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LHS Showcase Set for Sept. 28

Lakewood High School will hold its annual Showcase on Thursday, Sept. 28 from 6-7 pm in the LHS cafeteria. Come see all that Lakewood High has to offer its students from advanced and AP courses to career-tech to all its extracurricular opportunities! There will be a presentation for parochial school parents at 7 pm in the library.


The Board of Education of the Lakewood City School District, Ohio ("Owner"), is soliciting statements of qualifications from professional design firms to provide professional design services for the transition of the Franklin School of Opportunity from its current location at 13465 Franklin Blvd., Lakewood, Ohio, to Lakewood High School at 14100 Franklin Blvd., Lakewood, Ohio, plus such additional and reasonably related improvements as may be deemed necessary by the Owner.

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Each new school year the Lakewood City Schools celebrates its numerous Lakewood High School students who have earned the designation of AP Scholar by virtue of their scores on the college-level Advanced Placement exams taken in May. The District proudly congratulates the 85 current students and recent graduates - the most in years - who have earned AP Scholar honors thanks to their performance on their AP tests.

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Listen & Learn with Supt. Sept. 26

Join Superintendent Maggie Niedzwiecki for her first Listen & Learn session of the 2023-2024 school year on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 6 pm in the Garfield Cafetorium. Superintendent Niedzwiecki will be giving an update on the work of the Facilities Task Force. Comments/questions on additional subjects of interest to those who attend will be welcome following the facilities discussion. Please consider attending the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce school board candidates forum afterward. The event starts at 7 pm at City Hall.

LHS Boasts 7 National Merit Scholars

Congratulations to Lakewood High School senior Carter Eardley, who has been named a Semifinalist in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Corp. competition! This designation recognizes Carter as among the top students in the nation based on junior year PSAT scores. LHS also boasts six Commended Students, seniors Rowan Brown, Jazmin Dunay, Mateo Guajardo, Hutch Reed, Cameron Wereb and Max Winters.

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LHS Starts Recycle Right Campaign

With recycling codes constantly changing, many Lakewood students (and parents) are unclear about what can and cannot be recycled. Starting for the 2023-24 school year, the LHS halls feature student-created posters that advise students on how to properly recycle in the City of Lakewood. These posters urge students to recycle paper, plastics, cans, and cartons and not recycle cellophane wrappers, clamshell plastics, styrofoam and plastic bags. 

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Marching Band Festival is Sept. 23

The 36th annual Lakewood Ranger Marching Band Festival will take place on Sept. 23 at 6 pm and feature nine area marching bands. Joining the Ranger Marching Band will be Beachwood, Cuyahoga Heights, Dover, Fairview, Open Door Christian, Painesville, Westlake and Wickliffe high school bands. In addition, the Baldwin Wallace Marching Yellow Jackets will be special guests. Ticket prices increase the day of the festival, so get your tickets early! This year, sales will be online only. 

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NewsChannel 5 Highlights New Door Locks

NewsChannel 5 recently turned the spotlight on the District's latest safety initiative: installing secondary door floor locks on 658 District doors. The locks prevent anyone from going in or out of the classroom during lockdowns. You can view the TV piece at the link below.

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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.



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. 

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