Akron, OH 44312-2495
330/761-7930; Fax 330/761-7932
Colors: Royal Blue and White
Average Class Size: 26
Average Enrollment: 819
Design Enrollment: 575
Principal: James Retton
The Hyre CLC dedication took place on Thursday, September 29, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. Students began attending classes in the new building on Thursday, September 1, 2011.
Hyre's Master Facility Plan
The new Hyre CLC is a two-story, 131,000-square-foot structure in a U shape. A pair of wings incorporate classrooms; science labs; and technology, art and special education rooms. The wings are joined by a two-story, curved, brick, colonnaded canopy entrance. Grades 6-7 are located in the west wing, with grade 8 and the life learning facilities in the east wing. Traditional architectural elements of detailed red brick, low gabled roof lines and decorative stone coursings and caps are combined with spacious, modern learning areas. The atrium entry and cafeteria feature 30-foot-high ceilings of exposed roof decking and structural steel. The gym is large enough for two basketball courts and roll-out bleacher seating for 1,250 people. The building is situated on the northern edge of the school's property (where a soccer field and baseball diamond once stood).
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 Hyre
Community Learning Center was TC Architects (Todd Westover, project
architect). John George was the
Akron Public Schools liaison.