Award Year: 2014

Parkview Elementary School

5660 Parkforest Drive
Baton Rouge, LA, 70816-6106

(225) 753-5615

Mrs. Carla R Parks, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

East Baton Rouge Parish School System

School Website


The mission of Parkview Elementary is to be a community committed to academic achievement while enhancing social skills in a safe and orderly environment.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 54%
  • White: 34%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 11%
  • ELL: 10%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Fourth grade students participating in a Medieval Feast simulation activity.

Fourth grade students participating in a Medieval Feast simulation activity.

Parkview Elementary is located in Louisiana’s capitol city, Baton Rouge. Parkview Elementary School is an "A" rated school recognized by the Louisiana Department of Education for Academic Excellence as a School of Exemplary Growth and Top Gains in 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Parkview is a Title I school and a No Child Left Behind school of choice site.

At Parkview Elementary, highly qualified teachers and pedagogy is the cornerstone of continued academic success. Marzano’s Classroom Instruction Models aid in addressing the curriculum needs, and establishes smoothly functioning classrooms as a precursor to excellent instruction and high levels of student engagement. Parkview teachers enhance the curriculum through the use of the Core Knowledge Sequence, based on the research of Dr. E.D. Hirsch. Additionally, the school implements the newly adopted Common Core State Standards to address the learning needs of all students.

Parkview’s teachers and staff hold firm to the fact that all children can achieve their maximum potential if they receive quality and engaging instruction. The question is never if the child can learn, but what needs to occur for every child to achieve academic, talent, and social success.