Lakeview Elementary is one of the best around. The Principal, and office staff do a wonderful job of balancing the budget to address all areas of the schools needs. The educators are all very experienced and pleasant to communicate with. They have a great open door policy for the parents, while at the same time, addressing possible safety issues or concerns for the students. This school feels more like a second family than a "learning institution"...very personable and proffessional.
I have a 3 students who attend Lakeview School and they just think it is the Best! They each have been going to Lakeview since kindergarden and I think that each of them were educated by a teacher who cared and wanted the best for my kids. The principal is working on his second year there and I saw parent interaction with him from the very beginning. He greets all kids by their name and my kids feel important when the Principal say Hi to them. I know that if more parents were involved in the schools and really take the time to find out what they can do to help make their student succeed, our kids will have the encouragement on both ends, at home and at school. From the front office, kidspace, cafeteria, custodians and teachers, all of Lakeview staff make Lakeview a welcoming enviroment for their students and my kids feel safe and secure and knows that their teachers wants only the best for them for their education.
Both of my children attend Lakeview. They are 4th graders and have gone here since the beginning of 3rd grade. While I can see the potential for issues, I have been lucky that I haven't had any. Both of my kids are student of the month and/or character of the month almost every other month. My son's teacher, Ms. Truhler, is an exceptional teacher who is very aware of her students' needs. My daughter's teacher, Ms. Westwood is similar in that she is aware of my daughter's problem areas (such as math) and has somehow managed to get past that. While they both have different approaches to teaching, their methods have been perfectly paired with my children so much so that my kids are doing far better than I could ever have expected. Still, I can see where improvements can be and should be made.
Our daughter has gone to kindergarten and 1st grade at Lakeview. The teachers are wonderful. They are concerned, involved and make themselves available to parents and children. Principal Tejada is very supportive of the kids, the teachers and the community. There was a recent carnival at the school that brought the community out to enjoy the afternoon and evening. I'm proud to have my daughter at Lakeview. The Lakeview staff, educators and principal have a positive influence on every day. Thank you for that!
Lakeview has been nothing but a big hassle. All the sixth grade teachers have lost their passion for teaching. I have never experienced such unwillingness to educate in my life. We would get progress reports stating all assignments were turned in and our child was passing. By report time it stated there were twenty missing assignments and our child was failing. It is the teacher s responsibility to notify us so we can correct the problem and reinforce the importance of schoolwork. I would never recommend this school to anyone. Children deserve the right to be educated not ignored and put to the side. Race is definetly a factor here. The minorities are not given as much attention as the other students this includes the parents as well. This is by far the worst school I have ever come across!
My son attended this school for two years. If it had not been for one dedicated teacher, this past year would have been a disaster. The new principal needs more qualified support and the district does not support his efforts. Over crowded class rooms (1-31) was ridiculous. Students got lost in the process. Teachers came and went. So did the confidence of parents. Please, use caution when looking at this school for your child.
Our new principal has made important connections with the Lakeview community, staff and students. He is committed to providing the best support for each child in our school and is eager to address parental and staff concerns. Best of all, he has the needs of our students in mind as his highest priority. That he is bilingual and sends his message home to students and parents who speak Spanish is such a blessing! He needs time to perfect the aspects of his vision as he continues to provide much needed professional development for his faculty. Given the opportunity to develop his plan, he has the potential to make Lakeview one of the very best schools in Arizona.
My children have attended this school for the past two years. The experience has not been the best, there have been many incidents that have contributed to this opinion. One of my children previously attended a school in the Alhambra district and it was the best experience yet. I would love to take them out of this school and enroll them back to the Alhambra schools. This school is very disorganized and the expectation of the child does not meet the standards I feel schools should have.