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About King CLC

  • Our teachers average 19 years of experience.
  • 91% hold a master’s degree or higher.
  • School tours are scheduled during March and April for prospective families.

King CLC Programs:

  • Students engage in inquiry-based lessons.
  • Students are recognized daily for displaying IB Learner Profile traits.
  • All grade levels take Spanish once a week.
  • Nationally recognized King Elementary School PTA
  • After-school enrichment classes and Akron After School tutoring opportunities.
  • Community Involvement Programs and Family Engagement programs, including Math and Reading Nights, Grandparents Day, Veterans Day and Holiday Events. 
  • An active Student Council
  • After-school child care sponsored by the YMCA

King CLC International Baccalaureate Statement of Candidacy:

King CLC is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy — a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

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King CLC Mission Statement:

We work together to become active, caring citizens of the world. 
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History of King CLC

King Elementary School was constructed in 1923 and is named in honor of three members of the King family, an important family in Akron History: Leicester King, David L. King and Henry W. King. Leicester King served as an associate judge of Trumbull County for seven years and was given a large area of land in North Akron in 1934. In 1840, he built the Cascade Mill and was a key promoter of the Pennsylvania & Ohio Canal. He is thought to be responsible for changing the plan of the canal route so it would come through Akron. David L. King, son of Judge King was secretary and treasurer of the Akron Sewer Pipe Co., a leading manufacturer of vitrified sewer pipe. The most important member of the King family in the history of Akron Public Schools is Henry W. King. He was secretary of the citizens’ committee that established the Akron Plan of free public schools passed by the state legislature in February 1847. The Akron Plan became the model for tax-supported schools in Ohio and throughout the nation.