Students enrolled 1116
School leader Mike Crase
Transportation options Yes
District Tulsa School District

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12150 East 11th Street
Tulsa, OK 74128

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(918) 746-9700
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3 stars
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no rating November 12, 2010
I am a class of 1969 graduate and believe that East Central deserves to win. My son is a 2001 graduate of ECHS.

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December 07, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 28, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 14, 2009
My second kid just started attending EC, They got a new and stricter principal. Dont get me wrong, I loved O'Malley, but he didn't enforce the rules. They have a great new rule list and things are changing for the better!

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2009
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May 06, 2009
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January 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2008
The school is pretty much as easy as it gets when it comes to grades. I make straight A's pretty much through the year, pretty much by just doing the work. I sort of wish it was more of callenge to me, because I tend to slack off this year due to it being EASY to pass. The students are alright, some get a little annoying and the fights are pretty dumb, but over all i suppose its alright. The teachers I believe are push overs. I dont think they have adequate privileges they should have to punish students, save for a few I've had over the years, one of whom left last year :'(. Honestly, the same kids over and over, bring back the paddle? It won't bother me. Why? Because I don't do anything stupid. I give this school an average, but barely that. O'Malley is a great principal

- submitted by a student
September 22, 2008
The principal at East Central obviously doesn't know how to control his students. This school is horrible

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2007
East Central is one of the best schools! I love it!

- submitted by a student
October 05, 2007
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September 24, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 29, 2007
The School has imroved much in the last several years!

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2007
I been associated with EC since 1997 and back then the school was a little rough but still had an open door policy(if a student,parent needed to talk they we're there for you)I served on the PTA board for several years and , I tell you being on the board and being involved with my youngest sons schooling at EC. Sure made a difference. to me Mr. Omally has done a 200 % change for the positive with the school. the secretaries,teachers and administration I give all a AA++. They deserve so much (Go cards gooooo )

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2007
Overall E.C. is a Good School. My daughter is a current student and in the band. I for one am pleased with the Band/Sport/Extracurricular Activities they represent the school with pride. I think the Big Red Sound is a Fine Marching Band & Gives a Fine Concert every time they appear. Sure parents need to be more involved in their children's education/school, but that is everywhere. As for the teachers, a few bad apples don't spoil the whole batch. Most of my daughters teachers are doing a good job. Every time I have been in the school everything seemed fine. O'Malley is a fine principle he cares about the kids. This last year the Football Team/School Band/Girls Basketball Team/All Sports represented the school & their community with pride.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2007
I really love EC. I see parents complaining about it on here like crazy. Let me ask you this: What have YOU, PERSONALLY, done to change it? Have you talked to teachers? the principal? I didn't think so. Complaining on a website is not going to get anything changed, if you really want to make a difference: get involved. Most of the parents out there are in no way involved in their children's education, and yet they come here and complain. I am going to graduate class of 2009, and EC has been one of the best experiences of my life. If your child complains about the teachers not helping them, then maybe you should talk to the teachers about your child not participating in class. Don't always blame the teachers, the students are just as much at fault, probably more.

- submitted by a student
February 18, 2007
East Central High School has been a great experience for me and my brothers.Even though the building needs some redecorating, overall its a great school.The athletic programs at this school are great.Im proud to be an east central cardinal!

- submitted by a former student
January 12, 2007
I'm currently attending East Central High School and the school is great they have a great staff and they deserve some credit. The sport programs at the school are awesome. I'm proud to be an east central cardinal!

- submitted by a student
November 06, 2006
I have been going to EC since 97 when my oldest was there then I had my youngest son graduate from there. Mr. O'malley would give you every opportunity to help the student or parent to make the right choices. We as parents expect so much out of our kids. As far as I am concerned they all need a pat on the back! They are the one's that have to correct our children when parents give up at home because they are out of control.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2006
I currently have 2 students at EC and one that was in the class of 2003. For me, EC is great. The post talk about the administration lacking, Mr. O'Malley won one of five top administrators in the country by MetLife. My child, who was in the class of 2003, played sports, was in student council and many other activities. He is currently starting his senior year of college, and is planning on getting his MBA. I have watched the scholarship money continue to come in. An EC grad last year received a full ride to Harvard. You want a quality education, reach out & grab it. I know to many kids, if they had been at another school would not have excelled like they did at EC. The building is aging, but TPS needs to correct that. The sports complex is one of the best in the area. Go Cards!

