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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 2016-2024), sports and community service. We are fortunate to call Lakewood, Ohio home, a city that has earned many accolades locally and nationally, including:
  •  "Best Hometowns in Ohio" by Ohio magazine
  • Lakewood Park, 2023 Great Places in Ohio award from the Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association.
  • "The Best Place to Raise a Family" by Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards and
  •  "10 Most Exciting Small Cities" by Business Insider

Students walk to neighborhood schools and enjoy a wide variety of programming to meet the educational needs of every student. 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.

In the last 17 years, our 4,200-student 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. The District also offers an online learning program for grades K-12 and an alternative education program for grades 6-12. The Lakewood City Schools has among the best school facilities and the best technological support for teaching and learning that can be found in our area.

Contact Info:

13701 Lake Ave.
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
(216) 529-4000

As a Ranger alum, it fills me with pride that my two children are able to experience all the riches Lakewood City Schools have to offer. We have encountered such caring teachers that not only help them grow as a learner, but as a person.

- Sara SENNEY Verderber,
Class of 1997


We just started kindergarten...we love it! Lots of opportunities for families to be involved and a very inclusive school community.