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Lakewood, OH
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14100 Franklin Blvd
Lakewood, OH 44107

(216) 529-4028
(216) 529-4459
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March 11, 2014
i agree with the post on 05/26/2012. i also was treated the same way when i graduated in 1968. was not encouraged to try to excel in any subject but was encouraged to take typing. was a very lonely time in my life.

- submitted by a community member

March 10, 2014
Wonderful school with an ethnically and economically diverse student population. Wide range of extracurricular activities to get involved in and an outstanding music program.

- submitted by a parent

January 14, 2014
This school is Horrible. Not only do they not take care of bullying situations but the teachers also bully. I was chased out of the Lakewood City school system because not only was I bullied by students, my teachers would also single me out. The staff is rude and don't care about their students one bit, all they care about is the pay check. I would not recommend this school to ANYONE.

- submitted by a student

July 17, 2013
The fact that not a single student or parent was capable of writing a review absent of spelling and grammar errors speaks volumes about this school. So happy that 5k/yr in property taxes somehow isn't enough to prevent one of Lakewood's biggest arteries from being obstructed ten times a day by stalled school renovations.

- submitted by a community member

June 29, 2013
Lakewood High is outstanding with great teachers! Because of its larger size they can offer a much greater variety of classes than other schools in the area...even the private ones. If your student is bright this is the school for him or her. They offered so many AP classes that my oldest was able to get through college in 3 years. They offer accelerated math courses covering a full year of college calculus. Their pre-engineering program (Project Lead The Way) follows a nationally recognized set of standards that colleges want. Their art program is outstanding and many students have gone on to win national awards. In tough times when other districts are cutting back on "extras" like band and orchestra Lakewood is growing its music program. They have four orchestras and just many bands.In addition they have after school jazz bands and the best high school rock orchestra in the country (possibly the only of its type with a great mix of acoustic and electric instruments). The only downside of Lakewood High would be for those whose kids are special needs or those who are not self motivated as they can get lost in this environment so they may be better off in a smaller district.

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2013
Like any other school, Lakewood High School is not perfect, nor is every single teacher there going to change your child's life, but let's keep it real: if you have your proverbial "stuff" together as a parent, your child will likely do well. That being said, my wife and I are both teachers, and elected to stay in Lakewood because we wanted our children to attend the Lakewood Schools . The music and arts programs at LHS are fantastic, there are many opportunities for students to get involved, and most of the teachers are genuinely concerned for the well-being and future of their students. Another key variable that the Lakewood Schools seem to handle well is the community's ever changing demographics and rising poverty. We like that Lakewood is representative of the diversity our children will likely encounter in the "real world", and are grateful that our children are being educated in ways consistent with our values.

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2012
I'm also a 2012 Graduating Senior Student at LHS. However, my freshman year was horrible, and not to discount 10th, 11th, and now my senior year which is worse than my freshman year which was bad enough. I've heard from many peers that students get sent home for unnecessary reasons, not to discount myself just this year TWICE. I was completely misled by the school. However, the Principal is very educated, but i don't believe that he notices the moment-by-moment functions of the classrooms and the students well-being. They only address problems to resolve them, not always to prevent them from recurring. I feel if LHS REALLY deserves the title "Excellent" then i simply suggest that staff be more tolerant, patient, and understanding, instead of not taking action upon acts of harrassment and mistreatment to and from school, particularly in my case this year. There are several good things, but not so good things simultaneously, and the bad outweighs the good, and i'm honestly suprised to see that not many others see this. As i partially agree, but mostly disagree with the September 11th, 2011 post. But i believe they can improve, but i see things from a very realistic perspective.

- submitted by a student

May 27, 2010
Just going to school there does not give you absolutes that its good. In comparison to what? The school is too large. The staff cannot handle the amount of kids & then layer in budget cuts and you get mass problems. There are some wonderful teachers there, but by & large your child can get lost. You must do due diligence and be extra on top of your kids there. They won't be calling you until it's a huge problem. Yes there are plenty of terrible parents who allow their children to slip through the cracks,but mots of us don't. Someone referenced Lakewood as a "desirable" location. I would agree 100% if you have no kids. If you have kids, there are MUCH better school systems (North Royalton, Brecksville-Broadview Heights) a simple peruse of State Achievement Scores will show how bad the rank is. Spend the extra money move somewhere better....

