Parkview Magnet High School

2501 Barrow Rd
Little Rock, AR 72204
3/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 1,032 students in grades 9-12, Parkview Magnet High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 38%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,032 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • : 95% (Top 20% in AR)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Parkview Magnet High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

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School Overview

Parkview Magnet High School's student population of 1,032 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 84 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,032 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
84 teachers
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School Rankings

Parkview Magnet High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 997 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Parkview Magnet High School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AR)
#748 out of 997 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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20%
38%
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35%
40%
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20%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Parkview Magnet High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
12%
14%
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Black
73%
19%
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White
13%
59%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.44
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95%
88%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
7%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School is a magnet school in Little Rock, Arkansas 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.
  • Little Rock Parkview teaches grades 9 through 12.
  • Curriculum: In 2005, Parkview High School was named in the top 900 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.
  • Extracurricular: The school newspaper, The Constitution, is a member of the High School National Ad Network. The Parkview High School 2005 Legal Legislative Debate team also won the State Student Congress as well as the State Mock Trial. The team went on to represent Arkansas at the National Tournament where it placed 14th in the nation.
  • 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 won 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.
  • Athletics: The Little Rock Parkview Patriots have a strong history of interscholastic activities, including: football, basketball, track & field, bowling, soccer, volleyball, and cheerleading. The Patriots have won numerous state championships in football (5x), boys basketball (9x), and girls basketball (2x).
  • Notable alumni: Derek Fisher, professional basketball player (NBA). Class of 1992.
  • Keith Jackson, member of the College Football Hall of Fame and former professional football player (NFL). Class of 1983.
  • Daryl Mason, assistant coach at Tulane University, former professional football player (USFL), and Arkansas' High School Athlete of the Year in 1978. Class of 1978.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Parkview Magnet High School's ranking?
Parkview Magnet High School is ranked #748 out of 997 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
What schools are Parkview Magnet High School often compared to?
Parkview Magnet High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Central High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% AR state average), while 35% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% AR state average).
What is the graduation rate of Parkview Magnet High School?
The graduation rate of Parkview Magnet High School is 95%, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 88%.
How many students attend Parkview Magnet High School?
1,032 students attend Parkview Magnet High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
73% of Parkview Magnet High School students are Black, 13% of students are White, 12% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Parkview Magnet High School?
Parkview Magnet High School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Parkview Magnet High School offer ?
Parkview Magnet High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Parkview Magnet High School part of?
Parkview Magnet High School is part of Little Rock School District.
In what neighborhood is Parkview Magnet High School located?
Parkview Magnet High School is located in the John Barrow neighborhood of Little Rock, AR. There are 3 other public schools located in John Barrow.

School Reviews

2   5/17/2016
I''ve had three children enrolled in Parkview and I am so glad that my final child has opted to NOT attend there. Their buses are horrendously late, often. The girls softball coach should not be coaching... anything. And the teachers don't seem to know, or care, what goes on in their own school. Academically, I''m guessing, it's a good enough school. Surely it wouldn't get such high praise otherwise. But if you''re looking for a school where you can maintain peace of mind that your child is cared for as they should be, I would recommend that you look into other schools.
- Posted by Parent - jwest
5   5/17/2016
I am a new student at parkview. I am a witness to this school being the best by chocie. My friends that do not attend parkview says that our school is boring and drama free because we literally have about 2 fights a year...so I guess that's good. we are very high in the state aand nations test scoring and our principal takes no excuses. If you or your child is not serious about their education or their talent then we do not want you and students will not except you. If you want to learn how to be apart of something great then come on in and let's get busy!. :)
- Posted by Student/Alumni - domin

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,032 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • : 95% (Top 20%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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