Lakeview Academy is located in Saratoga Springs, UT and is in Lakeview Academy School District. It is a charter school that serves 707 students in grades K-9.
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system.
Lakeview Academy did not make AYP in 2009. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Utah in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Lakeview Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
teahmaria: This school has been open for only 5 or 6 years, but each year gets better. The school hired a new Director this year and I feel that this new Director is on top of it and everything feels more organized, from a parent's point of view.
What I really like about Lakeview is that each class has an aide that helps out the teacher until lunch time, so the teacher can have more one on one for the core studies. I like that at the beginning of every school year each child is tested on their skill level in math and reading and other areas. Based on what level the child is at, is the group that they are placed in to learn from where they are at. This eliminates children not being able to understand what is going on since others are ahead, or for those that are ahead not getting bored because they have to wait for the others to understand. Starting in 2nd grade, each teacher teaches a different skill level in math. At math time the kids go to the teacher's class room that teaches their skill level.
I also like the idea that the school has what they call "Rotations". This is where each teacher in the grade teaches about something unique and every Friday the kids in the entire grade are split up among the classes to learn the different skill. For example, when 2 of my children were in 1st grade, as one of the rotations they were able to learn some cooking skills but also math skills at the same time. Now my 2 older kids like to help me cook, due to this one extra class they had.
I have noticed that in 3rd grade the children go to one teacher for Social Studies, another for Science, and a couple other subjects. I noticed that because of this my daughter did not complain of school being boring because they are able to change it up just a little bit each day.
I love being able to volunteer in my kids' classes. I am able to see how they are interacting with the other kids, how the teacher is in the class room, and my kids love to have me there. I also like how each grade goes to recess with ONLY their grade. The elementary is also split up into what they call "Pods". On one side of the school on the main floor behind doors is what they call the "K-2 Pod" where there are only class rooms and bathrooms for the Kindergartners through 2nd grade. Then there is a 3rd and 4th grade pod and a 4th and 5th grade pod. I have noticed that this reduces bullying and inappropriate things that take place between older children and younger ones because the older and younger children are not allowed to use the restrooms that are not assigned to their pods.
The down side is that I don't like that my kids only get 15 mins to eat lunch. My children are complaining quite often that they don't get enough time to finish their lunch.
Overall I really enjoy this school!
by a Parent
on Jan 12, 2012
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In 2011, Lakeview Academy had 27% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Utah had 38% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
The Lakeview Academy spends $4,832 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 73% on instruction, 23% on support services, 4% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Lakeview Academy District
In 2011, Lakeview Academy had 20 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Utah average is 23 students per full-time equivalent teacher.