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

Celebration of Excellence Livestreaming

Tonight's annual Celebration of Excellence ceremony, honoring the District's top middle and high school students, will be livestream beginning at 7 pm. Click here to view the broadcast.

Memorial Day Ceremony Salutes Our Fallen Veterans

veteransVeterans gathered along with the staff and students of Harding Middle School on Tuesday to commemorate Memorial Day as Superintendent Jeff Patterson, Mayor Mike Summers and keynote speaker Ret. Col. Jim Riley of the U.S. Army  urged the students to never forget the sacrifice that our fallen veterans made for them. 

Tell Us About Your Favorite Staff Member!

Teacher Appreciation Week has passed but we appreciate our teachers and staff more than one week a year. We plan to check in periodically to get your feedback about our District and top priorities, and thought we’d start with our greatest asset – our employees! To start, whether you grew up here in Lakewood, or somewhere around the globe, please tell us about YOUR favorite teacher or staff member! Please click here to offer your thoughts and opinions in our brief online survey.

Students Honored at W. Shore Passport Assembly

west shore logoCongratulations to the nearly 200 West Shore Career-Technical students who received their Career Passport at the annual assembly and recognition program on May 18.  Career Passports are awarded to West Shore students who successfully complete their course of study.  Each passport includes the student’s resume, state testing certificates along with any career-field licensing and awards the student has earned.


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

Student Artwork Graces Clinic Construction Banners

art bannerThe Cleveland Clinic unveiled two large banners filled with artwork from students at every one of our school buildings. The banners will be posted on the fences surrounding construction of the Family Health Center planned for the block of Detroit Avenue between Belle and St. Charles. Art teachers helped select whose work was chosen and students from kindergarten through 12th grade are represented.

District, Board Pay Tribute to Latest Retirees

rathgeThe District on Monday bid farewell and saluted its 25 employees who will be retiring after this school year. The retirees - a blend of teachers, secretaries, custodial, paraprofessionals and Nutrition Services employees - were honored before the May 15 Board of Education meeting at Garfield Middle School.  

Board OKs Alliance Educator as Next Emerson Principal

LeddyThe Lakewood Board of Education at its May 15 meeting approved Denice Leddy, current Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment at Alliance City Schools, as the next principal of Emerson Elementary School. Leddy will replace Brian Siftar, who will move to Lakewood High School as associate principal next school year.

Univ. of Akron Moving Lakewood Campus to LHS

akron logoThe Lakewood Board of Education at its May 15 meeting approved a lease agreement with the University of Akron (UA) that will relocate the University’s Lakewood regional campus from its current space on Warren Road to Lakewood High School. This move will help expand post-secondary educational opportunities for Lakewood High School and other area students.

LHS Academic Challenge Team Fourth in State

Academic Challenge teamThe Lakewood High Academic Challenge  team finished fourth in Ohio at a state tournament in Columbus on May 13 after finishing as a regional runner-up the weekend before. Over the past few months, the team has been competing both on Channel 5’s TV show, “Academic Challenge” and in Southwest Conference matches.  The team's point total on WEWS was the highest of the season (78 schools competed).  You can watch the team on June 17 in the WEWS “Academic Challenge” Championship. 

District Seeks Bids for Painting in Civic Auditorium

Sealed competitive bids for the Lakewood City Schools will be received by Kent Zeman, Treasurer, at the Lakewood City School Board of Education offices, 1470 Warren Road, Lakewood, OH, 44107, until 12:00 pm. noon (EST) on Thursday, May 25, 2017.  Immediately after the time for filing of competitive bids has expired, they will be opened and publicly read. The bid is for painting of the Civic Auditorium ceiling.  Bid documents may be picked up at the Lakewood Board of Education offices during business hours Monday through Friday.

Immunization Reminders & Clinics for 6th, 11th Graders

syringeThe Ohio Department of Education has required immunizations for students entering 7th and 12th grade. The District will be holding immunization clinics at both middle schools and the high school in May. Please read the appropriate letter to find out more on how to report your immunizations and dates and times for the clinics: Harding students  Garfield students  LHS students

Summer School Registration Begins May 1

Registration for the Lakewood City Schools' summer school program for high school and middle school begins May 1. Session 1 runs from June 9-29 and Session 2 from June 30-July 21. Click here for more information on classes and how to register.


car with cheerleadresSale of tickets has been extended! The Lakewood Athletic Boosters is raffling off a 2-year lease on a 2017 Buick Encore courtesy of Lakewood's Steve Barry Buick or $10,000 in cash instead. Tickets for the raffle are $25 each. Visit to purchase your ticket. View more info here as well. Winner will be announced at the Spring Sports Banquet on May 30.

2017-2018 Preschool Registration Now Open

abcsRegistration for the Lakewood City Schools' 2017-2018 5-star rated preschool program is now open. Students must be 3 or 4 years old before September 30, 2017, live in Lakewood and be potty-trained to be eligible for the program. Download this registration packet or pick up a packet at the Board of Education, 1470 Warren Road, in the Student Services Department on the second floor. For more information, call 216-529-4214.


Leave a legacy – and keep our school grounds green with trees! You can make a difference and give the gift that keeps on growing!  Your tax-deductible donation can make a difference in a student’s school experience. The Lakewood City Schools has teamed up with the City of Lakewood and Keep Lakewood Beautiful to launch Lakewood City Schools Gift-a-Tree Fund, which will allow donors to purchase trees for our school grounds.   

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