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Louisville, KY
Students enrolled: 2,111

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12400 Old Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY 40243

(502) 485-8243
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April 28, 2015
All three of my children attended and graduated from Eastern High School and all applied to their dream schools and were accepted. My three students took a heavy load of AP courses, beginning in their sophomore year. Other classes were in the Advanced program which is a step above the Honors courses. This school isn't a "cake-walk" and you generally won't get easy As and if you do, then move up the ladder and into advanced classes. The teachers are as caring as the students, meaning if the class is apathetic, then so too can be the teachers. Test scores generally run high and teachers do have to deal with some very spoiled-rotten kids who can be a problem. All three of my students graduated in the top 2% of their class, one is now a chemist, another owns her own business and the last is a physician. Eastern High School and it's educators worked well for my family but then you only get out of a school what effort you put in.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2015
Worst school ever. Terrible teachers. The counselors and principle do not put students first. My oldest child went to Eastern, his siblings will not.

- submitted by a parent

October 17, 2013
Eastern is a well known High School in the Middletown district. My husband and I thought it was supposed to be a good school. I'm not sure what standards people expect from Eastern,however they are not as high as ours. If you don't mind your child `s teacher talking on their cell phones, leaving for the class period, or your child not having ANY books then this is the school for you. If you expect your child to be prepared for college this is NOT the place for you! It speaks volumes when teachers and staff do not send their own children to the school where they teach. Very, very disappointed!!

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2013
The school's renovations look great! And most of the teachers are really passionate about their jobs. They definitely want the best for the students. And I can tell that my counselor really cares about me and my well-being. Although the administration could use some work, the school and the staff is generally great! I would suggest this school to anyone. I am a Senior, and I feel completely prepared for college, and I can tell I've received a wonderful education!

- submitted by a community member

April 26, 2012
Like the other poster, I was also expelled from Trinity High School, they have really tightened the belts on rules and no one gets away with anything. They hand Jugs out like free candy. I have been at Eastern for half a year so far, and let me just say, this school is a CAKE WALK compared to Trinity. I don't even have to study for tests and I get an A! Did I also mention I'm in their "Honors" program. The facilities are trash compared to Trinity. Next year I hope to move up to as many AP classes as possible, because the education is a joke and is way too easy. The students here are extremely lazy and rude. The teachers and students also pick on my because of what school I went to before, It's so unfair, because ever since I was expelled, I haven't exactly tried harder in school, I have just stopped goofing around. The family feeling I had at Trinity doesn't even exist here. The students are vicious and go out of their way to be mean. I really miss my old school.

- submitted by a student

April 12, 2012
Maybe I am biased because i had to come here against my will because i was kicked out of Trinity High School (an all boys private school), but this school is really second rate. Some of the teaching staff even thought that the majority of students in the school were inherently bad. I am no perfect student, but i think that i at the very least deserve a benefit of the doubt. Some of the teachers even ganged up on a couple of me and my friends for being from a certain part of town, telling us that we were given the silver spoon our whole lives and did not have to work. Which i find troubling, even if that is true there is no reason to tell us that. The students for the most part are lazy and unmotivated besides the Advanced Placement students. The school is atrocious, it is dirty, with graffiti everywhere, and overall a terrible thing to look at. There are security guards roaming the halls, which makes students feel like they are in prison. Overall, i made some good friends here, and definitely saw a side of the world that i had not ever seen before. luckily i only had to stay there for a semester and a half so i could transfer to Collegiate Academy.

- submitted by a student

March 28, 2012
Although not aesthetically pleasing at first glance, you have to look deeper at the end results.....the school provides an outstanding education. The teachers and staff are dedicated and passionate about their profession. Eastern prepares and provides their students with the skills and knowledge needed across the spectrum of society. In other words, they will prepare your child for to compete in the highest scholastic environments for college and beyond, while also preparing students who choose to immediately enter the work force and be value added to society. Don't let the rough exterior fool you as it has so many others who pay college type tuition at a private school in the area for the same or lesser quality education.

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2011
From my first step onto Eastern's campus I knew this was not the school for me. I had just moved from a public school in Ohio and I was treated like an outsider, I was a sophmore. No one welcomes me, the teachers are lazy, the counselors are a joke, the facilities are old and underkept, and administration has done nothing about being underfunded. My classes were not nearly as challenging as my other public school back in Ohio. The school is a social nightmare. It is not a friendly school and made me feel un-needed in life. There is no leadership/guidance from teachers and counselors. After my parent's deeply reviewed and compared ACT averages and offered curriculum, I was transferred to a local private school for my junior year, and I love it. Even though I was a new student I was welcomed with open arms. No parent who cares about their child's education and social development would send them to this school.

- submitted by a student

August 24, 2011
Don't send your kid here. This school is unorganized, and socially chaotic, and bad for any child who needs a challenge. Just don't do this to your babies. They're education is most important, but you will not find a decent one at Eastern.

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2011
My son attended Eastern as a 12th grader after being kicked out of his private Christian school . We tried to get him into any other private school because Jefferson county public schools are a total joke. No parent who cares about their childrens' education and can afford to send their children to private school sends their kids to a JPCS school! However my child turned his life around and enjoyed his time at Eastern. While academically it was not was not challenging, it was socially a positive experience for him.

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2011
I graduated from Eastern many years ago. The teachers were good, and I got a good education. However, socially it was a disaster. I moved there from a small town and was treated as an outsider, alternately ignored and ridiculed. It was not a happy experience, but it made me stronger. Perhaps things are different now.

- submitted by a community member

September 23, 2010
Despite the fact that this school only receives $5,281 per student per year compared to the state average of $10,301 per student, the school delivers an excellent education. I have three Eastern graduates. One has a masters in education, one is an attorney, and the other is in pharmacy school. Parents in the community need to demand that the school receive funding that is equivalent to that of competing Ballard High School which receives $1000 more per student per year. I rated 4 stars because the administration has kept this very poor funding a secret for too long. No wonder the grass isn't mowed and non-critical facilities are not properly maintained.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2010
I drove by Eastern High on Old Shelbyville Rd and the school looked like no one takes care of the grounds, tennis courts and lawn OMG!!!!! The Grass is overgrown, the tennis courts look like they have not been used since the official opening of the school in the 1950's.. I was extremely disappointed. The website is very deceiving... the school looks scary.. it appears that there is no investment in the up-keep of this school.. What does this say about the staff and administration when they receive enough funds from the state to do so..

- submitted by a parent

March 08, 2010
My daughter attended Eastern for two years. After that we moved to another state. Even though her new school was an expensive private school the teachers there were not even half as good as Easterns. The classes were not as challenging as Easterns.

- submitted by a parent
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September 16, 2009
Great Teachers and classes offered. Very pleased with the AP program. My son is a senior and has had a wonderful experience and is happy with his decision to go to Eastern.

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October 15, 2008
Its wonerful, my kids can't wait to go to school in the morning.

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2008
We are very pleased with Eastern. The principal and the teachers really want the kids to succeed and find creative ways to teach so that it holds their interest. When my kids actually want to go to school, I feel that something must be right.

- submitted by a parent
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Eastern High School
12400 Old Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY  40243
(502) 485-8243
Last modified Eastern High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Eastern High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top