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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lakeview Centennial Class of 2014 will dominate all other classes Go Patriots Go GO Go
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.
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.
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!!!!!!!!!!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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