Award Year: 2015

Shawnee Maplewood Elementary School

1670 Wonderlick Road
Lima, OH, 45805-4516

(419) 998-8077

Mr. Larry Foos, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Shawnee Local School District

School Website


Maplewood's mission is: "We will work hard with positive attitudes to be successful learners". It is brief and a "living" document written using grade appropriate language. It has evolved into daily recitation of the "Maplewood Pledge."

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 86%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 6%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Maplewood . . .  Where Learning Comes First

Maplewood . . . Where Learning Comes First

Shawnee Maplewood Intermediate School is a public elementary school and one of four buildings in the Shawnee Local School District. Shawnee Maplewood has an enrollment of approximately 400 students in grades 3-4 and is located in Shawnee Township which is southwest of Lima, Ohio. Student achievement is the focus at Maplewood, and through various initiatives, the staff work relentlessly to insure that all students learn. The staff and principal engage in regularly scheduled teacher-based and building leadership teams, collaborate through daily common planning time, and meet quarterly to discuss achievement goals. There is great school pride in the community which leads to active support through the Parent Teacher Council, classroom volunteers, and the Shawnee Optimist Program. The Shawnee Optimists recruit volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring to students four days per week in math and reading. Maplewood is a place where students feel safe, respected, and important. Academic achievement, social behavior, and attendance goals are set and rewarded. Shawnee Maplewood is honored to be named a National Blue Ribbon School. This has been possible through the collective dedication of Shawnee Maplewood, all our school buildings within the district, and the Shawnee community. Shawnee Maplewood is proud to be a place where learning comes first.