This school is horrible. From academics to athletics. From the princicpal apoligizing for not speaking spanish to the unorganized, inconsistancy of the athletic department.
I have 2 children at Park View and their experience has been excellent overall. The dedication of the Park View teachers astounds me. My daughters have met with teachers at 8am and at 5pm (school is from 9-4). They give up planning to help students who need it, they eat lunch while they tutor. They are at Park View because they want to be somewhere they can really make a difference in lives. Honestly, my only complaint is with the guidance department (counselors, not office staff - office staff is great) - my children have gotten a "we're here to write down a schedule for you, not have a discussion about what you might want or what might be best for you" attitude more than once.
Park View High School is a horrible school! Horrible Principal, Dr. Minshew, horrible Math department, horrible teachers, horrible everything!!! School is a nightmare, BEWARE!!!!
The Math program that was introduced 3 years ago across the county has been a systematical problem. 75% of the Park View students math grades have decreased significantly. Some teachers do give their time to work with the students before and after school, but more needs to be done. Teachers need to be held accountable for their teaching styles and how to help improve the student learning rather than worry about the SOL testing that only supports the teachers job status.
i hate this school and the way it's run. they never care about a child's best interest, but only themselves. "number 1 break out school" pretty much means that we are acknowledge for actually being pretty smart for how terrible of a school we are. how embarrassing. and then we spend the money on new lockers. because that's what we need. new god**** lockers. it's really funny how all the staff defends minshew. she worries more about what kids wear, then what they are getting in school. the morning announcements every morning consist of "let me remind you, since the weather has been getting warmer, that we need to dress in a appropriate manner. and if you don't i have ugly t-shirts and sweatpants for you" or "let me remind you, that hats are not allowed in school." honestly? i'm done with this school. the principal is pathetic, and so is the school itself. you give students that actually try to succeed, a hard time, when the ones that don't give two **** about schools are chilling in the bathroom, smoking weed.
This school is amazing. The number 1 reason is the dedication from the teachers, students, coaches, and families of this school. The principal loves each and every one of her students, even if they get into trouble alot. The teachers are always there to help you out when you need it, and you get an honest grade for how well you do in class-not how your teacher thinks you should do. I am a sophomore, about to enter my junior year after summer, and I couldn't think of anywhere else to go :)
I deliberately chose to accept a job at Park View over several other counties, as well as schools in western Loudoun because of the principal, staff, and students. This year, Park View was named as one of only five schools in the nation to win the Breakthrough School award. Noticing the range of comments-and attitudes they reveal-I am reminded that a school reflects the human race as a whole: Some people are more empathetic than others; some people are more motivated than others; and, some people are more tolerant of others' differences. Park View definitely meets the definition of a "great school."
Its like I'm really in Mexico! Such 'diversity' has bought Park View into the pathetic state that it is currently in; class feels like one of those fish markets you see in documentaries, glorious 'teachers' with the inability to comprehend basic thoughts and reason, oh, and the wonderful principle that has the patience of a 5 year old. Please stay away from this school parents; I'll be back-flipping out of the window on gradation day.
I dont like at all teachers simply let students do anything they want there for im in a class with so many inmature teens its embarissing most students here are so imature and childish i cant belive we are the same age and extra curicular activities really come on only sports which most kids in it dont even really like it. Parents may say its great but they arent in there 5 days a week! i hate it !!
I attended Park View High School, my sibling attend this school as well as many other cousins, family and friends. It is really annoying when people call the school ghetto and talk about the students. It's a great school. More diverse than any other school in Loudoun County and that is a blessing. Parents and students who post negative comments regarding this school should be ashamed of themselves. You want things to get better? Help out, volunteer, do what you feel is needed, be proactive, not reactive. But don't complain. New schools pop up in the county (Stone Bridge)and all of a sudden you have the community talking down about PVHS, teachers running for the hills because they are too chicken or stuck up to stay and help the school grow and succeed. Acting like Park View is sitting in the middle of the projects. Seriously?!?
Honestly, a reason for the decreasing quality of Park View could be the increasing arrival of students who do not care to do well. I don't think it's fair how that group shadows the hard-working students. I am a student working hard to reach a 4.0, yet it doesn't seem to matter when that group gives our school a 'ghetto' reputation. Most people don't realize that our teachers really do try to encourage students to do well. It's because of the backgrounds from which those apathetic students come from. No matter how great a school they go to, only a few of those students can actually be transformed when they come from such backgrounds. It isn't fair how Park View suffers by getting the majority of these students. Being a student that sees this everyday, it saddens me how people see our school when they never look beyond the apathetic students.
I have a freshman at Park View High School and so far we have had a good experience. The teachers give the students every opportunity to get extra help or make up missed work. There are many clubs and activities for the students to get involved in. A school can only do so much, it is up to the Parents to encourage their children to do well and get involved.
Park View is a great school, and our teachers do a great job to make sure we know more than what we need to know for our future. They insure that they provide us with help before and after school, so we can pass our classes. Our teachers do have control on us.
I think this is a terrible school. Most of the teachers don't care about the students. I have great safety concerns for the children there.
I personally think that the children run the school and the principal and vice principal have no control.
Park view high school is by far the best school i've seen in loudoun county. It has alot of teamwork, effort and it strives their students to great successes.
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