Pine View High School first opened in August of 1983. Splitting off from Dixie High School was a challenge, but students soon adapted… It was not easy to break away from old friends and familiar hallways, but the excitement of choosing a new school name, colors, mascot, among other “firsts” gave the new Pine View Panthers a sense of pride… There were just over 600 students (in grades 9-12), twenty-seven teachers, one counselor, two administrators, four secretaries, five cooks, and four custodians. The school property covered over 40 acres and was built in the area adjacent to Mill Creek Industrial Park, east of St. George, Utah.
The southwestern corner of Utah comprising Washington County experienced a near-doubling population growth each decade between 1970 and 2000, and with that growth came the construction of Pine View Middle School, which incorporated our freshmen class starting in the fall of 1988. Continued population growth in the Pine View area led to the physical expansion of our building in 1992, with the addition of an auxiliary gym, additional restrooms, and twelve classrooms… By 2004 Pine View High needed more room and a huge addition was drawn up and construction begun to add a two-story section (which came to be known as the “Science Wing”) onto the southeast corner of the high school. The top story would house four science classrooms and two full-size labs, while the bottom story included a dance studio/wrestling room, and a weight room. This massive construction project also included … a lecture hall, administrative offices, guidance/counseling offices, a new library media center, three computer research/writing labs, and new custodial supply/workrooms. The school year of 2005-2006 was one of high hopes for the completed project, but it was also filled with incredible adjustments that tested everyone’s patience. Classes were interrupted by the sounds of saws, drills, hammers, power equipment,… and even by dust filtering down from the ceilings. It was an ordeal, but it was worth it. We now have a building equal to our abilities and challenges.