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.