Class of 2017 Harding Singers Lakewood Project (by Alex  Belisle) Barnstormers' "Little Women", by Alex Belisle Student artwork graces Cleveland Clinic construction site banner. LHS Baseball (by Alex Belisle) Emerson Kindergartners Harding's "Peter Pan Jr." Ranger Cheerleaders LHS Cardboard Boat Regatta LHS Dance Show Ranger fans! Jump Rope for Heart Grant Orchestra Ranger Marching Band Hayes Coding Club

Our Mission

In partnership with our families and community, Lakewood City Schools will develop responsible citizens, who are critical and creative thinkers, committed to life-long  learning, invested in a diverse society, and prepared for technological and global opportunities.

News & Announcements

Garfield Science Teacher Named Next Harding Asst. Principal

Robin BeaversThe Board of Education at its July 17 meeting approved Garfield Middle School science teacher Robin Beavers as the next Assistant Principal for Harding Middle School. Beavers will replace Shane Sullivan, who has accepted a position in another school district.

ASIA Program Gives ELL Students Summer Boost

group of studentsWhile many of their peers are sleeping in and enjoying a carefree summer, nearly 100 English Language Learner students voluntarily report to summer school each weekday so that when they officially return to school on Aug. 21, they will be well prepared for the challenge.

Fall Sports Preseason Meeting Set for July 20

Ranger logoFor those interested in playing a fall sport for the 2017-2018 school year, there will be a OHSAA-required preseason meeting for parents and athletes on Thursday, July 20 at 6 pm in the Harding Middle School Gym. 

Yard Signs Celebrate Highest Achievement on AP Tests

AP yard signSigns were placed at 42 Lakewood High students' homes Thursday, congratulating the students for scoring a "5" on at least one Advanced Placement exam taken in May. Many of those students scored multiple "5s". Congratulations to these students and their teachers and all who took these difficult college-level exams!

District Will See 1% Funding Cut Under New State Budget

An update from Treasurer Kent Zeman: The Conference Committee (made up of members from the House of Representatives and the Senate) met June  27 and resolved the differences between the House and Senate version of House Bill 49 – Biennial Budget.  Both the House and Senate approves the Conference Committee recommended Biennial Budget without modifications. Gov. John Kasich signed the bill June 30, just minutes before midnight. The financial impact to the Lakewood City School District followed the Senate version of the bill, which means the District will see a 1% reduction in foundation funding in FY 2018 or $172,825 and no additional reduction in FY 2019. 


H2o logoH2O's annual Clothing Drive Super Sale will be held on Saturday, July 22 from 9 am - 3 pm at the former Taft Elementary building, 13701 Lake Avenue. Most items will be $1 or less. H2O is accepting clothing donations at all city fire stations through July 17. The money raised all goes toward funding the group's youth service programs.

LHS Basketball/Golf Teams Join for Golf Fundraiser

ballJoin the boys' basketball and the golf teams of Lakewood High for a fun golf fundraiser outing on Saturday, July 22. There will be lots of food, prizes and great golf! Click here for more information.


2017 Race for Home 5K Registration is open! Join Cuyahoga County's Division of Children & Family Services and the Council of Neighborhood Leaders (which includes Lakewood Collaborative) at Edgewater Park on Sunday, July 30, to run or walk and celebrate the gifts that foster and adoptive families bring to our communities. Help raise awareness of the need for foster and adoptive homes while enjoying fitness and camaraderie. For more information and to register, click here.


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LHS Team is Academic Challenge Champion!

ac The Lakewood High School Academic Challenge Team captured the championship of the WEWS-NewsChannel 5 Academic Challenge TV show! The team of seniors Ian Bell and Evan Suttell and junior Brian Donahoe beat teams from St. Vincent St. Mary and Benedictine high schools for the win. Lakewood finished with 560 points, St. Vincent St. Mary 440 and Benedictine 390. Besides the trophy, the win earned the school $4,000. Congratulations to the team and to advisers Peter Petto and Bob Sedlak.

Board Lays Out Criteria Considered for Property Sale

At its June 5 meeting, the Lakewood Board of Education shared the parameters that it is using when considering any proposals by developors to purchas the Board of Education property on Warren Road. Those criteria are:

  1. Ensure the safety and security of Grant Elementary School
  2. Purchase price
  3. Guarantee occupancy for current Board offices for minimum 12-18 months
  4. Preserve historical nature of the East Rockport building
  5. Return of tax paying property to the tax duplicate

LHS shieldThe Lakewood High new student Fresh Start orientation program will be Aug. 15 & 16, 2017. A parent session will be held Tuesday, Aug. 15 beginning at 6:15 pm in the Ranger Cafe for mingling and refreshments. The information program will begin at 7:30 pm in the Civic. On Wednesday, Aug. 16, students can attend on of two sessions: 9-11:30 am or 12:30 - 3 pm. Students will receive Chromebooks and learn the ins and outs of LHS. Please register here by Aug. 6. Any questions, email

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