding the school is great and very supportive. You will not find a better all-around school out there.

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Parkview High School
998 Cole Rd SW, Lilburn, GA  30047
(770) 921-2874
Last modified Parkview High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Parkview High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top