Parkview High School is located on Cole Road just north of Five Forks Trickum Road. Its students have excelled in…More academic and athletic pursuits since 1976, when south Gwinnett County experienced a steep population increase.
A National School of Excellence winner, Parkview routinely beats local, state and national averages in standardized testing. Its 1588 average SAT score in 2010 was nearly 100 points better than the national average. Parkview was ranked in the top five percent among high schools nationwide by Newsweek Magazine, a distinction given to less than 30 Georgia schools. In 2009, the school's Economics Challenge and Science Bowl teams each won state titles. That same year, 12 Parkview students were National Merit finalists.
The Parkview Panthers have won 48 state championships in 10 sports, including 13 in soccer, 10 in swimming and cross country and four in football. Many former Panthers have gone on to star in college and pro sports, such as major league baseball player Jeff Francoeur, U.S. Soccer team member Josh Wolff and NFL players Matt and Jon Stinchcomb.
The Panthers have one of the state's fiercest sports rivalries with nearby Brookwood High in Snellville, which opened in 1981 to alleviate enrollment pressure on Parkview and subsequently drew many students from the Parkview district.
Parkview offers 118 clubs and other extra-curricular groups, including hiking, cricket and volunteering.
Berkmar High School, located on Pleasant Hill Road at its intersection with Lawrenceville Highway (U.S. 29), is the…More oldest high school in Lilburn and one of the most culturally diverse high schools in the state.
A Title I Distinguished school, approximately 40 percent of the student body is Hispanic, around 40 percent African-American and 10 percent Asian.
While Berkmar did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress standards during the the 2009-10 school year, according to the Georgia Dept. of Education, it does have a strong reputation for participation in Advanced Placement classes. In 2009 (the last available statistic), 28 percent of the students took at least one AP class. The county average was 24 percent.
In 2008, the school was one of only a handful schools in the nation to win the Inspiration Award from the College Board for its AP success rate among minority students.
SAT scores have improved, from a 1385 average in 2008-09 to 1423 in 2009-10.
The school's Academic Decathlon Team is a six-time state champion and two-time runner-up.
Berkmar also has a tradition of athletic excellence, especially in basketball. The Patriots won back-to-back state boys basketball championships in 2000 and 2001. Every football season, Berkmar plays Parkview for the Green Flag, given to the winner of the "Battle of Lilburn."
Opened in 1966, Berkmar has seen many upgrades to its campus in recent years, including a renovated main entrance, a two-story addition and a new basketball gymnasium and football facilities.