School Details

Lakeview Elementary School

7299 Proctor Road, Sarasota, FL 34241
(941) 361-6571
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 575 students 14 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

73%
65%
58%
83%
71%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Sarasota County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
71%
63%
86%
75%
61%
83%
64%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
87%
87%
81%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2012
  • Sarasota County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
68%
56%
79%
72%
61%
81%
66%
54%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Sarasota County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lakeview Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of Lakeview Elementary School is MS. JOAN BOWER and can be contacted at joan_bower@sarasota.k12.fl.us. 575 children attend Lakeview Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Lakeview Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 72% of the 575 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lakeview Elementary School is 14:1. Sarasota Suncoast Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 65%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 9%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
Hispanic 13% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 45%
Limited English proficiency 3% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Lakeview is a wonderful school. The parents involvement is fantastic and the teachers we have had thus far for our two elementary aged children are phenominal. Boh are my children are thriving in this school. My children love school and are challenged everyday.

  • (4 years ago)

    Pitiful. We moved here recently and I have observed classes and reviewed the materials (school books hand outs etc.) and observed the classroom. The materials are so poor for reading (actually incorrect sentence structure etc.) The teacher didn't even speak with correct grammar. The classes do not encourage cognitive development nor thinking for themselves and are mind numbingly boring for (my) children. (What does one expect with the pay rate of the teachers here.?) In short I have pulled my children out and they are going to the New Gate School which is a Montessori program. It is a sacrifice for us but we will do it the education of our children is paramount.

  • (4 years ago)

    Lakeview Elementary offers a safe sound educational & nurturing experience. I am a parent of 2 kids @ Lakeview. I also am a former high school teacher both at private and public schools. A school is only as good as the parents. Lakeview's parents are very involved. Lakeview's staff is the BEST I've experienced. Last let me make this very clear Lakeview's curriculum stands toe to toe against ANY private school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had my child in a private school for several years. I had to put him in public school system this year and the teachers are terrible. I am very disappointed in the teaching staff. The curriculum is as good or better than the private but if your child doesn't like the teacher it makes for a long school year.

  • (6 years ago)

    While I agree with all of the statements I read here about the excellence of Lakeview I just found out that my first grader has only one 30-minute recess every SIX days. With so much required work - all of which is scheduled - a break with free time and play can only help these children with their attention span. To let off a little steam and actually play promotes a love of school and an opportunity to interact with friends. The principle needs to know that this is important to the parents or there will be no change.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter and my son enjoy so much Lakeview unfortunally we moved from sarasota and they have to go and try a new school around our house but I want to say that Lakeview is one of the best schools ever. Tahnk all staff teachers principal actually everyone who always being there for them. Sincerelly Daniele.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have had children at this school for the last 4 years and have been very happy. I volunteer at least once a week and go to PTO meeting which keeps me in the loop for things going on at school. Parental involvement makes all the difference. My kids love seeing me at school and the teachers always appreciate helping hands. Teachers are great with lots of experience. Good gifted program also. Wonderful school!!

  • (9 years ago)

    There is a lot of parent involvement at this school. If you have the time they'll find a place for you to help out. My kids love seeing me around campus and I get to know what's going on. Students are challenged in fun ways!

  • (10 years ago)

    My son has been at Lakeview for two years now and they have a wonderful acedemic program available. The teachers are highly responsible and well prepared for the students and the technology available to the students is outstanding.

  • (10 years ago)

    Very open friendly atmosphere. Good teachers however mainstream teachers very unfamiliar with ESE guidelines and students needs. Principal very focused on achievement.

  • (10 years ago)

    Our son spent nearly three years at this excellent school filled with mostly caring compassionate and highly skilled educators that had a curriculum to deal with a strong contingent of gifted/very bright students. Great parent participation at all levels welcome and received here! We have moved to PA and sure do miss Lakeview.

  • (10 years ago)

    Lakeview has a vision and parents are integral in the process. Teachers are helpful and well-prepared in lessoning planning and pedagogy. Also has a great gifted program.

  • (11 years ago)

    Lakeview is a fabulous school from top to bottom. The entire staff does an exceptional job of keeping the children on the highest of expectations for all grades!

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