East Boston High School
|East Boston High School|
Class, Pride, and Tradition
|86 White Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 02128
|School type||Public high school|
|Number of students||1382 (2011–2012)|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
Boston Public Schools (BPS) assigns students based on preferences of the applicants and priorities of students in various zones. Due to its geographic location, all East Boston residents are guaranteed seats at East Boston High School.
The school offers various Advanced Placement courses, honors courses, and two languages, which include Spanish and Italian. The school also accepts students with disabilities under its Special Education department. According to the 2011–2012 school report conducted by the Massachusetts Department of Education, the school is made up of 18.1% special education students. Bilingual education such as ESL classes are also offered.
As of 2011–2012, the school is 1382 students. Within the enrollment, 65.5% were identified as Hispanic, 16.1% as African American, 15.5% as White, 1.9% as Asian, and the rest as Pacific Islander, Native American, and multiracial. 18.1% of the students were enrolled in the special education program.
East Boston High School offers a range of sports. They include boys' football, basketball, baseball, and soccer along with girls' basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball. The school's hockey, indoor track, outdoor track, and swimming teams are co-educational.
- Will Blalock (Class of 2003, did not graduate): National Basketball Association point guard
- Adio diBiccari (Class of 1932): sculptor
- Salvatore LaMattina, (Class of 1978): politician and city councillor
- Michele McPhee (Class of 1988): journalist, talk radio host, and true crime author
- Frank Renzulli (Class of 1975): actor, producer, and writer for The Sopranos
- Jermaine Wiggins, (Class of 1993): National Football League tight end
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