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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.

East High Sports

Boys Basketball
Buchtel 77
East 72

Feb. 9 vs. Streetsboro
at East
JV - 5:30 p.m.
Varsity - 7:00 p.m.

Alliance Div. I
District Tournament

Feb. 24 @ 7:00 p.m.
at Copley

Girls Basketball
Cleve. Rhodes 37
East 63

Feb. 8 at Marlington
JV - 6:00 p.m.
Varsity - 7:30 p.m.

St. V.-St. M. Div. I
District Tournament

Feb. 18 @ 7:00 p.m.
vs. winner of
Stow-Youngstown East

Girls Bowling
East 1,400
Walsh 1,631

City Championship
Feb. 10 @ 10:00 a.m.
at Stonehedge

Boys Bowling
East 1,941
Walsh 2,464

City Championship
Feb. 10 @ 10:00 a.m.
at Stonehedge

City Championship
Feb. 13 @ 9:00 a.m.
at Kenmore


Thurs., Feb. 18
2:45 to 6:45 p.m.

David Hill
Thurs., Feb. 11
2:45 to 6:45 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 11
Middle & high school
3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 11
2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 11
3:00 to 7:00 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

Full reporting for 2014-15 will not be available till February 25.


David Hill
East High & Middle

Video Corner

Here are highlights of the Dragon's game against Kenmore on Jan. 15.

WAKR's Ray Horner visited David Hill to see the modified playground that is now accessible to students with physical disabilities.

Watch that video here.

Valuable School Info

Some important things to know for the 2015-16 school year:

Start times

Dress code

School supplies

Parents' handbook

Home Access Center

Contact Us

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East Cluster E-mail

e-mail in motion


Remembering Mr. Bracken

Herbert Bracken was the first black teacher hired by the Akron Public Schools in 1940.

After receiving a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Akron, Bracken's first teaching assignment was at the former Bryan Elementary School on E. Glenwood Ave.

After seven years at Bryan, Mr. Bracken was re-assigned to the old East High School on Martha Ave. Here he taught social studies, civics, and speech.

When East High School moved into its new building on Brittain Rd. in 1955, Bracken went with it.

At that time, all Akron Public School students were required to take Problems of Democracy (or Senior Problems) in the 12th grade.   In addition to teaching Senior Problems, Mr. Bracken was the sponsor for East's Speakers Bureau.

Mr. Bracken died in 1970 at the age of 61 and was later inducted into the East High School Hall of Fame.

Akron Beacon Journal columnist, Mark Price, has written a feature on Bracken in his "This Place, This Time" column of 2/8/16.   Here is the article.

from the 1964 Minaret


Future Zip

Holley Awarded
Akron U. Scholarship

Domonick Holley East High senior, Domonick Holley, has been offered a scholarship and has committed to continuing his academic and football career at the University of Akron.

Holley, who played wide receiver and defensive back at East, will join head coach Terry Bowden and the Zips upon graduation this June.

"Akron is mainly recruiting me to play wide receiver," Holley said.   "I told them I will play wherever I am needed."

East head football coach Marques Hayes described Holley as a dynamic athlete and a playmaker.


Looking for a prom dress?

To any young ladies attending proms in 2016:   Are you looking for a prom dress?

Dressing for the prom can become an expensive propositon.   If you would like to save a little money on that dress that you may wear only once, you are in luck.

The Akron Chapter of Altrusa International is sponsoring its annual "Princess Night" prom dress giveaway on Saturday, March 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Family of Faith United Methodist Church located at 800 E. Market St.(between Carroll and Arlington Sts.).

Registration at the door entitles each girl to one formal or semi-formal gown, her choice of complimentary accessories (purse, shoes, jewelry), and complimentary makeup samples.

And in case your gown needs a little altering, seamtresses will be available to assist.

Altrusa, a volunteer service organization, has been sponsoring this event since 2001, and has served over 1,500 prom-goers during that time.

For further details, contact Alice Luse at 330-869-5161 or Linda Rittenour at 330-733-1353.


