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About This School

West View Elementary School is a public elementary school in Garner. The principal of West View Elementary School is Lorrie Johnson, whose e-mail is LorrieJohnson@johnston.k12.nc.us. 911 students attend West View Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 22% of the 911 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at West View Elementary School is 15:1. Cleveland Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Video film production
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 22%
Hispanic 9% 16%
White, non-Hispanic 77% 61%
Multiracial 4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.6%
Asian 0.6% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has been attending since he started school. i substitute volunteer and am part of the PTA. I'm a single mom on limited funds but I love being able to do whatever I can for the staff teachers and the kids. They are the future and this school is blessed to have such caring teachers!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Before moving to the area 4 years ago we researched and visited many of the schools in the area. We were impressed with the leadership staff and program at Westview (and it's secondary schools) leading us to buy a home in this district. Now with 3 school years behind us (with 2 children enrolled) we are extremely happy with our decision. There is solid instruction by caring and vested teachers with many opportunities for growth- they work to meet your child at their level and help them excel. The principals are always available and are involved in the many programs going on in the school. Thank you Westview!

  • (3 years ago)

    Apparently my child got the wrong first grade teacher. She was nice and all but failed miserably at teaching my child handwriting. Now he has habits we're struggling to break. And of course it's the parent's fault.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school with great staff! The teachers meet children at the child's level and challenge the advanced children. I love this school and my children attended this school since it opened.

  • (3 years ago)

    An amazing school. I moved OUT Of wake to Garner to enroll my children in this school. I do not regret it for a minute. You could send your children to private school and West View will outpace them in a heartbeat. Fantastic school; Yes they expect a lot from the kids but so what? It is up to us as parents to deal with a little 'stress' and help our children succeed. Bravo West View!

  • (4 years ago)

    We have been at West View since it opened in 2006 and have loved every year. I get to volunteer all the time and the teachers are great! Love the staff too. So friendly and warm. Go West View!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two kids enrolled at West View and they have been going to West View for 3 years now. It is a very good school with good teachers but I believe they give way to much homework for elementary school kids. I believe they are trying to improve test scores by piling on the homework and teaching by giving repetitive work which in the end stresses kids and parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    Wonderful facility teachers and staff!!! PTA is very involved and does great things. Only complaint I have is it's hard to 'get in' unless you know the right people. Love that I can volunteer in my child's class!!

  • (5 years ago)

    West View is a great school. My children have been going to this school since they opened. Really nice staff very friendly caring. I volunteer in my childrens classes and at the school and always feel welcome.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have 3 children who have gone thru/ or are going thru west view. We have been lucky enough to get loving and supportive teachers . Mr Vertrano and Mrs Johnson go above and beyond to make sure your children are safe healthy and in a supportive learning enviroment! Mrs Refick is the best and any child who has her is very lucky!

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school great teachers great support from the parents. My son enjoys going to school and is doing great. PTA is very involved and great at raising money but can be a little 'cliqueish' to get into. I still plan on nosing my way in but it seems new comers have a ways to go.

  • (6 years ago)

    West View Elementary is a school of which we are proud to send our child too. The high caliber of administration teachers and staff is priceless. Each member of that staff is dedicated to helping our kids grow and succeed and it shows! Our school is one in which the parents staff and community work together every day to support and help our children succeed. Thanks you West View!

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school! Wonderful teachers!! Parental involvement (PTA) is unmatched! My child loves to go to school now and is doing very well. Need playground equipment and more books in the library but I guess that could be expected at any new school.

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