East High School (Columbus, Ohio)
|East High School|
|1500 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio, (Franklin County), 43205
|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|Color(s)||Black and Orange |
|Athletics conference||Columbus City League|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools |
Renovation work at East HS was completed December 2008. The historic building has been equipped for 21st-century learning. Renovation work included restoring numerous skylights throughout the building, refinishing the solid woodwork and wrought iron railings, as well as installing new energy-efficient lighting fixtures. The new capacity is 1032 students. Included in the renovation was the addition of a 34,000-square-foot (3,200 m2) gymnasium. The new gymnasium features three full-sized basketball courts and seating for 1850 spectators. Total construction cost was $28.2 million.
- Kevin Boyce, Treasurer State of Ohio
- Bernie Casey, NFL player, actor
- Chic Harley, College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Ohio State University Stadium is "The House That Harley Built"
- Gardner Rea, cartoonist
- Ed Ratleff, college basketball All-American and NBA performer
- Philip Michael Thomas of Miami Vice fame (need citation - Thomas' family moved to California in 1953)
- James Thurber, writer, humorist, cartoonist (attended the original East HS on Franklin Ave.)
- Granville Waiters, NBA player
- Chuckie Williams, college basketball All-American and NBA performer
- Bill Willis, College Football Hall of Fame 1977. Ohio State lineman 1941-1944
Columbus East won the first state boys basketball championship for the capital city in 1951. This was Columbus, Ohio's first basketball championship for the high school category. This team is considered to be one of the greatest teams in Ohio high school basketball history. The team was composed of Rollie Harris, Romey Watkins, Dick Linson, Ed Granger, and Bill Truss. They were coached by the legendary Paul "Bucky" Walters. This historic team beat the highly favored Hamilton Big Blue in the State finals before a soldout crowd. The Walters team used an advanced defense called the "flat iron" zone. The offense was also ahead of their time relying on the incredible passing skills of Watkins and the "fast break".
Ohio High School Athletic Association state championships
- Boys Baseball - 1969
- Boys Basketball – 1951,1963,1968,1969,1979
- Boys Cross Country – 1955
- Boys Track and Field – 1914
- Girls Track and Field – 1982,1983
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2010-02-17.[dead link]
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.