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Parkview High School

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Posted July 27, 2014

Awesome school, everyone gets along very good. No drama nor are there stuck up kids, great speech and debate program. All together, a 5 star school.


Posted June 27, 2010

I really like the way things have been at this school for the last three years. With a new principal my hope is that things will keep running smooth and the excellent traditions stay intact. The staff is great. Keep singing the school song!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Lots of heart and enthusiasm at Parkview. Just had a rennovatiom and everyone is excited and grateful. Top debate team, good athletics and great academic programs. Teachers and administration care about the students and learning.


Posted September 27, 2009

My school has provided me with many oppourtunities, most of which i would have never of had if i didnt go to Parkview. I think our school has one of the closest student bodies in America. As i walk through the halls, I can sense a feeling of unity . I am in debate, clubs and take all honors and couldnt be more happy with where i am in life. Parkview has helped me get to this point.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2008

If you want to be successful after high school in all aspects of the word then Parkview is the high school to attend...but high school is what you make it. I have seen students from parkview go on to prestigious universities and be very successful, witnessed top ranked speech and debaters become all americans, and have heard of countless award winning programs that are among the best in the state. On the other hand I have seen students who despite attempts do not reach out to the resources Parkview has to offer. This school has been incredibly successful in giving students the resources necessary to really achieve in life. I have a feeling that those who complain about the quality of the school would complain wherever they go and have not given the effort. Trust me when I say that with the willing, Parkview has turned 'water into gold'.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2008

I'm a former student of Parkview. I spent all four of my high school year there and I love this school so much that I am going to go back and teach there. This school used to have some problems with security but thanks to Chance Wistrom all or most of those problems have been taken care of. As with all schools there are those few teachers who have no clue what they are doing but Parkview makes up for those with their amazing staff. Many of the teachers here are willing to help their students with anything. For instance Stephanie Blake is always there for her students she teaches physics and coaches color guard, but some how she manages to find time to help students with a wide range of other activites. These are the kind of people that set Parkview apart from the rest and make it the best.


Posted March 27, 2008

Parkview is improving now that they have air-conditioned years after making the kids suffer in high temps, which led to many behavior problems. Now the kids think they may actually have begun to care about them. Still there is bullying problems there and high drop-out rate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2008

I think Parkview is getting better and better all the time! One of the things that did impress me at Parkview was how many staff members attended Parkview themselves and loved it so much they wanted to teach and or work there! The staff I have met love this school and are very dedicated. The location is beautiful and the new addition is exceptional! Go Vikings!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

I graduated from PV last year and have now come to realize that it, along with the vast majority of schools in Springfield, do not prepare you for college life unless you plan on attending OTC, MSU, Drury, Mizzou, or a similar college. I had about two or three good teachers while I was there. Because of this I am now at a significant disadvantage in college. There are some great activities to become involved in and because there is not much competition among students it is fairly easy to succeed. Everyone there is very friendly, however, and it was always a positive environment in that sense. at
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2008

Parkview has an extremely diverse community of kids as well as a brand new building. It is true that some of the classes arent't challenging but that is only if you take the easiest classes that parkview has to offer. Parkview has Ap classes, Honors classes and a number of college creedit classes as well. This classes are extremely challenging and require a lot of responsibility on the students part. The school also has a strong sense of school spirit. It doesnt matter if your preppy, gothic, emo, or a jock, there is a place for you at Parkview, where everyone comes together as fellow Vikings!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2008

The only good thing about the school is the diversity and building-which is in very nice shape-although built like a maze and impossible for new students. I am a junior here and cannot wait to move to get out.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2007

Except for one teacher and one vice principal I love Parkview. I would like to see more involvement from the parents and students with re-guards to sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2007

I am a currently a junior at parkview and am extremely dissatisfied with my experience here. The teachers do not push the students at all, their idea of a challenge is assigning more worksheets. Their is NO discipline the kids run the show. For the many interesting courses that parkview offers there are teachers who are overloaded and have no passion for the subjects. There are a couple of good things though, it is very laid back and few cliques, there are a few out standing teachers, and the art and debate programs are outstanding as well. However, i feel like i have experienced the best of what PKV has to offer and it is not enough to keep me from transferring to GHS for my senior year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2006

I am a parent of a Freshman student for the academic year 2006-2007 and I would just like to say that I am very please with ParkView so far. I am very impressed with the young new Principle. I do believe he is going to make a huge difference in ParkView. He seems to have the right stuff for the job
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

I am currently a junor at parkview and have no major complaints. This school has been an aswome place to learn and mature. Despite a small number of taechers who have no remote idea of what is going on, the staff is wonderful. The out of school activities are pretty fun and extensive. Due to its extreme diversity it has better perpared me for the real world. I'm glad that I attend parkview for these reasons. And the new building is aswome and really brings Parkview into the 21st century.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2005

This is the high school for everyone who wants to know cool people , have awesome teachers , and great staff in general. You just can't beat parkview.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2005

Great school. Strong history. Diverse. Wonderful academics. A community. A solid winner.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 14, 2005

I am a student currently attending Glendale high school, but I went to Parkview for my freshman and sophomore years. I will definitely be returning to parkview for my senior year, mainly because I miss the enviroment. People are much more friendly, and everyone gets along at Parkview. Also, Parkview offers Photography, which is a very rare class in Springfield Public schools. I am definitely looking forward to returning to Parkview next year to graduate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2005

I am a student at Parkview High and I have never been to a more better school in my life. It might not be the nicest looking school in the district but we have just started building a new wing for the school, and we're also remodeling the whole school just after the new wing is done. The music and sports department are a good part of the school, I'm currently in Marching Band and Baseball and I love it. I am just happy that I can finist the school year at the best high school in Springfeild, Missouri. Thomas Webster
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2004

I am a student here at Parkview and I will graduate in 2005. I think that this school is one of the best schools in the district. There may not be a lot of money to put into each and every subject to make the classes better, but there is money that is going to the school to make the whole thing better. The school is going to be made into a better learning environment for all the students here at Parkview. I found out today that Parkview has gotten the award of Outstading school designation beating out all the other schools in the district except for Pershing Middle School. So to anyone that doesn't think that Parkview is a very good school you need to take another look and give the teachers and the classes a chance.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
41%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 54% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
41%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 69% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 47% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students36%
Black18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White38%
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
Students with disabilities12%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students69%
Black49%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Free or reduced-price lunch63%
Students with disabilities29%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students51%
Black21%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Free or reduced-price lunch43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students58%
Black47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Free or reduced-price lunch52%
Students with disabilities17%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students54%
Black30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Free or reduced-price lunch44%
Students with disabilities14%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students32%
Black8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White36%
Free or reduced-price lunch25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 74%
Black 10% 17%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Eric Ramsey
Fax number
  • (417) 523-9295

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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516 West Meadowmere
Springfield, MO 65807
Phone: (417) 523-9200

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