Lockwood School District

1932 Hwy 87 E

Billings, MT 59101


Phone:  406-252-6022   Website:  www.lockwoodschool.org


Lockwood School Newsletter (Click to view)

2016-2017 Lockwood School Year Calendar (click to view) 


Lockwood Schools are located in the Lockwood community which is just east of Billings, Montana. Over 1250 students, kindergarten through eighth grade, attend school on the single campus. The many teachers, support staff, administrators, and school board members provide the best learning environment possible for the students and community.

The school day begins at 8:00 am for all students and ends at 2:55 pm for students in grades K-2 and at 3:00 pm for students in grades 3-8. Students may not be on school grounds before 7:30 am. The school mascot is the lion and our school colors are red and white. Lockwood kindergarten classes meet all day, every day.

We invite you to tour our site and see all the excellent programs and services that Lockwood School and its outstanding staff provide for the students and the Lockwood community.


Security at Lockwood School
The safety of the students and staff at Lockwood School is a priority. Security cameras are located in the the hallways of the school, and plans are in place to add additional cameras to other areas of the campus. All Lockwood school buses are equipped with video cameras with audio capabilities.

As another security measure, the public is encouraged to get a visitor’s pass from the office of the building that is being visited. This procedure allows staff members and students to know that visitors to the campus have “checked in”.

The superintendent of Lockwood Schools District #26 in Billings, Montana is Mr. Tobin Novasio. He is assisted by the administrative secretary Mrs. Susan Hankel. The school district business manager is Mrs. Laurie Noonkester, and the assistant business manager is Mrs. Cristy Coleman.

The Administration Office can be reached by calling 406252-6022. Visit the school website to find the phone numbers for the Elementary K-5 and Middle School, and to get staff extensions and email addresses. Directions for using the Otto Help Line are also on this page. The Help Line allows access to school information, such a menus and classroom information messages, during non-school hours.

Community members and visitors are always welcome at Lockwood Schools. Please check in with the building secretary when you visit.

 Lockwood School Philosophy

It is the function of School District #26 to assure appropriate learning experiences to help all students in the District develop skills and attitudes fundamental in achieving individual satisfaction as responsible and contributing citizens. The School District shall strive to provide the opportunities to each student to realize his full potential. These opportunities will not be limited to the confines of the recognized educational day and facility, but the School District will also strive to provide a community environment which will encourage the overall learning experience.


The 2013-2014 Lockwood School Board, consisting of Tim Sather, Tamara Spillum, Sue Vinton, Peter Freivalds, Don Reed, Jen Wagner, and Kat Luhman was awarded its twenty-forth consecutive Golden Gavel Award.  The Golden Gavel Award is bestowed on those districts whose entire Board became “Certified” in the same 12-month period.  This is the 24nd consecutive year that the Lockwood School Board has received this award.

In the spring of 2012, long time superintendent Eileen Johnson retired from Lockwood School. The school board honored her by renaming the middle school Eileen Johnson Middle School. Mr. Tobin Novasio was selected as the new superintendent and began his tenure at Lockwood School in July 2012.


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