East Anchorage High School
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|East High School|
|4025 East Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, Alaska, 99508
|School type||Public School high school|
|School district||Anchorage School District|
|Hours in school day||6.5|
|Color(s)||Red and Blue|
|Fight song||East High School Song|
East Anchorage High School (EAHS) is a public high school in Anchorage, Alaska, and part of the Anchorage School District. The current principal is Sam Spinella. With an enrollment of 2,211 as of October 1, 2010, East High School is the largest school in Anchorage and in all of Alaska.
EAHS Fight Song: Sally Mattson, March 1, 1962
Cheer for the Thunderbirds
The Mighty East Thunderbirds
Win, lose or draw
We're always proud of you! Rah! Rah! Rah!
We'll fight to win this game
To bring honor to the name
Of our loyal Thunderbird
And great East Anchorage High
East High School lies in the heart of the Anchorage greenbelt offering spectacular views of the Chugach Mountains to the east and Mount McKinley to the north. The school opened in 1961 and it is the second oldest high school in the city. East High was also the home of Benson Junior High (named for Benny Benson, who drew the winning design for the Alaska State flag) for a period of time in the seventies. The 'new' part was built for East High and Benson Junior High (gym parking lot side). That is the reason for the "new" gym. The gym floor was state-of-the-art at the time. The old gym is now the current library. The 10-12 grades would attend school from 6:00 am to 12:00pm and the 7-9 grades would attend school from 12:00 to 6:00 pm. East High is a comprehensive high school and is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.
Since its early years, EHS has become highly regarded for its varied cultural, socioeconomic, and multi-ethnic student body that celebrates the differences of its 2200 students. It meets these needs through a wide variety of course offerings and alternative programs.
The staff of approximately 200 teachers and support personnel combines their talent to propel their students into a district-wide position of leadership and academic excellence.
- Scott Gomez (ca. 1997), NHL player currently playing with the San Jose Sharks
- Sean Parnell (1980), current Governor of Alaska
- Kikkan Randall (2001), Olympic skier
- John Roderick (ca. 1986), musician[not in citation given]
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- "Bio". Kikkan Randall Official Website. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
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