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525 E. Main Street
Hebron, OH. 43025
P: 740-928-5878
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About Our District

About Us

Mission Statement
We are a community of learners inspiring each student to explore, grow, and achieve.

Service Initiative
Lakewood Community-Wide Learning, Service and Pride

Our Schools

Lakewood Local School District is a Pre-K through 12th grade district supporting over 1,800 students. Our philosophy on education is student centered, focusing on how our educational practices support student success beyond their time in our buildings. And we value the way our community works with us to drive student learning and achievement. Our focus is evident in our mission statement:

"We are a community of learners inspiring each student to explore, grow, and achieve.”

We value Academics, Arts and Athletics. Our purpose is to educate and care for the whole student. We aim to graduate our students to a post-high school experience that is fruitful and positive, whether that is a 2 or 4-year degree program, apprenticeship, work placement or military service. Our goal will always be for students to leave our schools ready for career and college.

We work to develop the whole child by teaching and nurturing students through our Leaders and Learners program at all grade levels. Students are taught from a very young age to collaborate, be curious, be creative, critically think, communicate, commit and show good character. These are skills that are critical for success in school, the work force and community.

Our Community

Our district is located in Licking County along the I-70 Corridor, just off State Route 79 in Hebron. We are only 30 minutes outside Columbus, providing easy access to the city as well as larger suburbs like New Albany, Pickerington and Reynoldsburg. When you are looking for a small town, family oriented lifestyle with easy access to downtown amenities, Lakewood is the perfect location. It is a beautiful community featuring rolling hills, 600 acres of parks, historic Buckeye Lake, Dawes Arboretum, and 25 miles of trails and bike paths. There is also easy access to restaurants and shopping with great local spots in Hebron and Buckeye Lake, many of your chain restaurant favorites and the mall in Heath, and boutiques and restaurants in Newark, the county seat.

We are also located in the industrial center of Licking County. Within our district and Licking County are the Mid-Ohio Industrial park, Etna Corporate Park, Central Ohio Aerospace and Technology Campus, and Newark Industrial park, home to Hendrickson, MPW and THK, just to name a few. And local industry continues to grow with the recent addition of Bath & Body Works new distribution center and Amazon’s fulfillment center.

Our location is also close to a number of colleges, universities and technical schools: Denison, OSU Newark, OU Zanesville, C-TEC, Central Ohio Technical College are all within 20 minutes of our schools. Additionally, central Ohio schools like OSU, CCAD and Otterbein or Muskingum University in New Concord are about a 30 minute drive.

Strategic Planning

In 2019, the Lakewood Local School District Board of Education brought a diverse group of district administrators, staff, parents and community members to engage in the process of developing a comprehensive strategic plan for the district. 
 
The core team met in four separate sessions beginning in January. The purpose of the meetings was to consider, discuss and debate the future needs of the district. This work resulted in the development of a vision, mission, core values, goals and strategies to focus the district’s work for the next three to five years.

The vision, mission and core values set the foundation for the plan. An aspirational vision statement is key to setting the destination. The mission is a statement of the organization’s daily work, and the core values are intentional belief statements for the district and community.

Vision
Lakewood. . .
      • Integrity
      • Passion
      • Innovation
            . . .Home

Mission
We are a community of learners inspiring each student to explore, grow, and achieve.

Core Values
The Lakewood Local School District values. . .
      • The pursuit of excellence
      • An unwavering belief in the potential of all students
      • Partnerships among students, family, staff, and community
      • Trust and respect for all
      • Honesty
      • Safety and well-being
 
Through a process of examining the district’s current state, a community survey and a critical look at the most pressing issues and challenges facing the district, the core team went to work identifying four overarching goal areas that will guide the district’s decision making.
 
Strategic Goal Areas
Communication and Trust- At Lakewood, we build trust one interaction at a time.
Social Emotional Well-Being- Lakewood promotes a culture where all are physically and emotionally safe, by building relationships with our students, staff and their families.
Teaching and Learning- Lakewood invests in our staff by providing the tools and resources necessary to achieve high standards of excellence to reach every learner at every level.
Facilities and Learning Environments- Lakewood creates a modern learning environment that adapts to our population and supports our highly qualified staff, providing a culture and climate to foster student achievement in all areas while maintaining financial responsibility.
 
This important work will continue through goal specific action teams.  

Leaders & Learners

List of Leaders & Learners Characteristics
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