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 Resource Officer


School Resource Officer Marissa Kennedy


Officer Kennedy attended Edison State Community College, where she obtained her OPOTA certification and an Associates of Applied Science in Criminal Justice in 2019. She was sworn in as a Lima Police Officer in November of 2020.  


After months of thorough training, including  criminal investigations, patrol procedures, self-defense, first aid and report writing, Officer Kennedy was given the opportunity to serve and protect the Lima City Schools. She is the SRO at Freedom Elementary and says she is blessed to be a protector of the children of Lima and cannot wait to see what the future holds.