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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.

East Sports News

Akron Div. II
District Tournament

Coventry 10
East 4

Season concluded

Junior Varsity
Season concluded

Massillon Div. I
District Tournament

East 2
Green 15

Season concluded

Middle School
Season concluded

Boys Track
Season concluded

Middle School
Season concluded

Girls Track
Season concluded

Middle School
Season concluded

Barber Student Leads Pledge

Barber fourth grader, Kayson Leasure, was selected to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the May 22 Akron Board of Education meeting.

As an office assistant, Kayson comes to school early to help the secretary. She also welcomes new students and shows substitute teachers to their classrooms.

(Additional detail)

State of the Schools

Akron Public Schools Superintendent, David James, delivered his State of the Schools message on Feb. 15 at Quaker Square.

The text of the address can be read here.

Video Corner

WAKR's Ray Horner visited Mr. Hawkins' welding class at East High to explore the job opportunities that will be available to these students when they graduate.

Watch that video here.

WAKR's Ray Horner visited Barber C.L.C. to learn how the students turned a one-time session of creating greeting cards into a continuing project.

Watch that video here.

Thank You

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

First Congregational Church of Akron made a gift of $8,019.00 to Mason for the purchase of 30 Chromebook computers and a charging cart

The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation awarded Robinson a $3,000 grant for grades K & 2 to fund a science, technology, engineering, art, & math program for the current school year

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

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Teachers of the Year

Every year the Akron Public School System honors its outstanding teachers at a teacher recognition banquet.   This year's banquet took place on May 18 at Guy's Party Centre.

East Cluster teachers who were selected as Building Teachers of the Year are:

  • Julie Rankin   (Barber)
  • Natalee Ratay   (David Hill)
  • Felicia Moga   (Mason)
  • Suzanne Kozy   (Robinson)
  • Tiffany Jones   (Seiberling)
  • Beth Protich   (East)

Here are student drawings of all the District's teachers of the year for 2017.


Robinson Students Help
Preserve the Past

at Stan Hywet Hall

Sixth grade students from Robinson were invited to take part in the Preserving the Past program at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.

As part of this STEM-base learning initiative, students investigate historic photos and blueprints, and collect, analyze, and interpret soil testing data.

The goal of their efforts is to offer solutions to preserving the 100-year-old landscape design at the historic estate.

Pictured below is Robinson sixth-grader, Javier Meeks, as he analyzes a soil sample at Stan Hywet.

(Photo by Karen Schiely courtesy of the Akron Beacon Journal )


East Cadet Honored

Every year the Ohio Western Reserve Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America honors local ROTC (college) and JROTC (high school) cadets at its annual banquet.

Cadet Capt. Kaitlyn Hill of East's Marine Corps JROTC was one of this year's honorees.

Here is the story as it appeared in the West Side Leader.

Pictured below are all of the cadets being honored.   Kaitlyn Hill is shown in the center of the front row (khaki pants).

(Photo courtesy of the Ohio Western Reserve Chapter)


FAFSA applicants beware:

Your Tax Data
May Have Been Hacked

Any students and their families who have applied for college aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may have unwittingly shared their income tax data with hackers.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced April 6 that the data of as many as 100,000 taxpayers might have been accessed illegally.   These breaches occurred when hackers posing as student applicants used the Data Retrieval Tool along with stolen tax information to apply for student aid.

The Data Retrieval Tool allows applicants to import income tax data directly into their FAFSA application.

The IRS does not expect the Data Retrieval Tool to be secure and operable until October.

For further info, read the New York Times article here.


East Middle schoolers

Try to Keep Afloat

Seven Akron middle schools and two high schools took part in this year's cardboard canoe race held in the Firestone High School pool.

Middle schoolers' boats are constructed with 3-foot-by-3-foot cardboard boxes (dontaed by River Valley Paper Co.), one roll of plastic wrap, and two rolls of duct tape.

Firestone engineering teacher, Dan Spak, stated, "As a STEM activity...we look at center of gravity.   We look at construction practices...but more importantly, what we want to do is take those concepts and make them come alive for the students."

Pictured below are East 8th graders Jonathan Knox (L) and Jacob Hinkle.

(Photo by Karen Schiely courtesy of the Akron Beacon Journal )


New Graduation Testing
Causes Concern

Class of 2018 first to be affected

Public school officials around the state are expressing concern over the new testing requirements for high school graduation being implemented by the Ohio Department of Education.

Some superintendents have estimated that as many as one third of the class of 2018 (next year's seniors) are at risk of not graduating due to failure to meet the new standards.

The current requirement for graduation, the Ohio Graduation Test, is being phased out.   This year's senior class will be the last class to take that test.

In addition to accumulating a minimum of 20 course credits, next year's seniors must also meet one of the following additional requirements:

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

This Columbus Dispatch article offers some further detail.




class reunion

Alumni Night

Class of 1976
reunion pics

Class reunion

East High Alumni
Association web site

Looking Ahead

College & Career

Some overlooked scholarship opportunities



test takers

Testing dates

Practice tests

Ohio Graduation
Test info

Testing dates

Practice tests

Valuable School Info

Some important things to know for the 2016-17 school year:

Start times

Dress code

School supplies

Parents' handbook

Home Access


Bio-med careers

Common college application

FAFSA changes

Ohio school
report cards

Robinson adopted

Texting & driving



math students

Discovery Educ.

Homework Help Desk

Homework Spot

Info Please

Khan Academy

Time for Kids

Aids to Deal
with Bullying

Bully Free:
It Starts With Me

The BULLY Project

Geo Listening



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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