• Welcome to Lakeview Community Schools!  Lakeview has a proud tradition of providing excellent education, winning activities, and putting students first in all decision-making.  We are excited to have three public school buildings spread throughout the district with Platte Center Elementary, Shell Creek Elementary, and Lakeview Jr./Sr. High School, as well as two K-8 parochial schools with Christ Lutheran Elementary School and St. John’s Lutheran School.

    Lakeview Community School District is a Class III District that enjoys strong community support and provides a quality education for approximately 900 students. In 2016-17, Lakeview demographics consisted of 859 students with 42.86% on free/reduced lunch, 17.0% in special education, and 11.4% as English Language Learners.  The students are a combination of children residing in suburban Columbus, rural Columbus and Platte Center, as well as industrial tract residents. There are sixty-four (64) certified staff members, seventy-four (74) non-certified staff members and five (5) administrators employed by the district.

    The District offers a broad range of academic and extracurricular opportunities for its students. In addition, college level courses are available on campus and through the Columbus Campus of Central Community College. Migrant Education, English as a Second Language, and Reading First instruction are also available. 

    Lakeview has a strong academic background that has been displayed with 26 perfect NeSA scores.  We surpassed the state average on the NeSA test in 12 of 20 potential categories in the seven grade levels tested.  In addition, our average ACT score in 2015 of 22.4 was well above the state average of 21.7.  

    Please spend some time on our website.  Our tabs will take you to more information on student achievement, school improvement initiatives, staff, our annual report, and much more.

    Also, please “like” Lakeview Public Schools on Facebook and follow @aaronplasLCS on Twitter to learn more about the district and stay connected with current events involving the Lakeview Vikings!


    Go Vikings,

    Aaron Plas

    Dr. Aaron Plas, Superintendent of Schools
    Dr. Plas' office is located in the Lakeview Junior-Senior High School building. 
    3744 83rd Street
    Columbus, NE  68601

    School Phone  402-564-8518 Ext. 108

    Superintendent's Contract
    Superintendent's Contract 2018-2020


    Superintendent's Goals

    9/2 Patron Meeting-Patron Document
    9/2-Patron Meeting-Big Issues Document