East Technical High School

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East Technical High School
2439 E 55th Street
Cleveland, Ohio, (Cuyahoga County) 44104
United States
Coordinates 41°29′32″N 81°39′0″W / 41.49222°N 81.65000°W / 41.49222; -81.65000Coordinates: 41°29′32″N 81°39′0″W / 41.49222°N 81.65000°W / 41.49222; -81.65000
Type Public, Coeducational high school
School district Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Superintendent Eric Gordon
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Brown and Gold [1]         
Athletics conference Senate League[1]
Team name Scarabs[1]
Athletic Director Leroy Carter [1]

East Technical High School or East Tech is a secondary school under the operation of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District in Cleveland, Ohio.


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[edit]

* 1947 and 1949 Track titles won by Central High School prior to consolidation with East Tech.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  2. ^ a b c OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  3. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball AAA". Retrieved 2007-02-12. 

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