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PK-12
Private
Baton Rouge, LA
Students enrolled: 1,399
 

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5750 Parkview Church Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

(225) 291-2500
(225) 293-4135
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March 03, 2015
Our daughter started attending Parkview Baptist School in her Senior Year and she didn't know ANY of the 100+ students in the senior class. We thought that her first year & last year @ Parkview might be difficult. But bfore the previous school year ended, she was allowed to shadow a student for a full day of school. The first day of school she was assigned a "buddy" to show her to her classes, introduce her to students,etc. The second day of school I received a call asking how my daughter's first day of school went. A few weeks later, the counselor spoke with my daughter to see first hand how everything was going. We were very pleased at how attentive and concerned the staff were. She says that she feels like she has been going there all along and has made so many friends and has gotten involved in a lot of the many activities/clubs that are offered and she even loves her teachers! We rate Parkview Baptist School as Excellent as evidenced in the education, caring and spiritual nurturing they provide to the students.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2014
Parkview Baptist School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is a fantastic school! Parkview provided a Christ-centered education for my two children who attended PBS from kindergarten through 12th grade. Both are successful adults - one employed as a teacher and the other in the petrochemical industry. I am proud to be a part of the Parkview family! My family was blessed by the teachers and other leadership of the school. I enjoyed being a parent volunteer throughout the course of my children's years at PBS. Parkview exceeded our expectations and continues to provide an excellent education for its students. It's a great place to be!

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2014
We have one child at Parkview and hope to have our second there soon! Lovely, caring teachers who share strong Christian values and work overtime to help the children! Worth every penny!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2014
My daughter graduated from PBS this week, and I am so grateful for the wonderful 13+ years she spent at PBS. I know she has been academically prepared for college and has had countless opportunities to participate in athletic teams and a phenomenal fine arts program. But in reflecting on her time at PBS, it has been the love, guidance and opportunities to grow spiritually have been amazing. I am forever grateful for every teacher, coach, administrator and staff member that have been an incredible role model for my daughter. We are forever grateful for each of you! Geaux Eagles!!

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2014
I am very pleased with Parkview. I love the teacher, admins and staff. I think Dr Mays has been great for the school. Solid education, lots of activities and loving Christian environment. What more could a mother ask for?!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
My child has been at Parkview for three years and we are very happy that we decided to go with Parkview. Academic excellence, awesome teachers and lots of school spirit. No school is perfect and Parkview has room to improve, but overall I am very pleased with the school. Haters gonna hate, lovers gonna love....I'm just speaking the truth.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2013
This is a wonderful school....the teachers truly are invested in each student, and the parents are very involved. For the money, I believe this is the best school in Baton Rouge. The curriculum prepares students well for college. I highly recommend PBS above other private schools in the city.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
This school is very well balanced, the academics are just as strong as any other top tier college prep private school in Baton Rouge. Parkview gets an unfair bias as a "sports school" but this is a great school focusing on Academics, Arts, Athtetics and your childs spirtual well being. Could not be more happy with this school!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2013
I feel like this school could change quite a few things. As some of these other reviews have pointed out, athletics are heavily focused on. Sometimes, academics are just left in the dust. Some teachers are absolutely amazing and have been asked to leave and it's a shame to watch this once wonderful school go down. However, there are quite a few academic opportunities for the students including Beta, National Spelling Bee etc. While Parkview is much ahead of the game of most public schools, Parkview is much more concerned about getting a useless sports trophy than educating their students. The 6th and 7th grade Latin teacher, the 7th grade science teacher, and the 7th grade social studies teacher are just a few examples of the fabulous teachers that haven't been asked to leave yet. Overall, this school is a piece of work. A big problem in the middle school, is that if you're not playing sports, you WILL be bullied. Also, if it's thought that you're gay, they can expel you for that with no prior knowledge. They say they will "Do something about it", however nothing gets done. It depends on what you're priorities are if I would reccommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2013
This school has been nothing more than an atheletic influenced institution. The good teachers were "asked" to leave because they stood up against the administration. I am glad to see the previous headmaster and elementary head are both gone. I pray that the school gets back to where it was before the parents and teachers financial status was the key. I miss certain teachers that had to leave due to their caring for the kids, not caring about the brands they wore. The negative comments that had been posted were real I assure you, but there is always good behind some too. I do have to say how unique that 3 "5 star" ratings use PBS's key words in them, a little work by the middle school head??

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2013
Parkview Baptist School is an excellent school that absolutely focuses on the four A's: Abundant Life, Academics, Athletics, and Arts. It is evident on the PBS campus that the faculty, staff, and students are are part of a culture that encourages inclusivity, compassion, and a mission-oriented spirit. The new headmaster has a clear vision for PBS, and he will undoubtedly be leading Parkview into an even brighter future. It is unfortunate to see such slanderous comments regarding the school, and it is apparent these are merely "disgruntled" individuals who seek to slander the character of this school. I have been involved with Parkview Baptist for over 25 years, and I have never seen a more vibrant campus environment. If you want to see what Parkview Baptist is all about, please visit the campus. Your child will not be more loved and cared for at any other school in Baton Rouge; that is a promise!

