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A Message from the Superintendent

In my role, I get to see our community in a number of different ways; from the celebrating the hospital’s wonderful new expansion to the not so obvious work our district staff and public servants do for a single child. Everyday, I see examples of how this community is growing and how the people of this community support one another. Whether you have students in the district right now, expect young ones to enroll in the next few years, or simply have a vested interest in what we do by living here, our aim is to earn your trust and to make you proud.

As a district, we are have a constant eye on organizational improvement. We set goals, monitor, and adjust practices in order to meet those goals. As part of our improvement efforts, we are working on defining what an ideal London High School graduate looks like. If you would, please help us define what skills and attitudes our graduates should possess by taking a few moments to answer and return the survey on page 11. If you would rather complete the survey online, you may do so by visiting the district homepage at www.london.k12.oh.us

Thank you for your help in making London City School District a premiere district in Madison County and beyond.

Good Red Raiders!!

February 2019 


I am a Cleveland sports fan, which means that I am both a glutton for punishment and an eternal optimist. Through all of the missed field goals, the churn of countless coaches and general managers, the frequent futility on the playing field, and the occasional historical playoff loss, I am always enthusiastic about the possibility of that next game. That being said, I often get to a point in the season when I say, “Forget a championship, I would just like to see the _____ (insert Browns or Cavs as appropriate) get better!”

Our Quality Profile highlights facts and information about the district in the areas such as academics, athletics, fine arts, student programs, and fiscal leadership. Unlike the Browns and the Cavs this season, I hope as you read this issue, you see the progress we are making as a school district and the lofty goals we are working to achieve. I hope you also have an opportunity to learn more about some of our most important assets, our students.

Unlike most of my favorite sports teams, who are usually “waiting for next year,” we are working diligently to achieve our district goals. We recognize that we have some areas to improve but are proud of the progress we are making. If you are interested, you can keep tabs on district improvement efforts throughout the year by visiting our www.london.k12.oh.us and choosing the “Administration” tab. 

November 2018 


This summer I had the opportunity to travel to South Africa and participate in the Comrades Marathon, which is a 56 mile running race between the South African cities of Pietermaritzburg and Durban. As you might expect, the race was grueling and provided many opportunities for self-reflection (In particular, why I might be so foolish as to even enter a such a race!). Despite wanting to quit about a dozen times, I persevered and somehow finished under the 12 hour time limit. 

During our beginning of the year convocation, I shared some of my experiences in the race as they related to our District Core Values:

  • We deal in hope;
  • We, not me;
  • We do things on purpose;
  • Change happens. Be prepared to pivot.

Over the course of the last several years, we have been able to accomplish much in our district. As we move forward with even more ambitious goals, we are working to keep these core values in mind to ensure the concept of #londonpossible is available to all. 

As always, if there exists, anything I can do for you or your child, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Best wishes on a great school year!

August 2018 

About the Superintendent
Dr. Kramer has served Ohio's public schools for 23 years and is currently in his fourth year as the London City School District Superintendent. During his teaching career, Dr. Kramer taught elementary and middle school students, while also coaching high school cross country, golf, basketball, and track. Over the course of his seventeen years as an administrator, he has served as an elementary principal, a high school principal, the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and as superintendent for three different school districts.

Lou holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Dayton, a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership from The Ohio State University, a Doctor of Education Degree in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, and earned his superintendent's license from the University of Findlay. Kramer currently serves on several state committees and remains connected to the London Community by being involved with the London Rotary Club, the United Way of Clark, Champaign, and Madison Counties, the Madison Family Council, and serves on the Board of the Madison County Collaborative Economic Development Agency.

As a recovering high school principal and avid Cleveland Sports fan, Lou jokes that he is both an eternal optimist and a glutton for punishment. He and his wife Janet have been married for 19 years and have four active children currently in elementary school, middle school, and high school.
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Dr. Lou Kramer
District Superintendent
Board of Education Office
380 Elm Street
London, Ohio 43140
P: (740) 852-5700, Ext 2345
F: (740) 845-3282
London City Schools
District Office Address:
380 Elm St., 2nd Floor
London, Ohio 43140
District Office:
District Fax:
(740) 852-5700
(740) 845-3282
Elementary: (740) 845-3272
Middle School: (740) 852-5701
High School: (740) 852-5705
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