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East High School

Public | 7-12 | 1728 students

 

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Posted June 11, 2014

I graduated from East High School back in 2007. I am now a graduate from the Rochester Institute of Technology and i owe it all to East High School's Academy of Information Technology. The AOIT at East High School helped prepare me for college by providing me with a great introduction to technology (computer programming, computer hardware and software, animation, game development, and much more). I love the AOIT program at East. The teachers are amazing and very dedicated to their students. Even to this day, I keep in contact with my AOIT teachers.


Posted May 7, 2010

I think that the school has majorly gone down hill. Its seems like the kids control that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2009

East High has many great programs going for it. Unfortunately some stuents do not take advantage of them. I will be the first to state that they have problems BUT if a student really wants to learn and make something of themselves, there is no better school. As a former counselor at East, I know that the majority of students that attend really want to learn. Also many of the teachers are the most caring individuals that you will ever know. I still keep in contact with many of my former students, some that graduated nearly 20 years ago. As the saying goes 'EAST HAS IT ALL'.


Posted March 1, 2009

I think that east high school is a great school. It seem that we only get recognized for the bad things that we do and not the good thing or our good programs I mean, yes our school does go threw it but so does every other school. We had one incident and know our school is like in the top 10 of bad school. It Seems as though city schools are the main schools put into the news...what about the schools in the suburbs...what are they perfect or are there schools paying the media so people wont know. I truley do think east is a great school... we have great teachers and great programs..but soon we may not even have great programs if city schools keep getting our programs cut.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2009

Loved east high when my daughter went there. Can't say enough good things about the school and teachers. Biggest asset that east high has is mr. Vega. What an amazing man to help children like he does. He is still a big part of my daughter life today 3 yrs after graduating in 2006. Anyone that says city schools don't do enough for the kids they don't know what their talking about. Great job east. Thanks for getting my daughter full tuition to keuka!!! she is on deans list for the third year in a row.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2008

I am a senior at East High School and I used to love this school. I would look forward to coming into the building every day, but recently, I have not been quite as excited to go to school for fear of my safety. Since the new policy with no out of school suspension, all of the most misbehaved children are left in school. They roam the halls and make it nearly impossible to learn. When the school was on lockdown, I was not surprised that this could happen. A gun in my school didn't even faze me. It is pathetic that students should worry about being killed in their school. This school has gone downhill. I would think twice before sending a child to this school in the future.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2008

I am a current 11th grader at East High school and I think this is a pretty good school. It is composed of about 19 AP classses, 6 special career programs and so many extra curricular activites. It has great diversity and the teachers are very intelligent.We do have a huge problem with fighting though...
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2007

I am an East High alumni--I graduated just least year. I currently attend the University of Rochester and although East taught me some valuable things about life and diversity, I wouldn't say it was anywhere close to being academically rigorous. There is a terrible problem with violence and intolerance and honestly I ceased to feel safe at school. Ontop of that I was not academically prepared to face the rigors of college. I love my alma mater, but I regret receiving a terribly sub par education.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 19, 2007

I am currently a student in east high, and its a pretty good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2006

this was the greatest school i had ever been to. i even miss not being there any more. i miss the teachers, the classes, students and the events to keep us students occupied. i have never heard of a greater school.!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 4, 2006

Large amount of AP courses. Great opourtunity for students who wish to follow more specialized occupations such as nursing, education, or emergency services. Overall, a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2006

At East High School there are many academic programs avalible including a fire fighters program, NJROTC, Model UN, Mock Trials, and many more. All are very fine programs that help our children in their young journy through life. The sports at East are among the best in the county. The basketball and football teams continue to rise among the rest in their winning. Unfortunetly, the parent involvment is not quite up to par at all. This is mainly because of the lack of discipline in todays world among parents.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2006

This is my daughter's first year at East HS and I am finding this school great. The RASA program ROCKS. I think more schools should have a program like RASA. Also I find the teachers to be very involved in the education of their students. You can tell by the frequent updates on how your child is performing and what needs to be done if anything. They also take the time to reward students for positive performance. These teachers give the students incentive to do better. Lastly, I am impressed with the level of security thus far and hope the sentries keep up the good work. I do believe that this all stems from a great leadership team. But let's not leave out the parents. We must be do something right to be able to sit here and type these words. Thumbs Up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2005

Even though I will no longer be going to East, I wish everyone the best! East High has the best programs in the city. They have plenty of sports to go around and plenty of extracurricular activities. I know when I went there, I did just about everything and I loved it. The teachers are great, the school is great.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 12, 2005

I LOVE this school! It has been perfect for my education and i am a senior. I have been here for 4 years and i will miss it when i graduate. Teachers are always there for you when you need them and everyone knows you. Teachers help when you need it and I feel very safe here.. I love the diversity as well.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
12%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
25%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
11%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
10%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
28%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students1%
Female3%
Male1%
African American1%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White9%
Economically disadvantaged1%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilities0%
General population2%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English2%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant1%

Math

All Students1%
Female1%
Male1%
African American1%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White4%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilities0%
General population1%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English1%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant1%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students2%
Female2%
Male2%
African American1%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic3%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White6%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disabilities0%
General population2%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English2%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant2%

Math

All Students0%
Female0%
Male1%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic1%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
General population0%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English0%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant0%

Science

All Students18%
Female16%
Male19%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities6%
General population23%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
11%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
17%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
39%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
59%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

14 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
41%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
37%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

500 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
34%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
55%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
40%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

644 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
38%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students16%
Female17%
Male16%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population16%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant16%

Chemistry

All Students12%
Female14%
Male9%
African American15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population12%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant12%

Earth Science

All Students28%
Female10%
Male45%
African American23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities15%
General population29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

English

All Students30%
Female29%
Male31%
African American31%
Asian/Pacific Islander19%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities10%
General population35%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Geometry

All Students12%
Female6%
Male19%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islander15%
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities4%
General population15%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English14%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%

Global History and Geography

All Students36%
Female32%
Male38%
African American32%
Asian/Pacific Islander48%
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities8%
General population41%
English language learners34%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%

Integrated Algebra

All Students32%
Female35%
Male28%
African American32%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities12%
General population38%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%

Living Environment

All Students37%
Female36%
Male38%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islander27%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities21%
General population40%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Physics

All Students27%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population27%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant27%

U.S. History and Government

All Students26%
Female25%
Male28%
African American26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities5%
General population31%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 61% 19%
Hispanic 2 26% 23%
White 2 10% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 112%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 288%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 24%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. ANIBAL SOLER

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • College/career center
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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1801 E Main St
Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: (585) 288-3130

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