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About Crouse CLC

Tara Bruce
Dawn Hines
Dean of Students

Crouse CLC Programs:

  • Akron After School: Servicing third-grade students with after-school academic support Lebron’s
  • Hard Work Club: Offers reading and math support and homework assistance Monday-Thursday from 2:30-4 p.m.
  • Variety of resources, including: Early Learning Program (ELP), Title I math and reading tutors, AkronReads tutors, speech therapy, special education, computers in classrooms and Minority Behavioral Health Group Services (individual, small-group and whole-group counseling
  • Family liaison: A dedicated staff member who links and supports parents with resources and school initiatives
  • Crouse Ambassador Program: Student leaders from grades 4-6
  • I-Care mentoring
  • Community garden
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • GAR grant recipient: $20,000 grant for technology and reading initiatives
  • Highly trained staff: 70% of teachers have a master’s degree, and teachers have an average of 19 years experience.

My Promise:

I represent ... myself, my family, my school, my community, with pride and dignity, and strive for my personal best each day

Guidelines for Success (Five Goals of Self-Mastery):

Take pride in our work, accept challenges, be respectful to students and teachers, come to school to learn, and always believe and dreams will come true.

Crouse CLC

History of Crouse CLC


The Crouse Community Learning Center was completed in 2009.

Crouse CLC is named in honor of George W. Crouse (1832-1912), who served as a teacher, county official, secretary-treasurer and president of a farm machinery manufacturer. He helped Dr. B.F. Goodrich to build the first rubber plant in Akron. Crouse was also a trustee of Buchtel College and member and president of both the Akron Board of Education and City Council. In 1885, he was elected to the Ohio Senate and in 1886 to the U.S. Congress. He had a reputation of integrity and intelligence.

Groundbreaking for the new building took place on June 4, 2007. The new CLC opened its doors to students on August 26, 2009. The original elementary school building was constructed in 1920, with an addition built in 1929.