The mission of Ellet High School is to provide a safe, supportive learning environment to serve the unique academic, personal, social, and emotional needs of all students while preparing them for college and career readiness to compete in a global economy.
309 Woolf Ave. Akron, Ohio 44312 Office: 330.794.4120 Fax: 330.794.4130 Email:
Grades: 9-12 Mascot: Orangeman Colors: Orange and White Average Enrollment: 1147 School Day: 8:15 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. Report Card Rating
Ellet exceeds state expectations on passage rates for all five areas of the Ohio Graduation Test.
The class of 2009 earned $1,958,948 in college scholarships.
Ellet students are consistently accepted to prestigious universities such as West Point and Northwestern.
Ellet's National Honor Society won national awards for its Senior Citizens Spaghetti Dinner and the Senior Citizen Prom at the Ellet Community Center. The group also designs and leads a Freshman Seminar Day and Senior Seminar each spring.
Every senior creates a career passport portfolio. The Ellet career passport serves as the model for the state.
Ellet students take enrichment trips to New York City, Chicago or Toronto.
Ellet has two National Board Certification teachers on staff.
To promote literacy, Ellet provides the 100 Book Challenge.
Ellet students support endowment scholarships, which are awarded to Ellet graduating seniors.
Students and staff support a landscape project, which beautifies the front entrance of the school.
Teachers have an average of 18 years of experience, and 67% hold a master's degree or higher.
History of Ellet High School
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. The school replaced the older Ellet High School on Canton Road which served both elementary and high school students. That facility is now known as Ritzman Community Learning Center. Ellet High School had additions in 1957, 1975, and 1987.