- submitted by a parent

January 19, 2010
I am a student and i am a senior at Lakewood. This is school does everything they are supposed to do. The staff handle every situation very well. I have seen alot of incidents and the wayt he staff handle them, they dont play around. I dont agree with what some people said about this school is bad and the teachers and staff are not good at how they go about there job. That is not true. This school is FARRRR from bad. If your child isnt doing so well did you ever think it had to do witht the friends they have? I can tell you because i have been there. It has nothing to do with the staff and the security guards, its not wanting to go to class when you know you arent doin anything in that class. Uh some people dont know what they are talkin about.

- submitted by a student
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December 01, 2009
Lakewood is not a bad place i went their. im a senior now it's as bad as everyone makes it seem

- submitted by a student

October 18, 2009
My husband and I have sent our 3 children to Lakewood City Schools since 1989 and our youngest will graduate from LHS in 2010. That's 21 years of PTA, concerts, plays, homework, open houses & conferences! It 's been a marvelous experience. Our kids all have had different needs; ranging from gifted to a learning disablity--and LCS educators and administrators have met every challange with a professionalism that exceeded even our high expectations! We could have sent our kids to our church's parochial school--but we didn't because of the excellence of Lakewood public schools and because we want our children to have a world view by interacting with a wide range of students. And so they learned the some important lessons early on--namely: work hard, find a sport, club or activity you enjoy, and choose your friends wisely!

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2008
My Daughter is attending Lakewood High and i would not recommended this school to anyone.The staff there are very unorganized,impolitle and the hardly focus on students education. They dont take the time to help the kids that need help with there studies,they care about discipline with the students.there discipline is very wrong,they do not give each student a fair chance.my daughter has went to a school in galloway.ohio and she loved it there we did not miss lakewood and all. this is the worst school i have seen. the bullying,teachers,adminatration,everything.but i do have to say one good thing about this school the activities for this school are very good, the groups a child can sign up for are manyy...there is alot to choose from. i would give this school a 20/100 and the 20 is for the activities. if you are planning to move here,Lakewood High isnt the best bet.

- submitted by a parent

July 16, 2008
I raised three daughters in the Lakewood school system. Due to a move to Georgia my third child will not graduate from LHS. After a year in the Georgia school system we miss Lakewood High School. Teachers and staff at LHS were very parent friendly. My husband and I got support when we needed it. (Our second child was not the easiest to controll). I would highly recommend LHS.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 14, 2008
I agree with the parents that posted on April 11, 2008 and December 24, 2007. I have had mostly negative interaction with the high school and their staff. My daughter has been a student for almost 3 years and she has continued to go downhill academically and behaviorally. She has been given so many out of school suspensions which are an antiquated means of discipline . These add to the unexused absences along with no credit given for any work completed. The atmosphere feels more like a prison with an air of repression rather than a school where kids want to be. I can only imagine the attiudes of the security guards patroling the hallways. I only hope she does not give up.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 11, 2008
This school is in a city with a very diverse population. The city has gone from a solid middle class to a solid lower middle class to upper lower class suburb. The change in the type of people living in the city has stressed the school system and its resources. Therefore, if your a gifted student you will not have a problem. If you're an average student to below average student, then you will struggle for growth and improvement with this school. Violence is increasing in the school along with other crimes. The head principal seems more concerned about the No Child Left Behind Act -therefore cutting corners when it comes time to the discipline of students. The gifted program is very good, music program is very good , anything that has the gifted as a target students is very good. Sports is second rate for such a large school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 30, 2008
Lakewood High School is a fantastic high school. It is situated in one of the most desirable suburbs of Cleveland. The academics are like no other and the selection of activities is large. Lakewood teachers help keep students engaged and help them be successful. Lakewood High School has a diverse student body with Middle Class, Upper-Middle Class, and Upper-Class Families calling this their community school. Lakewood High School is among the best schools in the western suburbs if not all of Ohio.

