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Lorain City Schools is proud to serve more than 6,000 students in grades preschool through 12th grade in 14 state-of-the-art school buildings in the “International City of Lorain, Ohio.

Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie just 30 minutes west of Cleveland, we are the ninth largest city in Ohio and one of the few urban areas in the state experiencing population growth, according to the latest Census.

Lorain offers year-round outdoor recreation through its city and county park systems, including boating, fishing, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, and cross-country skiing.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant arts scene of Lorain. From the historic Lorain Palace Theatre to the Lorain Arts Council, and the lively Rockin' on the River at Black River Landing, there's always something happening. Enjoy various musical, theatrical, and dance performances held free of charge throughout our community. And for food enthusiasts, our neighborhoods offer a variety of ethnic eateries, upscale dining, and the renowned International Festival. 

In Lorain City Schools, we celebrate our school community as one of the most colorful places on Earth. Our kid-inspired culture is focused on empowered learning at all ages, stimulating minds, and bringing imagination to life.

We understand that each child’s educational journey is unique. That's why we offer a range of specialized programs and initiatives designed to harness our students’ strengths and interests. Whether it's our Project Lead the Way STEM courses that encourage innovation and critical thinking or our arts programs that inspire creativity and expression, Lorain City Schools is committed to providing tailored educational experiences. Our educators are passionate and dedicated, constantly striving to create a nurturing environment that promotes both academic excellence and personal growth.

We believe our families choose Lorain because they trust us to offer a holistic education that prepares their children not just for tests — but for life.

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More than 65,000 residents call the city of Lorain home.

We employ 1,000+ teachers, staff members, and professionals.

We serve 6000+ students in grades PK through 12th grade.

14 modern school buildings in every corner of our community.

Upon graduation, 96% of our students have a plan for their future.

We have more than 500 community partnerships.

During the 2023 -2024 school year, more than 200 volunteers committed more than 2,000 hours to our students.