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|
|School district||Rochester City School District|
|Teaching staff||175 (2006)|
|Color(s)||Purple and Gold|
|Website||East High School|
East High School
|Location||410 Alexander St., Rochester, New York|
|Area||3 acres (1.2 ha)|
|Architect||Warner, J. Foster|
|Architectural style||Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Italian Renaissance|
|NRHP Reference #||83001707|
|Added to NRHP||June 30, 1983|
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. Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, the University will implement a plan in their efforts to "increase learning opportunities" for students.
The high school, one of Rochester's oldest, is known for its achievements in academics, athletics, and the arts. 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%.
- Hispanic 20.1%
- White 10.0%
- African American 68.3%
- Asian 1.3%
- Native American 0.2%
79% of the students at East High school receive a free/reduced lunch rate.
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