Freedom Elementary


575 S. Calumet Ave. ♦ 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.


   Principal Chandra Nuveman


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

 School Supplies
 Preschool Supplies
 -Achievement Test
 -Library Resources
School Resource Officer


School Resource Officer Amanda Leugers

K9 Scarlet


Officer Leugers has been with the Lima City Schools for six years. She currently serves both Freedom Elementary School and West Middle School. She has 17 years of law enforcement work, 14 of those with the St. Rita’s Medical Center Police Department.


She graduated from Rhodes State College Police Academy and enjoys boxing in her spare time. She has been a K9 handler for three years. Officer Leugers is a recipient of the Allen County Children Services Friends of Children Award. She and Scarlet received the Lima Allen County Safe Community School Safety award in 2019


K9 Scarlet is a 3-year-old Black Lab that has been with us for three years. She is a graduate of the Von der haus Gill Police K-9 Academy. She loves to come to school and on days off, sits at the door barking to leave.