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Part of the Akron Public School System   •   Akron, Ohio

East High       East Middle       Barber CLC       David Hill CLC       Mason CLC       Robinson CLC       Seiberling CLC


Click on the calendar below to see a list of events involving the schools of the East Cluster.

Have a
Safe and
Happy Summer

The new school year
begins on
August 27.

School Registration

Barber C.L.C.
Pre K - 6th grade
665 Garry Rd.

Seiberling C.L.C.
K - 6th grade
400 Brittain Rd.

East C.L.C.
Grades 7-12
80 Brittain Rd.

Registration info

East High Sports

Varsity Football
Aug. 28 @ Jackson
7:00 p.m.

Football web site

J.V. Football
Aug. 29 vs. Jackson
10:00 a.m. @ East

Akron Seeking Peace Makers

The Akron PeaceMakers is accepting applications for membership. The group, which promotes learning, leadership and civic responsibility, is looking for new members to replace the 22 who have just graduated.

Membership is open to any incoming 9th through 12th grader living in the greater Akron area.

Orientation sessions will take place July 21-24 and August 4-7.

Here is the application form and here is the group's web site.

Read What We Wrote

In this space, we will be featuring some of the entries from the recent student writing contest sponsored by the Goodyear Branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

For this most recent contest, students were asked to write about their ideal vacation.

Here is Jarey B.'s winning entry in the grade 2-3 category.

Recognize this Teacher?

In case you don't, this is a student drawing of teacher Becky Taylor at Mason.

In conjunction with this year's teacher recognition banquet, students at each Akron Public School drew their impression of that building's nominee for teacher of the year.

Here are drawings of all the teacher-of-the-year candidates.

State Report Cards

Every year the Ohio Dept. of Education issues a report card for every school in the state. Evaluated are factors such as test scores, attendance, and graduation rates.

Listed below are the report cards for the schools of the East Cluster for the past two school years.


David Hill
East High & Middle


David Hill
East High & Middle


Ohio Schools
Come Up for AIR

Wide dissatistaction with the PARCC

Even before the first round of testing was complete, parents, teachers, students, and administrators expressed dissatisfaction with the PARCC, Ohio's choice of Common Core testing for math and language arts as provided by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.

The tests required an inordinate amount of preparation and testing time, and forced many school districts to spend heavily to upgrade their technology.

As part of the two-year Ohio budget for for fiscal 2016-17 — passed by both houses of the legislature and signed by Gov. Kasich on July 1 — the contract with PARCC will not be renewed.

Instead, the AIR Assessment from the American Institutes for Research will become Ohio's choice for math and language arts testing.   They already supply Ohio with non-Common Core tests for science and social studies.

The announcement of this change was made on July 1 by Richard Ross, State Superintendent of Public Instruction for the Ohio Board of Education, in a conference call to the media.

While the PARCC test was administered twice during the school year, the AIR will be given only once beginning in the spring of 2016.

For additional info and detail about how these changes will affect the Akron Public Schools, read the Akron Beacon Journal article here.


A Dream Comes True
at David Hill

Accessible playground equipment

The playground at David Hill is about to get a lot more inclusive.

Thanks to the efforts of non-profit Sammy's Dream, modifications will be made to the playground at David Hill to make it accessible for all students.

Former David Hill teacher and Sammy's Dream representative, Patti Radzyminski, led the effort to make this upgrade possible.

Said Akron Public Schools Executive Director of Business Affairs, Debra Foulk, "Not many of the A.P.S. elementary school playgrounds have 'inclusive play' equipment that can be used by students who are both disabled and nondisabled."

The playground upgrades are valued at about $63,000.

Radzyminski said the organization hopes to expand to other elementary buildings in the future.


Catch the Wave at Barber

Summer reading program offered

A summer reading program entitled "Catch the Reading Wave" will be held at Barber this summer.

Every Wednesday through August 26 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. students can listen to stories from guest readers and have a chance to read independently.

For more information, call the school at 330-761-7911 or click here.


Summer Learning Programs

High School

The dates for traditional summer high school, to be held at East, are June 29 through August 6.   The school day will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   For details, click here.

Middle School

Transitional summer school for students in grades 6 - 8 will be held at East from July 27 through August 7.   For additional details, contact Mark Black at 330-761-3079 or by e-mail.

Elementary School

The Third-Grade Reading Academy will take place from June 15 through July 10.

The pre-fall program for incoming students in kindergarten through 2nd grade will take place from August 3-14.

For details about either elementary program, contact Mary Outley-Kelly at 330-761-3075 or by e-mail.

Hooten to Head East
Boys' Basketball Program

Veteran coach from Stark County

Muray Hooten III The Akron Public Schools has selected Murray Hooten III of Perry Township (Stark County) to be the new boys' head basketball coach at East High.   Approval of his selection is on the agenda of the June 22 Akron Board of Education meeting.

Hooten currently serves as a retention specialist at Stark State College.   He has a bachelor's degree from Baldwin-Wallace and a master's from the University of Akron.

For the past four years, he served as a boys' varsity assistant and junior varsity coach at Massillon.   Prior to that, he coached girls' basketball at Northwest and Malvern High Schools.

Said Interim Akron Schools' Athletic Director, Ron Linger, "Murray's worked with several good coaches."

Hooten states, "This is an opportunity for myself and my staff to make a difference in the lives of young people.   We want our guys to be stars in the classroom first and stars in athletics second"

Here is the related article appearing in the Akron Beacon Journal.


College Suddenly
Gets More Affordable

Akron U. offering discount tuition

Good news for college-bound East High students.   Beginning with the fall, 2015, semester, the University of Akron will offer six general education courses at a greatly reduced tuition cost.

Instead of the current undergraduate rate of $359 per credit hour, these six courses will be offered for $50 per credit hour.

These reduced-tuition courses were originally proposed by the University in April, but still required approval by the Ohio Board of Regents.   On June 2, that approval was received from Chancellor John Carey.

The six courses, all three credit hours, are:

  • English Compostion I
  • Earth Science
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Basic Statistics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Exploring Music

The classes, all held on the main campus, will consist of a combination of classroom, on-line, and experiential instruction.

For more detail, visit the University's web site here.




class reunion

Class reunion

East High Alumni
Association web site

Looking Ahead

College & Career

Some overlooked scholarship opportunities



test takers

ACT Aspire

ACT testing

SAT testing


math students

Brunner Math

Homework Spot

Khan Academy

Know It Now 24x7

Time for Kids

Aids to Deal
with Bullying

Bully Free:
It Starts With Me

The BULLY Project

Geo Listening

Stop Bullying Now!



2014 SAT results

Finishing college

Four-Year Myth

The new SAT

O.G.T. phase-out

School start time

School vouchers

Student loans

Student transfers

Texting & driving

Year-round schools


For a list of resources helpful to residents of the East Cluster neighborhoods , click here.

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What is a Cluster?

seven clusters The Akron Public Schools are divided into seven neighborhood groups or clusters — each headed by the high school located within that cluster.   The rest of the cluster is made up of the middle school that feeds into that high school and the various elementary schools that feed into that middle school.   The clusters were formed to increase community identity within a large school system.

The East Cluster schools work among themsevles, and with parent and community groups, to develop a partnership to best serve our student population.

The cluster concept helps to make a large school system much more personal and responsive to the needs of its students, parents, and the larger community.   The East Cluster has always been a very active, engaged cluster with great school and community pride.

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