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Lakeview School

Principal: Jeffery Dockery
Address: 3507 Dearborn Drive Durham NC 27704
Phone: 919-560-2520
Hours of Operation : 8:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
Enrollment : 123
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Lakeview School is an alternative program designed for students in grades 6-12 who have a history of chronic misbehavior and/or have received long-term suspension. There are seven different components of the school developed to address the specific needs of our students. The staff works with students and their families to design curriculum and personal behavior plans based on each individual student's situation. Students remain in the designated program for a determined period of time or until they meet stated goals and then return to their home school or a less restrictive environment.

Our Mission

Our mission at Lakeview School is to empower each student utilizing a systematic approach that maximizes academic potential, promotes life-long learning, and develops skills necessary for re-entry into a traditional setting.


Academic Courses

Lakeview offers middle and high school core subjects, plus computer technology, reading, horticulture, skills for success, PE, and the arts.


Middle and High Schools

The middle and high schools offer a range of services that includes the following: middle-school and high-school standard course of study, counseling, case management, small classes, crisis and behavioral management, skills for success courses, and reading readiness. Typically, eligible students are chronically disruptive in their home school and may be offered placement in the middle or high school as an alternative to out-of-school suspension. Students must be at the middle- or high-school level and must be at least 12 years old.

Intervention Center

The key to the success of the strategic plan for suspended and disruptive students is the Intervention Center. Any student suspended for more than 10 days with a recommendation for long-term suspension may take advantage of this program. The center operates as a triage unit. A Behavioral Assessment Team comprising teachers, a psychologist, a social worker, and a case manager determines an appropriate setting and/or services for each assigned student. The Intervention Center allows the student to continue their academic program while the assessment is completed. Placement at the Intervention Center averages 10 days.


Short-Term Suspension Intervention Center


Transition Classes

Some students who have been identified as Behaviorally and/or Emotionally Disabled (BED) often benefit from participation in "blended" or transition classes. This enables them to interact with peers in a flexible structure that offers the opportunity to work in small groups. Two such classes are available at Lakeview School, with one additional class each under Lakeview supervision at Riverside and Northern high schools.

New Day - Durham County Juvenile Reporting Center

New Day serves court-involved youth between the ages of 12 and 15 years old. A cooperative initiative between the County of Durham and Durham Public Schools, New Day comprises highly structured day, evening, and weekend programs for long-term and short-term suspended youth. These programs incorporate educational, substance-abuse treatment, and family and individual counseling services. Durham Public Schools contributes a teacher and teacher assistant to the program for the students' academic enhancement.

Community Involvement

The following businesses, programs, and community groups provide assistance by donating their time, expertise, materials, and financial resources:

  • City of Durham Parks & Recreation Department
  • Communities in Schools, Inc.
  • Duke University
  • Durham Arts Council
  • Durham City Council
  • The Durham Center
  • Durham County Board of Commissioners
  • Durham County/City Violence Prevention Council
  • Durham County Department of Social Services
  • Durham County Health Department
  • Durham Crime Cabinet
  • Durham County Sheriff's Department
  • Durham Judges
  • Durham Ministerial Alliance
  • Durham Police Department
  • Durham Public Schools Wellness Partnership
  • Durham YMCA
  • El Centro Hispano, Inc.
  • Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
  • Juvenile Crime Prevention Council
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Rights of Passage
  • Youthbuild - UDI


State ABC Rating :

  • 2009-10: NS, NS. ALP High  (24.6%)

NC School Report Card


From I-85

Take exit 177 for N Roxboro St  toward Avondale Dr.   Turn left onto N Roxboro St heading north.  Turn right at Old Oxford Rd.  Turn right at Dearborn Dr.  School will be on the right in .04 miles.

From I-40

Take exit 279B for NC-147 N/Durham Fwy.  Take exit 12B toward Roxboro St / Downtown / Mangum St.  Turn onto Roxboro St heading north.  Follow through downtown Durham and under I-85.  Turn right at Old Oxford Rd.  Turn right at Dearborn Dr. School will be on the right in .04 miles.

Link to Google Maps

Improvement Plan

School Improvement Plan