Portage Path Community
Learning Center (complete) (formerly Portage Path Elementary School)
55 S. Portage Path
Akron, OH 44303
330/761-2795; Fax 330/761-1383
Colors: Blue and White
Mascot: Native American
Average Class Size: 20
Average Enrollment: 255
Design Enrollment: 435
Principal: Kimberly Wilson
The new Portage Path CLC was dedicated on Monday, August 30, at 5:30 p.m. Students began attending school in the new building on Wednesday, September 1, 2010. Click on the link to the right to view highlights of the dedication.
Portage Path's Master Facility Plan
Portage Path was rebuilt, and students relocated to
the Central Learning Center at 400 W. Market St. until renovations were complete.
Portage Path CLC students were greeted by an old familiar friend upon entering the school. A newly designed Don Drumm Native American sculpture, made of brushed aluminum and bronze, is comprised of four large, metallic panels that create a stunning, multi-dimensional effect. A glass sculpture, symbolizing the campfire of creativity and innovation andlocated in the school's LRC, is visible from the front of the building. The Portage Path CLC is equipped with the latest and greatest in learning technology. The 56,800-square-foot facility includes classroom projectors, smart boards and high-speed Internet.
All designs are the work of an
architectural firm from one of six firms, which comprise the Akron
Architectural Group. AAG architects work with Akron Public Schools
architects on each site. The architectural firm designing the
Portage Path Community Learning Center was Braun & Steidl Architects
Inc. (John Wheeler, project architect). Fred Herr was the Akron Public Schools liaison.