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About Sam Salem CLC

The new Sam Salem Community Learning Center opened on August 27, 2008.
  • 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 a 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.
  • Active PTA

Sam Salem CLC Programs:

  • Morning and afternoon preschool and Pre-K for 3-5 -year-olds

Sam Salem CLC Community Partnerships:

  • United Way
  • GOJO Industries
  • Hope United Methodist Church
  • Kings Way Alliance Church

Sam Salem CLC Mission Statement:

The mission of Sam Salem Community Learning Center is to ensure that each student achieves his/her lifelong potential in a safe environment.  

Sam Salem CLC Vision:

To create learners who excel in their environment with purpose, compassion and understanding. 

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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.