East Cluster:

Meet Your New Liaison

John Otterman At its organizational meeting on January 11, the Akron Board of Education designated newly-elected member, John Otterman, as its liaison to the East Cluster.

Before being elected to the Board in the November 3, 2015, general election, Otterman served on Akron City Council and in the Ohio House of Representatives.

In addition to being East Cluster liaison, Otterman will serve as co-chair of the Legal, Contracts, and Board Policy Committee.

Otterman can be contacted by e-mail.


A message from the Superintendent:

Akron Public Schools
Snow Day Policy

Supt. David James Dear A.P.S. Friends:

Calling a snow day is always a difficult decision, and we do not make these decisions lightly.   As superintendent of our school district, my decision to close school is always based on the safety of our students and staff. Although there are no hard and fast rules when deciding to close school due to inclement weather, here is what I consider:

  • the amount of snow on the ground
  • the projected amount of snow to fall
  • weather forecast for the school day
  • road conditions
  • temperature
  • wind chill
  • ability of the City of Akron to plow and salt the streets and
  • conditions of school parking lots and sidewalks.

When hazardous weather arrives in our community, the most important issue is the safety of our students and employees.   Our parents certainly have the right to keep students home if they feel it is not safe.

If we do close school, my goal is to make a decision by 5:30 or 6:00 a.m.   Keep in mind, that isn't always possible.   But I have been chastised for not calling a snow day 12 hours in advance.   Believe me, I've been burned a few times by northeast Ohio weather and find it much more prudent to wait, even though some of our parents feel that inconveniences them.

When the decision is made, we send automatic phone messages that reach all of our families and staff members; and we will contact all local radio, TV, and newspapers.

David W. James,
Akron Public schools

A message to East Cluster students

In Search of a Career

Looking for a viable future career?   Maybe even one that you wouldn't have to move hundreds of miles away to find?   You might want to consider a career in the bio-medical field.

Jacob Duritsky, head of strategy and research for the regional economic development organization Team NEO, says that bio-tech companies are among this region's fastest growing business sector.

Duritsky states, "We've grown from about 300 companies in 2002 to more than 700 bio-medical companies in 2014 employing north of 30,000 people."

Aram Nerpouni, head of medical product developer BioEnterprise, says the region has proven it can generate enough innovative ideas to attract funding.   He says the next big step is filling the growing number of positions.

Nerpouni says, "It [staffing] could be coming from someplace else and moving to Cleveland.   But I think over time we have to demonstrate that we can grow local talent so that a kid in the Cleveland public schools or the Akron public schools knows that we have this thriving biomedical economy and can see the pathway that they can get there."

Team NEO predicts that in Northeast Ohio the occupations that support the bio-med industry — science and technology, assorted health care professions, information technology, and management — will be among the region's fastest growing.   The overall local health care industry is predicted to generate 85,000 job openings over the next 10 years.

For more detail on this topic, read or listen to the feature that was broadcast on WKSU.

For info on degreed programs at the two local universities, click below:

Univ. of Akron     Kent State


Polymer Academy
Seeks Young Inventors

8th annual Rubber Band Contest

The Akron Global Polymer Academy at the University of Akron is looking for students in grades 5-8 with elastic minds for the 8th annual Rubber Band Contest for Young Inventors.

The contest is divided into two divisions:   Arts & Leisure and Science & Engineering.   The goal of the competition is to come up with a working invention or piece of art that uses at least one rubber band.

More than $7,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded with the first place winners in each division earning $1,000 apiece, and runners-up in each division earning $800 apiece.   All entries must be postmarked no later than March 16, 2016.

For complete contest details, entry forms, and important dates, visit the contest 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

Testing dates

Practice tests

Ohio Achievement

Ohio Graduation
Test info

Testing dates

Practice tests


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



Some resources for the East High Marketing class:

National DECA


2015-16 competitions

School store
order form

Jacket order form

Area real estate

Junior Achievement

Burton Morgan Fdn.


Less testing

New FAFSA rules

The new SAT

No more PARCC!

O.G.T. phase-out

School vouchers

Texting & driving


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

where to?

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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