Lakewood is the first western suburb outside of downtown Cleveland although it does not give off the typical suburban vibe. Given the population density, the highest of any city in Ohio, you feel like you are in the heart of a vibrant city. Trendy shops, restaurants, pubs and growing small businesses and new development all have contributed to the significant economic development in recent years. Housing has also been changing as many neighborhoods have gone through a bit of a revitalization. Homeowners are moving in to older homes and making significant improvements as new construction has also opened up different options for those looking to call Lakewood home.
Lakewood City Schools, with a student enrollment of 5,600, offers excellence in programming from preschool through high school. From its 5-star rated early childhood programs to its generous selection of Advanced Placement and college credit courses in high school, every student is well-served in an opportunity-rich environment. By 2017, the district’s seven elementary schools, two middle schools and high school will all have been rebuilt or fully renovated in the last 10 years. The district also sponsors a community charter school.
In addition to excellent public schools, Lakewood is home to a number of private and parochial schools such as Lakewood Catholic Academy and St. Edward High School, a private International Baccalaureate school. With 830 students and a 17:1 student-teacher ratio, St. Ed’s has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. (school information source, vision.onelakewood.com)
Lakewood Park is one of the largest lakefront parks in Ohio and features a live concert stage, outdoor swimming pool, picnic pavilions, 4-season public pavilion, kids' playground, baseball, volleyball, and a skate park, which opened in 2004. It has more than 150 acres of green space citywide. The park's million dollar lakefront promenade opened in 2006 and offers an excellent panorama of Downtown Cleveland and the presence of viewing telescopes enhances the viewing experience of Downtown Cleveland. An all-purpose trail that circles the park was built in 2006.
Percentage change from latest quarter vs same time period previous year
Data compiled using 3rd quarter 2019 data vs. same period from 2018
|RATING*||SCHOOL NAME||GRADES||SCHOOL TYPE|
|4||Horace Mann Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|3||Garfield Middle School||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Lakewood City Academy||7th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||West Shore Career And Technical District||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Lakewood Catholic Academy||Preschool - 8th Grade||Catholic/Religious|
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