R.J. Lang Elementary & Middle School was named after Mr. Robert J. Lang, an assistant superintendent of the former North York Board of Education (now T.D.S.B.).
R.J. Lang Elementary & Middle School was originally a junior high school when it was first built. It was officially opened as R.J. Lang Junior High School on Friday, November 24, 1961. Twenty years later, R.J. Lang was changed to an elementary and middle school.
To provide our community with a link to our history, this bell is on display in R.J.Lang's front stairwell.
The bell, originally from Newtonbrook School (School Section No. 5) built in 1878 on the south side of Drewry Avenue, was donated by the Congregation of the Newtonbrook Gospel Tabernade, the owners of the old school building. In 1927, Drewry School, formally G.R. Goulding Memorial School was built on this original site.