Listen, Learn, Connect and Collaborate

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Welcome to the Willoughby-Eastlake City School District. Our doors were first opened to students in 1829 and, since that time, we have undergone many changes. The District serves approximately 7,200 students and is one of the largest in Lake County, spanning the communities of Eastlake, Lakeline, Timberlake, Waite Hill, Willowick, Willoughby and Willoughby Hills. We are committed to being a professional learning community and work daily to provide our students with unprecedented  educational opportunities so that our students are prepared for college, career and life upon graduation. During the next school year, the district is committed to listening to stakeholders, learning about the successes and challenges, connecting with the community, staff and families and collaborating in order to build the capacity to move the district into the future. 

The Willoughby-Eastlake school community has a great deal to be proud of. Thanks to the vision of the Board of Education and support from our communities, the district continues to: 

  • Offer innovative programs, pathways and opportunities for students 

  • Commit to academic excellence in all we do 

  • Update facilities to match the needs of the 21st century 

  • Commit to fiscal stewardship and transparency 

  • Commit to safety and security upgrades  

  • Invest in a robust plan to support 1:1 technology  

This is a special school district filled with dedicated, hardworking students, involved families, an outstanding staff, extensive curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular opportunities, and a supportive community. Thank you for entrusting your children to us.

My choice, for a world class education, is Willoughby-Eastlake!


Dr. Patrick Ward  

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Pam Clair
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