School Construction

dedication poster


In 2003, the District adopted a Long Range Facilities Master Plan that envisioned a 10-year program that would result in the rebuilding or renovation of all our schools. Thanks to the generosity of our community, successful passage of three bond issues has now led us to the precipice of completing the third and final phase of the project!

We recently completed the rebuilding of Grant, Lincoln and Roosevelt Elementary Schools, in addition to the already rebuilt Hayes and Harrison Elementary Schools and the completely renovated Emerson and Horace Mann Elementary Schools. The west wing of the high school has also been completely renovated. The new academic wing at Lakewood High opened on Jan. 3, 2017. The third and final phase of the plan will be complete when the east end of the school with a new performing arts and athletic wing are complete in Fall 2017. 



Lincoln school

Photo Gallery of Lincoln Dedication Celebration
Photo Gallery of Lincoln demolition.
Photo Gallery of Lincoln construction.

Lincoln groundbreaking held March 13, 2015. Lincoln groundbreaking Photo Gallery.


roosevelt school

Photo Gallery of Roosevelt Dedication Celebration
Photo Gallery of the Roosevelt demo.
Photo Gallery of Roosevelt construction.

Groundbreaking Ceremony held April 23, 2015. Roosevelt groundbreaking Photo Gallery


Grant school

Photo Gallery of Grant Dedication Celebration
Photo Gallery of Grant demolition.
Photo Gallery of Grant construction.

Groundbreaking Ceremony held April 21, 2015. Grant groundbreaking Photo Gallery

Lakewood High

Academic Wing is Complete!

LHS academic wing

LHS gym

cafeteria at LHS

as of 2/14/17

Lakewood High demoliton was completed in late August. Construction on the new academic wing was completed and the building opened for students in January 2017. The cafeteria opened in April 2017, the performing arts wing will open for students August  21, 2017 and the gymnasium, weight room and fitness center in November 2017.

Lakewood High groundbreaking ceremony took place on Aug. 27, 2015 (Photo Gallery)

 Photo Gallery of LHS demo
Photo Gallery of Academic Wing Open House on Jan. 24, 2017


What is the current status for the final phase of construction?

Our community on Nov. 5, 2013, passed a 3.75 mill bond issue and permanent improvement levy that will now allow the district to receive $50 million in matching funds from the State of Ohio for the $100 million project. As of September 2016, Grant, Lincoln and Roosevelt have been completed and are now open. At Lakewood High, the academic wing opened in January 2017, the cafeteria is set to open in April 2017, the  performing arts wing in August 2017 and the gymnasium and weight room in November 2017.
Who are the construction team members?
GPD Group of Akron is the architect for the elementary buildings. The team is led by Rodwell King. URS Corp. and Robert P. Madison International are the architects for the high school. Turner/Regency/AKA is the Construction Manager At-Risk and Ozanne Construction serves as the Owner's Agent of the project.



Roosevelt Design Meeting, 10/30/14



Grant Design Meeting, 10/28/14

Abatement & Demolition Info Meeting, 10/23/14











If you have any questions, concerns or would like to make a suggestion to our design and construction team you can contact the following:

Jim Reitenbach
Executive Director of Construction & Operations
Lakewood City Schools

Elementary schools

Rodwell King, Lead Architect
GPD Group

High School

Dana Mitchell, Project Principal
Bradford Gellert, Project Manager/Design Architect
Jason Colon, Project Architect

URS Corp.

Robert Klann, Project Interiors
Sarah Klann, Project Interiors

Robert P. Madison International