Students enrolled 2432
Hours 7:30 AM - 2:30 AM
School leader GERALD HUDSON
Transportation options Yes
District Garland Independent School District

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3505 Hayman Drive
Garland, TX 75043

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(972) 240-3740
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3 stars
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September 04, 2014
WOW what a difference a few years makes! This school has changed so much for the positive. The programs offered... the sports offered... so many great new faculty who really care. I promise no one paid me to say this. Kudos to Mr. Rivera and his team. There are some amazing teacher and a very positive atmosphere. My kids love it there now. SO GLAD we came back to LC. I think it is slowly becoming a crown jewel in the area. DO NOT believe the past stories - go see for yourself. ask the kids. kinda shocking really.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
Lakeview's Principal Mr. Rivera has really opened up this school's communication paths with students, parents and teachers...a feat that is incredible especially at the high school level! Lakeview now has so much more than the magnet programs and college opportunities, it has real school spirit a welcoming spirit for all families!

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
Lakeview is a diverse school with many opportunities for a variety of students. The academics are top notch with students able to graduate with an associates degree as well as their high school diploma. LCHS also serves as a magnet and gives students the chance to try hands on the legal/criminal justice field, entrepreneurship, and television. If that wasn't enough dance and gymnastics are also offered. Assimilating into the school culture for students is easy as the student body is welcoming and students are very active.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
Lakeview Centennial High School, Garland, TX We finally have a WONDERFUL and VERY SUPPORTIVE Principal. Mr. Rivera is such a BLESSING! he is always there for students, parents, and staff. he supports the students and is very positive! I am so glad he is here and is already making a difference. We need more parent involvement! Better communication between teachers and the "goings on" just because they play announcements doesn't mean all the teachers play them, all the students are paying attention! that information needs to reach the PARENTS! I'm proud to be a Lakeview parent! we have a lot of GREAT things at Lakeview and need to improve on a few. Teacher parent communication needs improvement. Teacher student communication needs improvement. Some teachers are really great and help the students achieve. Some do not care and that is a shame! I'm glad to see that Lakeview has academic pep rally's and academic recognition its not always just about sports and band. Great magnet opportunities. Great College opportunities!

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
Lakeview High School. Good college and career magnets. Plenty of activities and clubs. Need to work on dress code. New Principal, Mr. Rivera is doing a great job, is involved and seems to care a great deal. need more communication with parents! Need better teachers. A LOT of teachers here truly care about the students I wish I could list the great teachers we have so that the other teachers can learn from them. And then.... some teachers need to retire or get another job!

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
Lakeview High School. Better access to tutorials! too many lock downs! Good school. okay teachers some are great. some not willing to help students. Lunch too crowded. School dances too crowded. I am a proud student and like Lakeview. just a few changes needed.

- submitted by a student
September 14, 2013
This school has an emphasis on developing college and career skills and focusses on students. They just got a new leader for the 2013-14 school year and so far, the changes implemented have been positive. I am looking forward to the rest of the year.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2012
grad from this school. i was the popular kid in class, still its about the student , AND how they let their friend effect their studies. teachers do care, its just the student in the class, if u get stuck in one of those REGULAR classes where teachers dont care, sit in the front and tell them youre interested in learning and they will teach you, i did this and more people stop talking and listened. Grad as a Collegiate student (: accepted to TWU/ UNLV.

