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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

Boys Basketball
East 64
Firestone 87

Jan. 30 at Massillon
JV - 6:00 p.m.
Varsity - 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball
Ellet 29
East 26

Jan. 29 at Garfeild
JV - 5:00 p.m.
Varsity - 6:30 p.m.

Girls Bowling
East 1,244
North 1,348

Boys Bowling
East 1,688
North 1,901

Video Corner

Prior to Christmas, the East High National Honor Society sponsored an angel tree. The students raised the funds to purchase winter hats, gloves, and socks for 75 children area children with incarcerated parents.

Watch the WAKR interview here.

Read What We Wrote

In this space, we will be featuring some of the entries from the recent student writing contest sponsored by the Goodyear Branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

For this year's contest, students were asked to write about an animal.

Here is Kayera L.'s winning entry in the grade 7-8 category.

Seiberling Student Leads Pledge

Seiberling sixth grader and honor roll student, Dorian Keys, was selected to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the Nov. 24 Akron Board of Education meeting.

Dorian has been on the honor roll at Seiberling every grading period of every year.

(Additional detail and picture here.)

East Students Honored

East High seniors, Cathy Farrance and Kyle Jacot, along with math and science students from other Summit County high schools, were honored on Nov. 6 at the annual honors and awards banquet hosted by the Akron Council of Engineering and Scientific Societies.

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


esreveR Raffle

This year's East High Alumni Association reverse raffle will be held on Thursday, February 12, at Guy's Party Centre, 500 E. Waterloo Rd.   In addition to the raffle, a grand prize of $2,000 will be awarded to a lucky winner.

Doors open at 6:00; dinner will be at 7:30.

Proceeds from the raffle help support academic, athletic, and club activities at East.

For further details and contact information, click 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.


Students Feel Effects
of the News

Seiberling students react
to events of 2014

With the glut of 24-hour news services and social media outlets, it's hard to avoid the news.

And although they may not always understand the full meaning, youngsters are aware of what is going on in the world around them.

Before winter break, six Seiberling students gathered to discuss important news stories of 2014 with StateImpact Ohio.   Here is the story in print and an audio copy of the feature that ran on National Public Radio.

Seiberling students discuss the news

(Photo courtesy of StateImpact Ohio)


Polymer Academy
Seeks Young Inventors

7th annual Rubber Band Contest

The Akron Global Polymer Academy at the University of Akron is looking for students in grades 5-8 with elastic minds for the 7th annual Rubber Band Contest for Young Inventors.

The contest is divided into two divisions:   Arts & Leisure and Science & Engineering.   The goal of the competition is to come up with a working invention that uses at least one rubber band.

More than $7,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded with the first place winners in each division earning $2,000 apiece, and runners-up in each division earning $1,000 apiece.   All entries must be postmarked no later than March 16, 2015.

For complete contest details, entry forms, and important dates, visit the contest web site here.


Extra Time in College Is Costly

Most students don't finish in four years

A recent study by Complete College America ( link) entitled "Four-Year Myth" concluded that the large majority of full-time college students in the U.S. do not graduate in four years.

This increased time in the classroom costs students and their families thousands of additional dollars in college-related expenses and student loans.

Said Complete College America President, Stan Jones, "Student loan debt has for the first time topped one trillion dollars — more than credit card and auto loan debt combined."

In addition, staying in college longer causes students to delay entering the workforce thus resulting in lost earnings.

The study also indicates that only 50 of the more than 580 four-year public colleges and universities report four-year graduation rates equal to or greater than 50% for full-time students.

To help remedy this situation, Complete College America advocates a different kind of GPS for students. This GPS, Guided Pathways to Success, would provide students with the most direct route to graduation and career.

College majors would be organized into a systematic set of required courses and electives that would lead to on-time graduation.

To read the report in detail, click here.

(Immediately below is an article detailing the University of Akron's effort to see students earn their degrees in a more timely manner.)




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


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

Home access center

The new SAT

O.G.T. phase-out

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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