Pine View High School is a high school located at 2850 E 750 N in Saint George, Utah, United States. The school serves about 900 students in grades 10 to 12. It is a part of the Washington County School District.HistoryThe school opened in 1983 and was the second high school to open in St. George. The name Pine View beat out four other finalists: Cotton Mill, Panorama, Mill Creek, and Red Hills. The nickname Panthers was also selected above the other finalists, which included Minotaurs, Trojans, Knights, and Pumas.FacultyPine View Biology teacher Steven Cox was Utah's 1996 Outstanding Biology Teacher of the Year.SportsPine View secured its first state championship of any kind in 1992. The women's track team won the state title, led by future Olympic heptathlete Tiffany Lott. This was the first of four straight state championships, culminating in the 1995 double track titles by the men's and women's track teams, with the women winning by a record margin of 71 points (152 to 81).In 2010, the boys' cross country team won the Utah 4A State Championship.In 2007 controversy arose as a result of an "emergency" realignment of Utah Region 9 (Utah arranges schools for athletic competition into classifications 1A-5A and into regions based primarily on geography). Three St. George high schools, Pine View, Dixie and Snow Canyon, were moved from division 3A to 4A, but kept in Region 9 with 3A schools, Hurricane, Cedar and Canyon View. Regional realignments are done by rule only once every four years, but the somewhat smaller 3A schools in Region 9 agitated for the so-called "emergency" realignment on the basis that their size was an impediment to competition and their ability to win a Region 9 championship and enter the state playoffs. The realignment took effect in 2007, two full years in advance of the regularly scheduled realignment, and guarantees that the smaller schools will be able to compete for a Region 9 3A championship and two 3A playoff spots. The numbers of the St. George schools were substantially reduced by the addition of a fourth St. George high school, Desert Hills, in 2008. Nevertheless, in June 2008, the Utah High School Activities Association voted to maintain the mixed 3A/4A Region 9 despite widespread criticism. The negatives for the 4A schools have been expressed as being limited to two spots in the state playoffs regardless of record, being forced to schedule 3A, rather than 4A, teams in the regular season, and having a region championship and playoff spots depend upon just two games.