About Our School
Pleasant View School began serving the needs of children in the rural area of north Springfield in the early 1890's. The original structure, known as the Bell View School, was made of wood and was located one mile southwest of the present site. The original structure also had a full basement and kitchen. The current structure was built by WPA in 1940, measuring 28 by 48 feet. It was moved in 1954 when the first portion of Pleasant View R-I was built. In 1968, the school was reorganized into the Springfield District R-XII.
The old one-room schoolhouse, which still stands on the school grounds, was the community's pride and joy. Although the old building is no longer in use, Pleasant View remains a "community" school today. Its history is being shared and reshaped by third-generation students, whose parents and grandparents provide a unique core to our population.
In 1990, Pleasant View became the first middle school in the Springfield Public Schools system. The result of this effort was the implementation of interdisciplinary teams, common planning time for teaming, interdisciplinary units, and teacher-developed exploratory courses.
From a one-room school house, to a building with over 82,000 square feet, Pleasant View now comprises nearly 600 plus students with more than 50 staff members. While it is part of the largest accredited school district in the state of Missouri, the students, parents and staff still work hard to maintain a close, community feel. Student centered and dedicated to meeting the existing and future needs of our children and community, Pleasant View continues to build upon its proud past by displaying a pioneering spirit that has lead us for well over 100 years.