Parkview History 1967 to Present

One of the six original magnet schools

Parkview is Arkansas' first and only complete interdistrict magnet high school. It was created as part of the desegregation settlement as a way to attract students to the area to better racially balance the school. One hundred percent of the students assigned to Parkview will be assigned to a magnet area in science, choral music, orchestra, band, visual arts, drama, or dance. Students in their chosen magnet area must take two classes in that area each year in addition to the regular curriculum outlined by the state department of education.


Parkview attracts some of the most outstanding students from all three school districts, has an enthusiastic, involved, experienced faculty, a very active and involved PTSA, and a strong administration. It has been voted the number one high school in Pulaski County by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette; rated in the top one percent of national magnet programs and named Magnet School of Distinction by the Magnet Schools of Merit Committee; it received the National Magnet School of Merit Award as conferred by the Magnet Schools of America; nominated as one of America's Best Schools in a program sponsored by Redbook; named as one of the Best High School in the state by the readers of the Arkansas Times, and selected as a Blue Ribbon School for excellence and equity in education for all students.

Furthering communication with parents

In addition to all the things that make Parkview one of the best high schools in the country, the staff here continues to strive to make communication between the teachers parents, and students better and easier. In 2005, Parkview became the pilot site for EdLine, and parents and students can now access their academic progress online. Addtionally, Parkview added a Parent Center in its media center with a computer which parents can use to apply for scholarships online. Since 2005, the district added ParentLink, now blackboard to broadcast information to parents and students in seconds.

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