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About Sam Salem CLC

The new Sam Salem Community Learning Center opened on August 27, 2008.

Our teachers:

  • Teachers have an average of 23 years of experience
  • 74% hold a master's degree or higher
  • all Sam Salem CLC teachers have the designation of “Highly Qualified Teacher”
  • Our staff includes speech and language services specialist, school-based therapy, special education, and counseling, and an Intervention Assistance Team, which works with parents, students and teachers to ensure academic achievement.

 

Our programs: 

Community partnerships:

  • Kenmore Kiwanis, who sponsors the Reading Is Fundamental free book distribution to every student 
  • an active PTA
  • before- and afterschool YMCA

 

History of Sam Salem CLC

Sam Salem Community Learning Center opened to students on August 27, 2008.  The original school building was a 14-room, brick building constructed in 1922.  It was known at that time as Highland Park Elementary, after the Kenmore village neighborhood in which it was located before it was annexed by Akron Public Schools.  The school was renamed Sam Salem Elementary School in January, 2000, after Sam Salem, who was the longest-serving school board member (28 years of service) in the history of Akron Public Schools.