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Congratulations to our April Educator Spotlight honorees: Roosevelt Elementary lunch monitor Barb Fox and Horace Mann and Hayes Library - Information & Digital Literacy teacher Kayleigh Sykora! They have been singled out by their peers as outstanding employees and colleagues. Click on Read More below to find out more about these two staff members.

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LHS Earns State Purple Star Award

Lakewood High School has earned the Purple Star designation as part of the Purple Star Class of 2024 from the Ohio Department of Workforce & Education. The award recognizes the school’s commitment to serving military-connected students and families through such efforts as providing resource information for military families on the school’s website, a staff liaison for military students and families, and holding military recognition ceremonies such as honoring new grads headed to the Armed Force at commencement or the coming unveiling of the new Military Wall of Honor in the Civic Auditorium lobby, among other activities. 

Grant & Lincoln Earn 5-Star Award

Congratulations to Grant Elementary School and Lincoln Elementary School for earning 5-Star Recognition! It's a significant achievement to receive the Overall 5-Star Building Award, which is given to buildings that exceed state standards by performing exceptionally well across all 5-rated components on the state report card. This recognition reflects the hard work and dedication of the staff, students, and the entire Grant and Lincoln school community. Well done!

LHS Earns State Momentum Award

Congratulations to the Lakewood High staff and students for receiving the Momentum Award from the state of Ohio! The award recognizes the remarkable improvement in achievement and sustained growth demonstrated by the school. LHS qualified for the award by increasing its Performance Index by 3 or more points from the 2021-2022 report card to the 2022-2023 report card and also achieved a Value-Added Progress Rating of 4 or more stars. 

5th Grader Proud to Wear Publisher Hat

Emily Erker is a newspaper publisher. Emily Erker is in fifth grade. Grown up Emily will be a force to be reckoned with! This petite, well-spoken girl has already published 22 issues of her newspaper, The Sparkle Times, and has hopes of continuing to publish through middle school and high school. Hearing her speak about her operation, she could likely serve as the editor of The Lakewood Times right now!

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Two Wrestlers Qualify for State Tournament

Congratulations to Ranger wrestler Zayna Muntaser on winning the Regional Championship in the 190 lb weight class! Her win on March 3 means Zayna has qualified for the state tournament two years in a row! Gillian Coulson, who finished fourth in her weight class, will also join Zayna at the state tournament. We wish them the best in Columbus March 8-10. 

Doxley and Payne Earn All State

Congratulations to our indoor track and field athletes for awesome performances at the State Championship Meet! Special shout out to those who earned All State by making the awards podium:

Kaydence Doxley - 5th in long jump & 8th in the triple jump
Charlie Payne - 6th in the 1600 meters with a new school record 

Also competing were David Burns, Josh Morrison. Quinn Sutliff, Charieon Doxley, McKenna Hunt, Sophia Eccher, and Aniya JohnsonWe are so proud of all the hard work and dedication put in by our student athletes and coaches!

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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.

Vision of a Lakewood Ranger

In this space we will highlight periodically the ways our Vision of a Lakewood Ranger comes alive in our classrooms and in the many enrichment activities our students enjoy. 

Growth Mindset

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The new AP African American Studies course at Lakewood High School is part of a pilot program in which LHS is one of only 60 schools across the nation participating. Teacher Austin Sparks and his students are stretching their minds and diving deep into a historical perspective that most students have not before learned at such a comprehensive level. The interest in this new course has been high from our students and the local and national media. Click on Learn More below to watch a recent local news story on Austin Sparks, the class and his students.

Collaboration

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A partnership with First Ring First Fellowship (FRFF) program and the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District led Lakewood High science teachers Rita Chahda and Ann Pesta and their AP Environmental Science and biology students to remove a large amount of the invasive vegetation recently from a storm basin on the high school grounds. Working together with the county, the students learned about the Great Lakes watershed and how to protect it. Click on Learn More below to read about this project that also included Vision competencies of communication and global citizenship. 

By the Numbers

4,200

Students grades PreK-12

12

School buildings

20

Languages spoken by our students

20

High school AP courses

13

1:1

Devices to students ratio

99%

Teachers designated as "highly qualified"

6

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