Akron Public Schools is located in Akron, Ohio, in the northeastern part of the state, less than 40 miles south of Cleveland and 20 miles north of Canton. The district includes 10 high schools, 9 middle schools and 31 elementary schools. It is the fifth largest district in Ohio with approximately 22,000 students enrolled.
Akron Public Schools offers unique programs designed for every student! Parents love giving their child the best start in school with free all-day kindergarten. To help children grow and learn, a free lunch and free breakfast are served to all students
Parents also appreciate the many customized educational opportunities designed to fit each student's needs – whether it's special programming or special education, accelerated learning for the gifted, creative outlets for the talented, and even learning outside of the traditional classroom. APS offers many unique programs not found at other area schools including visual and performing arts, two dedicated STEM schools (high school and middle school), AkronReads tutoring program, International Baccalaureate, more than 30 Career Education programs, and opportunities to earn a high school diploma and college credit at the same time!
Community Learning Centers
Akron Public Schools is currently undergoing a massive construction process for all of its buildings. Through a partnership with the City of Akron, by 2017, every school in the Akron Public Schools' district will be rebuilt or remodeled to become a state-of-the-art community learning center. CLCs are schools by day and community learning centers by night and on weekends.
Twenty-five CLCs are complete. The new schools will be equipped with tools that keep pace with ever-changing technology and 21st-century jobs. Children enjoy cleaner, brighter learning environments; safer, more secure buildings; better breakfast and lunch facilities; and more opportunities for enrichment and special-needs students. The City of Akron is responsible for scheduling the buildings after school hours.