East High School (Rochester, New York)

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East High School
Make it a great day or not... the choice will always be yours
1801 East Main Street
Rochester, New York, United States
Type Public high school
Established 1902
School district Rochester City School District
Faculty 206 (2006)
Teaching staff 175 (2006)
Grades 7-12
Enrollment 2011 (2007)
Campus Urban
Color(s) Purple and Gold
East High School
East High School (Rochester, New York) is located in New York
East High School (Rochester, New York)
Location 410 Alexander St., Rochester, New York
Coordinates 43°9′35″N 77°35′31″W / 43.15972°N 77.59194°W / 43.15972; -77.59194Coordinates: 43°9′35″N 77°35′31″W / 43.15972°N 77.59194°W / 43.15972; -77.59194
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1902
Architect Warner, J. Foster
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Italian Renaissance
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 83001707[1]
Added to NRHP June 30, 1983

East High School is a public high school serving the seventh through twelfth grade in Rochester, NY and is part of the Rochester City School District Its principal is Mr. Anibal Soler.

East High School opened in 1902 on Alexander Street. It was designed by noted Rochester architect J. Foster Warner. The school was moved in 1959 to its current location, 1801 East Main Street. Since 2002, changes have occurred, including the re-addition of a junior high and the splitting of the school into academies.

In May 2014, the New York State Education Department granted the University of Rochester's request to take over management of East High School.[2] Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, the University will implement a plan in their efforts to "increase learning opportunities" for students.[3]


The high school, one of Rochester's oldest, is known for its achievements in academics, athletics, and the arts.[citation needed] With the AP institute the school has over come many challenges. The school offers over 19 AP credit classes which some students partake in. The graduation rate of East High in 2009 was 39%.[4]

Student body/Demographics[edit]

  • Hispanic 20.1%
  • White 10.0%
  • African American 68.3%
  • Asian 1.3%
  • Native American 0.2%[5]

79% of the students at East High school receive a free/reduced lunch rate.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

Architectural gallery[edit]


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