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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

Ellet 13
East 0

Apr. 28 @ 4:30 p.m.
vs. Kenmore
at Reservoir Park

Garfield 2
East 14

Apr 27 @ 4:30 p.m.
at Ellet

Boys Track
Firestone 72
Hoban 64
East 28

Apr. 28 @ 5:00 p.m.
vs. Garfield
at Ellet

Girls Track
Ellet 100
East 19

Apr. 28 @ 5:00 p.m.
vs. Garfield
at Ellet

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.

Video Corner

Seiberling students recently gave a Black History Month presentation.

Watch the video here.

East Students Mean Business

East High students fared well at the recent district competitions sponsored by the Ohio chapter of the Business Professionals of America.

Nine students qualified to advance to state competition March 12 & 13 in Columbus.

Here is the complete list of East High placements.

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


Golf Outing Temporarily
in the Rough

Event to be rescheduled

The third annual East High Dragon Open, to raise funds for the East High baseball program and originally planned for April 25, is being rescheduled.

From from Chuck Rusinek, head baseball coach and outing sponsor:

"Unfortunately, due to many concerns about the weather, we will be postponing our annual golf outing.   Once I hear back from Turkeyfoot about a possible rescheduled date, we will be back on.

Thanks to all who planned to attend, and we hope that you will be with us on our rescheduled date!"

This web site will let you know when the event is rescheduled.


Summer Learning Programs

High School

Tentative 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.

Year-Round Schools for Akron?

Superintendent floats the idea

David James Year-round classes could be coming to an Akron Public School (A.P.S.) near you.   This possibility was offered by School Superintendent, David James, at his State of the Schools message on February 24.

James, a proponent of year-round schooling, said "I think this is going to happen sooner rather than later."

The Superintendent would like to adjust the A.P.S. academic calendar to help combat what he calls the "summer slide."   This, as James pointed out in a WKSU interview, is when students "...forget content and then at the beginning of the year, teachers are spending the first couple of weeks going over stuff that kids should have learned already."

As with any major systemic change, there are many details to be worked out: for example, the financing of a longer school year and necessary adjustments to teacher contracts.

The entire text of the Superintendent's speech can be seen here.

James' remarks to WKSU's M.L. Schultze are available here.

For a summary of the entire State of the Schools address, read the Akron Beacon Journal article here.


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

Home access center

The new SAT

O.G.T. phase-out


Ron Linger

School start time

Student loans

Student transfers

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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