Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School

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Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School
Address
2501 Barrow Road
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72204
United States
Coordinates 34°43′53″N 92°22′13″W / 34.73139°N 92.37028°W / 34.73139; -92.37028Coordinates: 34°43′53″N 92°22′13″W / 34.73139°N 92.37028°W / 34.73139; -92.37028
Information
Type Public magnet school
Established 1968
School district Little Rock School District
CEEB Code 041443
NCES School ID 050900000627[1]
Principal Dr. Dexter Booth
Faculty 79.30 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,116 (2010–11[1])
Student to teacher ratio 14.07[1]
Color(s)      Red
     White
     Blue
Athletics conference 7A/6A Central (2012–14)
Mascot Patriot
Team name Little Rock Parkview Patriots
USNWR ranking Unranked (2013)
Website

Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School is a magnet school in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States that concentrates heavily on science and the arts. It is Arkansas' first and only interdistrict high school. Although administered by the Little Rock School District, Parkview may receive students from the Pulaski County Special School District and the North Little Rock School District. It is commonly referred to as Little Rock Parkview.

Little Rock Parkview teaches grades 9 through 12, and has an average enrollment of 1,120 students.

Academics[edit]

Curriculum[edit]

In 2005, Parkview High School was named in the top 900[2] best high schools in the nation according to the Newsweek magazine's Top 1200 US Schools. Public schools are ranked according to a ratio called the Challenge Index.

Parkview's unique magnet major curriculum lets students enter the school under a 'magnet area,' their specific concentration while at Parkview. Available areas are science, vocal music, instrumental music (both band and orchestra), visual arts, drama, and dance. These areas have special course requirements necessary to complete the Parkview curriculum and receive a diploma seal upon graduation.

Debate[edit]

Parkview's debate teams, particularly Legal and Legislative, have a long history of success. At Arkansas Student Congress, a statewide tournament, the team won championships in 1992, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2013 (and many other unknown years). These championships have been won under the coaching of Patricia Treadway.

In 2002, Parkview's Student Congress delegation finished first in the state competition. The Mock Trial team finished second in the state tournament in 2003. The next season, 2003–2004, Parkview's Student Congress delegation again won first place at the state competition and set the record high for points, beating the mark set by the 1992 Parkview team. Also in the 2003-2004 season, the Parkview debate team won second place at the state's mock trial competition. One of its members, T. Luke Frauenthal, advanced to the semifinals at the Harvard Student Congress Tournament.

Parkview High School 2005 Legal and Legislative Debate finished first in the state at both Student Congress and Mock Trial. The team went on to represent Arkansas at the National Tournament where it placed 14th in the nation. The team continued its unprecedented success the following year, again winning at both Student Congress and Mock Trial. Jacob Kauffman garnered Best Delegate honors, and the team set a record for points earned at Student Congress. The following year, 2007, the Student Congress delegation returned and received yet another victory. Breaking the previous record by ten points, the team shattered all expectations. The Legal and Legislative Debate team was the first to win both State Student Congress and State Mock Trial two years in a row.

Parkview Legal and Legislative debaters exceeded their own record to capture the 2008 State Student Congress title. In 2009, they placed first in both Student Congress and Mock Trial. They represented Arkansas at the National Mock Trial Championships in Atlanta, finishing 15th nationally. During the 2009-2010 year, the team went on to win the State Student Congress title as well as the State Mock Trial championship. The team represented Arkansas in the National High School Mock Trial Championship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that spring.

Drama[edit]

Parkview is also known for its Drama Department. The 2009 fall show was The Imaginary Invalid by Molière, and included seniors Dylan Clifford, Phoenix Smithey, Brianna Kordsmeier, and Gabriella Baltzley, and juniors Ashley Nolen and Max Hill. The musical was Anything Goes, featuring Nina Harris as Reno, Brandon Nichols as Billy, Gabriella Baltzley as Hope, and Jeremy Grandison as Moonface. The Drama Department also does many annual shows, including: Murder Mystery in September, Rendezvous and Tales of the Crypt in October, Medieval Feast in December, and a Black History Month presentation at the Clinton Library in February.

Gay Straight Alliance[edit]

Parkview's many prominent clubs include GSA (Gay Straight Alliance), and they work hard to reach equality for all. The GSA president, Tas Zinck, along with Vice President Indigo Anderson-Moore, hold gender confusion help groups, participate in rallies, and have an annual Day of Silence.

Model United Nations[edit]

The Parkview High School Model United Nations team also enjoys a long and proud history of success. Parkview sent delegations of varying sizes to various conferences, including: Arkansas Model United Nations, Model United Nations Illinois, ASU Jonesboro Model United Nations, and Mid South Model United Nations. In 2006, the Parkview delegation to Arkansas Model United Nations delivered a victory under the leadership of Mexico Head Delegate Trenton J. Morrow, achieving a best delegation award. Delegate Kevin Kim received an outstanding delegate award.

Newspaper[edit]

The school newspaper, The Constitution, is a member of the High School National Ad Network The current editor is Kerry Richmond. The newspaper is known for its variety of subjects, including last year's special features that included sex, drugs, and rock and roll.

