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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

Akron Div. II
District Tournament

East 4
Kenmore 5
Tourney bracket

Massillon Div. I
District Tournament

Wooster 13
East 0
Tourney bracket

City Series

East 1
Ellet 16

Boys Track
N. Canton Div. I
District Meet


Austintown Div. I
Regional Meet

May 25 & 27
5:00 p.m.

Devanier Floyd
100 meter dash

Girls Track
N. Canton Div. I
District Meet


Thank You

Thank you to the members of the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson for their donation of $200 to assist Barber families in purchasing school uniforms.

Summer Arts

Akron students looking for a summer activity might want to consider the City of Akron's Lock 3 Summer Arts Experience.

If activities such as learning to play steel drums, painting murals, or creating public sculptures appeal to you, and you will between 14-17 years old during the course of the summer, here are the details and an application.

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

Here is some local reaction to this year's report cards.


David Hill
East High & Middle

Contact Us

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East Cluster E-mail

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Let Your Kids Slide
This Summer

But not their reading skills

In a joint partnership between the Akron Public Schools, the City of Akron, and Summit Education Initiative, a free reading program called "Summer Slide" is being implemented.

The program, which will run from June 6 to August 18, is designed to prevent the already-learned reading skills of students in kindergarten through second grade from deteriorating over the summer.

Research has shown that children can lose up to two months' worth of reading comprehension over a summer vacation.

City Council President and former teacher at Barber, Marilyn Keith, states "There is a 'summer slide' that we find children are going into, but what if we have them sliding into success when they go back [to school]?"

Students on the east side can attend the reading sessions at Joy Park Community Center.   To volunteer as a reader or sign up a student, call Joy Park at 330-375-2805.

Here is the Akron Beacon Journal story with additional detail.


East High Graduation

Congratulations Class of 2016

East High 2016 grads


Honoring Our Teachers

Every year the Akron Public School System honors its outstanding teachers at a teacher recognition banquet.   This year's banquet took place on May 19 at Guy's Party Centre.

East Cluster teachers who were selected as Building Teachers of the Year are:

  • Terri Rings (Barber)
  • Kari Masuoka (David Hill)
  • Rebecca Smith (Mason)
  • Andrea Woods-Thurman (Robinson)
  • Ann Chapman (Seiberling)
  • Denise Hritsko (East)

Four elementary and four secondary teachers are honored annually as Division Teachers of the Year.   David Hill teacher, Kari Masuoka, was honored from the East Cluster.

A highlight of each year's banquet is the presentation of the Shining Apple Award.   This award is presented by the top-ranking graduating senior at each high school and given to the teacher who had the greatest influence on that senior.

The Shining Apple Award for East was given to band director, Tim Zolyniak, and presented by senior, Jordan Cantrell.

Here is the program from this year's banquet.


Looking for a Summer Job ?

Summit County receives federal grant

The Summit County Council has officially accepted a federal grant of $1.96 million for this year's Summer Youth Employment Program.

The program, entering its fifth year, is designed for Summit County residents who will be between the ages of 16 and 24 as of June 1 and who live in low-income households.

The period of employment will run from June 13 to August 20.

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

Here are the guidelines for this year's program.


East High students

Critique Tone of
Presidential Campaign

Recently, members of Mr. Chuck Rusinek's Advanced Placement American Government class at East High had some intense political discussions.

East students, along with students from Firestone and Manchester, are participating in the Newspapers in Education project developed by the Akron Beacon Journal and the Ohio Council for Law Related Education.

The project attempts to teach attributes such as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, and citizenship and compare those qualities with the way the current crop of presidential candidates are behaving.

Here are reactions from some of Mr. Rusinek's students:

  • "Nobody seems to be asking if what they [the candidates] are saying is true."
  • "Political commercials are just big mudslinging campaigns that provide misinformation."
  • "We have the power to stop the negative campaigning by not voting for them."

Here is the related article appearing in the Akron Beacon Journal, and here is a video feature that aired on WEWS, Channel 5, Cleveland.

(Photo by Karen Schiely courtesy of Akron Beacon Journal )


Back to School
Will Be Less Taxing

For the 2016-17 school year

Families looking to save money on their 2016-17 back-to-school expenses are in luck.

Passed by both houses of the Ohio legislature and signed into law by Gov. Kasich, the state's operating budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year will take effect July 1, 2016.

A provision written into that budget allows for the elimination of state sales tax for certain back-to-school items purchased between 12:00 a.m. Friday, August 5, 2016, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, August 7, 2016.

The following items will be exempt from state sales tax during the tax holiday:

  • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less;
  • School supplies priced at $20 per item or less; and
  • School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less.

So what kind of savings can be expected?   The rate of sales tax (combined state and local) in Summit County is 6.75%.   A back-to-school shopper making a qualifying purchase of $250 will avoid paying $16.88 in sales taxes.

Complete guidelines for the sales tax holiday are available on the Ohio Deptartment of Taxation web site here.




class reunion

Class reunion

East High Alumni
Association web site

Looking Ahead

College & Career

Some overlooked scholarship opportunities



test takers

Testing dates

Practice tests

Ohio Graduation
Test info

Testing dates

Practice tests


math students

Brunner Math

Homework Spot

Khan Academy

Time for Kids

Aids to Deal
with Bullying

Bully Free:
It Starts With Me

The BULLY Project

Geo Listening



Bio-med careers

Less testing

New FAFSA rules

No more PARCC!

O.G.T. phase-out

Redesigned SAT

School vouchers

Texting & driving


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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