Park View High School (Loudoun County, Virginia)

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Park View High School
Park View High School is located in Northern Virginia
Park View High School
Park View High School
Park View High School is located in Virginia
Park View High School
Park View High School
Park View High School is located in the US
Park View High School
Park View High School
400 West Laurel Avenue
Sterling, Virginia 20164
United States
Coordinates 39°0′54″N 77°24′2.9″W / 39.01500°N 77.400806°W / 39.01500; -77.400806Coordinates: 39°0′54″N 77°24′2.9″W / 39.01500°N 77.400806°W / 39.01500; -77.400806
School type Public, high school
Founded 1976
School district Loudoun County Public Schools
Principal Mr. Kirk Dolson
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,284 (2012)
Language English
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Red, White, and Blue               
Athletics conference Dulles District
Region II
Mascot Patriots
Rival Potomac Falls High School
Dominion High School
Communities served Sterling Park
Feeder schools Forest Grove Elementary School, Sully Elementary School, Guilford Elementary School, Rolling Ridge Elementary School, Sterling Elementary School, Sterling Middle School

Park View High School is a public secondary school in Sterling, an unincorporated area in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States. The school is part of Loudoun County Public Schools and is located at 400 West Laurel Avenue in the Sterling Park community.


Park View High School opened in 1976 and served the entire Sterling Park and Sugarland areas. When Richard Bonieskie opened Park View, it offered state of the art facilities, including a large auditorium and a two-level library, which gave the school the nickname "University of Park View" during the years following its opening.

As eastern Loudoun County began to experience high growth in the 1980s and 1990s, a considerable portion of its student body was fed into Potomac Falls High School, which opened in 1997. In 2003, more of Park View's student body were fed not only into Potomac Falls, but also into Dominion High School which opened that year.

Park View was extensively renovated between 2002 and 2004. The renovations included moving the library to the first floor, expanding it, adding classrooms on the second floor, reconstructing the main offices and guidance offices, the Senior courtyard, and constructing a foyer on the front of the building. In 2005, the auditorium was also renovated and features new seats, a new curtain, and new theatre systems.

In 2015, Park View student Danny Centeno-Miranda was shot and killed while on his way to school. Three people were caught and charged with crimes after the murder. Following Danny's death there was an outpouring of support for not just his family, but students and staff at the school. Other local High Schools rallied around Park View sending in notes of encouragement, and refreshments. [1]



Enrollment by grade[edit]

Grade Students
9 354
10 337
11 337
12 302

Enrollment by race/ethnicity[edit]

Race/Ethnicity Students
Asian 10%
Black 10%
Hispanic 55%
White 10%

Enrollment by gender[edit]

Gender Students
Male 672
Female 598

Total Students: 1330

Accreditation and test scores[edit]


Park View High School is a fully accredited high school based on the Standards of Learning tests in Virginia. The school recently went through SACS accreditation in November 2009.

SAT scores[edit]

The average SAT score in 2015 for Park View was 1,420. The Loudoun County average was 1,612. [3]

School Year Mathematics Critical Reading Writing Total
2000–2001 494 493 n/a 987
2001–2002 501 498 n/a 999
2002–2003 498 495 n/a 993
2003–2004 504 502 n/a 1,006
2004–2005 514 508 n/a 1,022
2005–2006 489 488 475 1,452 (977 M & CR)
2014–2015 1,420[4]

Enrollment history[edit]

School Year Number of Students
1995–1996 1,394
1996–1997 1,390
1997–1998 1,382
1998–1999 1,416
1999–2000 1,481
2000–2001 1,502
2001–2002 1,563
2002–2003 1,624
2003–2004 1,387
2004–2005 1,330
2005–2006 1,300
2006–2007 1,288
2008–2009 1,253


The mascot is the Patriot and the sports teams played in the AA Dulles District and Region II until the reorganization of the VHSL classification system in 2013 which left open the possibility of teams to keep old rivalry districts (such as the Dulles District). The new classification of 1A through 6A placed the Park View Patriots in the 4A level, western district. Within 4A West, the Patriots play in the 21B Conference. The new classification system is primarily used for post season play. The Patriots have arguably the most storied athletic reputation in Loudoun County, and have won more state titles than any other Loudoun County school with 14 titles, with most at the old AA level. Any championships won after the reorganization in 2013 are at the new VHSL 4A level. They are:

  • five in girls' gymnastics (1982–83; 1988–90)
  • three in softball (1989–90; 2002)
  • three in boys' soccer (1991–92, 2016)
  • one in VML in 2009
  • one in baseball in 1984
  • one in AA Division 4 football in 1988
  • two in girls' track and field in 2007 and 2008
  • one in boys' Track and Field 4x100m in 2010

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]