About Pfeiffer Elementary School

Our school:

  • Pfeiffer Elementary School is recognized for academic improvement.
  • Teachers have an average of 22 years of experience
  • 55% of teachers hold a master's degree or higher 


Our programs

Pfeiffer offers numerous programs to support academic achievement and enrichment, including:

  • OhioReads program
  • Title 1-sponsored after-school tutoring
  • Nike PE2GO and SPARK (Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids) physical education programs
  • computers in every classroom
  • an active Parent Group recognized for its involvement in the community
  • Reading Is Fundamental free book distribution for all students
  • The Harold Stroll Scholarship is awarded each year to two former Pfeiffer students who graduate from Kenmore High School
  • An active partnership with the Kenmore Ministerial Alliance


History of Pfeiffer Elementary School

Pfeiffer Elementary School is named in honor of Jacob (1861-1945) and William Pfeiffer, who helped to open the Miller Rubber Co. in the early 1890s.  Their company was later purchased in 1930 by the B.F. Goodrich Co. The two Pfeiffer brothers donated land to build the school, which was originally called ‘Overlook,’ after the land around the school site. The name was later changed to Pfeiffer to honor these two prominent Akron Pfeiffers. The school was erected in 1919, and an addition was added in 1960.