School Details

Park View High School

205 Park View Circle, South Hill, VA 23970
(434) 447-3435

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 794 students 16 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade


Standards of Learning End-of-Course (SOLEOC)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mecklenburg County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Park View High School is a public high school in South Hill. The principal of Park View High School is Michelle Powell. 794 students attend Park View High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 47% of the 794 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Park View High School is 16:1. Warren County High is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 51% 50%
Black, non-Hispanic 47% 47%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 1.0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 55%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    As someone who went to four different high schools up and down the east coast I would have to say Park View High School was the worst of all of them. Majority of the teachers do not posses the education or compassion to teach children. The amount of students that drop out in comparison to other schools is significant as well. I can not tell you how many fights and stabbings I witnessed as well as the lack of caring from the staff. The education a as well as the staff bus system discipline tactics along with many other things are seriously inadequate. I would strongly consider moving out of the area before ever sending my child to this poor school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Park view was one of the best achools i attended they have great teachers and a great principal. park view compare to some schools in N.C. whict i attent to two park view have a lot of desipline nd corage. Me as a grauduated at Park View High School i will thanks all my life to this school cause it help me be a better nd more aducated person. thanks park view nd to d people on south hill virginia. which help me be d person im today

  • (4 years ago)

    As a member of the Mecklenburg community I must say that we are very proud of Park View High School. The principal is invested in the school. A graduate and former teacher of the school he leads and expects the best from both the teachers and the students. He does not settle for less. The teachers possess great knowledge of their subject areas and behave professionally within the school and within the community. Overall the students represent the school and South Hill area well. Those who have taken advantage of the education offered do well when they enter college or the working world.

  • (5 years ago)

    I started my career at the school and I couldn't have made a better choice. This school has a supportive and caring staff despite the areas limited resources.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is average at best. I was a member of the class of 2005. Our test scores finally got the school accredited with the state and national standards. Depending on the courses you take you can find very bright teachers that actually nurture a thinking mind. even while using a curriculum that robs us of the ability to think. The leadership system seemed more like a dictatorship than a principal running a school. There aren't many course options. Only 2 secondary languages are taught. If you don't want to learn Spanish or French? Tough luck. Honors classes do provide a bit of a challenge. Not in content but workload is slightly heavier. Unless you make the Virginia Governor's school you won't have a hard time with course content. The main negative is just a small town school. 800 kids. Not very diverse. Not a good representation of the real world.

  • (7 years ago)

    great school. I am a teacher and parent of of park view. I am very happy with everything there.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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