About Us



About Hatton CLC

  • Hatton CLC is known for its educational excellence and is a great place to teach and learn.
  • Teachers have an average of 23 years of experience, and 78% hold a master's degree or higher.
  • The student attendance rate consistently surpasses the state-mandated rate of 93%.
  • Hatton also has a very involved and supportive PTA.

Our facilities:

  • The new Hatton CLC building 25 classrooms for grades K-5.
  • We offer educational spaces for Special Education, Tutoring, Art, Music and more.
  • All classrooms have wireless access & SmartBoards in all classrooms.
  • State-of-the-art security, restricted building access, camera system and improved traffic circulation to ensure student and staff safety.
  • The new cafeteria and gymnasium joined by a removable wall and stage for special events and assemblies.
  • The school also has a Learning Resource Center with a “Little Theater” for student reading and activities.
  • Hatton CLC features new playground with equipment for all ages, basketball courts and a softball field.
  • The building features the latest environmentally-friendly LEED construction technology



The original Hatton Elementary School building was constructed in 1957. Additions were completed in 1961 and 1965. The school was named in honor of Otis C. Hatton (1886-1957) who first came to Akron to teach at Central High School in 1917. He later served as principal of Glover Elementary School, Mason Elementary Teachers' College Observation School and East High School. In 1934, he was appointed assistant superintendent, a post he held until 1942 when he was named superintendent. During his 13-year tenure as superintendent, Hatton guided the Akron school system out of the Depression years, re-establishing important programs including kindergartens, the full-length school day for high school students and the launching of an extensive building construction program. The Hatton CLC dedication and open house took place on August 25, 2013. Students began attending classes in the new building on August 28.

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