- submitted by a student
August 31, 2012
My son is a junior at this school and he loves it. He has thrived , becoming more involved with his classes. He likes and respects his teachers and I only hear good things when he tells me about his classes. He enjoys the choir, the music program. He's very enthusiastic about taking psychology this year. I am so glad that I chose this school for him. He's been a student here since the 9th grade and it's just getting better.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2012
My son has been at Lakeview since 2009 he will graduate in 2013 and Lakeview has been great to him. My son is not the typical popular kid he is just a good kid who focuses on his studies. He will graduate with an Associates degree in Law and with many other accomplishments. Some teachers have been tough on him but hay there is no reason why any teacher should give the students slack. If you as a parent expect that then you are not helping your child at all. Dr. Hudson who is the principal is great to all parents and students. All students need to give it 100% effort because what they are doing is building their own future. The students are not there doing anything for the teachers or principals it's the teachers and principals who are there to help your student become successful and strong. Us parents should learn how to appreciate what this teachers and principals do for our students. A good student will succeed any where and a bad student will fail any where. Your students success does not depend on the staff of the school your student attends it depends on both them and you as the parent. Lakeview is an awesome school and has given my son an outstanding high school experience.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2011
I was in gisd since kindergarten, and I spent ONE six weeks there as a freshman (I'm now a sophomore) and wanted to get out. Hated how from day one the core class teachers were so focused only on taks. I never had issues in the district until this school. My brother graduated from there last year, and he was in mostly regular classes, and left pretty ill prepared for college. In all honesty, it deserves its reputation because the students gossip about each other more than they do in my new school. Which is hard to beat, trust me. I also noticed that elective teachers were the ones most into their curriculum.

- submitted by a student
December 23, 2010
Lakeview Centennial Class of 2014 will dominate all other classes Go Patriots Go GO Go

- submitted by a community member
August 12, 2010
The school is good and as the college program grows, it will only get better. There have been some increases in fighting between students, but overall discipline seems fair and balanced. Of course all schools will have bad apples, but our principal is attacking that problem head-on. If you want your child to be successful, be involved. Don't hover and don't tell teachers how to do their jobs. Be a parent and teach your child respect and give them good role models. That is how they can be successful in school and life.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2010
I am in the colligiate academy at lakeview, and you get to earn an associate degree of science in 4 high school years which is college bonus.

- submitted by a student
June 21, 2010
Lakeview deserves all of the bad rep it receives.As a student currently there i regret the decision i made to move from Naaman Forest(the school i use to be at)The teachers dont care to teach anything beyond what is on the TAKS test and most of the students just dont care.BE WARNED DONT COME TO LAKEVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
March 24, 2010
I am currently a student at LCHS, I have attended this school the entire four years and have been able to see the change that our current principle has made. Now, we rarely see any fights, the students have been put more under control, and most importantly, their are new good programs in the school, including the Collegiate Academy. The people are actually very nice, the only reason they would be rude is if anyone is being rude to them. I have friends who moved from other places and they have told me that we are very friendly, that if there was a new person at their old school, no one would speak to them. The teachers go out of their way to help their students. I have had a teacher stay with us in tutorials until 8pm! and has also given up his weekends to help us out. LCHS rocks!

- submitted by a student
February 28, 2010
If I could give a negative number of star I would. The admin only cares about favorite students and the rest can forgetany help from them. It doesn't take much for the admin to dislike you and then look out because if they don't like you they will punish you for looking cross eyed. GISD wise up! Replace 99.5% of admin and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 24, 2010
My first day enolling my chid into lake view was a nightmare, the staff is very rude, the assintant principal hung up in my face. The students are out of control.

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November 11, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 21, 2009
This school has to many problems to name. Save your self and just don't go! The school is a joke. I graduated from there and I feel like a war vetern suffering from PTSD.

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October 14, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 07, 2009
I think the biggest problem that our school has is not a problem that 'we' can solve, but a problem 'you' can solve. We have been attacked over and over by myths and rumors by just plain idiots. LCHS is one of the greatest schools I have been too and as the years go the school, staff, teachers and programs we offer get better and better! We have the best teachers in my opinion, many of our teachers retired from their jobs after 10-30 years of working and have decided to give us their knowledge. And of course, the best teachers are the ones that have the most experience. Lastly I would like to say I have the met the greatest friends in LCHS, to me they are like my own family.

- submitted by a student
August 04, 2009
I have a daughter who has attended Lakeview for the last 3 years. I have not had any problems here I like a lot of the programs they have at the school. As long as you are an involved parent your child should get the most out of what Lakeview has to offer.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2009
I have a student at Lakeview Centennial High School that is entering the second year and we are looking forward to an even better year than last year which was a great and sucessful year. I have had nothing but genuine cooperation from the teachers that I have sent emails to. Through out the past school year every email was responded to; in a very timely manner. I am not trying to sell anything; it's just a fact. I was told on many occasions by the teachers that they welcome my emails and would love to have more parents interact with them. When I have had to contact Ms. Shaw in the attendance office she is professional and helpful.

