DIVERSITY & EQUITY IN EDUCATION
2023-24 Campaign Partner
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 2016-2021), sports and community service, all in a city named among “Best Hometowns in Ohio” by Ohio magazine, “The Best Place to Raise a Family” by Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards and BusinessWeek.com and one of the country’s “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 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. In the last decade, our 4,600-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 elearning program and an alternative education program for grades 6-12. 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.
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.
In this space we will highlight periodically the ways our Vision of a Lakewood Graduate comes alive in our classrooms and in the many enrichment activities our students enjoy.
Our Culture, Diversity & Equity
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.
The Lakewood City School District actively seeks candidates who see themselves as an educator regardless of the desired position. In Lakewood, an educator is defined as one who strives to assist our students in achieving the District’s Vision of a Lakewood Graduate competencies. If you believe you have what it takes to assist our students in developing those competencies through the lenses of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging and students’ social and emotional well-being, we invite you to apply for the position you are most interested in and qualified for by clicking below.