East Boston High School

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Not to be confused with Old East Boston High School.
East Boston High School
East Boston High School (4).jpg
86 White Street
East Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts 02128
United States
Coordinates 42°23′N 71°02′W / 42.38°N 71.03°W / 42.38; -71.03
School type Public high school
Established 1880
School district Boston Public Schools
Headmaster Gary
Faculty 128 (2007–2008)
Grades 9–12
Number of students 1382 (2011–2012)[1]
Color(s) Blue and Yellow
Mascot Jets
Accreditation NEASC
Yearbook The Noddler
East Boston High School

East Boston High School is a public high school located in the neighborhood of East Boston in Boston, Massachusetts. The school is part of the Boston Public Schools system.


The school has a professional partnership school with Harvard University Graduate School of Education's Teacher Education Program.[2]

Boston Public Schools (BPS) assigns students based on preferences of the applicants and priorities of students in various zones. Due to its geographic location, all East Boston residents are guaranteed seats at East Boston High School.[3]

The school offers various Advanced Placement courses, honors courses, and two languages, which include Spanish and Italian. The school also accepts students with disabilities under its Special Education department. According to the 2011–2012 school report conducted by the Massachusetts Department of Education, the school is made up of 18.1% special education students.[4] Bilingual education such as ESL classes are also offered.

The school has an Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, known simply as JROTC, that students may take voluntarily. The program includes competitive rifle and drill teams.[5]

Student body[edit]

As of 2011–2012, the school is 1382 students. Within the enrollment, 65.5% were identified as Hispanic, 16.1% as African American, 15.5% as White, 1.9% as Asian, and the rest as Pacific Islander, Native American, and multiracial.[6] 18.1% of the students were enrolled in the special education program.


East Boston High School offers a range of sports. They include boys' football, basketball, baseball, and soccer along with girls' basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball. The school's hockey, indoor track, outdoor track, and swimming teams are co-educational.[7]

Notable alumni[edit]

Phillip R. Brangiforte (Class of 1986) Headmaster of East Boston High School


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