Quiz Bowl[edit]

The Parkview Quiz Bowl team also competed in the 2005 school year. The Quiz Bowl team won the State NAQT Tournament and represented Arkansas in the High School NAQT Championships. The Team also placed fourth in the State 5A Championships. Karthik Soora placed 101st in the NAQT individuals, Nick Misenheimer placed 156th, and Patrick Kangrga placed 263rd. In the Regional and State individual rankings, Karthik Soora placed 3rd regionally and 5th in the State. Patrick Kangrga was 10th in the Region and 6th in the State.

In 2007, the Parkview Quiz Bowl team placed 1st in the entire Beta Club Convention's Quiz Bowl event. Georgeanne Yehling placed 2nd in Creative Writing; Esther Im placed 1st in sketch, and Spencer Smith placed 1st in scratch art. The Quiz Bowl team went on to compete at the Beta Club national competition in Nashville, Tennessee, where they placed second overall in the Quiz Bowl competition. Furthermore, the team won the 6A State Final for AGQBA Quiz Bowl, the state Quiz Bowl format.

The Quiz Bowl team also had a successful season in 2008. They qualified for NAQT nationals at their first tournament of the season in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The team again won the 6A State Final tournament, broadcast on AETN, the state PBS station. At the national tournament in Chicago, the team placed 113th overall. Silas Altheimer placed 171st and Georgeanne Yehling placed 200th in the individual statistics.

Last year, the Quiz Bowl team came back with a vengeance. They won the 6A State Final tournament, and NAQT state, despite efforts by Watson Chapel. Their leader, Seemaab Ali, along with other players Connor Thompson, John Sykes, Chris Altheimer, Darcie Moore, Laura Yoder, Catie Meyer, Alex Smith, Ryan Nakamoto, Josh Woods, Kerry Richmond and Eric Carter, dominated everything they ever did.

Athletics[edit]

The Parkview High School mascot is the Patriot with red, white, and blue as the school colors.

For 2012–14, the Parkview Patriots compete in the 6A Classification administered by the Arkansas Activities Association within the 7A/6A Central Conference. The Patriots participate in baseball, basketball (boys/girls), bowling, cheer, cross country, dance, debate, football, golf (boys/girls), soccer (boys/girls), softball, swimming & diving (boys/girls), track & field (boys/girls), and volleyball.[3]

  • Football: The Patriots football team won three consecutive state football titles in 1977, 1978, and 1979.
  • Basketball: Between 1977 and 2012, the boys basketball team has won twelve (12) state basketball championships. In 1988 and 1992, the boys basketball team won the Arkansas high school overall title when the state held a tournament of classification champions.[4] In 2012, Parkview basketball teams won 6A state championships; the girls team won 50–31 over Russellville High School and the boys team won 69–65 in double overtime over Jonesboro High School.

Notable alumni[edit]

The following are notable people associated with Parkview High School. If the person was a Parkview High School student, the number in parentheses indicates the year of graduation; if the person was a faculty or staff member, that person's title and years of association are included:

  • Jamaal Anderson (2004)—Professional football player (NFL)[5]
  • David Auburn (1977)—American playwright.
  • John Irving Blume (aka Joe Bob Briggs) (1971)—Actor; writer; movie critic; columnist.
  • Eric Bozeman (1977)—Former Assistant Coach at Ole Miss and Head Basketball Coach SAU.
  • Kevin Brockmeier (1991)—Novelist who wrote Brief History Of The Dead.
  • Derek Fisher (1992)—Professional basketball player (NBA); 5x NBA Champion.
  • Bob Harrison (aka Bob Wall) (1971)—Legendary Chicago radio personality, voice of the Arkansas Traveler's for KARN.
  • Keith Jackson (1984)—Member of the College Football Hall of Fame and former professional football player (NFL).
  • Jacob Kauffman (2007)—reporter and anchor at KUAR, the National Public Radio affiliate of Central Arkansas.
  • Bill Keopple (1977)—Head Football Coach SAU.
  • Quincy Lewis (1995)—Professional basketball player.
  • Daryl Mason (1978)—Assistant coach at Tulane University, former professional football player (USFL), and Arkansas' High School Athlete of the Year in 1978.
  • Art Porter, Jr. (1979)—American jazz saxophonist.
  • Dexter Reed (1973)—College basketball star at Memphis State University.
  • John Simmons (1977)—NFL football player for the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • George Stewart (1977)—NFL Assistant Coach (San Francisco, Atlanta, Minnesota).
  • Eric Ware (2004)—CFL football player for the Edmonton Eskimos.
  • Duane Washington (1982)—Former professional basketball player (NBA).
  • Terez Wilson (2004)—First African-American mascot for the University of Memphis Tigers (2005–2008).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Parkview Magnet High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/education/challenge/2005/challengeindex09.html WashingtonPost.com: Newsweek Top 1200 US Schools
  3. ^ "School Profile, Parkview Arts/Science Magnet". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2012–13 Arkansas High School Sports Record Book". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved October 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ "NFL Player Profile, Jamaal Anderson". NFL. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 

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