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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 relating to the schools of the East Cluster.

School Registration Info

Pre-K - 6th grade
665 Garry Rd.

David Hill
Grades K - 6
1060 E. Archwood Ave.

Pre-K - 6th grade
700 E. Exchange St.

Pre-K - 6th grade
1156 4th Ave.

Grades K - 6
400 Brittain Rd.

East Middle
Grades 7 & 8
40 Brittain Rd.

East High
Grades 9-12
80 Brittain Rd.

Registration info

Pre-K registration info

Open House Info

Monday, Aug. 28
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Early learning program

Monday, Aug. 28
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Grades K - 6

Tuesday, Aug. 29
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Early learning program

Thursday, Aug. 31
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Early learning program

Thursday, Aug. 24
4:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Middle & high school

East Sports News

Brian Dawson has been named as boys head varsity basketball coach at East. He previously served as boys varsity assistant at East and most recently as boys head varsity coach at Kenmore.

Coach Dawson

Read additional info about the coaching changes in the City Series in this Akron Beacon Journal article.

H. S. Football
Fri., Aug. 25
7:00 p.m.
at Jackson

Football web site

Junior Varsity
Sat. Aug. 26
10:00 a.m.
vs. Jackson at home

H. S. Volleyball
Tue., Aug. 22
5:30 p.m.
vs. E. Cleve. Shaw
at home

Junior Varsity
Tue., Aug. 22
4:00 p.m.
vs. E. Cleve. Shaw
at home

East Band News

Aug. 14 - 25
Summer band camp
8:00 a.m. - noon

Video Corner

The annual Akron City Series Footbal Media Day was held on July 28. Coaches from each of the conference's six schools discussed their teams' prospects for the coming season.

Watch the video here.

Thank You

Thanks to the following organizations who made contributions to the schools of the East Cluster:

• The $1,379.02 remaining in the student activity fund of the East High Class of 2016 has been donated to the school's support fund.

Akron Area Pto has donated $14,316.73 to Barber to expand the existing playground.

• The East High Alumni Assoc. donated $1,064.00 to the school for uniforms & equipment for the softball team.

Contact Us

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East Cluster E-mail

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Need back-to-school supplies?

Circle August 26
on Your Calendar

Saturday, August 26, is a great day for East Cluster students to get those needed supplies for the coming school year.   And students are fortunate enough to have two free school supply distributions happening on the same day.

The first give-away is offered by the VAF Health and Wellness Foundation, started by East High principal, Vyrone Finney.   Backpacks filled with school supplies and free haircuts will be available at Mason C.L.C., 700 E. Exchange St., from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., as long as supplies last.

The Young Black Professionals Coalition of Akron will also be distributing backpacks filled with school supplies for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.   This distribution will take place at East High School, 80 Brittain Rd., from 10:30 a.m. till noon.

"Over the last nine years, we have been very successful in providing book bags and other resources to students prior to the start of the school year," said Y.B.P.C. Vice President Steve King.


Alumni web site

Golf outing e-mail


Are Your Students
Immunizations Up to Date?

Because the classroom can be an effective incubator for spreading disease, students in Ohio are required to have certain immunizations before attending school.

Some of these immunizations are necessary before a kindergartener can start school; others are required at various intervals through the 12th grade.

Here is the complete current listing of immunizations required for school attendance as issued by the Ohio Department of Health.

For families that may not have a regular family physician, immunizations are available at the Summit County Public Health Dept. at 1867 W. Market St.


As the new school year approaches

Adjust Your Student's
Daily Schedule

Just when your student may have settled in to a nice, relaxed summer routine — a major change looms on the horizon.

The new school year begins on Aug. 30 for grades 1-9, on Sept. 1 for grades 10 & 11, and Sept. 5 for kindergarten and grade 12.   This will require some changes in your student's daily schedule.

Educators and psychologists suggest switching to a more structured household schedule as the beginning of school approaches.   This is especially true when it comes to meal times, bed times, and wake-up times.

It may be a hard sell, but research shows that students who eat a healthy breakfast and get a good night's sleep perform better during the school day.

Here are some helpful tips to help your student adjust to a more school-centric schedule.


