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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

East 38
Garfield 32

WAKR video

2014 varsity schedule
2014 JV schedule
Football web site


Season concluded

Boys Cross-country

Season concluded

Girls Cross-country

Season concluded

East High Band

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

Sat., Nov 29
Welcome Santa Parade
Downtown Akron
10:30 a.m.

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

East High

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

Video Corner

Watch the WAKR interview of East head football coach, Marques Hayes, and three of his players here.

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.)

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


Message to prospective college students:

Akron U. Urges You to
"Finish in Time"

The University of Akron wants students to step up their course loads and complete their studies in a more timely manner.   To spread this message, the University has launched its "Finish in Time" video promotional campaign.

Video #1      Video #2     

The University is urging students to take at least 15-16 credit hours per semester.   As an incentive, the University is allowing students to take up to 16 credit hours for the same tuition cost as 12 credit hours.

Completing a degree in four years instead of five can save a student nearly $13,000 in tuition and fees and will allow students to graduate sooner and with less accumulated debt ( details).

Here is an Akron Beacon Journal article with more detail on the video campaign.


Why A.P.S. Students
Get Transferred

It is Akron Public School (A.P.S.) policy to transfer students to another school when they are involved in such serious student code of behavior violations as bringing a weapon to school, assaulting a teacher, or assaulting another student.

Such transfers out occured 287 times last school year.   Most transfers were from Buchtel (36), East (31), Kenmore (26), and Garfield (24).   It should be noted that the figures for Buchtel and East include both middle and high schools since those campuses are comprised of grades 7-12.   The other five A.P.S. high schools are grades 9-12.

Of those 287 transferred out, nearly 240 were sent to another Akron Public School.   East received 17 such transfers in.

For more information on student transfers, read the recent Akron Beacon Journal article.

Here is the A.P.S. code of student behavior.


America Recycles

Does your school?

For the fourth 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.

Recycling bins are currently available at the following Cluster schools:

  • David Hill
  • East Middle
  • East High
  • Seiberling

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 in the right column of this web site.)

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


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.




class reunion

Class reunion

East High Alumni
Association web site


test takers

ACT Aspire

ACT testing

CogAT Form 7

Ohio Achievement

Ohio Graduation

SAT testing


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!


Looking Ahead

College & Career

Some overlooked scholarship opportunities



Mason memorial garden

The new SAT

O.G.T. phase-out

School start time

Student loans

Texting & driving

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


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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