Westview Elementary School
Westview Elementary School is one of four elementary schools in Avon Lake with students from kindergarten through fourth grade.
Westview graduates move to Troy Intermediate School and then Learwood Middle School before attending Avon Lake High School. This is one of several schools that had major renovations and expansions in 2010. Westview is also the home of the city's Safety Town, which teaches young children rules of the road and safety.
Paul Holland is the principal of Westview. Each year, students hold a reading contest with the winners earning the right to throw a pie at the principal.
In 2010, Westview was one of several Avon Lake Schools involved in a district-wide expansion program, including expansion of the cafeteria, the addition of two new classroom and updates to the entrance area as well as a new traffic circle.
- Hours: Daily, 8:45am - 3:15pm. AM kindergarten: 8:45am - 11:30am. PM kindergarten: 12:30pm - 3:15pm
- Number of students: 350
- Public/Private: Public
- Accreditation/licenses: All teachers are licensed in the state of Ohio.
- Parking: Free lot
- Number of faculty: 50, 21 teachers
- How engaged is the school with the community?: Very. At the end of each month the school holds a "spirit day" and students bring in products for Community Resource Services (CRS), a local charitable organization. "It goes to CRS who gives it right back to the community," Principal Paul Holland said.
- What makes this community special?: The community's family values. There is a family commitment not just in the schools, but in the park and rec offerings in the city. Parent support is incredible. They show up for concerts and about 90 percent of parents come to the open houses.
- Grade levels: K - 3
- Features: Cafeteria, Library
- Extracurricular activities available: Student council, Safety Patrol, K-Kids, Young Rembrands art group, choir (third and fourth grades), honors choir