Welcome to East's
New Band Director

Ms. Kelly Ward

Ms. Kelly Ward East is pleased to welcome its new band director, Ms. Kelly Ward.   She will take over for the recently-retired Tim Zolyniak.

Ms. Ward, a 2015 graduate of the University of Akron, just completed her first year of teaching at Schumacher C.L.C.   Prior to that, she was a student teacher in the Tuslaw Local School District near Massillon.

Her professional affiliations include membership in the Ohio Music Education Association, National Association for Music Education, and the North American Saxophone Alliance.

And now that we have a band director in place, summer band camp will take place as scheduled from Aug. 14 through Aug. 25, from 8:00 a.m. to noon each day.

2017 Summer band camp

More summer band camp pictures


Earn A's and B's in high school

Earn Scholarship Money
to Attend Kent State

In some families, students earn money for getting good grades.   Kent State University wants to award Akron Public School (A.P.S.) students up to $1,200 a year in scholarship money for their good grades.

Kent State, in conjunction with San Francisco-based company,, is offering a maximum of $4,800 in scholarship money over four years to A.P.S. students who earn A's and B's in college prep and Advanced Placement classes.

A.P.S. students can start accruing scholarship credit beginning with the 2017-18 school year.   And since the program is retroactive, a student can get credit for qualifying grades beginning with their ninth grade year.

For additional detail, read the Akron Beacon Journal article here.


Class of 2018 Given
More Ways to Graduate

By new state budget bill

The 2018-19 biennial budget bill for the state of Ohio, which took effect July 1, 2017, contains some important changes in graduation requirements for members of the Class of 2018.

Up until now, in addition to accumulating a minimum of 20 course credits, this year's seniors would also have to achieve one of the following:

  • earn a cumulative passing score of 18 points (out of a possible 35) on seven end-of-course state tests
  • demonstrate workforce readiness by means of a state-approved test
  • achieve a certain level of scoring on either the ACT or SAT college admission exams.

However, under provisions contained in the new budget bill, if seniors do not achieve at least 18 test points, they could still graduate by meeting any two of nine other requirements:

  • 93% attendance during their senior year
  • a 2.5 GPA in at least four full-year, senior-year courses
  • a senior-year capstone project
  • 120 hours of senior-year work or community service
  • three credit hours via College Credit Plus
  • passage of an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate class and exam
  • a level three score on each of three components of the WorkKeys test
  • industry credentials totaling at least three points in Ohio's system
  • receive an Ohio Means Jobs readiness seal.

A second provision would create a pathway to graduation for students who complete a four-course career technical training program, and are either proficient on the technical exams, earn 12 points of credentials, or work 250-plus hours with positive evaluations.

Senate Education Committee Chair, Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering), said that earning required course credits should outweigh test results, especially for this class, which has been through so much change.

"It takes several years for kids to become accustomed to a new test, and for teachers to know how to prepare students for it," said Lehner.   "You'll always see kids do worse at the beginning of new tests. ...because graduation is dependent on this, that's pretty high stakes, so it seems only fair to give these kids in the beginning an opportunity."

Many educators have suggested that up to 30% of Ohio's Class of 2018 would not graduate under the existing system.

Here is some additional detail as reported in the Dayton Daily News.




class reunion

Alumni Group

Class of 1976
reunion pics

Class reunion

East High Alumni
Association web site

Valuable School Info

Some important things to know for the 2017-18 school year:

Dress code

school supply list

Barber school
supply list

Parents' handbook

Student code
of conduct

Home Access

Looking Ahead

College & Career

Some overlooked scholarship opportunities



test takers

Testing dates

Practice tests

Ohio Graduation
Test info

Testing dates

Practice tests


Academy design meetings

Bio-med careers

Class of 2018

Common college application


FAFSA data hack

Ohio school
report cards

Robinson at
Stan Hywet

Texting & driving


math students

Discovery Educ.

Homework Help Desk

Homework Spot

Info Please

Khan Academy

Aids to Deal
with Bullying

Bully Free:
It Starts With Me

The BULLY Project

Geo Listening

National Bullying
Prevention Center



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

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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 2015-16 school year.


David Hill
East High & Middle

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.

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

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