Leamington District Secondary School
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|Leamington District Secondary School|
80 Oak St. W.
|School type||Public high school|
|School board||Greater Essex County District School Board|
|Area trustee||Amy Omstead|
|Vice Principal||Sara Fiorvento-Balsdon|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Slogan||The Pride of Leamington!|
|Mascot||Snoil the Lion|
|Team name||Leamington Lions|
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.
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.
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).
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
The construction of a new Leamington District Secondary School was started on May 25, 2016, with a completion date of September 2017. The current location for LDSS will be closed upon completion of the new site.