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About Us

Last Updated: 7/12/2020 11:10 AM
Welcome to Ludlow Independent Schools. Located on the Ohio River, just south of Cincinnati Ohio and west of Covington, Ky, Ludlow is a small town bursting with pride for our school and community.

History of Ludlow Independent Schools

George Washington Memorial High School is located on Elm Street in Ludlow, Kentucky. It was built in 1932 at a cost of $164,000.
When the school first opened, there were only 426 students K-12. Eventually, the name was
shortened to Ludlow High School. Currently there are about 450 students (7th-12th grades) with a graduating class of 81. We offer courses leading to the Commonwealth Diploma and give students the opportunity to become involved in many extracurricular activities. We are constantly remodeling our school to make it a safe environment and an even better place. Our students know that school is a place to open your mind to new and exciting opportunities.

Ludlow Independent school offers education to students grade pre-school to grade 12.
Mary A Goetz Elementary school houses grades pre-K to 6.
Ludlow High School houses grades 7-12.
Student Population: 870 students
School Spirit
School Spirit is a big deal here at Ludlow.
We sing our Panthers to victory with the Washington and Lee Swing Fight song.
"When the Ludlow Panthers fall in line, we're going to win this game another time. For the dear old school we love so well. For the red and black we'll yell and yell and yell. We're going to fight, fight, fight for every score. And when its over then we'll yell some more. We're going to knock those Tigers on the floor, out the door, rah rah rah."
Mascot: Panther
Colors: Red and Black
Our mission:
The mission of Ludlow Schools is to provide a safe, challenging and supportive environment where all students can learn, grow and become contributing members of society.

District Facts

The Ludlow Independent School District is comprised of two schools that serve the community of Ludlow, nestled on the Ohio River just southwest of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Mary A. Goetz Elementary School serves 420 students in pre-school through 6th grade while Ludlow High School serves 450 students in grades 7 through 12. Our schools work to meet the needs of our students and strive to ensure that each student that graduates from Ludlow High School is prepared to successfully transition to post-secondary education or the work force.

The Ludlow Board of Education works diligently to provide resources to our schools so that our teachers are equipped to have each student college ready when they graduate from our district.  Our board understands that our academic focus must start at an early age and be reinforced each school year so that our students understand the skills and abilities needed to compete in a global economy once they enter the workforce. The Board of Education understands the strong relationships needed within a school district and its community to move our schools forward on a continuing basis.

Mary A. Goetz Elementary School has a long tradition of academic excellence and continually works to improve the programs that have been established over the years.  We have a one-to-one reading program that allows community members to help students improve upon their reading skills throughout the school year.  The elementary school has collaborated with the high school to create the peer-tutoring program, which has been in existence for seven years and allows juniors and seniors to assist elementary students in their learning on a daily basis.  This year we are implementing a new, research-based math curriculum called Math in Focus, which will help teachers implement the new Kentucky Core Academic Standards.  As always, our teachers and staff will build upon the relationships that have been established to enhance our learning environment. 

Ludlow High School embraces the high academic standards and traditions that have been established throughout the proud history of our school. Ludlow High School has received a Bronze Medal Ranking by  US News and World Report in its list of America’s Best High Schools.  This is the second time in the past three years that we have received this award, and we are honored to be one of only 32 high schools in the Commonwealth to receive this recognition during the past year. Our staff has embraced the new core academic standards that are being implemented state-wide and work with our students to prepare them for post- secondary success.  The high school will be in its second year embedding the Springboard Curriculum in Mathematics and English/Language Arts with grades 6 through 12.  Our staff understands that the high school experience goes well beyond the classroom and collaboratively works with their students to offer various extra-curricular activities throughout the school year.  


Our Mission
The Ludlow Independent School District is committed to fostering a culture
of rigor, excellence, and personal accountability by developing meaningful relationships with students, families, and community members to support and empower students to graduate with college and career readiness skills.

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