In 1965, Park View opened its doors to students for the first time. The
school population reached 1,100 that first year, and all the students
piled into the school (which consisted of only 7th and 8th grade
halls)! There were no clubs, organizations, or athletics in 1965. It
was believed that "a child should stay young and not be forced into responsibilty. They didn't have enough time to just be a kid and
preserve their childhood," said Ms. Mikulik, who taught at Park View for
many years, including that opening year.
library hall was an open space with the teacher's lounge. The music
department had to practice outside because there was no "music hall."
Park View was considered the "rich school" with many elementary schools that
fed into it. Park View was one of the only schools in the district
with air conditioning!
1965, Park View Intermediate has had only four head principals. Each
one of them has had a goal to make Park View the best school that it
can be. The fact that there has only been four principals in over
forty years says that each one of these men saw the possibilities that
Park View offered and wanted to stay and make it a home for students.
John Clinton, the first principal of Park View Intermediate, chose the
Cowboys as the school mascot out of his love for the Dallas Cowboys
of the accomplishments of the school include receiving the Governor's
Grant in 1993, receiving State Recognized Status four times on
Accountability Assessments since 2000, and receiving many athletic
district titles. In addition, in 2002 we were the home of a National
Spelling Bee Finalist - she placed 27th in the nation.
Teachers have seen many changes
over the years: the Ranch was built in 1976; the current library was
built in 1992; four head principals have served the school, and a
multitude of students have walked through the front doors to start life as "a Cowboy." We look forward to many more Park View
successes and many more students in the future.