The Lakeview School District is located in upper Mercer County and includes 3 schools that serve 962 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.

    District Spending

    The Lakeview School District spends an estimated $14,000 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 63% on instruction, 32% on support services, and 4% on other elementary and secondary expenditures.

    District Student-Teacher Ratio

    The Lakeview School District has 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher, with the PA state average being students per full-time equivalent teacher.

    District Student Information

    The Lakeview School District had a grades 9-12 dropout rate of 1% in 2014.
    In the Lakeview School District, 17% of students have an IEP (Individualized Education Program). An IEP is a written plan for students eligible for special needs services.

    Additional Educational Opportunities:

    The Lakeview School District houses an Intermediate Unit Early Intervention program for students that are 3 years old and houses a Pre K program for 4 year old students as well as a full day kindergarten. The district has a very active Gifted Education Program for qualifying students in grades 5-12. At the high school level, students can participate in dual enrollment opportunities through Grove City College and University of Pittsburgh. The district also sponsors many extra-curricular activities including 11 varsity sports and 8 sports for middle school students. A number of programs exist for elementary students including wrestling and basketball.