Harris-Jackson CLC

1085 Clifton Ave., Akron, Ohio 44310

Principal: Andrea Aller

Phone: 330.761.1315

Fax: 330.916.9090


About Harris-Jackson CLC

Our school:

  • Our new building opened in August 2017.
  • Harris-Jackson CLC was named a "School of Promise" by the Ohio Department of Education. 
  • Our teachers have an average of 19 years of experience
  • 67% of our teachers hold a master's degree or higher. 
  • Harris-Jackson CLC has a very active parent involvement and volunteer community.

Our programs:

History of Harris Elementary School

Harris Elementary School was named in honor of Malana A. Harris (1842-1904), a Pennsylvania native who served as an Akron Public Schools teacher for 29 years. Before Ms. Harris arrived, the city did not offer kindergarten classes, which was a new idea at that time. Ms. Harris championed the importance of kindergarten and taught the first kindergarten classes in the area. The original building was constructed in 1922 and is located on the site of the former Caldwell School, which was built in 1906 for Portage Township. The school was annexed by Akron Public Schools in 1916.

History of Jackson Elementary School

In 1864, Andrew Jackson (1833-1905) -- no relation to the president after whom he was named -- began a career in the lumber business which enabled him to become very prominent in Akron's commercial circles. Jackson was active in community affairs and served two terms as a member of the Akron Board of Education. The original building was construction in 1928.