For most parents in the Roscoe View area, Lake View High School, 4015 N. Ashland Ave., is a topic of great interest. Next Monday, June 6, parents and local residents will get a chance to meet and question three candidates for school principal at a high school principal forum at the school. A meet and greet runs from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., and the forum begins at 7:00 p.m.
Lake View’s outgoing principal, Scott Feaman, recently retired after holding the position for 15 years.
The neighborhood high school, with over 1,500 students, has a coverage area from roughly from the Chicago River to the lake, between Irving Park Rd. and Diversey Ave. [Click for PDF Map] Yesterday, the Chicago Tribune highlighted the school’s recent efforts to better it’s math and science program.
Many North Side public neighborhood elementary schools have experienced a renaissance in the last decade as volunteer parent organizations have worked to supplement their local school’s finances and curricular offerings. Yet, many local parents are much less enthusiastic about Lake View than local elementary schools. The recent failed effort to expand Audubon Elementary School to include a high school included many Roscoe Village parents who did not want their children to go to Lake View H.S.
According to the 2010 Schools Report Card released in April for Lake View High School, Lake View ranks higher than the majority of Chicago Public Schools in drop outs and composite test scores. However, Lake View has shown less improvement than other CPS schools for science scores.