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May 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2009
I have two children that attend Lakeview and went to school there myself. I think the school needs allot of work. They have their favorite students (such as those in the magnet programs) and if you do not fit into that category then good luck.

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March 23, 2009
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no rating February 18, 2009
I read an earlier comment about the attendance office employees and I have to disagree. Mrs. Shaw is wonderful! She has always taken the time to help me when I have received letters with mistakes about absences or even when I need to check up on my kids! She is the Best!! I would also like to comment about the whole dress code issue....enough already! Is it that important for the shirts to be tucked in and the faces to be shaved? Lets use this energy on helping the kids academically. I've watched the principals stand in the halls looking for kids 'out of dress code'. Yet certain kids were free to walk on by. I think it should be All or None! Lets be fair.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2009
My son is a junior and is an athlete.He doesn't get special treatment as previous reviews have said. As a matter of fact the coaches are not helping at all about college.They do cater to their favorites but that doesn't apply to all in athletics.The teachers are not that great either.They do not respond to emails and hardly put in grades to check online grades.We moved to this area of schools in 5th grade and I have not been pleased with any of them,Toler or Lyles....He is passing but it isn't anything special at all.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2009
Hi. I'm a senior at lakeview centennial High school and it really isn't a bad school. The principals do what they can to put that reputation to a screeching hault. I am in the magnet program and i am enrolled in dual enrollment, which is earning college credit while in high school. I am also part of AVID which is a college prep course. It just depends on who your son or child hangs with and what are their priorities. Don't nlame the school because they are doing their best.

- submitted by a student
October 30, 2008
I agree that Admin plays favorites with people in athletics, Cheer and Drill Team, especially students with positions. Seems like things are swept under the rug when it comes to the favorites. Other than that my daughter is getting a great education there and the teachers are always responsive to my concerns.

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October 22, 2008
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no rating August 16, 2008
well i really dont see how people say LCHS is a bad school.im a freshman and i thought it was going to be hard or whatever,but the school is really cool.they offer so many different things that other gisd school don't.so i dont know what all tha fuss is about.

- submitted by a student
July 17, 2008
I have 4 children to attend Lakeview and as the school strives to achieve excellence, it only worsens. The administration in this school is very disappointing that when sending e-mail you do not even get a response, why would the teachers be any different. The district has given all parents and students to online grades, but what use is it when the teachers do not use it. If there was more support from the teachers to the students this would be a much better school. I am terribly disappointed with Lakeview considering this is a College Magnet school.

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July 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 19, 2008
Terrible! I went there my freshman year and i switched to rowlett because it was so bad! bad teachers, bad principal and no windows! i played sports and the coaches didnt care much either! dont go to lakeview, it really is that bad.

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April 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 28, 2008
My son is a sophomore at LCHS, we moved from MISD, with hopes of getting to Rowlett HS (as Garland is freedom of choice). what they of course don't tell you is that all of the 'good' schools are full unless you live in the immediate area, so of course, now we are stuck at LCHS. although this is his first year, i am very dissappointed with LCHS lack of interest. my son came from a talented and gifted program, with a 4.0 gpa. We were accustomed to teachers that actually cared and were passionate about the subjects they taught, a clear lack at LCHS. Expectations are too low of both the teachers and the students.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2008
This school is improving and its great with their programs

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November 09, 2007
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October 31, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2007
My daughter only goes there because of the Dance Magnet Program and that is the only reason why she wants to stay at LV. I have only received and email back from one teacher the rest has yet to respond. The principal seems to be ok but the teachers need to do a better job I sure hope my daughter does good with TAKS it would be a waste of School year to mess up her 3.9 gpa. If not I will definitly put her back where she came from. It's time to step up GISD!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2007
Lakeview is a excellent school! I'm a former student and I'm very pleased with the schools progression over the years. Although I don't agree with the taks test being the only thing taught during the year but that is something that's happening every where across Texas. There isn't another high school in Garland I would recommend other then Lakeview centennial High.

- submitted by a former student
June 23, 2007
The administators don't care about disruptive behavior in the classroom. The TAKS scores would be much better if the students would stop yelling and start listening.

