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East High School
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East is a comprehensive high school that is committed to providing every student with the opportunity to succeed in school and in life. East offers a challenging curriculum which meets the academic and social needs of our diverse student body, within an environment that develops self respect and the respect of others.
In recognition of the quality of the school's program, East was presented with the prestigious National Secondary School of Excellence award by the U.S. Department of Education in 1989. East staff are recipients of numerous local, state, and national awards, including the highest number of Distinguished Service awards in the Madison district.
East High School has served the east and northeast Madison community since 1922 and is located at 2222 East Washington Avenue, within sight of the state Capitol.
East has an enrollment of nearly 1,700 students in grades 9 through 12, which is served by a faculty of 138 teachers.
Many area middle and high school students use Metro to get to and from school. To avoid over crowding of buses, Madison Metro provides Supplemental School Day Service. Routes providing Supplemental Service are numbered in the 90's.
Hot Lunch Program
The East High Eatery offers breakfast before school and lunch. Students can choose between the daily Meal Deal or select a la carte options. Nutritionally balanced meals are offered daily and serving students is our number one priority.
East students perform above state and national averages on the ACT and SAT college entrance exams. Over half of East's graduates go on to college, with a large number of additional students attending two year campuses such as MATC. East is proud of its number of National Merit semi-finalists and finalists each year, and East graduates attend major public and private colleges and universities throughout the nation.
Honors Courses and Core Academic Subjects
Talented and Gifted and advanced classes are available throughout the curriculum. Advanced Placement (AP) courses include calculus AB, calculus BC, French V, Spanish V, music theory, psychology, macro-economics, micro-economics and computer science. Courses are available in advanced physics, advanced chemistry, anatomy, literature, composition, creative writing, speed reading, and computer programming.
Computers are available in classrooms, with Internet access. In addition, East has computer labs throughout the building. East has a computerized Technology Center which features 26 stations from music composition, desktop publishing, robotics, flight simulation, to weather satellite. Our computerized Career Guidance Center is a model Wisconsin Career Center site.
Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program
The goal of Talented and Gifted (TAG) programming is to make certain K-12 students consistently have learning opportunities that are challenging, systematic and continuous based on learning profile, readiness and student interest.
Student learning experiences include a broad range of opportunities that pushes a student to their next level of challenge and allows them to develop their talents. TAG programming may occur in the classroom, or in other settings. TAG programming is determined by ongoing evaluation and assessment of individual student needs. Each school has TAG resource support for ongoing consultation.
The diversity of our student population requires that we combine high academic standards with a commitment to meeting the individual learning needs of all students. East features an extensive continuum of services for students in special education, meetng the needs of a wide-range of students. An extensive continuum of services is also available to English Language Learners, providing additional tutoring and other supports for all students. We also offer off-site alternative programs.
East has a highly regarded school-wide reading program that emphasizes study and learning strategies and includes ACT/SAT test preparation.
Safety Is Always A Priority
East principals and teachers are a visible presence throughout the building. Students consistently report on our school climate surveys that they feel comfortable and safe in East's friendly atmosphere. In addition, students participate in a multitude of school groups and clubs which help all feel an integral part of East and assist in conflict resolution.
A common theme at East is active student involvement, both in the school and in the community. Students join in a wide variety of student clubs and activities, and we have an active and egaged student government. East offers a rich fine arts curriculum, with exceptional orchestra, band, and choral programs, extensive art experiences, and the student literary magazine, Expressions, has been repeatedly cited for excellence by the National Council of Teachers of English.
Family and Community Partnerships
East has an involved Parent Network called EHU and an enthusiastic athletic Booster Club.
East has developed a unique relationship with the eastside community, which has led to collaborations on special programs and initiatives, innovative community outreach activities, and rich scholarship opportunities for our students. One such program, ENJOY (East Neighbors Join Young and Old), brings together retired citizens and students.
You Are Always Welcome At East High School!
Our socio-economic blend reflects the diversity found in real life. In fact, our motto for the 2008-09 school year is "Unified by the East Side." We offer something for everyone and do our best to help every student succeed. East has a dedicated and caring faculty. Join us at East - you'll fit right in!
We encourage you to talk with parents of our students to learn more about our school. Please see the Principal/Parent Contact Sheet enclosed in this packet for current names and phone numbers.
For answers to any questions, copies of our handbook, program of studies, or other information, or for tours of the building, please call the East office, 204-1600, or visit our home page.
"East is a school where students from many different countries and cultures can feel comfortable."
-- East 12th Grader
"Music at East is more than classes. We were part of a group of friends, scholars, and artists - a rare opportunity for young people trying to discover and express themselves. I flourished!"
-- East Graduate
"Working at East is a privilege."
-- East Teacher
"Teachers and students here judge you not by the way you look on the outside, but what is on the inside."
-- East 11th Grader
"Coming back as a former student, you notice that teachers remember things about you. East teachers care beyond just academics; they are interested in you - your family, athletics, job, what's going on in your life."
-- East Graduate & Current Tutor
Remember, you're "At Home At East High School!"