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2013
We just moved our children to PBS this year from another well respected private school in the area. We have been very impressed with the principal, teachers and overall curriculum. The lower school has been more academically challenging than our previous school and our children have really felt welcome as new students from day one, even the principal personally checking our son and calling us the first day to tell us he was having a great day in class. We look forward to the great opportunities ahead here for our family and plan to really be a partner in our child's education. I think the school has a lot to offer our children in terms of being well-rounded individuals and our kids are very happy. I am excited about what the new headmaster will bring to the table and future of PBS- I have heard great things and feel blessed to be part of this school community.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2012
The teachers here were very unhelpful during my time at parkview. There was a lot of bullying, and much of it was physical as opposed to emotional. Many kids that were not involved in sports were not simply bullied by those that were. It was like we didn't even exist, like we shouldn't have existed. Those that recieved any attention from their more athletic peers were the worse for it. They are very bad when it comes to dealing with special cases. And they force their religion on the students. They have that right, and as a Catholic it wasn't very different from what I heard in Mass so I didn't really mind, but I had a Hindu friend and a Muslim friend who were both forced to sit through Chapel every wednesday for years. Students in middle school and above are forced to take a religion class, using the NIV bible i believe. Again, as a private institution they have this right but it would be nice to see them allowing for other religions. Also, not meaning to bring up a very controversial topic but at parkview, at least among the boys, being gay or at least having people think you might have been gay equated to you being more worthless than dirt.

- submitted by a community member
July 25, 2012
I have attended Parkview since 2nd grade and i hate it here. Just because i am not an athletic star means I am paid no attention to. Most of the teachers are also coaches so they only care about getting their players a high enough grade to play... leaving the rest of us in bad shape. I feel like i am not prepared for college and i have to teach myself all the material because of the lack of care and commitment of the staff. Everybody at Parkview is judgmental and rude. Ive overheard teachers talking openly about students and parents in the halls. Parkview only cares about money and sports, its ridiculous. This school is a joke. Do not send your child to Parkview because it is also very clique oriented and the school does absolutely nothing about bullying. I would love to leave Parkview.... at this point anything is better.

- submitted by a community member
February 20, 2012
Do not allow your kids to got to this school! I attended this school for 17 years and Parkview did not prepare me at all for the college experience. The only reason I am able to handle college is because my mom was a teacher and taught me how to study. Parkview does not care to actually prepare kids for college. I went back and talked with the head english teacher about going over other writing styles besides MLA because my first paper in college had to be in a style we never even covered and the teacher got mad at me for suggesting she mention the differences in the styles. ALL of the good teacher are gone. If you want your kid to be a druggie sports player send them there if not send them else where. If your kid is artistic DO NOT SEND YOUR KID HERE! They have no respect for the arts here. The art teacher is not very qualified and many of the students are better artist. Also the art teacher picks favorites and will allow those students into the AP art classes when they have no business getting past the Art 2 class. If your kid is seriously into the arts look into a different school that will allow you to send your kid to that school and NOCCA and your kid will be sussessful.

- submitted by a community member
August 14, 2011
Our child has been attending Parkview Baptist for over 5 years now and we can definitely say we are pleased with the school so far. The teachers and staff are friendly, knowledgable, and always accessible. I consider it the best private school in Baton Rouge for my money!

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2011
I go to this school and I hate it here. I'm in the 8th grade and the guys are very immature. Many bullies are the immature people and they love to make fun of me for no reasons. The school says they would try doing something about the bullying but they aren't doing anything about it. If you just think about bringing your kid here, just don't because your son/daughter will not like it. Also the teachers don't have much dicipline when someone does something wrong. Terrible school.

- submitted by a community member
January 18, 2011
Our son has been at Parkview for 3 years and abolutely loves it there. The curriculum is challenging, they're always learning new things. The staff is nice and always helpful, when needed. The tuition is a bit pricey, but it's well worth it!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2011
Our son and daughter attended Parkview prior to moving. I was shocked and dissapointed to find that they were way behind academically from the public school system.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
the principal and staff disrespected me and totally cursed me out after i asked for a return of money and lied about information on the diploma. they are just intrested in money and phony people

