Chang, the East High mascot

East Cluster of Schools

Chang, the East High mascot

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.

Beacon Journal
Star Students

Every year as graduation nears, the Akron Beacon Journal honors Star Students from the local six-county area. Fifty semi-finalists are narrowed down to 25 finalists.

East did not have any semi-finalists this year, but receiving honorable mentions from East's Class of 2019 are Jayda Peterson and Zackery Smith.

Peterson will be attending the University of Akron while Smith will be attending Stark State.

East's Shining Apple

At the end of each school year, eight teachers — one at each of the District's high schools — are recognized at the Teacher of the Year Banquet with a Shining Apple Award.

A senior at each of the high schools selects the teacher who has been the most inspirational to them. That teacher at East is Daniel Velasco-Perez.

Daniel Velasco-Perez

Thank You

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

• The GAR Foundation donated $64,150 to Seiberling for its Fostering Positive Self-Efficacy & Self-Regulation in Order to Increase Student Achievement initiative.

Rev. Donald Register donated $500 to fund the Margaret and Urile Wyche Scholarship Fund at East.

A. Bradley McClain donated VISA gift cards valued at $250 to Barber to be used as prizes for spelling and math competitions at the school.

Michael Hayes donated $900 to cover the cost of sending four members of the East band to summer band seminars at the Univ. of Akron.

Ronald Steucher donated $100 to the Marine Corps JROTC program at East.

• The Western Reserve Chapter of the Retired Officer Assoc. also donated $100 to the Marine Corps JROTC program at East.

Hoffman's Ace Hardward donated 12 50lb. bags of sand to Robinson for use by the students at Camp Out Day.

Don Joseph Toyota donated a 2007 Toyota Solara valued at $2,500 to the Auto Tech classes at East.

Bridgestone Americas donated a battery tester & tire pressure monotor valued at $2,820 for East's Bridgestone/Firestone Auto Care Center.

Excel Tire Gauge donated three digital wall-mounted tire gauges, valued at $2,085, for use in the Complete Auto Care Center at East.

Scott S. Swierkosz donated $500 for the Auto Tech Lab at East.

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, reading competency, and graduation rates.

Listed below are the report cards for the schools of the East Cluster for the 2017-18 school year.


David Hill
East High & Middle

Contact Us

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East Cluster E-mail

e-mail in motion


Ending the school year

Field Day at Mason


East High Graduation

Congratulations Class of 2019

East High 2019 grads


KeyBank Teaching Facility
Opens at East

Shortly before the end of the school year, East High held a ribbon-cutting celebration for its simulated banking facility.   Present were East business students, KeyBank employees, and members of the school district administration.

The banking center, made possible due to a $500,000 grant from KeyBank, will be part of the Finance career pathway within the Academy of Business and Health Services at the school.

The mock banking facility will be used to teach financial literacy, help students learn the basics of money management, and help classmates open and manage their own bank accounts.

(Read the story appearing in the Akron Beacon Journal here.)

Junior, Patricia VanSickle, describes the new banking center

(Photo by Phil Masturzo courtesy of the Akron Beacon Journal)


Summer Food Program

The City of Akron, in partnership with the Akron Public Schools, Summit Education Initiative, and the University of Akron, is again participating in the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program.

The program ensures that low-income children under the age of 19 continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.   Any family eligible for the school lunch program will be eligible for the summer program.

Akron's food program will operate from June 3 to August 16.   All of the sites will offer lunch; some will offer breakfast as well.

In addition, tutoring in reading will be offered at the following elementary schools: Betty Jane, Case, Crouse, David Hill, Findley, Harris-Jackson, Helen Arnold, Mason, McEbright, Schumaker, and Seiberling.

For questions about eligibility or for any other info about the meal program, contact Food Service Program Co-ordinator, Robert Dowdell, at 330-375-2832 or via

For questions about the summer reading program, contact Roberta Rogers at 330-812-7878 or via
e-mail.   Anyone interested in volunteering as a reading tutor can register here.

For a list of food sites, types of meals served, and serving times, click here.


Akron is

Looking for Young Leaders

The Akron Mayor's Youth Leadership Council (MYLC) is looking for new members for the upcoming school year.

Mayor Dan Horrigan states, "I am seeking motivated young people to represent their peers in conversations with me and my staff on important issues like violence, education, neighborhood development, and ways to attract and retain young people in our city.   Members will learn more about how city government works, how to qualify for a MYLC high school internship, and develop leadership skills that will set them up for success in college, career, and life."

Any student living in Akron who will be entering 9th through 12th grade for the 2019-2020 school year and maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA is invited to complete an application.



Looking Ahead

College & Career

Some overlooked scholarship opportunities



test takers

Testing dates

Practice tests

Ohio Graduation
Test info

Testing dates

Practice tests


class reunion

Class reunion

East High Alumni
Association web site

Alumni Group

Class of 1968
reunion pics

Class of 1976
reunion pics


Bio-med careers

Career pathway
change at East

Class of 2022

College & career


Hoping to attend
Ohio State?

School start time

Texting & driving

Aids to Deal
with Bullying

Bully Free:
It Starts With Me

The BULLY Project

I Am A Witness

National Bullying
Prevention Center

Sit With Us



math students

Discovery Educ.

Homework Spot

Info Please

Khan Academy


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

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

Reporting on the news of the East Cluster since 2002.

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