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Easton, PA

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2601 William Penn Hwy
Easton, PA 18045

(610) 250-2481
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April 22, 2014
I went to Easton, and graduated about 8 years ago. I was in the top 5% of my class and attended all the honors/AP courses. I can say from this perspective that Easton does a satisfactory job educating gifted individuals, as I was fully prepared for college by the time I arrived. As for the other 95% of students, I can't say. I do know that an inordinate amount of students failed/dropped down grade levels during my 4 years in Easton (more than 25%). This is most likely due to Easton's inclusion of lower income areas such as South Side and Downtown. If you keep your nose clean, Easton is a great school, and will not hold students back from their college endeavors at all whatsoever. Easton also has phenomenal school spirit, and their athletic programs were a blast to be a part of.

- submitted by a community member
January 28, 2014
My child's school is Easton Area High School. I'm not from thus stare so my other children went to out of state schools and did extremely well and off to college. EAHS has to be by far the worst school I have ever encountered from the lack of encouraging kids to do better, give them a sense of pride to the academics that just leaves parents baffled how kids do absolutely nothin and get by with decent grades. How is this preparing them for college!? Most gave no ambition because there is nit one teacher in gage four years that have actually cared about the students on all levels. We stayed in PA so he could have the full HS experience, we'll there was none to be had. The kids don't care, the school and teachers don't either. Now my son who thought education was an easy no effort B average student has no idea in how to grasp the concept and prepare for college because no one other than his parents pushed him to do more and learn more. Please if you want your child to have a great education which our taxes pay for ... Move! The private schools are just as bad. Don't send your kids to thus school system. Private schools just as bad.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
I currently attened the highschool as a freshmen. It has AMAZING school spirit!!! The football team is very important and we have the best rivalry games. The school activities we do are great! however, the rest of Easton is a joke. They currently want to take away all senior AP classes, this will NOT be good for us who want to attend more advanced colleges. The acedemics are not bad, but most teachers just dont care. The school has a 'bad' repuation; drugs, violence, ext. The school board also wants to cut all middle school sports. In the next few years Easton HS will be a JOKE! I do not recommened attending.

- submitted by a student
December 15, 2009
The success of an Easton Area High School student depends solely on his/her personality and will. My oldest son graduated 304th of 653 students (they started freshman year with 914...you tell me what happened to the other 250 students). Thankfully my son never struggled academically since the staff doesn't seem to provide much reinforcement for success...they are simply too busy. I was once told by an EAHS math teacher that 'if I contacted every parent who's child was having a difficult time in my class, I'd be on the phone all day'. And that was freshman year. A student who is naturally ambitious, independent and has a tight knit group of friends (or teammates if they're athletic) will do well. It seems as though most middle of the road students just float through and the rest are classified. I do not recommend this school for the weary.

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November 05, 2009
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October 27, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
October 22, 2009
Easton Area High School is a great highschool. Compare it to other schools, you wont be able to find the verity that EAHS has. Test scores really cant tell you how a school helps its students learn. I'm not a great test taker; many other students, like myself, can't test well but can retain the information taught. Tests cant show just how well one retains information but it shows how well you do under the pressures of time. I dont believe that schools should be rated on test scores. Test scores can not tell anything about a person ability to work, how well they learning in their environment, or what type of person they can or have become by going to that school. Talk to the students, parents, teachers, and principals they will tell you how a school really should be rated; by how the students turn out in life.

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September 29, 2009
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no rating September 16, 2009
Both of my daughters go to this school. They have a good variety of classes, including foreign language classes that include Japanese!

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August 28, 2009
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July 14, 2009
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June 18, 2009
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April 08, 2009
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January 11, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 30, 2008
I would have to strongly disagree with the parent who submitted a review criticizing one of the teachers in particular for showing a movie. As a student, I would like to point out that the vast majority of the videos we see in class are from the history channel, or something of that sort. However, when it comes to the whole Saving Private Ryan video not being as educational as you think, that's where I'd have to disagree. I was in that class actually, and I think that by us watching the movie, it gave us a different perspective on just how crucial the war was. It showed you what it was like for a few soldiers up close and on a more personal level than what anything on the history channel could provide. I also believe that not all teaching should be about essays and watching things that are strictly

- submitted by a student
November 14, 2008
this school has an excelent music program ran by a Mr.Milisists that we all call 'M'

- submitted by a student
October 14, 2008
Its great BUT, the food stinks and some of the classes get really hot and it just get a little uncomfortable. all everyone ever talk about is football and wrestling and i think all the other sports needs some coverage too. the guidance department needs to be more involved and knowledgeable. as going into senior year i did not like the need of the 6.5 credits to go into senior year when they are not needed

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September 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 16, 2008
Decent school, but too many teachers who want to get in and get out. They also need to keep Powerschool current so parents can keep track of their children's progress!

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January 17, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 25, 2007
As a student, I can say above ANYONE else that the teachers are great and I dont feel any danger in that school. Safety and discipline definitely come out in the wearing and displaying of IDs. They strictly enforce that and other rules. We have tons of extracurriculars. The students are great too. Diversity Is Our Strength- GO ROVERS!!!

