About Betty Jane CLC

  • The Betty Jane Community Learning Center was opened on January 9, 2008
  • Our school:
  • Betty Jane CLC is consistently among the top scoring schools in the district.
  • Our teachers have an average of 22 years of experience.
  • 90% hold a master's degree or higher. 


Our programs:

  • Betty Jane CLC provides an extensive range of academic support programs, including supplemental math and reading programs.
  • OhioReads program
  • Title 1 tutors
  • after-school tutoring
  • a supportive and active PTA
  • parent/student activity nights, including grades K-2 Family Reading Night, grades 3-4 OPT Night and grades K-5 Game Night. 


 Betty Jane CLC borders Goodyear MetroPark and its beautiful park setting.

History of Betty Jane CLC


The original Betty Jane elementary school building was constructed in 1929.  The school was originally part of the Tallmadge School District but was annexed by Akron Public Schools in 1931.  It is named in honor of Betty Jane McBrayer (1921-27), the young daughter of Tallmadge Board of Education President Thomas McBrayer. As president of the school board, Mr. McBrayer worked to ensure that a new school would be built on Darrow Road. McBrayer's daughter attended school on the site of the present building before she died at a young age. After the new building was completed, the townspeople offered to name the new school McBrayer because of his untiring efforts in making it a reality, but Mr. McBrayer asked that the school be named instead in memory of his little girl, Betty Jane. Groundbreaking for new building took place on June 7, 2006. Classes started on January 9, 2008 and the building was dedicated on March 6.