About Schumacher CLC

Our school:

  • Our teachers have average 13 years of experience.
    67% hold a master's degree or higher. 
    Schumacher CLC is a member of the Project GRAD Akron program, which improves math and reading scores, and student discipline. 
    Our staff includes School-based therapy and school-based counseling specialists.
    Our Building Leadership Team and the Intervention-Based Assistance Team provided targeted support to students.



We offer:

  • Tutoring
  • An active PTA that encourages parent involvement. 
  • Fifth-grade booster club
  • Fourth- and fifth-grade select choir
  • Student council
  • Reading Recovery
  • School-wide Title 1 program
  • After-school enrichment programs
  • Third- and fourth-grade girls’ and boys’ basketball





Community partnerships:

  • OMNOVA - AkronReads program
  • Students and researchers at the University of Akron
  • Buchtel Alumni Club 

History of Schumacher CLC

The state-of-the-art Schumacher Community Learning Center was dedicated on August 31, 2011 and opened its doors for classes on September 1.  Schumacher CLC is named in honor of Ferdinand Schumacher (1822-1908), known as the “Cereal King of America.” He started an oatmeal processing plant on Howard Street and, by 1880, became the foremost miller of the world. Mr. Schumacher later merged his business with the Akron Milling Co and again in 1891, with the American Cereal Co. which, in 1901, became the Quaker Oats Co.