- submitted by a community member
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December 24, 2007
This school is too large for it's own good. We moved here two years ago, this year my daughter started skipping. When we asked for help from the school they bascially told us they were way to large to worry about a handful of students. They are great for kids who already doing well but if your child struggles you may as we ll forget it My daughter has gone way down hill since we moved here. It's sad.

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2007
Dr. Wagner, the other house principals, our superb Board of Education members,and the majority of the LHS staff are enthusiasic, energetic, professionals dedicated to the education of Lakewood's teen--all of them--from every socioeconomic, educational, and ethnic background. (If only the students' parents were as committed to the success of their kids! It's sad to see dwindling numbers of parents at cirriculum night,school concerts, fundraisers & PTA events.) LHS offers professional-class music ensembles, art & theatre productions, student publications, culinary program, multiple sports opportunities & an ever-growing number of clubs --in other words, myriad opportunities for students to succeed! While there are scholarships & work programs for students who can't afford pay-to-play to participate, too many are not availing themselves of these marvelous opportunities! LHS gives students of varying abilities the tools to succeed. Lakewood is very fortunate!

- submitted by a parent

November 17, 2006
Ve good security in this school, including a mobile patrol to catch cutters and a very interactive teacher populaion. I rate this school at 80/100

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June 19, 2006
My children has graduated from this high school and they enjoyed the education very much. This is a great school to attend. Students get help on what their education when needed, and the teachers prepare their students for their future.

- submitted by a parent

June 06, 2006
WE have had 3 generations of our family pass through LHS. I have nothing but praise for my Alma Mater. My daughter graduated last year and my son will be there in a year. I stay in Lakewood so they will reap the benefits of this wonderful high school and my mom, my daughter and I did. The academics, the teachers and the music program are all first class and always have been. If it wasnt for LHS and their wonderful curriculum and professional staff, my daughter wouldnt be in a great university as she is today.

- submitted by a parent

March 11, 2006
The academics are average. The music program is top notch. My son is a musician so he is thriving in this area. There are many opportunities for him with above average music teachers.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2005
I think this is one of the best public schools in ohio. I am not a parent, I am a student that attends Lakewood. It is very diverse in race and culture and provides a clean, safe envoirment to learn in. I love it and I wouldnt want to attend anywhere else. Go lakewood! ranger

- submitted by a student

January 06, 2005
I think that the school could use a lot of improvement. It can use improvement with some of the teachers, with the principle being seen more. Most of all though they need improvement with the guards. I think that the guards are a big part of the problem in school. The dicipline can use some work too.

- submitted by a student

March 25, 2004
I have been involved with Lakewood Schools for over 30 years as a parent, teacher and school board member. The district is remarkable for the breadth and depth of its programs (4 years of Latin, an award winning orchestra, an in-house vocational school, ESL and Special Ed programming, for example). It is also remarkable for the support it receives from the community and its committment to parent and community involvement.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
Both of my children went all 12 years through Lakewood schools. Although they are very different people, both had extremely positive experiences, and are now performing beautifully in college. We found the teachers & administration to be responsive, with students' best interest at heart. Class offerings & extracurriculars are many & varied. The school even has the country's first rock orchestra--drawing national attention. Now there's a way to keep kids interested in music! Test scores aren't the only measure of a school's success.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
This school is the best school. Very exciting to a young pupil's eye's. I was very excited my first day here. Lots of movement and different varieties of people not to mention theextracurricular activities you can choose.

- submitted by a student

August 10, 2003
My daughter just graduated from LHS in June. She had a wonderful 4 years at the school. She had excellent teachers. Lakewood has a great music program. It also has a great school newspaper. I think the more you put into the school, the more you get out of it. She will be attending the University of Dayton this fall. I have to thank the teachers of Lakewood Schools for making that possible. They kept her interested and involved the whole 13 years she attended Lakewood schools.

- submitted by a parent

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Lakewood High School
14100 Franklin Blvd, Lakewood, OH  44107
(216) 529-4028
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