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2501 Barrow Road
Little Rock AR 72204

Fax: 501-447-2301
Principal: Randy Rutherford
Enrollment: 1054
PTSA President: Edith J. Callaway-Frazier, 501-420-9375
Grade Levels: 9-12 

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Parkview is Arkansas' first and only complete interdistrict magnet high school with students from all three local districts. Students enrolled in the Fine Arts Magnet Program select an area of emphasis from the arts-dance, drama, instrumental music, orchestra, visual art or vocal music-and follow an expanded curriculum in their specialized area.

Elective courses include interpretive communication, acting, mime, children's theater, stagecraft, creative writing, jewelry, pottery, computer graphics, dance ensemble, lab singers, madrigals, stage and jazz bands.

The Science Magnet Program combines the high tech specialty science courses with a magnet curriculum that will prepare students for an undergraduate, pre-professional or technical major in the areas of medicine and health.

Science magnet students may choose from additional courses such as microbiology, organic chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, applied statistics, environmental health, technical writing, qualitative analysis, Advanced Placement (AP) biology, AP chemistry and AP physics. In addition to the specialized arts and science, Parkview is a comprehensive high school. The schedule of classes includes pre-AP/gifted classes and 26 AP classes.

As a result of Parkview's outstanding student body, enthusiastic faculty and enriched community involvement, we have been rated the number one high school in Pulaski County by the Arkansas-Democrat-Gazette; rated in the top 1 percent of national magnet programs and named Magnet School of Distinction by the Magnet Schools of Merit Committee; received the National Magnet School of Merit Award as conferred by the Magnet Schools of America; nominated as one of America's Best Schools in a program sponsored by Redbook; named as one of The Best High Schools in the state by readers of the Arkansas Times; and selected as a Blue Ribbon School for excellence and equity in education for all students.

Uniforms: Not Required 

Partners in Education:

  • UA School for Medical Sciences

  • Arkansas Repertory Theater

  • Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids (P.A.R.K.)

  • Purple Cow