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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 High Sports

Varsity Football
East 13
Jackson 36

Friday, Sept. 2
7:00 p.m.
at Springfield

Coach Hayes

Football web site

Season Preview

J.V. Football
Saturday., Sept. 3
10:00 a.m.
vs. Springfield at East

East Band News

Wed., Aug. 31
Special practice
12:30-2:00 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 1
After-school practices begin
3:15-4:00 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 2
Football at Springfield
Report @ 5:30 p.m.

Mon., Sept. 5
East Akron
Labor Day Parade
Report @ 8:00 a.m.

Open House Info

Monday, Aug. 29
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

David Hill
Monday, Aug. 29
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 29
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Grades 1 - 6

Tuesday, Aug. 30
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 31
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 30
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 1
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Middle & high school

Valuable School Info

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

Start times

Dress code

School supplies

Parents' handbook

Home Access


Thurs., Oct. 6
2:45 to 6:45 p.m.

David Hill
Thurs., Oct. 13
2:35 to 6:35 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 29
Middle & high school
3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 29
2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 29
2:45 to 6:45 p.m.

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 two most recent school years available.


David Hill
East High & Middle


David Hill
East High & Middle


Zips Go Fishing in
East's Talent Pool

University of Akron head football coach, Terry Bowden, has made a successful habit of recruiting players from the deep pool of local high school talent.

Three of his current recruits are members of the East High football team.   Committing to play for Akron U. next year are seniors, Deandre Brimage, Marquess Callaway, and Jemarulin Suggs.

To read the entire article appearing in the Akron Beacon Journal, click here.

University of Akron football recruits
Jemarulin Suggs, Deandre Brimage, & Marquess Callaway

(Photo courtesy of Akron Beacon Journal )


Thanks from the Alumni Assoc.

Golf Outing Success

Here is a thank you message from the East High Alumni Association for the success of its recent golf outing.

With the money raised, East Community Learning Center will be able to fund and field a football team for its 7th and 8th graders.


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 Sept. 1 for grades 1-9, on Sept. 2 for grades 10-12, and Sept. 6 for kindergarten.   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 from the web site to help your student adjust to a more school-centric schedule.


New Vaccination Requirement

For incoming 7th thru 12th graders

Ohio Senate Bill 121 became law last October (2015), but not much has been heard about it...until now.

This new Ohio law adds meningococcal disease, which can lead to a form of meningitis, to the list of vaccinations required for students entering 7th through 12th grades beginning this school year.

The law prohibits students from remaining in school more than 14 days without providing proof that they have had at least the first of the two shots required.

"Keeping up to date with recommended immunizations is the best defense against meningococcal disease," according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The CDC goes on to say that "All 11 to 12 year olds should be vaccinated with a single dose...But that since protection decreases over time, a booster dose is recommended at age 16 so teens continue to have protection during the years when they are at highest risk of meningococcal disease."

"This is a very serious disease," warns Dr. Dennis Cunningham, infectious disease physician at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus.   "Not everyone I've treated has survived."

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

Here is an article from the Toledo Blade with additional detail.   And here is a notice from the Ohio Dept. of Health.


Attention seniors:

Common College Application
Now Available

Say you're an incoming senior and considering five, maybe six, colleges after graduation.   At one time you would have had to apply individually to each college you were interested in.

Effective August 1, a prospective college student can apply to any of more than 600 colleges from one web site, The Common Application.

If you're looking for an in-state college — for example, Ohio State, Hiram, or Toledo — one application can serve for all three schools.

Looking for a more prestigious school — say Yale, Stanford, or Northwestern — the same applies.   You can apply to all three from the same web site.

Looking for something more career-oriented — possibly New Jersey Institute of Technology, Johnson & Wales University, or Rhode Island School of Design — they're all available from The Common Application.

Here is a current list of schools available on the web site.


Middle School Sports
to be Re-aligned

Will now mirror high school calendar

Some changes are coming this school year to middle school sports programs in the Akron Public School System.   The changes are:

  • volleyball will become a fall sport rather than a winter sport, and
  • softball will become a spring sport rather than a fall sport.

These changes will bring Akron middle school sports into compliance with Ohio High School Athletic Association guidelines and will now match the seasonal calendar for high school sports in Ohio.

Based on these changes, beginning practice dates for middle school sports will be:

  • Aug. 1 for soccer and volleyball,
  • Nov. 4 for boys' basketball,
  • Nov. 11 for girls' basketball and wrestling,
  • Feb. 20 for softball, and
  • Mar. 6 for track.




class reunion

Class reunion

East High Alumni
Association web site

Looking Ahead

College & Career

Some overlooked scholarship opportunities



test takers

Testing dates

Practice tests

AIR Assessment

Ohio Graduation
Test info

Testing dates

Practice tests


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



Bio-med careers

East Amer. Gov't. class

Less testing

New FAFSA rules

No more PARCC!

O.G.T. phase-out

Redesigned SAT

School vouchers

Star Students snubbed

Texting & driving


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

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Contact Us

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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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