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August 05, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 23, 2006
In short, East Central was a terrible experience for my student academically and socially. Save for the presence of a handful of outstanding teachers (no idea why they're working in such a slum), the school utterly lacks in guidance, discipline, pride, sanitation, safety, and academic quality. *Coaches doubling as teachers spend more time concerned with sports than actually teaching the subject at hand. One teacher had taught so little, for the final she sat the students around her and told them what answers to bubble in on their final. Not good education. *Distructive/disruptive students are not dealt with; I know kids will be kids, but for every surface of the school to be marked up with permanent marker is ridiculous; the defacing takes place during regular class time, when the students are allowed to practically riot instead of being instructed. The cycle has gone on so long, the teachers just don't have control.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2006
I think East Central is a pretty good school. Some would say the teachers are bad and don't care but I think it's both teachers and students. The overall attitude of the school is I don't care and I don't want to be here. So they constantly disrespect the teachers and it can wear them down. Some of the teachers there are below average but many of the teachers I have this year are wonderful. They give me many opportunities to receive help or understand. Other then that I believe is a pretty good school. Sports at E.C. are wonderful. I played footbal this year and I am not playing soccer. I have enjoyed playing for E.C. We've won 2 state championships in one year. The students are decently easy to get along with. Security is nice and tight. Overall I think East Central is an above average school. -Zach

- submitted by a student
February 25, 2006
The courses that are offered are great,the art and extracurricular programs are great, they need improvement on their music programs and the parents are hardly involved

- submitted by a former student
October 09, 2005
I have been at EC for 3 years.I am now a Junior. Personally I do not like the teachers at the school. In most of the classes that I have been in the teachers have not taught me anything. With the acception of my math and family and consumer science teacher. Most of the teachers give you the work and it is up to you to learn it yourself. Kids are not going to learn that way. I am desperatly wanting to transfer out, so maybe somewhere else I can get an education.

- submitted by a student
October 01, 2005
I personally, think east central is one of the best high schools i've ever gone to. The school has a great staff and they have great football players and sports to play.

- submitted by a student
September 16, 2005
East Central Is a great school, and it is very educational. The teachers are informative and well educated, the building itself is also very well layed-out. I'm proud to be an East Central Cardinal! =)

- submitted by a student
June 09, 2005
I was only able to stay at East Central for one semester, but that was long enough to see that students arent happy. Security needs improved, then it would be a great school.

- submitted by a student
February 24, 2005
I am a graduate of EC, year 2002. For those who say the staff is bad, you may evaluate your own child. I loved EC. I loved the diversified students, the involved teachers, and the awesome principle, O'Malley. Teachers are more than willing to help any student, but from my experience at EC, it is the student who doesn't care. I think EC is a great school especially if you don't want to live in a bubble.

- submitted by a former student
February 15, 2005
It doesn't work out when there are coaches that worry about the game rather than teaching. There are always the few that I consider the best teachers in Oklahoma. I appreciated that(class of 2004). A majority of the pressure is put on this school, but it takes the community, parents, teachers, and students to make the system work. We already have the diversity and the classes. Now we need cooperation and desire. It has the potential to be one of the best, people just need to make it happen. Stop waiting for things to come to you because they won't. Teach your kids to work hard and don't spoil them. Teaching is also a parent's job. Surround them with role models. Listen to them too. Get involved. It will stay the way it is if you let it stay the way it is. You can nag, but talk is cheap.

- submitted by a former student
February 11, 2005
All I know about East Central is there education part lacks alot, but there soccer team is so hardcore and in 2 years they will take state. Also watch for mosiah to go to a top D1 school.

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2004
Ihave a child attending since sept-2004 and in the few short months i have not yet been impressed with the saff or the teachers. I am wondering how they expect Greatness when they half heartedly give it. No wonder they ae on the 'needs to improve list' Like all of Tulsa schools, they leave alot to be desired.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2004
In my opinion, I think that East Central is one of the better schools in the Tulsa Metro area. The administration, as well as the teachers, do in fact, care deeply about their students and their well being. I am from the graduating class of 2003, so therefore, I know better than the other people that did this review.

- submitted by a former student
October 06, 2003
The administrators and staff members are wonderful. They are fair, caring, and try their best to accomodate and serve the student and their families. I would recommend this school to anyone who is interested in sending their child to a multicultural and diverse school and who is interested in providing their children with a solid education.

- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2003
I attended this school in 1982-1985 and my child now attends this school. I would have to say that it certainly has changed over the years....for the worse. The teachers have alot to be desired and are not very interested in the children on a one-on-one basis for the ones who are having difficulty.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 17, 2003
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- submitted by a community member
August 10, 2003
The staff here is horrible,no one ever knows what is going on, they play favorites like no other and are unwilling to hear out anything anyone has to say. The teachers don't care about the students, I never learned anything going here other then the teachers are no good!!

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East Central High School
12150 East 11th Street, Tulsa, OK  74128
(918) 746-9700
Last modified East Central High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
East Central High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top