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Exterior of Freedom Elementary


575 S. Calumet Avenue

Telephone: 419-996-3380 | Fax: 419-996-3381

Student Hours: 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. | Early release every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.

School Highlights

  • Pre-K through Fourth-Grade Building

  • After-school tutoring

  • Choir

  • K-Kids in partnership with Lima Kiwanis Club, promotes community service

  • Girl Scouts

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters

  • Community Volunteer tutors working with students

  • DARE and RadKIDS
    Food Pantry available to families

  • Family Nights hosted throughout the school year

  • Ongoing staff professional development

  • Youth sports available: basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling

Principal ​Chandra Nuveman

Principal ​Chandra Nuveman

School Resource Officer

School Resource Officer Paula Strickler

Paula Strickler

Officer Strickler joined the Lima City Schools and started working at Liberty Arts Magnet during the 2019-20 school year.

She joined the Lima Police Department as a cadet in 1980, becoming a police aid and then officer in 1985. She was promoted to sergeant in 1998 and retired in 2018. When she is not working, she enjoys camping and auto racing.

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