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October 27, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 28, 2007
The major complaint I have with the whole district are the movies that are shown in class. Cinderella Man is not a form of teaching a class about the depression! Forest Gump, Pirates of the Caribbean, Gattica, Saving Private Ryan, Glory, there are others. One teacher sent a note home about Private Ryan and the parent had the option of letting there child do a report instead of watching the movie. Why not show something from the history channel? Hollywood is not a teacher. Otherwise EASD is great. Their security and response to trouble is superb. To everyone who thinks EASD is 'bad' the policemen aren't there because the school is bad they are there to stop the school from becoming bad. Troubles that happen in small schools would be nipped in the bud at Easton. Many activities & sports to choose. Tradition, Diversity, Pride, that's Rover Nation.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
August 19, 2006
My child is in 12th grade this year. Like other parents I seldom get call backs. But I due get alot of feedback from my child and other dissatisfied parents. Important papers are lost by faculty and then our children our threatened without graduating. And the guidance office, the staff can be rude to parents and students, as witnessed by me. Did you see the new yearbook,my child was in 'Barnum' the only ones shown were a few pictures and the names of the leads. Oh, I forgot if your not a jock or jockette you are zippo, zero. Again about the guidance office, they seem to want the students to lose hope instead of given them the educational support and encouragement. My child almost dropped out because of the guidance counselor, we are having trouble already getting him/her wanting to go back to school.Remember We the Parents Pay Your Salaries.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2006
I do not feel that there is enough parent involvement. No one returns your calls when you try to reach a department about concerns for your child. The teachers are not willing to give extracurricular activities to students who may need additonal credits in a certain subject.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2006
Not having children of our own we decided to host an exchange student. This was our first experience with Easton High School. It was outstanding. Guidance, teachers, staff all were fantastic. Everyone helped us and our student -- and when difficulty arose with our student the school assisted us every step of the way. Her curriculum was matched to her abilities -- she was assisted with after school activities -- and we were kept informed.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2005
Easton Area High School has an unearned negative reputation. The quality of both the faculty and facilities are outstanding. The principal, Mr. Rider, is a role model and an enthusiastic participant in the rich tradition of the school. The English department is particularly strong, with quality instruction for everything from remedial grammar and ESL classes to challenging AP courses. Easton also boasts a diverse student body, ensuring that students can interact with interesting people and find the group of people that perfectly fits who they are.

- submitted by a former student
October 13, 2005
Easton Area High School has a very diverse population. The school offers many different courses pertaining to the interests of each student, and various levels, such as CP and Honors. The school has a significant amount of extracurricular activities, including clubs for business students, math students, several language clubs, science clubs, and many more. Parents are very involved, from activies such as Parent-Teacher Night and the PTSA.

- submitted by a student
August 21, 2005
Academic Programs - I'm in all honors and AP course and they are both challenging and good classes to take in order to prepare me for college. Also many classes and electives our school offers are not offered by many other schools. (i.e Japanese, organic chemistry, anatomy and physiology, college level psychology, etc) Extracurricular activities are a great way of showing your interests at Easton and we have a enormous number of clubs and organizations. We also have many sport teams which are extremely competitive. Some to note of are our wrestling team which is ranked in the top 5 in the nation, and our football team is one of the best in the state. Easton's pride all around is extremely great and we also take great pride in our tradition which is very strong as well.

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April 13, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
December 03, 2004
The best part of this school is its teachers. They are one-of-a-kind, promoting critical thinking and assigne project and papers that the students remember for a lifetime. It is overcrowded, granted, but it's nothing to be alarmed about. The extra-curriculars are lacking, especially in the arts.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2004
People outside of the district look at our school as being privledged to have so many different ethnic groups within our classrooms. However, the population of the school is double what it should be due in part to all the different kinds of people being placed in our school. Because the school is so over populated hallway travel not only takes longer than it should (4min) but is also unsafe. The rules appear to not apply to some students, while others carry all the responsibilites. Due to lack of funding/budgeting many vital programs were cut from our school. Drivers ed as example. Much of our money goes to a nursery located on campus for teen mothers. The nursery also provides a distraction for the student body, the sounds of baby's crying are heard frequently.

- submitted by a student
January 03, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
September 15, 2003
I was a student here in 1988, and got a very well rounded education. excellent school!!

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September 09, 2003
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- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2003
This high school is overcrowded and the teachers are overworked and underpaid. There are so many good teachers there at the high school and do their best to give all students their undivided attention, but with the classrooms having up to 45 students, if not more, this is impossible. Instead of spending so much monies on athletic equipment, one should be concentrating on the education of these students. The cafeteria is over crowded and god forbid, if there was a fire! And I don't know if one realizes this, there are four make shift classrooms, with no vents, no air, no electric, so one can not use a fan, no outlets what so ever, no windows, no air conditioning in the entire school for the next two years.

- submitted by a parent
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Easton Area High School
2601 William Penn Hwy, Easton, PA  18045
(610) 250-2481
Last modified Easton Area High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Easton Area High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top