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About David Hill CLC

The new David Hill Community Learning Center was opened on August 29, 2007.

Our school:

  • Teachers have an average of 14 years of experience
  • 78% hold a master's degree or higher.  
  • Our school offers speech therapy, special education, and guidance counseling services.
  • Our staff includes one full-time Title 1 teacher and one part-time Title 1 tutor to offer targeted interventions for students in need of extra academic support.

 

Our programs:

  • small class sizes for grades 2 and 4
  • OhioReads and 100 Book Challenge targeted literacy and reading skills programs
  • Tutoring services, in partnership with University of Akron
  • The Butch Reynolds Care for Kids Program, for boys in grades 3-5, to improve study habits, learn life skills and complete homework
  • Assessments for all students, at least four times per year, to provide individualized learning
  • Strong PTA involvement and parent involvement programs, including math and reading nights

 

The results are clear: our students’ test scores are on the rise. Recently, fourth-grade writing scores rose 58%, fourth-grade math scores rose 29% and fifth-grade reading scores rose 12%.

 

History

The David Hill Community Learning Center was opened to students on August 29, 2007. The original elementary school building was constructed in 1928 and named in honor of David E. Hill (1825-1901). In 1851, David E. Hill joined three other men to form the Akron Sewer Pipe Co., the first sewer pipe factory in the United States.  In 1873, Hill formed another pipe company – the Hill Sewer Pipe Co. – and served as president. In 1900, the two companies merged to form the American Sewer Pipe Co. Besides founding the sewer pipe industry, Hill also served as the first president of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., a member of City Council, a county commissioner and a member of the Middlebury School Board.