East Technical High School
|East Technical High School|
|2439 E 55th Street
Cleveland, Ohio, (Cuyahoga County), 44104
|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|School district||Cleveland Metropolitan School District|
|Color(s)||Brown and Gold |
|Athletics conference||Senate League|
|Athletic Director||Joe Dallas|
The school when it opened on October 5, 1908 was the first public trade school in the city and reported to be only one of five in the entire United States at the time. East Tech's first principal was James F. Barker (1906–1911) from Muskegon, Michigan.
East Tech utilizes the small school system. Three small schools are located within East Tech: Ninth Grade Academy, Community Wrap Around and Engineering Science & Technology
The school was a sports powerhouse in the city, winning numerous titles in football, basketball and track and field. Some notable alumni include Olympic Games athletic stars such as Jesse Owens, Harrison Dillard and Dave Albritton. The original building stood for some 64 years until a new building was dedicated and moved into on October 11, 1972. The current structure now sits at the corner of E.55th and Scovill Ave on the east side of Cleveland. The original building has since been demolished.
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships
- Track - 1920,1921,1932,1933,1936,1939,1940,1941,1942,1943,1944,1947*,1949*,1952,1955 
- Swimming - 1947,1948 
- Basketball – 1958,1959,1972 
- Girls Basketball – 2002 
- * 1947 and 1949 Track titles won by Central High School prior to consolidation with East Tech.
- Larry Johnson, former MLB baseball player (Cleveland Indians, Montreal Expos, Chicago White Sox)
- Jesse Owens, Track and field athlete, Olympic gold medalist
- Roger Peckinpaugh, former MLB baseball player (Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox) and manager (New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians)
- Barbara Turner, Women's basketball WNBA player, Seattle Storm, Botaş SK former Connecticut University player
- Joe Vosmik, former MLB baseball player (Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox, Brooklyn Dodgers, Washington Senators)
Notes and references
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.
- Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball AAA". Retrieved 2007-02-12.