Park View Middle School opened as a charter school in 1999 for students in 6th through 8th grades. On average, the school has 140 students enrolled per year. The school offers a curriculum and environment that helps students become life long learners with focuses on skills that can be used to solve problems.
Along with core subjects, students have the opportunity to participate in extra curricular activities, sports, and clubs including dance, band, drawing, computer arts, cheerleading, cross country, swimming, physical education classes, volleyball, track, soccer, football, student government, yearbook, science & technology, and debate. The school also offers a vocational opportunity in Technology.
Parents love the family style environment where students are treated with respect in a nurturing environment. Students feel safe and secure with caring teachers. Teachers strive to ensure that learning is fun instead of a chore, which helps students become life long learners. Parents of students with learning disabilities expressed that staff and teachers go beyond to ensure that all students are given the same opportunities to their ability and have seen marked improvements in their child’s behavior when they began going to school here. Only a couple of parents and students were not pleased with the school stating that the school is very small, teachers are strict, and that freedom of expression is discouraged.
To learn if the school is meeting the state standards, looking at the percentage of students that passed the AIMS series of test usually helps. The percentage of sixth graders at Park View Middle School that passed the exam in reading, writing, and math were above state average. Seventh graders were above average in reading and writing, but just a bit below average in math. Eighth graders were above average in reading and science and below average in writing and math.
From the percentage of students that passed the exams, it seems the school needs to work a bit more in math for 7th and 8th graders. Middle school is very important, as students must pass the exam in 10th grader in order to graduate high school. Preparing students for high school is of the utmost importance.
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Park View Middle School
8300 E. Dana Dr.
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314