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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.

Mason Students Leads Pledge

Mason C.L.C. brother and sister, Myles and Mia Parks, were selected to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the Oct. 13 Akron Board of Education meeting.

Both sixth-grader Myles and fourth-grader Mia have perfect attendance and were on the Honor Roll all of last school year.

(Additional detail and picture here.)

East High

Yearbooks for the 2013-14 school year can be picked up in the office during school hours.

East High Band

Fri., Oct. 24
Football vs Garfield
at Akron U.
5:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31
Football at Canton Central Catholic
5:30 p.m.

(Times shown are when band members need to report — not the time of the event.)

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 past two school years.


David Hill
East High & Middle


David Hill
East High & Middle


test takers

ACT Aspire

ACT testing

CogAT Form 7

Ohio Achievement

Ohio Graduation

SAT testing

Looking Ahead

College & Career

Some overlooked scholarship opportunities



Mason memorial garden

The new SAT

O.G.T. phase-out

Student loans

Texting & driving


2014 SAT Results

Majority not college ready

The College Board has released the results of the SAT for the Class of 2014.   The scores remained essentially unchanged from previous years.

Out of a possible perfect score of 800 for each subject area, the average (mean) score achieved for reading was 497, 513 for math, and 487 for writing.   Approximately 1.7 million members of last year's senior class were tested.

Although there is some concern that scores have not improved, of much greater concern is the fact that only about 43% of those who took the SAT met a standard that indicated they were ready for credit-earning, college-level classes.

The college-ready standard was reached by the following percentages of test takers:

  • 53% white
  • 60% Asians
  • 16% African-Americans
  • 25% Hispanics
  • 33% Native Americans.

The SAT is currently undergoing major revisions, but those won't be in place until 2016.   (A related story on the updated SAT entitled "The New SAT" appears in the "Recent Stories" section at the bottom of the left column of this web site.)

For more info on the 2014 SAT, here is the story appearing in the Associated Press.


America Recycles

Does your school?

For the fifth year, Keep Akron Beautiful and the River Valley Paper Co. are sponsoring a mixed paper drive to highlight the importance of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15.

The drive is open to all Akron Public Schools and selected private and charter schools.   The drive will run from Oct. 20 to Nov. 17.

Competition will be between high schools, between middle schools, and between elementary schools.   The elementary school collecting the most paper will receive a $250 cash prize and a school-wide pizza party.

The winning middle school and high school will each be awarded a $500 cash prize and given a tour of River Valley Paper for 50 students and faculty.

A special "Most Improved" award of $250 will be given to the school showing the greatest increase in paper collected between last year and this year.

In an effort to engage the local community, each participating school is asked to submit a list of 35 nearby businesses along with contact info if possible.   Keep Akron Beautiful will contact these businesses to let them know that by contributing their scrap mixed paper to your school, they can aid your school's effort in the paper drive and, in the process, have their own mixed paper hauled away free of charge.

Here is complete info from Keep Akron Beautiful about this year's paper drive.


Calling All K-8 Artists

Recycling calendar art contest

As part of the effort to recognize America Recycles Day (November 15), the River Valley Paper Co. is sponsoring a calendar art contest for students in grades K-8.

The theme of the contest is "How Do You Recycle?"   Entries will be accepted during the entire month of October.

Fourteen winning entries will be chosen and featured on the upcoming calendar.

The grand prize winner will receive a $100 American Express gift card, and their drawing will serve as the cover of the calendar.

Thirteen other winning entries will be featured throughout the body of the calendar.   These artists will receive a $50 American Express gift card, and their teachers will receive the same.

Here is the official contest flyer with additional details.


Alumni Association
to Help Protect
East Footballers

With new helmets, shoulder pads

The East High Alumni Association is sponsoring two fund-raising activities to help the football team pay for new helmets and shoulder pads.

The Association was approached by varsity head coach, Marques Hayes, to assist in this effort, and the Association responded.

The two fund-raising events are a raffle for a trip to Las Vegas and a Casino Night.   The Casino Night will take place on Thursday, Oct.23, at Guy's Party Center at 500 E. Waterloo Rd.

Tickets for both events can be purchased from John Stanley (330-571-2981), Chuck Malivuk (216-244-3305), or George Tonies (330-815-2001).

Last school year the Alumni Association donated $23,143.62 to East; and, since 2004, has provided more than $263,000 in funding for various groups, activities, and scholarships for the school.

Attached is a letter from Association Executive Director, George Tonies, providing more detail on the upcoming fund-raising events and listing last year's contributions to East.


How's Your Student Doing?

Want to know for sure?

Would you like to be able to go on-line and see how your student is doing in class?   Check on a class assignment?   Verify his or her attendance?

You can do all this and more through the Akron Public Schools' Home Access Center.   To sign up, you will need access to a computer with internet capability, have a valid e-mail account, and be on file as your child's parent or guardian.

To get details as to how to sign up and answers to your questions, visit the District's Home Access Center page by clicking here.

Here is a copy of the home access manual.


A. A. P. recommends:

More Sleep,
Later School Start Times
for Teens

Got sleepy teens at home or during the school day?   The American Academy of Pediatrics (A.A.P.) suggests that a later morning starting time for schools would help the situation.

In a statement released August 25, the A.A.P. finds that chronic sleep loss for middle and high school students has increasingly become the norm.

"Chronic sleep loss in children and adolescents is one of the most common — and easily fixable — public health issues in the U.S. today," said pediatrician Judith Owens, MD, FAAP, lead author of the policy statement.

By delaying school start times until at least 8:30, part of the problem of lack of sleep could be eliminated.   (East Middle School begins at 8:00 while East High starts at 8:15.)

Studies cited by the A.A.P. show that most U.S. middle and high school students don't get the recommended 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep on school nights.   Add to that the fact that more than 40% of U.S. public high schools start classes before 8:00 a.m., and you can see why there are so many sleep deprived teens.

To read the full text of the A.A.P. statement, click here.




class reunion

Class reunion

East High Alumni
Association web site

East High Sports

East 36
Firestone 22
Game summary

2014 varsity schedule
2014 JV schedule
Football web site

Div. II District
at Tallmadge
Northwest 25-25-25
East 7-9-8

Season concluded

Boys Cross-country

Season concluded

Girls Cross-country

Season concluded

Read Any Good Books Lately?

Futurist, entrepreneur, and PayPal co-founder, Peter Thiel, has written a sort of self-help book for innovators entitled Zero to One.

Thiel contends that there are still vast horizons to explore and new inventions to create. He states that further innovation will come about not by competing with already-established business but by starting businesses that are unique.

This book is probably best suited for bright middle schoolers and above.

Below are two reviews of Zero to One:

The Atlantic


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

Stop Bullying Now!



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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