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About Ellet High School

Ellet High School is located on the east side of Akron. 

Teachers: 

  • 18 years average experience
  • 67% hold a master's degree or higher
  • Two of our teachers have National Board Certification

 

Students: 

  • Exceed state expectations on passage rates for all five areas of the Ohio Graduation Test
  • Consistently are accepted to prestigious universities such as West Point and Northwestern
  • Earn millions of dollars in scholarships annually

 

We offer: 

  • An award-winning National Honor Society
  • Career passport portfolio for seniors 
  • Enrichment trips to New York City, Chicago or Toronto, 
  • 100 Book Challenge.
  • Students and staff support a landscape project, which beautifies the front entrance of the school.

 

History of Ellet High School

Ellet High School was built in 1950 and additions were made to the building in 1957, 1975 and 1987. The bulk of the land in the Ellet District was purchased in 1810 from Simon Perkins by three sons of Samuel Ellet, an early settler who moved into the area that year. The Ellet District was annexed to the city of Akron in 1929 and became part of Akron Public Schools the same year. 

 

The present Ellet High School on Woolf Avenue opened in 1950, and replaced an older Ellet High School on Canton Road which served both elementary and high school students. The land of That facility is now known as Ritzman Community Learning Center.