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2024-2025 Open Enrollment Now Open

The open enrollment period for the 2024-2025 school year is now open and will remain open through April 15, 2024. Access the application form at the link below. Notification of open enrollment status will be as follows: First-round notifications will occur the week of June 12, 2024. Second-round notifications will occur the week of August 9, 2024. Kindergarten notification will be made the week of August 9, 2024. If you have any questions regarding open enrollment, call 216-529-4244.

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Sessions on Student Anxiety Set


Our speakers for the sessions of "Too Much Tension: Strategies to Cope with Anxiety" will be Cleveland Clinic psychiatrist Molly Wimbiscus, M.D., and clinical social worker Ashley Penman, LISW-S, both with a wealth of experience working with Lakewood students and families. The sessions aim to give a greater understanding of anxiety and ideas for how to help a student experiencing it. There will be an in-person session March 27 and virtual session April 2.

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Eardley Named National Merit Finalist

Congratulations to senior Carter Eardley, who was named a National Merit Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program competition! Carter and the other national Finalists represent less than 1% of the country's high school seniors. The Finalists are now eligible to receive one of more than 7,500 scholarships worth nearly $30 million to be awarded this spring. Carter was named a Semifinalist in the fall based on his score on the PSAT his junior year.

Nine Qualify for Indoor Track State Meet

Congratulations to our nine Indoor Track state qualifiers!

Kaydence Doxley (60 meters, 200 meters, long jump and triple jump)
Charieon Doxley (long jump, 60 meter hurdles)
Charlie Payne (1600 meters)
Relay members: Charlie, Quinn Sutliff, David Burns, Josh Morrison (4x400); McKenna Hunt, Kaydence, Charieon, Sophia Eccher (4x200); McKenna, Charieon, Kaydence, Aniya Johnson (4x400)

The Rangers will run against the best at the State Championship Meet March 1-2 at Spire Institute in Geneva. Best of luck, Rangers!

Register for 2024-2025 PreK & Kindergarten

Preschool and kindergarten registration for the 2024-2025 school year is now open! Please click on the link below to find out more about the registration process and to begin registration.

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Sophomore Diver Qualifies for State Meet

Congratulations to sophomore diver Rian Fetting on qualifying for the Division 1 State Diving Tournament! Rian qualified thanks to his eighth place finish at Districts on Feb. 13. Rian will compete in Columbus with the best divers in the state on Feb. 20. We wish Rian the best of luck! 

Jazz Festival Set for Feb. 28

Join the Lakewood High School Jazz Band, Jazz Combo and Jazz Workshop and the Garfield and Harding middle school jazz bands for an evening of fun and fantastic music at the annual Lakewood Jazz Festival. The concert is on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7 pm in the Civic Auditorium. Tickets will be available online at

Listen & Learn with Supt. Set For Feb. 27

Join Superintendent Maggie Niedzwiecki for her final Listen & Learn session of the 2023-2024 school year on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 6 pm in the Hayes Elementary cafeteria. Part of the one-hour session will focus on curricular updates, including classroom technology and new math and ELA curricula. Comments/questions on additional subjects of interest to those who attend will be welcome following the curriculum discussion. 

NHS 2023

The Lakewood High National Honor Society welcomed 44 new members to its chapter in an induction ceremony at the Civic Auditorium on Jan. 25, 2024. To be inducted into the National Honor Society, students must possess a GPA of at least 3.5. Students are also evaluated based on their character, which means the nominating committee looks at community involvement, extracurriculars, leadership skills, and other intangibles. 

Read More about LHS Nat'l Honor Society Members Inducted

Upcoming Events

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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