444 Darrow Road
Akron, OH 44305-3099
330/794-4117; Fax 330/794-6970
Colors: Blue and Gold
Average Class Size: 22
Average Enrollment: 473
Design Enrollment: 450
Principal: Kimberly Summers
The dedication ceremony took place on Thursday, March 6, 2008. Students began attending school in the new building on January 9, 2008. Click on the link to the right to view highlights of the students' march into their new CLC.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place on Wednesday, June 7, 2006. Click on the link to the right to view highlights.
Betty Jane's Master Facility Plan
The new Betty Jane Community Learning Center includes classrooms, large activity spaces and physical activity areas for 450 students, including four kindergarten classrooms, 18 classrooms for grades 1-5 (including ISS) and several special education tutoring spaces. Each classroom includes overhead digital projectors, marker boards and cabinet storage. Students will learn in a light-filled physical environment that is comfortably heated and cooled with state-of-the-art mechanical systems. Large-group activity spaces include a gymnasium and dining hall that can also be used for testing, community meetings and awards ceremonies. A stage is attached to the dining hall and equipped with performance-quality sound and lighting systems. Special spaces include art and music classrooms and a media center/LRC. Every room includes technology that connects to the larger world. Behind the new CLC will be a large playground and activity fields for kids to burn off all their extra energy. Children can play in a setting that is safe and fun.
All designs are the work of an architectural firm from one of six firms, which comprise the Akron Architectural Group. AAG architects work with Akron Public Schools architects on each site. The architectural firm designing the Betty Jane Community Learning Center was Hasenstab Architects. John George was the Akron Public Schools liaison.