Cheyenne East High School
|Cheyenne East High School|
2800 East Pershing Boulevard
|Type||Public high school|
|Student to teacher ratio||14.37|
|Color(s)||Blue and black|
Cheyenne East High School is a public high school (grades 9-12) located in Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States, It serves Laramie County School District #1. The school enrolls students who attended Carey JHS, Alta Vista ES, Anderson ES, Baggs ES, Buffalo Ridge ES, Dildine ES, Henderson ES, and Saddle Ridge in Cheyenne. The current principal is Sam Mirich.
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,532 students and 113 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.6:1. There were 301 students (19.6% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 127 (8.3% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
East offers numerous AP courses, as well as the International Baccalaureate program, an advanced curricular course that encompasses all of a student's core classes. It also encourages students to participate in many beneficial programs such as The Congressional Award and National Honor Society.
The East High School Football team has won the state championship four times: in 1970, 1974, 2007, and 2013. The East High Cheerleaders placed first in all-girl stunt in 2004, 2008 and 2010. The East High Lady Thunderbirds basketball team won the state title in 4A basketball in 2010. In 2011, the Cheyenne East boys' indoor track team won the state title. The Lady Thunderbirds volleyball and swim teams took home state championships in 2012. The Lady Thunderbirds soccer team won consecutive state titles in 2013 and 2014. The T-Birds won state football in 2013.
East's primary sport rival is Cheyenne Central High School.
Speech and Debate
The Speech and Debate team has placed in State and District Sweepstakes for the last eight years. Cheyenne East hosts a "Holiday Classic" every year right before Christmas vacation, schools from all over Wyoming and Colorado attend.
Cheyenne East Marching Band goes to the State Marching Festival every year and has scored the top possible score since 1999. They were State Champions in 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, and 1989.
Extracurricular activities and groups
Activities and clubs include AFJROTC, Improv Club, Computer Club, football, volleyball, cross country, golf, boys' and girls' swimming, boys' and girls' tennis, wrestling, boys' and girls' basketball, indoor & outdoor track, boys' and girls' soccer, cheerleading, Dance Team, Art Club, American Sign Language Club, Christian Student Ministries, French Club, German Club, Japanese Club, Spanish Club, Key Club, Debate & Forensics, National Honor Society, Student Council, Chess Club, Drill Team, Thunderwarriors, Hackey Sack Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Band, Choir, Orchestra, Marching Band, Strolling Strings, Drama, Mock Trial, We the People, Wyoming Academic Challenge, DECA, FBLA, SkillsUSA, FCCLA, FFA, and FCA.
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- James Johnson - professional basketball player, Miami Heat
- Daniel Junge - Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker; best known for Saving Face
- Cynthia Lummis - former member of the U.S. House of Representatives
- Brandon Nimmo -- outfielder for New York Mets
- Tracy Ringolsby - columnist for MLB.com; 1995 J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner; recognized by the Baseball Hall of Fame
- Connor Sears - NSDA Tournament finalist, second place for 2016-2017 and fifth place for 2017-2018 in Humorous Interpretation.
- School data for East High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
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