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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.

Recognize this Teacher?

In case you don't, this is a student drawing of teacher Becky Taylor at Mason.

In conjunction with this year's teacher recognition banquet, students at each Akron Public School drew their impression of that building's nominee for teacher of the year.

Here are drawings of all the teacher-of-the-year candidates.

East High Sports

Pre-season meeting
for football coaches
May 27 @ 4:00 p.m.
Ott Center

Pre-season meeting
for fall sports
May 28 @ 4:00 p.m.
Ott Center

Season concluded

Season concluded

Boys Track
Season concluded

Girls Track
Season concluded

Mason Pride

Recently, Mason held a Pride Assebmly to help generate positive motivation for the school.

Students and staff wore blue Mason Pride t-shirts and performed various skits.

About 200 parents and friends attended the event.

For more details and pictures, click here.

Writing Contest

The next student writing contest for children and teens, sponsored by the Goodyear Branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, will begin in May.

Writers can pick up entry forms beginning May 1.

This month's topic is to describe your ideal summer vacation.

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


New Boys' Basketball
Coach at East

Willie McGee selected

Willie McGee Had he not decided to go to high school at St. Vincent-St. Mary, Willie McGee would have gone to East.   Now he will have that chance.

McGee will be the boys' head basketball coach at East pending approval by the Akron Board of Education.   He will replace Joe Wojcik.

Said East Athletic Director, John McLean, "His qualifications speak for themselves.   He's just a good guy that will definitely be the right fit for us."

McGee previously served as an assistant coach at St. Vincent-St. Mary under Dru Joyce and as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Akron under Keith Dambrot.   Most recently, he was an assistant coach at Chowan University in North Carolina.

McGee commented, "To start my own program and implement my game plan is something I'm definitely looking forward to."

McGee believes in "...trying to help the kids as much as I can — first in the classroom and secondly on the court."

Here is the announcement appearing on, and here is McGee's interview on WAKR.


Seiberling Seeking
Summer Gardeners

Plants need help over the summer

The hard work of gathering plastic bottles and constructing a greenhouse is over.

The official dedication of Seiberling's greenhouse was held on May 15, and now it's time to start growing vegetables and flowers.

Seiberling is looking for volunteers to help keep the vegetables and flowers planted by the students thriving over the summer.

Anyone having the time this summer to do a little watering and weeding, either on a one-time or ongoing basis, please contact principal, Megan Mannion, by e-mail.


Looking for a Summer Job ?

Summit County receives state grant

The Summit County Department of Job and Family Services has received a $1.8 million grant from the State of Ohio to set up a summer jobs program for youth from needy families.

The program, now in its fourth year, is designed for Summit County residents between the ages of 16 and 24 who live in low-income households.   High school-aged applicants must be 16 by June 1.

The program, which will operate from June 1 through mid-August, will pay $8.25 an hour.   No one will work more than 40 hours per week.

Registration is based on zip code of residence.   Since most East High students live in either the 44305 or 44306 zip codes, you need to contact Jobs for Ohio Graduates ( J.O.G.) at 330-374-9477 to apply.

According to Steve Zimmerman of Job and Family Services, "There is no guarantee that all youths who register will be placed in the program.   It is based on a first-come, first-served basis."

For income guidelines or contact info for other zip codes, read the Akron Beacon Journal, article here.


Scholarship Winners

Since 1947 the Akron Council of PTAs has awarded scholarships to Akron Public School (A.P.S.) students pursuing higher education.

At this year's awards ceremony held at Ellet High School, $27,000 in scholarship assistance was given to A.P.S. students.   The awardees from East were:

Amber Craig, Alisha Eshun, Catherine Farrance, Aleycia Nance-Simmons, Chloe Sager, Assha SaSay, and Chelsy Taylor.

Here is the complete list of awardees.

Summer Learning Programs

High School

The dates for traditional summer high school, to be held at East, are June 29 through August 6.   The school day will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Elementary School

The Third-Grade Reading Academy will take place from June 15 through July 10.

The pre-fall program for incoming students in kindergarten through 2nd grade will take place from August 3-14.

For details about either program, contact Mary Outley-Kelly at 330-761-3075 or by e-mail.

Private School
Vouchers Available

Many East Cluster students will qualify

A little-known option available to public school students in Ohio is the EdChoice voucher program.   This allows students in under-performing schools to be eligible for a voucher to attend a private school.

For students to qualify, their school must have received an overall grade of D or F on their state report card for at least two of the past three school years.   (State report cards can be viewed at the bottom of the left column of this web site.)   Students in schools ranked in the lowest 10% of a district's buildings may also qualify.

Because their buildings had overall grades low enough to qualify, students in all the East Cluster schools (Barber, David Hill, Mason, Robinson, East Middle, and East High) except Seiberling are eligible to apply for a private school voucher for the 2015-16 school year.

Families can begin applying for vouchers for the upcoming school beginning on February 1.   Up to 60,000 scholarships will be available.   Students in kindergarten through eighth grade can receive up to $4,250 in funding, while high school students can receive up to $5,000.

Parents/guardians should first apply for admission to the private school of their choice.   If their student is accepted, the private school will submit the voucher application to the Ohio Department of Education.

For a complete list of all Ohio schools eligible for EdChoice vouchers, click here.

Further details of the EdChoice program are available in this Columbus Dispatch article.




class reunion

Class reunion

East High Alumni
Association web site

Looking Ahead

College & Career

Some overlooked scholarship opportunities



test takers

ACT Aspire

ACT testing

CogAT Form 7

Ohio Achievement

Ohio Graduation

SAT testing

Schedule of state-mandated 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

Stop Bullying Now!



2014 SAT results

Finishing college

Four-Year Myth

The new SAT

O.G.T. phase-out

School start time

Student loans

Student transfers

Texting & driving

Year-round schools


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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