Central Bucks High School East
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|Central Bucks High School East|
|Type||Public Co-Ed Secondary|
|Principal||Abram M. Lucabaugh|
|Location||2804 Holicong Road,
Buckingham, Pennsylvania 18912, U.S.A.
|Colors||Red, White,and Blue|
Central Bucks High School East is one of three high schools in the Central Bucks School District. The school is located in Buckingham, Pennsylvania in Bucks County, adjunct to Holicong Middle School. Its sister schools are Central Bucks High School West and Central Bucks High School South and its feeder schools are Holicong Middle School and Tohickon Middle School. Central Bucks High School East is commonly referred to as CB East or "East."
CB East has a student population of about 1,750, making it the second largest high school in the Central Bucks School District. The school's students follow a block scheduling system in which students take 90-minute classes for one semester, or half of each school year.
The curriculum boasts sixteen Advanced Placement courses and honors courses in most disciplines. Over 650 Advanced Placement tests were recently administered to CB East students, who excelled in every area. Newsweek magazine designated Central Bucks High School East one of the most competitive high schools in the nation. Recent graduating classes consistently score in the top five percent of all high schools in the state on the rigorous Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA). The Class of 2000 scored highest of all comprehensive high schools on both the math and reading portions of the PSSA. This feat is especially noteworthy since there are over 500 high schools in Pennsylvania. Central Bucks East is also a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
CB East has had several additions built onto it over the years, including the Boyd Wagner addition of 1974 - known as the "Open Space" to East students, and in 1997 a very large additions project that added a new wing of classrooms, a new auxiliary gym, and a new library. In 2010 the school, now over 40 years old, began what is to be a multi-million dollar addition and renovation project that will encompass the entire school and take several years to complete. The project includes the addition of a new science and technology wing with 14 science labs, several computer labs, and a large television studio. Other phases will involve the renovation and gutting of old classrooms, and reconfiguring the school's main lobby area into a more open plan. The project is expected to be completed in 2014.
- Amnesty International
- Argestes — yearbook club
- Band - CB East's band program consists of a concert band, and select jazz band and symphonic band, all of which are full classes that meet every other day all school year, as well as an award winning Marching Band.
- CBEJA (CB East Juggling Association)
- CBTV - Creates shows to air on school and district cable channel
- CFC (Christian Fellowship Club)
- Chess Club
- Choir — the group consists of four choirs: Concert Choir, Men's Ensemble, Women's Ensemble, and Select Choir. All four ensembles received Superior Ratings at the New York City (2007) Chicago (2008), Boston (2009), and New York City (2010) Adjudication Festivals.
- Classics Society, The
- Comic Book Club
- Dance Team
- Debate Club
- East Wind (School Newspaper)
- ELC (East Leadership Council) — meets quarterly to help bridge communication and planning between clubs
- Fantasy Football Club
- FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
- GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance)
- Heifer International
- Honor Council - Promotes honorable and ethical behaviors
- Honor Societies - National, French, German, Spanish
- Interact Club
- JCC (Japanese Culture Club)
- Junior State of America
- Juggling Club
- Key Club
- L.A.N. Club (Local Area Network)
- Marching Band — includes a color guard
- Mock Trial Team
- CB East Orchestra and String Ensemble
- Phantasmagoria — literary and art magazine
- Patriot Players — A drama club that is a recognized member troupe of the International Thespian Society. Patriot Players typically puts on three productions a year, in the fall, either a Children's show or drama, in the early spring, a musical, and in the late spring, a student production. In recent years Patriot Players has put on such shows as 42nd Street (2008), The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (2008), High School Musical (2009), Les Miserables (2011), and Grease (2012).
- Photography Club
- Physics Club
- Reading Olympics
- Scholar's Bowl
- Science Olympiad
- See Green — environmental club
- Ski Club
- Spirit Committee
- Student Council
- World Affairs Club
- Ultimate Frisbee Team
Central Bucks East offers the following sports teams:
Painting the rock in front of the school is a long-standing tradition for CB East students. Members of different athletic teams, classes, and groups will spray paint the rock with different designs throughout the course of the school year. Painting may take place before a big sports game with a rival or just on a random weekend. The school's rivals CB West and CB South also have rocks on their school properties. A common prank is to paint one of the rival school's rocks with your school's colors. (Example: Painting the CB West rock in CB East red, white, and blue.)
- Justin Guarini, runner up on the first season of American Idol
- Bryan Scott, professional American football player in the National Football League (currently strong safety for the Buffalo Bills)
- Stefan Springman, television producer and host of the VH1 show Can't Get a Date
- Scott Stankavage, former NFL quarterback
- Stephen Susco, screenwriter of The Grudge and The Grudge 2
- Brianna Taylor, cast member of The Real World: Hollywood
- Dr. Joseph Jennelle, Pennsylvania High School Principal of the Year 2003
- Mike Gorni (Boys Soccer) Michael has coached boys soccer at East for several years. He Founded FC Delco. Founded National Soccer Camp Elite now known as YSC. Mike is known for his teams' strong defense, transitional excellence, effective restarts, and organization all over the field. He has produced PIAA district playoff teams in every year that he has coached East. He is also produced a numerous teams come extremely close to the state title. In 2010, he led CB East to their very first state-final appearance. Sadly, they finished their season with a loss, 2-1 to Hempfield.
- Tom Lonergan (Girls Basketball) Lonergan has almost 30 years of head coaching experience at the varsity level, over 500 career coaching victories, numerous coach of the year awards and USA Today national rankings as well as conference championships. He has more wins (overall and playoff) then any other basketball coach (boys or girls) in CB East history and has taken his team to the District 1 PIAA playoffs every year at CB East and to the PIAA State playoffs every year but one since 1999.