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Citizens Leadership Academy East

12523 Woodside Ave. Cleveland OH, 44108-2422

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School Summary


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Citizens Leadership Academy East (CLAE) in Glenville is the second Citizens Leadership Academy school in Cleveland, featuring our distinct EL Education learning model. It is housed at our Citizens East Campus near E 125th & Eddy, which is also home to our award-winning Citizens Academy K-5 elementary school.

The mission of Citizens Leadership Academy East is to prepare our middle school students to lead in academics, service, and civic engagement during high school, college, and beyond. Our distinct EL Education model is perfect for middle school because it engages students in hands-on, active, project-based learning that culminates in a high-quality project for an authentic audience. CLAE is also a Facing History and Ourselves school and uses the Facing History resources in social studies, English, and in the CLA advisory program, “crew.”


What Sets Us Apart

CLAE believes in supporting the “whole child” and offers after-school clubs and athletics including football, soccer, volleyball, and basketball for both boys and girls. CLAE provide after-school tutoring and enrichment, and has a community partnership with the Doan Avenue Salvation Army that has a robust after-school program including academic support and recreational activities. CLAE is cultivating an active parent organization and started its first year with 100% parent participation in student-led conferences.

Nearby Schools

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Enrollment (State Provided): 472

Citizens Academy East

12523 Woodside Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44108-2422
Grades: K-5
Enrollment (State Provided): 396


12510 Maple Ave.
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Grades: PreK-8
Enrollment (State Provided): 243

Kenneth W. Clement Boys’ Leadership Academy

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Enrollment (State Provided): 163

Patrick Henry

11901 Durant Ave.
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Grades: PreK-8
Enrollment (State Provided): 282