The Lakeview School District is located in upper Mercer County and includes 2 schools that serve 847 students in grades K through 12. The district is comprised of Fairview Township, Jackson Center Borough, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Mill Creek Township, New Lebanon Borough, New Vernon Township, Sandy Lake Township, Sandy Lake Borough, Stoneboro Borough and Worth Township. The overall population of the district is 8,610 and covers an area of 146 square miles.

    The Lakeview School District is located about halfway between the cities of Pittsburgh and Erie (60 miles to each). The Prime Outlet Mall is located within 20 miles and the Shenango Valley Mall is within 30 miles. Local churches include the following denominations: Catholic; Presbyterian; Methodist; and Baptist. Mercer County contains 4 general service hospitals: Shenango Valley UPMC Medical Center; Greenville UPMC Medical Center; Grove City Medical Center and Sharon Regional Health System.

    The Mercer County Career Center/Vocational-Technical School is located outside Mercer and provides vocational and technical education for both high school students and adults.

    There are three institutions of higher learning located within Mercer County. The two private institutions are Grove City College in Grove City and Thiel College in Greenville. The State-related Shenango Valley Campus of Pennsylvania State University is located in downtown Sharon. Additionally, located a short distance away is Westminster College in New Wilmington; Slippery Rock State University in Slippery Rock; Allegheny College in Meadville; Edinboro State University in Edinboro; and Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio.