East Forsyth High School

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East Forsyth High School
Kernersville, North Carolina
United States
Type Public Secondary
Established 1962[1]
School district Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Principal Rodney Bass
Staff 133
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 1,816 (16-17)
Color(s) Navy Blue and White
Athletics conference NCHSAA 4A Conf. 8
Mascot Eagles
Newspaper Talon
Yearbook Aquila

East Forsyth High School is located in the town of Kernersville in Forsyth County, North Carolina. It is laid out in a college-campus style with numerous small buildings rather than a single large building. [2]


East Forsyth currently has a total of nine main classroom buildings; four buildings house eight classrooms, two others house ten classrooms, and one houses up to sixteen. Two "pod" trailers are housed in the back of the campus. There are also two gyms, an auditorium, cafeteria, courtyard, technology building, and an office building with a library. [3]

Recently completed renovations on campus have ultimately changed the entire school. A two-story, "L" shaped building has been built; it houses 16 classrooms, office facilities, as well as a new media center.[citation needed] The existing office building has been renovated as well; it now houses fine arts as well as the business and technology education programs on campus. The auditorium and some of the current buildings have been updated, and new traffic pattern is also in place for the campus.


East Forsyth High School offers many sports including Swimming, Wrestling, Track, and Football. The full list of East Forsyth's Athletic programs includes: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, The Eaglettes Dance Team, Cheerleading, Softball, Cross Country, Swimming, Tennis, Football, Volleyball, Golf, Wrestling, Field Hockey, Track and Lacrosse.

In 1992, East Forsyth won its only State football championship to date. Led by Head Coach Joe Bill Ellender and the AP all state trio of, quarterback Joe Lagarde, and OL/DL leaders James Clyburn and Gary Wadford, the Eagles completed a 15-0-0 season by defeating Northern High School (Durham, NC) in the NCHSAA 4A championship game and finished with a ranking of #15 in the USA TODAY super 25 poll.

In 2008, East Forsyth Had its second best season by going 12–2. That record was just beat in 2012 with East Forsyth Going 13–1 with an undefeated 11-0 regular season. In the 2014 season the Eagles won another conference championship beating Northwest Guildford 36-15

East Forsyth's main rival is near-by Glenn High School. In past football seasons, the East-Glenn game was one of the first games of the year. Now with both teams in the Piedmont-Triad 4A conference, it is the second conference game .

On December 4th 2015, the second best football season came to a close one game away from the 4AA state championship. The East Forsyth Eagles fell in overtime against nationally ranked Mallard Creek of Charlotte, North Carolina. The final score was 41-38. The Western regional final broke an attendance record making it the most attended game in East Forsyth History at Fred E Lewis field.

Notable alumni[edit]

Ricky Hickman

Ryan Dull on May 8, 2016.jpg


East Forsyth High School has many opportunities when it comes to after-school (and in some cases, before-school) clubs. Some of the clubs available to students are listed below.

  • Crosby Scholars
  • Marching band
  • Latin Club (Junior Classical League)
  • National Champion Eaglettes (dance team)
  • National Honor Society (NHS)
  • Academic Teams which include
    • English Academic Team
    • General Knowledge Academic Team
    • Mathematics Academic Team
    • Science Academic Team
    • Social Studies Academic Team
  • Future Teachers of America (FTA)
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Key Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Freshman Deans
  • Sophomore Deans
  • Junior Deans
  • Senior Deans
  • Caprice and Madrigals (chorus clubs)
  • Junior Civitan
  • Girls' Service Club
  • Frisbee Club
  • Ping-pong club
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Senior Girls Club
  • Social Studies Honor Society


  1. ^ Travis Fain, "East High School: 50 years of eagles flying high," Winston-Salem Journal, January 13, 2012.
  2. ^ http://wsfcs.k12.nc.us/domain/350
  3. ^ http://wsfcs.k12.nc.us/domain/350

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Coordinates: 36°06′59″N 80°09′04″W / 36.1164°N 80.1512°W / 36.1164; -80.1512