- submitted by a teacher
June 07, 2007
My daughter only attends this school because of the Law Program, which I am very please with. Aside from that I am dissatisfied with commuication from the teachers. I have emailed several different teachers various times with about a 30% response.

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June 02, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
As the parent of 2 LC grads,I can honestly say that my boys got a good education. They are both in quality colleges as a result. LC could be an outstanding school, if they could get rid of the DART bus stop in front of the school. Parent involvement has always been a huge problem. The school has a lot of potential but the GISD Admin. Bldg really needs to step up!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
Lakeview is a great school, with the one exception of the attendance office. They can not keep anything straight and dont be surprised if you get notified of truancy when your child was not even absent. They really need to hire new people for the office, but as of 3 years have yet to face this issue head on.

- submitted by a former student
August 02, 2006
I think the school could be better with a lot of work.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2006
I find Lakeview Centennial to be a spectacularly lackluster school. My daughter attends because of the dance magnet and drill team (GISD is a choice district). As I consistently receive communication from teachers showing they can't spell and punctuate - and my daughter seems to have only been taught specifically for the TAKS test for 4 years - she is at an academic disadvantage. I also find the staff to be less than parent-friendly and fully capable of open hostility, even though parents don't treat the staff in such a manner as to deserve the bad attitudes I see reflected. My daughter has developed a stress related health disorder - Lakeview is the biggest contributor. TAKS is an issue for two sections. We will consider home schooling for the senior year after we see summer TAKS results.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2006
Students are not held responsible for their actions and the expectations seem really low.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2006
After school programs are good with lots of activities. Drama program and music program are fairly progressive, but could use some more originality. Astronomy club is good.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2006
Good enough school academically with lots of opportunities, but school spirit is poor and has a bad rep. I do not understand that, but makes it hard on the good kids.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2006
Lakeview is a great school to place your kids in. It offers the highest quality of educatiom. It has a spectacular band, choir, and football team. The parents are very involved in the PTSA as well as the students.

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December 28, 2005
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November 21, 2005
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- submitted by a student
August 02, 2005
All in all Lakeviwe isn't a bad school but it is not a very good school if your not going to be involved in the fine arts. The athletic and art programs aren't of vary good quality. P.S I'm a student there.

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August 02, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
July 08, 2005
Great School, with great teachers. Smaller school with a bad rep. Nice principle.

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March 25, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
February 08, 2005
Quality teachers spend their day teaching,not being one of the guys with their students. If only 4 out of 20 students passed the math benchmark (9th.grade), the students did not fail,the teacher failed them. Principals should monitor classes more carefully to make sure quality teaching is happening.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2004
This school is over populated with problem students from other schools. It takes in all the students that other schools are not allowing to attend. The faculty is pretty nice, but I have had my problems with dealing with them too. Hopefully this school will wisen up and correct everything!

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July 09, 2004
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May 11, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2004
Very good school. Great programs for various academic levels. 75% of Faculty and staff that I have dealt with seem coorporative. Leadership appears to be solid and 'fair'.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2004
This school does not care if my child makes it through or not. No leadership here at all.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2003
This school is great no matter what these parents say! I put that there is a low parent envolement and maybe if they would come and held this would be a better school. This is the school where they send the left over children that no other school will take and i applaud them for that. And you dont know what kind of school this is until you go there! We have great teachers and not all of them are old and so experienced that its so over whelming... Most of them are getting their experience by teaching here, and we need younger teachers so students can feel more comfortable with them and that makes it easier to learn and more exited about school.

- submitted by a community member
October 03, 2003
I think that this school is going to be the best. They are starting a Peer Mediation and that will solve a lot of problems that occur within the school. I believe that most of the problems comes from not believing in the students. That is why people say negative things about this school.

- submitted by a community member
September 12, 2003
Well this school has no good leadership.The students are free to do what they want and the teachers act like they just don't care. This school should just start over.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
Lakeview Centennial is a great job and has great teachers for those in AP and honors classes.

- submitted by a former student
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Lakeview Centennial High School
3505 Hayman Drive, Garland, TX  75043
(972) 240-3740
Last modified Lakeview Centennial High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lakeview Centennial High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 73 reviews. Top