Lakewood High School (Lakewood, Ohio)

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Lakewood High School
14100 Franklin Boulevard


Coordinates41°28′50″N 81°47′26″W / 41.48056°N 81.79056°W / 41.48056; -81.79056Coordinates: 41°28′50″N 81°47′26″W / 41.48056°N 81.79056°W / 41.48056; -81.79056
Motto"Carpe Diem"
School districtLakewood City School District
PrincipalMark Walter [1]
Enrollment1,641 (2016–17)[2]
Color(s)Purple and Gold[3]          
Athletics conferenceSouthwestern Conference
Team nameRangers[3]
RivalSt. Edwards High School
NewspaperLakewood Times

Lakewood High School is a public high school located in Lakewood, Ohio, west of Cleveland. The school colors are purple and gold and the mascot is the Ranger Man. The school athletics program is currently a member of the Southwestern Conference.


Lakewood is currently a member of the Southwestern Conference.[4]

  • Boys:
    • Fall: Football (V-JV-FR), Cross Country (V-JV), Soccer (V-JV), Golf (V)
    • Winter: Hockey (V), Swimming (V), Wrestling (V-JV), Basketball (V-JV-FR).
    • Spring: Baseball (V-JV-FR), Tennis (V), Track (V), Volleyball.
  • Girls:
    • Fall: Cross Country (V), Soccer (V-JV), Tennis (V-JV), Volleyball (V-JV-FR).
    • Winter: Swimming (V), Gymnastics (V), Basketball (V-JV-FR).
    • Spring: Softball (V-JV), Track (V).

(Key: V: Varsity, JV: Junior Varsity, FR: Freshmen)

State championships[edit]

First Federal Lakewood Stadium[edit]

LHS Stadium

Lakewood High School's athletic field was built in 1941 and is located just south of the school building in the school's athletic complex. The stadium is used for numerous sporting events, including playoff and home football games for nearby St. Edward High School football team, which is located a few blocks away. The football field was first renovated in 1986-7, with the addition of an all-weather track and a sand-ballasted synthetic surface,[7] and again, in 2007 with the installation of FieldTurf and in 2014, First Federal of Lakewood, a local bank, agreed to pay the district $320,000 for the naming rights. It can seat 8,000 people with standing room for an additional 2,000.[8]

The athletic complex is also home to the school's football, soccer, rugby, track & field, tennis, softball, and baseball teams.

Performing arts[edit]

Lakewood High School has a number of opportunities for its students to gain experience and training in the performing arts. Multiple orchestras and choirs are offered as well as broadcast/theater production.[9]


With production history dating back to the 1940's, Lakewood High School's Barnstormers Drama Club is one of the oldest high school theatre clubs in the state. The club performs three shows per year: A Fall play, The Winter One-Acts Play Festival, and a Spring musical.

Under its current advisor, the club has seen such productions as "Rodger and Hammerstein's Cinderella," "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," "Into The Woods," "Little Women," "1776," and in 2019 performed "Mamma Mia!" The club is represented in the International Thespian Society.[10]

Lakewood Project[edit]

The Lakewood Project, founded in 2002, is an alternative rock orchestra consisting of Lakewood High School students. The Lakewood Project has performed around the country as far as Utah and Texas.[11]

Marching band[edit]

In 2008, the marching band consisted of over 100 musicians and over 35 auxiliaries, which are made up of the dance team (the "Rangerettes") and the flag corps. Major events the marching band have been invited to include the 2000 BCS National Championship Game in Louisiana and the 2003 Outback Bowl in Florida.[citation needed]

Every year, the Ranger Marching Band has an annual festival, bringing marching bands from around the state. Lakewood has invited both high school and college marching bands to Lakewood First Federal Stadium.[12]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Inc., SchoolPointe. "Mark Walter - Lakewood High School".
  2. ^ "Lakewood High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  3. ^ a b OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  4. ^ Perry, Mike (March 20, 2013). "Midview to join SWC in 2015-16". Ohio Prep Zone. Retrieved March 20, 2013.
  5. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2009-01-23.
  6. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Wrestling". Retrieved 2009-01-23.
  7. ^ "New Lakewood High School Stadium & Athletic Facilities - Lesko Architecture".
  8. ^ . Retrieved 31 October 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Performing Arts". Lakewood City Schools. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Home - EdTA - Educational Theatre Association". Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  11. ^ "The Lakewood Project". Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  12. ^ "Home Page". Lakewood Ranger Marching Band. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  13. ^ "Player Profile: Summer Erb". 2013. Archived from the original on October 18, 2012. Retrieved May 12, 2013.


  1. ^ Inc., SchoolPointe. "Mark Walter - Lakewood High School". Retrieved 2018-08-13.