Lakeview Secondary School

  • Lakeview School

    Address3507 Dearborn Drive Durham NC 27704
    Phone: 919-560-2520
    Hours of Operation : 8:30 am - 3:20 pm
    Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Enrollment : 123

    PrincipalTheresa McGowan, Ed.D.

    High School Assistant Principal: Michael Irving

    Middle School Assistant Principal: Evangela Richardson


    Directions to Lakeview School 

    From I-85 North:

    • Turn left onto N Roxboro St/US-70 Bus E/US-15 Bus N/US-501 Bus N.
    • Continue to follow N Roxboro St/US-15 Bus N/US-501 Bus N. 
    • Keep right at the fork to go on N Roxboro St/US-501 Bus N. 
    • Turn right onto Old Oxford Rd. Turn right onto Dearborn Dr. Lakeview is on the right.

    From I-85 South:

    • Take US-15 Bus/US-501 Bus/Roxboro St Exit 177 towards NC-55 W/Downtown/Avondale Dr N.
    • Turn left onto US-15 Bus N/US-501 Bus N/N Roxboro St.
    • Stay straight to go onto US-15 Bus N/US-501 Bus N/N Roxboro St.
    • Continue to follow US-501 Bus N/N Roxboro St.
    • Turn right onto Old Oxford Rd. Turn right onto Dearborn Dr. Lakeview is on the right.

    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.

    Lakeview School empowers each student by utilizing a systematic approach that maximizes academic potential, promotes life-long learning, and develops skills necessary for re-entry into a traditional setting.


    At Lakeview School, we are committed to empowering and enhancing students by utilizing an individualized approach that includes rigorous academics, student support services, and a safe, structured setting in an effort to assist students in achieving their future goals.

    Our Mission

    Our mission at Lakeview School is to empower and enhance students by utilizing an individual approach that provides a more structured setting.  We at Lakeview School will partner with families, community agencies and other schools in order to achieve educational and behavioral success that maximizes academic potential, promotes life-long learning and develops skills necessary for re-entry into the traditional setting.  Our motto is “IF IT’S MEANT TO BE, IT’S UP TO ME.

    Academic Courses

    Lakeview offers middle school and high school core subjects (English/Language Arts, Math, Science & Social Studies), plus electives such as Art, Computer Technology, Culinary Arts, Health & Physical Education, Learning Strategies, Skills for Living and Parent/Child Development.

    School Components

    Middle and High Schools

    The middle and high school programs offer a range of services that include the following: middle and high school standard course of study, counseling, crisis and behavioral management, and Reading/Math Remediation. Typically, eligible students are chronically disruptive in their home school and may be offered placement in Lakeview's middle or high school programs as an alternative to out-of-school suspension.  Students receiving long-term suspensions must attend our middle/high school programs to continue their academic studies in order to receive course credit.

    Broad Street Juvenile Detention Center

    Broad Street is a detention center serving middle/high school young people who are court involved with serious offenses under the age of 16 years old.