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Parkview High School

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Posted August 9, 2014

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


Posted 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


Posted April 23, 2014

This school is TOPS!!! Excellent teachers, academic program and sports program!!! We couldn't be happier....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted November 2, 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted March 25, 2006

In 1990 when I graduated it was a fine school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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 !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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 former student


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

561 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

561 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

560 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
94%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

560 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
94%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

586 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

734 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

640 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

764 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

609 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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n/a

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
81%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

639 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 41% 44%
Black 24% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 3%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • David T Smith
Fax number
  • (770) 806-3797

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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998 Cole Rd SW
Lilburn, GA 30047
Phone: (770) 921-2874

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