Leamington District Secondary School

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Leamington District Secondary School
Leamington District Secondary School Official Logo.png
Address
80 Oak St. W.

, ,
Canada
Information
School typePublic high school
Founded1953
School boardGreater Essex County District School Board
SuperintendentVicki Houston[1]
Area trusteeAmy Omstead
PrincipalKyle Berard
Vice PrincipalSara Fiorvento-Balsdon
Grades9 to 12
Enrolment980 (2018)[2]
LanguageEnglish
Colour(s)Burgundy, Gold
SloganThe Pride of Leamington!
MascotSnoil the Lion
Team nameLeamington Lions
Website

Leamington District Secondary School (LDSS) is a public high school in Leamington, Ontario. Home of the Lions, it has an enrollment of approximately 950 students. In 2018 LDSS became an IB World School authorized to offer the Diploma Programme. LDSS feeder schools are located throughout Leamington and neighbouring town Wheatley, Ontario. This includes: Queen Elizabeth Public School, Gore Hill Public School, Margaret D. Bennie Public School, Wheatley Area Public School, Mt. Carmel-Blytheswood Public School and East Mersea Public School.

History[edit]

Opened in 1953 to replace obsolete 1923 high school. After expansions in 1958 and 1961 enrollment reached a peak of 1,500 students before declining with the opening of Cardinal Carter Catholic High School[citation needed].

Facility[edit]

Located at 80 Oak St. West, Leamington Ontario, Canada, Leamington District Secondary School is minutes away from the downtown core, and the Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex (formerly the Sherk Centre).

Athletics[edit]

Lions player in 2014.

LDSS competes in the Windsor & Essex County Secondary School Athletic Association (WECSSA) athletic division and offers a variety of sports opportunities including boys and girls volleyball, basketball, hockey, and soccer, boys baseball, and girls softball, as well as cross country, tennis, badminton, golf, and swimming. The school mascot is a lion named Snoil, who is often seen at school events. The school's most prominent rival is Leamington's second high school Cardinal Carter Catholic High School.

Construction of New School Site[edit]

The construction of a new Leamington District Secondary School was started on May 25, 2016,[3] with a completion date of September 2017.[4] The current location for LDSS will be closed upon completion of the new site.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

https://publicboard.ca/schools/ldss/Pages/default.aspx

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 42°03′07″N 82°36′28″W / 42.0519°N 82.6077°W / 42.0519; -82.6077