"The staff members at Lake View school are committed to meeting the needs of each of our students. We have wonderful, supportive families that are dedicated to working together with the Lake View staff to achieve a positive and successful elementary environment. We continue to build a strong educational foundation for our students through our focus on positive behavior and rigorous, differentiated curriculum. I hope to enjoy many more years of service within the Lake View community!"
"This school Is great. How would I know maybe I know because I go to school there. I spend 180 day in school. It may not be the 'most challiging school' but the people are so nice. The techers are friendly and smart. Mrs.Sweeny the principal plays 4 sqare at rescess with all the kids. Lake View is the only elementry school that has Swing Chioir. This school is the best!"
"Madison Metropolitan School Distrist and Lake View Elementary School have lost the ideal of what an elementary education should be, the three R's. This school puts so much emphasis on being politically correct, making sure no child is left behind and in general, turning the place into a Mister Rodger's Neighborhood. My daughter is in the fourth grade and still counts on her fingers to do simple arithmetic operations. Her writing is seldom edited by her teacher, there is so little homework, it's difficult to know in what direction learning is taking place, much less any progress. In spite of what I consider a categorically poor education, she get's stellar reports. Standard is too low. Too much time is spent on fluffy activities like Weird and Wacky Day, the Talent Show, Swing Choir, Pajama Day, Popcorn Day, Donut Day, Bring Your Pet to School Day, Halloween party... Anything but a serious encounter with academics. The school budget for Madison is $308 million for one year. There are 25,000 students, so that's over $12,000 per student per year, and the school board is crying for more money in a referendum. One of the board members says the schools are on the brink of destruction!!! On top of this, permission slips are being sent home to go on this outing, or this field trip, or ... At the bottom, the schools have their hands out for $5.00 here, $3.00 there, $25.00 now. Throwing more money at the schools will not solve the problem. Get back to basics, Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. Please."