Phone: 216-268-6600


Parental Involvement

Our goal is to partner with parents to education and empower them as learners, leaders, and role models who will positively impact their child’s academic achievement. Parental involvement is a key ingredient to student success. East Cleveland City Schools partners with parents in many ways to ensure that each child optimizes opportunities to excel:

District and Building Parent Meetings
Family Activities
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Volunteer Opportunities
Parent Recognition and Support
Parent Coordinator and Parent Liaisons

This year’s Parent/Teacher Conferences are:
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday, April I, 2020, 5-8 p.m.

Parent Mentor
Tellawanda Moore

Special Education Support

The East Cleveland City School District is dedicated to ensuring that appropriate special education services are provided for all eligible students from birth through 21 years of age. We have high expectations for all children, and in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), ensure access to the general education curriculum in regular education classrooms, to the maximum extent possible. The District offers a full continuum of special education services readily available throughout the District, with programs serving children with learning challenges, multiple disabilities, emotional/behavioral needs, as well as those with speech/language and other related services needs. The District’s special education staff is committed to serving our students and their families. We value both collaboration and communication in the process of meeting the unique needs of every child.

If you have a child who you believe has a disability, please contact Courtney Bean Jones at (216) 268-6474 or

School Meal Program

Through the Community Eligibility Provision, all students in the East Cleveland City School District receive free breakfast and lunch each day of the school year.

East Cleveland City School District has partnered up with The Greater Cleveland Food Bank to offer “Kids Café”. The Kids Café program provides nutritious after-school meals daily at no cost to supplement the enrichment and tutoring activities going on at each building. Meals include entrée, two servings of fruits and vegetables, serving of a grain or bread, and a serving of milk. East Cleveland City Schools is the first district in Cuyahoga County to participate in the hot meal program and each building in the district five days a week, with a bagged sandwich meal on Fridays.

Parents no longer need to submit a Free and Reduced Lunch application for their children to receive meals.

A la carte meal items are available for purchase at the high school and middle schools, including a salad bar at Shaw High School. Students must pay for these items with cash or the pre-paid balance on their school account.

For questions or more information on this new program, contact Director of Food Services Dawn Johnson at  or (216) 268-6645.