Akron Public Schools
Programs that work ... for you and your students
At Akron Public Schools, you’ll find a school system that works. We have the people, programs and facilities that inspire, support, enrich and enable our staff and students to be successful in the classroom and beyond.
Why work at APS?
- Professional development – opportunities to learn and grow including our Great Leaders Masters’ Cohort, Great Leaders Inspired Leaders program and Aspiring Principals Academy
- Collaboration and comradery
- Career advancement opportunities
- Mentoring – peer support through our Resident Educator Mentoring program
- Competitive pay and benefits – salaries currently range from approximately $36,000 (beginning teacher) to $80,000 (veteran teacher with graduate training)
- New buildings and facilities – beautiful, modern facilities at our community learning centers (CLCs)
- State-of-the-art technology – SMART technology, computer labs and media-rich learning resource centers
- Specialty programs in the arts, International Baccalaureate, STEM, engineering, early college and career education
Akron Public Schools is located in Akron, Ohio, in the northeastern part of the state. It is the fifth largest district in Ohio with approximately 22,000 students enrolled, 51 schools and community learning centers (CLCs) and more than 2,700 employees. Teacher to student ratio is 22:1.
The district features:
- Nine high schools (including two CLCs)
- Nine middle schools (including six CLCs)
- Thirty-one elementary schools (including 23 CLCs)
- Two dedicated preschools
- Two alternative learning programs
Community Learning Centers
Community learning centers (CLCs) provide students and Akron-area residents with places to learn, gather and connect during school, after school and on weekends.
Get to know Akron
Akron is an exciting, energetic community with Midwest charm. It is home to nationally recognized park systems, a minor league baseball team, outstanding healthcare systems and major universities. It is an innovation hub complemented by eclectic neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and music scene. With Cleveland less than 40 miles to the north and Canton 20 miles to the south, this Northeast Ohio region comprises big cities and small towns to form a welcoming community for those who come here to teach.