Pine View High School

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Pine View High School
2850 E 750 N
Saint George, Utah 84790

United States
Coordinates 37°07′10″N 113°31′33″W / 37.11944°N 113.52583°W / 37.11944; -113.52583Coordinates: 37°07′10″N 113°31′33″W / 37.11944°N 113.52583°W / 37.11944; -113.52583
Type Public
Motto It is simple in nature yet precise in belief and direction.
Established 1984
School district Washington County School District
Principal M. Mees
Faculty 59 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 10 to 12
Enrollment 940[1] (Oct. 1 ,2010)
Student to teacher ratio 22.6[1]
Color(s) Maroon, silver and black
Mascot Panther
Nickname Home of the Panthers!

Pine View High School is a high school located at 2850 E 750 N in Saint George, Utah, United States. The school serves about 900 students in grades 10 to 12. It is a part of the Washington County School District.


The school opened in 1983 and was the second high school to open in St. George. The name Pine View beat out four other finalists: Cotton Mill, Panorama, Mill Creek, and Red Hills. The nickname Panthers was also selected above the other finalists, which included Minotaurs, Trojans, Knights, and Pumas.[2]


Pine View Biology teacher Steven Cox was Utah's 1996 Outstanding Biology Teacher of the Year.[3]


Pine View secured its first state championship of any kind in 1992. The women's track team won the state title, led by future Olympic heptathlete Tiffany Lott. This was the first of four straight state championships, culminating in the 1995 double track titles by the men's and women's track teams, with the women winning by a record margin of 71 points (152 to 81).

In 2010, the boys' cross country team won the Utah 4A State Championship.[4]

In 2007 controversy arose as a result of an "emergency" realignment of Utah Region 9 (Utah arranges schools for athletic competition into classifications 1A-5A and into regions based primarily on geography). Three St. George high schools, Pine View, Dixie and Snow Canyon, were moved from division 3A to 4A, but kept in Region 9 with 3A schools, Hurricane, Cedar and Canyon View. Regional realignments are done by rule only once every four years, but the somewhat smaller 3A schools in Region 9 agitated for the so-called "emergency" realignment on the basis that their size was an impediment to competition and their ability to win a Region 9 championship and enter the state playoffs. The realignment took effect in 2007, two full years in advance of the regularly scheduled realignment, and guarantees that the smaller schools will be able to compete for a Region 9 3A championship and two 3A playoff spots. The numbers of the St. George schools were substantially reduced by the addition of a fourth St. George high school, Desert Hills, in 2008. Nevertheless, in June 2008, the Utah High School Activities Association voted to maintain the mixed 3A/4A Region 9 despite widespread criticism. The negatives for the 4A schools have been expressed as being limited to two spots in the state playoffs regardless of record, being forced to schedule 3A, rather than 4A, teams in the regular season, and having a region championship and playoff spots depend upon just two games.[5]

In the 2013 to 2014 football season, Pine View advanced to the Utah State 3A championship,[6] but lost the Championship against Desert Hills High School [7] which is also contained in the Washington County School district.

In 1998, Pine View hired 74-year-old Sark Arslanian as the football coach.[8] His pay was just $1 per year.[9] In 2000 he suffered a heart attack and had quadruple bypass surgery.[10] Arslanian was previously a Weber State and Colorado State football coach.[11] Pine View replaced Arslanian with Ray Hosner in 2001, who during his tenure has taken the Panthers to three state championship games.[12]

Fine arts programs[edit]

Pine View High School's fine arts include multiple forms of musical talents, vocal, and theatrical performances. The vocal department is headed by Robert Reimer, instrumental is headed by Eddie Candland, and the theater is headed by Kelly Thomas.[13]


The Pine View theater department is headed by Ani Rogers. Every season, which is every school year from August to May, Pine View Theater holds two live performances. In the fall, Pine View produces and performs a musical with a full orchestra pit, and in the spring a play with no musical elements.

