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Exterior of Lima Senior High School

LIMA SENIOR
High School

1 Spartan Way

Telephone: 419-996-3000 | Fax: 419-996-30-1

Student Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Early release every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.

School Highlights

Lima Senior High School is a place where all students can find their niche and succeed. With an array of academics, arts, career tech and extracurricular options, there is something for everyone at Lima Senior.

The comprehensive 9-12 school offers academic pathways in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Business and Humanities. There is also an undecided option.

Lima Senior offers the following Career Tech Programs: Agriculture and Outdoor Occupations, Audio Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Construction Trades, Culinary and Food Service Management, Early Childhood Education, Engineering Technology, Graphic Communications, Marketing Education (DECA), Patient Care Technology, Welding and Metal Fabrication and Skills X (on-the-job training program).

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Principal Darnell Collins

The programs have close partnerships with local business and industry, which fosters internships, on-the-job experience and often paid employment both while still in school and after graduation. Learn more about each of these programs under the “Programs” page.

Elective options at Lima Senior are vast and include Holocaust, Psychology, Sociology, African American History, Philosophy, Web Design, multiple art options and much more.

The music program is top notch, with more than 10 vocal and instrumental options for students. Students perform in Lima Senior’s Joe Henderson Auditorium and throughout the community. This past year, one choir sang in New York City. The school also has a drama club with at least two play/musical productions every school year.

Lima Senior has agreements with several local colleges and universities and offers dual enrollment opportunities. This past graduating class earned $1.5 million in scholarships.

Lima Senior students also have the opportunity to enroll in College Credit Plus classes. The program allows students to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from community colleges or universities. There are no costs for students. Families can talk to our guidance counselors about this program to go to: https://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohio-Education-Options/College-Credit-Plus

Students have the opportunity to participate in many extracurricular activities, including Key Club, Act Too Drama Club, Student Government, Spectrum Club, Prom Committee and much more. Students compete in local, state and national competitions, including DECA, FCCLA and SkillsUSA.

Lima Senior athletes compete in the Toledo City League and on state-of-the-art home fields and courts, including Spartan Stadium. The school offers 12 different sports, the most recent added being boys and girls lacrosse. Keep up on our athletes, teams and schedules on the “Athletics” page.

Lima Senior’s Principal is Darnell Collins. He can be reached at 419-996-3022 or dcollins@spartan.limacityschools.org.

School Resource Officer

School Resource Officer Scott Jones and K9 Mac

School Resource Officer Scott Jones
K9 Mac

Officer Jones is the district’s head SRO. He came to the Lima City Schools and began working at Lima Senior in 2018.
Officer Jones attended Ohio Northern University, where he played football. After graduating with double degrees, he went to work as a community service officer with the Lima Police Department. He was next hired as a patrolman and a K9 officer. He spent 17 years with the department.


He was the 2020 recipient of the Lima Allen County Safe Community School Safety Award.

K9 Mac is a Golden Retriever. He was among the first K9s to join the district in 2018. He was trained at the Von der haus Gill Police K-9 Academy. He might be the most popular staff member at Lima Senior!

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