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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 relating to the schools of the East Cluster.

Have a
Safe and
Happy Summer

East Band News

Aug. 15 - 25
Summer band camp
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

School Registration Info

Pre-K - 6th grade
665 Garry Rd.

David Hill
Grades K - 6
1060 E. Archwood Ave.

Pre-K - 6th grade
700 E. Exchange St.

Pre-K - 6th grade
1156 4th Ave.

Grades K - 6
400 Brittain Rd.

East Middle
Grades 7 & 8
40 Brittain Rd.

East High
Grades 9-12
80 Brittain Rd.

Registration info

Pre-K registration info

East High Sports

Varsity Football
Friday, Aug. 26
7:00 p.m.
at Jackson

Coach Hayes

Football web site

J.V. Football
Saturday., Aug 27
10:00 a.m.
vs. Jackson at East

High school football
coaches meeting
July 20 @ 1:00 p.m.
Ott Center

High school fall sports
coaches meeting
(other than football)
July 25 @ 10:00 a.m.
East cafeteria

Middle school soccer &
volleyball coaches meeting
July 27 @ 4:00 p.m.
Ott Center

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


East Band Marches in
Soap Box Derby Parade

2016 All-American Soap Box Derby Parade

2016 All-American Soap Box Derby Parade

(Photos courtesy of International Soap Box Derby)


Summer Reading Program

Elementary school libraries open

Elementary school libraries in the Akron Public School System will be open one day a week for young readers this summer.

Between the dates of June 20 through August 26, all students entering grades 1 through 4 will be welcome between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

The reading days for East Cluster schools are as follows:

  • Tuesdays - Barber
  • Wednesdays - David Hill & Seiberling
  • Thursdays - Mason & Robinson

Details of the reading program and a permission slip are available here.


Middle School Sports
to be Re-aligned

Will now mirror high school calendar

Some changes are coming this school year to middle school sports programs in the Akron Public School System.   The changes are:

  • volleyball will become a fall sport rather than a winter sport, and
  • softball will become a spring sport rather than a fall sport.

These changes will bring Akron middle school sports into compliance with Ohio High School Athletic Association guidelines and will now match the seasonal calendar for high school sports in Ohio.

Based on these changes, beginning practice dates for middle school sports will be:

  • Aug. 1 for soccer and volleyball,
  • Nov. 4 for boys' basketball,
  • Nov. 11 for girls' basketball and wrestling,
  • Feb. 20 for softball, and
  • Mar. 6 for track.


Alumni web site

Golf outing e-mail


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.


Summer Food Program

The City of Akron's Recreation Bureau announced that it will once again be participating in the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program.

The program ensures that low-income children under the age of 19 continue to receive nutritious meals (lunch only or breakfast and lunch) when school is not in session.

The City's food program will operate from June 13 to August 18.

For questions about eligibility or for any other info about the program, contact Food Service Program Co-ordinator, Audley McGill, at 330-375-2826 or via

For a list of food sites, types of meals served, and serving times, click here.


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

AIR Assessment

Ohio Graduation
Test info

Testing dates

Practice tests


math students

Discovery Educ.

Homework Help Desk

Homework Spot

Info Please

Khan Academy

Time for Kids

Aids to Deal
with Bullying

Bully Free:
It Starts With Me

The BULLY Project

Geo Listening



Bio-med careers

East Amer. Gov't. class

Less testing

New FAFSA rules

No more PARCC!

O.G.T. phase-out

Redesigned SAT

School vouchers

Star Students snubbed

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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