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 08, 2010
My daughter has been attending Parkview for 4 years. We love it there and she enjoys it there as well. She is learning a lot at Parkview. The only 2 complaints I have is the lack of dicipline and the price. By lack of dicipline..an example iswhen we went to the LASM there were public school students and private school students in attendence. The public school students were exceptionally well behaved and quiet, while the private school students well...they were all talking and not listening to the teachers. The teachers need to dicipline the kids more in my opinion. I would love the price to come down as well-it is almost unaffordable and they just keep raising the prices!!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2009
Parkview is a substandard school with phony Christians who worship money and status. They care little for actual people and student achievement is well below that of public schools.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2009
Parkiview is a great school.My child has learned so much.As for discipline that should be taught at home starting at a young age.School is for education.The teachers my child had were wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2009
Parkview is a wonderful school. Especially if u have a son or daughter that needs a good athletic scholarship. It is the place to go for everything.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2009
No discipline at all. The good teachers have left. There are widespread problems with drug use on campus, sexual activity on campus, and other serious offenses. I put my child there for the 'Christian' environment, and I was shocked. We will be looking elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2009
Parkview is a wonderful environment for our son. It has been very challenging as well as rewarding. The overall test scores are excellent and reflect not only our children but also the dedicated teaching staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2009
I recently moved to Lousiana, expecting a higher education that would set me on track. Although my previous school was (a very good) college preparatory school, i was hoping PBS would be even better. When I got there, people were very nice. But that was it. For a 'Christian' school Parkview Baptist is horrible. Not only are the students intolerant of other cultures other than their own, they rarely behave as Christians. I don't think it's fair to blame the lack of cultural diversity, since each individual should be aware of the world around them. Teachers are too lenient when grading and assigning projects and i don't feel prepared for my junior year.

- submitted by a student
March 20, 2009
I had high hopes for PBS since it is a private Christian school and was well-respected at one time in educational circles. Unfortunately, I can speak from experience not just as a parent but also as an educator, and must say that I was disappointed. The social atmosphere and the extra-curriculars were great, but the academics was deficient and discipline was almost non-existent at all levels. The children and young adults are not held to high academic and behavioral expectations, and a culture of permissiveness becomes the norm. I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed the 'atmosphere' of Parkview, but there was little substance. The teachers are good Christian people, but many are under-qualified and even lack state certification(especially considering the tuition dollars spent) for their positions. Both academics and discipline could certainly benefit from a more rigorous approach.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2009
Graduating my second son from PBS. Great educational enviorment and reasonably priced for a private school

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2009
I loved the atmosphere while a student at Parkview. I made good grades, was involved in extracurricular activities, and made lots of friends. I was shocked when I got to college how unprepared I was. They babied us too much, and while I appreciated it at the time, it was a hard adjustment to make. I now wish my teachers had been tougher and my classes had prepared me better.

- submitted by a student
February 26, 2009
PBS used to be a great school but they have had too much teacher turnover recently. I have not been pleased in the last couple of years with the lack of discipline and the number of uncertified teachers. I'm sad to say that this may be our last year to stick it out.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 21, 2008
We have been at Parkview for many years and have loved it both academically, spiritually and for extra-curricular activities. The staff and teachers are caring and your child will get a wonderful education. The only disadvantage is the price. Its almost unaffordable.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2008
Weak academics and lots of politics. It's all about who you know on the school board and how much money you can donate to the school. I have been disappointed, and my child will be pulled out next year.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2008
Parkview used to be a good school, but now the academics are weak, mainly because they cannot pay to hire qualified teachers. Many of their teachers are not certified or hold temporary teaching certificates. Discipline is weak and the kids/parents run the school. The board of directors and the church is too involved in the school, and it has become very political. Drugs, etc. are a problem among the students. The administration just turns a blind eye, and they are all puppets of the church controlled board of directors anyway. I pulled my kids out and they are getting a much better education elsewhere, without all of the political mess and controversy that has surrounded Parkview for the last several years.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2008
I transferred from out of state a few years ago, and I've got to say that it was absolutely awful academically. Very unprofessional teachers and staff, very weak curriculum, the list goes on. The only people that I know who think this school is OK were people who had attended it for their entire lives and didn't know how much better schools are supposed to be. I know of no one who was sufficiently prepared for college after going to this school. Due to the excessively weak academics, students pick up bad study habits and cannot adjust after high school is over. The high school also had a drug problem that seemed severe in my time at the school. I highly recommend a different school if you're moving into the Baton Rouge area.

- submitted by a community member
July 30, 2008
Both of my children attended Parkview and had wonderful experiences here. The education prepared both of them for successful experiences in college, and they both made lifetime friends. There have been many changes in the past couple of years and many positive results. I highly recommend the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 13, 2008
Absolutely wonderful school for a mainstream child. Not a good place for kids with any type of learning difference or social disability. Submitted by a parent

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2008
I've been at parkview my whole life and I love it. I'll miss it very much when I graduate...everyone has become a family to me :)

- submitted by a student
no rating February 26, 2008
I went to school at parkview from k-12. I enjoyed it there, and they made me into a responsible good person. The education could have been a little better but i think its a good school all around.

- submitted by a student
February 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 15, 2007
Awesome curriculum; AP courses; college prep school with great kids and teachers! A great swim team, band, football, basketball, wrestling, soccer, volleyball, etc! Lots to learn and lots to do!

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2007
Our daughter has been attending Parkview for 6 months now and we love it! She is in the '4's' class. They do so amny great activities both in school and on their field trips. Our daughter just loves it there. She is writing her name and learned all the days of the week her first day of school. We are very pleased.

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Parkview Baptist School
5750 Parkview Church Road, Baton Rouge, LA  70816
(225) 291-2500
Last modified Parkview Baptist School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Parkview Baptist School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top