Performances produced by Pine View Theater:

  • (2012) The Sound of Music, the well-known musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Produced in the fall of 2012 by Pine View Theater.[14]
  • (2013) The Rainmaker, a romantic comedy, written by John Grisham. Produced in the spring of 2013 by Pine View Theater.[15]
  • (2013) The King and I, another well known musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Produced in the fall of 2013 by Pine View Theater.[16]
  • (2014) Huebener, written by Thomas F. Rogers, and produced by Pine View Theater in the spring of 2014. The performance was the high school premiere of the show.[17]
  • (2017) Into the Woods, written by Stephen Soundheim and James Lapine. Produced in the spring of 2017 by Pine View Theater.[18]




  1. ^ a b c "Pine View High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  2. ^ Vincent, Stephen (February 12, 2014). "Pine View Panthers: Ready to Pounce". St. George Spectrum: A1.
  3. ^ Bryson, Robert (July 23, 1997). "Pine View High Educator Is State's Top Biology Teacher". Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake City, UT: Tribune Pub. Co/Newspaper Agency Corporation: D2. ISSN 0746-3502. OCLC 8086936. Biology teacher Steven Cox believes nature can be a great classroom. Thus, his students at St. George's Pine View High School are found studying hawks and raptors or sporting Bat T-shirts, touting the flying mammal rather than the comic-book hero. He brings science to life and loves what he teaches, said Jim Johnson, assistant superintendent, Washington District. Cox is Utah's 1996 Outstanding Biology Teacher of the Year. 
  4. ^ Utah 4A State Championship Results
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  8. ^ Rosetta, Dick (October 19, 2000). "Sark Itching to Get Back on Pine View Field". Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake City, UT: Tribune Pub. Co/Newspaper Agency Corporation: C1. ISSN 0746-3502. OCLC 8086936. Dan Ruettiger of Rudy movie fame got upstaged Tuesday during a motivational talk to the Pine View High School football team at Pine View Middle School in St. George. Sark Arslanian became the main motivation. Arslanian, the Utah football coaching legend who nearly died Oct. 4 -- in fact, he experienced sudden death -- walked into the auditorium unannounced. There were a lot of tears, recalls Panther senior... 
  9. ^ Rosetta, Dick (September 17, 1998). "Just $1 a Year Keeps Arslanian On the Gridiron". Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake City, UT: Tribune Pub. Co/Newspaper Agency Corporation: C1. ISSN 0746-3502. OCLC 8086936. Sark Arslanian was in a hurry. The afternoon agenda was jam-packed -- film to watch, an injured player due in for a counseling session, a team meeting and then two hours of drills to prepare his unbeaten squad for a Friday shootout against one of the state's top-ranked teams. All in a day's work for a high school football coach, you say? There is a difference here. Sark Arslanian is 74 years old and being paid $1 for coaching Pine View High School. His station in life is several years into his social security entitlement... 
  10. ^ Drew, Jay (October 6, 2000). "Pine View's Arslanian Has Heart Surgery". Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake City, UT: Tribune Pub. Co/Newspaper Agency Corporation: D2. ISSN 0746-3502. OCLC 8086936. For a guy making $1 a year, Sark Arslanian is sure anxious to get back to his job. Arslanian, the 76-year-old football coach at Pine View High in St. George, was resting at LDS Hospital after undergoing emergency heart surgery on Thursday afternoon. Arslanian was flown to Salt Lake City on Wednesday after going into cardiac arrest while taking a treadmill stress test in St. George earlier in the week. Heart surgeon Roger Millar performed a quadruple bypass on Arslanian and also replaced... 
  11. ^ Drew, Jay (May 7, 1998). "Arslanian Can't Shake Football Bug; Ex-Weber, CSU coach Is hired by Pine View". Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake City, UT: Tribune Pub. Co/Newspaper Agency Corporation: D2. ISSN 0746-3502. OCLC 8086936. Sark Arslanian says a high school football coach saved my life as a student at Granite High more than 50 years ago. The former Weber State and Colorado State football coach wants to do the same for other youngsters. Arslanian, 71, has been hired as the new head coach at Pine View High in St. George. He will replace 25-year-old Wade Turley, who will remain on the staff as an assistant. 
  12. ^ Drew, Jay (February 13, 2001). "Bishop Quits the Bears to Coach Davis". Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake City, UT: Tribune Pub. Co/Newspaper Agency Corporation: B2. ISSN 0746-3502. OCLC 8086936. Mountain Crest chose Art Erickson to replace Dan Cox and Pine View selected Ray Hosner to replace Sark Arslanian. East is still searching for a replacement. 
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