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

Board Adopts District Goals for 2017-2018

The Lakewood Board of Education at its July 17 meeting approved the District Goals for the 2017-2018 school year. The six main goals include improving student achievement; fostering a positive and collaborative working relationship and environment with employees; effectively manage District operations; continuing with the District construction plan and ongoing maintenance; continuing the District's fiscal stability, transparency and accountability; and building upon the trust of the community. For a more detailed look at the goals, click here.

West Shore Auto Tech Class Tackled Special Summer Project

corvette engineWest Shore Career-Tech students in Mike Szittai’s Automotive Technology class took on a special project during the last quarter of the 2016-2017 school year that spilled into evening and weekend work, which the students tackled with relish.

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.


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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