About the District

Lakewood City School District:
Providing Quality Education for the 21st Century



The Lakewood City School District is an award-winning public school district with excellence in academics, the arts (named a Best Communities for Music Education 2017), sports and community service, all in a city named among "Best Hometowns in Ohio" by Ohio magazine, "The Best Place to Raise Kids" in Ohio by BusinessWeek.com and one of the country's "10 Most Exciting Small Cities" by Business Insider. Recently, MSN.com named it one of the "12 Hottest Affordable Neighborhoods to Move to in 2017."

Students walk to neighborhood schools and enjoy a wide variety of programming to meet the educational needs of every student that walks through our doors. While academic achievement is a top priority, the District also looks to create opportunity-rich environments that allow our students to explore beyond the classroom walls. Partnerships with local colleges and universities, West Shore Career-Technical District, and our Community Recreation and Education Department provide many educational options for students and families.

This is an exciting time for the 5,000-student district as we have completed the third and final phase of our Facilities Master Plan. The District has renovated or rebuilt seven elementary schools (grades PreK-5), two middle schools (grades 6-8) and added two new wings to Lakewood High School, an academic wing of additional classrooms and a performing arts and physical education wing that includes a community fitness center. We are now a district of seven K-5 elementary schools, two middle schools (grades 6-8), one high school and one community charter school. The Lakewood City Schools now has among the best school facilities and the best technological support for teaching and learning that can be found in our area.

Click here to view our District report: "In Full Measure: A Quality Profile."


1470 Warren Road
Lakewood Ohio, 44107