East High School (Salt Lake City)

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For schools of the same name, see East High School.

East High School is a public high school in the Salt Lake City School District in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. and serves grades nine through twelve. It also accepts and cares for mentally and physically disabled children. East High School was founded in 1913[1] and currently has an enrolled student body of 2,109. It is located at 840 South 1300 East in the East Bench neighborhood. The original building was completed in 1913, and the current structure was built in 1997.[1]

Most of the Disney Channel film High School Musical was filmed at East. The opening scenes of High School Musical 2 (including the film's opening number, What Time Is It?) were also filmed at East High. Additional filming took place in Saint George. High School Musical 3: Senior Year began filming at East High School on May 3, 2008.

High School Musical[edit]

Much of the Disney Channel film High School Musical, as well as parts of the sequels High School Musical 2 and High School Musical 3: Senior Year, were filmed at East High. As a result, the school became a destination for some tourists. During the summer of 2007, the school received 40 to 50 visitors per day who wanted to visit the location of the film.[2]

In November 2007, the school performed its own production of High School Musical.[2] Demand for tickets was so strong, the school added an extra night of that production.[3]

Rapes and assaults[edit]

Also in 2007, three members of the football team were arrested and expelled from the school's football team after raping fellow football players in three separate incidents.[4]

In December 2008, five students were suspended and "referred to police" after assaulting a classmate.[5][6]

In 2012, East High senior Petiola Manu assaulted 17 year old Makenzie Clark during a soccer match, and the event was then uploaded to Internet video sharing site YouTube.[7][8][9] Video of the incident is now used by scholastic athletic organizations as a demonstration of poor sportsmanship.[10]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  4. ^ "3 East High football players arrested, kicked off team | Deseret News". 
  5. ^ "5 students suspended following hazing incident | News OK". 
  6. ^ "East High students suspended in hazing incident | ksl.com". 
  7. ^ "Mother speaks about daughter's assault on high school soccer field - 4Utah.com". 
  8. ^ "East High knee to opponent's head caught on video | ksl.com". 
  9. ^ "" by Chris Wright - ESPN FC"". 
  10. ^ "Ugly incident during East-Woods Cross girls soccer match offers schools, athletes a teaching opportunity | Deseret News". 
  11. ^ "Baseball legend Franks dies at 95". Deseret News. April 1, 2009. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  12. ^ "Astronaut Bio: James Irwin". National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  13. ^ "Robert Lewis Obituary". Legacy.com. 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  14. ^ "Folk Revival in Salt Lake City?", folkworks.org, Retrieved 2013-12-7
  15. ^ "Player Bio:Sione Pouha". University of Utah Athletics. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  16. ^ "Utah actor Ken Sansom, voice of ‘Pooh’s’ Rabbit, dies at 85". The Salt Lake Tribune. 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  17. ^ http://www.kued.org/productions/wallacestegner/transcripts/robertSteensma.pdf
  18. ^ http://www.49ers.com/team/roster/Will-Tukuafu/333a06a7-8cb9-4c21-8592-94f9628d8d9a
  19. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/CandidateDetail.html?CandidateID=11041

Coordinates: 40°45′03″N 111°51′19″W / 40.75083°N 111.85528°W / 40.75083; -111.85528