East High School (Salt Lake City)

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East High School
Salt Lake City East High School 3.jpg
840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
United States
TypePublic high school
School districtSalt Lake City School District
PrincipalGreg Maughan
Enrollment1,923 (2015-16) [1]
Color(s)          White and red
Team nameLeopards
RivalHighland High School

East High School is a public high school in the Salt Lake City School District in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. It serves grades nine through twelve, and also accepts and cares for mentally and physically disabled kids. East High School was founded in 1913[2] and currently has an enrolled student body of around 1,900. 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.[2]

Most of the Disney Channel film High School Musical was filmed at East High School. The opening scenes of its first sequel 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 St. George. The filming of the second sequel High School Musical 3: Senior Year began at East High on May 3, 2008.


In 2017 the school re-purposed two locker rooms below the gymnasium and washing machines in order to accommodate homeless students.[3] The non-profit organization Chapman-Richards Cares donated a washing machine to the school. About 100 students at the time were homeless.[4]

In July 2017, a flood caused about $3 million in damages to the school.

High School Musical[edit]

Much of the Disney Channel film High School Musical and parts of its two sequels, High School Musical 2 and High School Musical 3: Senior Year, were filmed at East High. As a result, the school has become a destination for some tourists. In the summer of 2007, the school received 40 to 50 visitors per day who wanted to visit the location of the film.[5]

In November 2007, the school performed its own production of High School Musical.[5] Demand for tickets was so strong that the school added an extra performance.[6]

Sexual misconduct and assaults[edit]

In 2007, three members of the football team were arrested and charged with various offences including forcible sodomy, attempted forcible sodomy and sexual abuse. Incidents similar to this occurred three times during the same season. The players were removed from the football team[7] and expelled from school.[8] In March 2008, one of the defendants was found guilty of two first degree felonies: forcible sexual abuse and attempted forcible sodomy, in addition to a misdemeanor charge of lewdness; he also faces additional sex and assault charges for an incident with two children he was baby-sitting.[9] He was ordered into custody, where he was sentenced to mandatory therapy, and was directed to write apology letters to his victims.

In December 2008, five students were suspended and "referred to police" after assaulting a classmate.[10][11]

In 2012, a Woods Cross High School soccer player was blatantly fouled by an East High School player with an intentional knee to the head. The assault was filmed and the video then uploaded to Internet video sharing site YouTube. The offending soccer player later apologized.[12][13]

East High School
East High School

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "East High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "East High School celebrates 100 years | Deseret News".
  3. ^ Richards, Mary (2017-03-08). "East High School opening washroom, laundry facilities for homeless students". KSL. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  4. ^ Pasha-Robinson, Lucy (2017-03-11). "Utah school installs showers and washing machines for homeless students to use". The Independent. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  5. ^ a b Stephen M. Silverman (September 6, 2007). "High School Musical Heads Home". People Magazine. Retrieved 2010-12-10.
  6. ^ Tiffany Erickson (November 10, 2007). "High School Musical: Student production sells out big at East High School". Deseret News. Retrieved 2010-12-10.
  7. ^ "3 East High football players arrested, kicked off team | Deseret News".
  8. ^ "Athletes face sex charges over alleged hazing attack". BostonHerald.com. 2007-09-29. Archived from the original on 22 August 2007. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Therapy ordered in hazing case | KSL.com". 8 May 2008. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  10. ^ "5 students suspended following hazing incident | News OK".
  11. ^ "East High students suspended in hazing incident | ksl.com".
  12. ^ "Mother speaks about daughter's assault on high school soccer field - 4Utah.com".
  13. ^ "East High knee to opponent's head caught on video | ksl.com".
  14. ^ "Roseanne Barr Yearbook Photo & School Pictures". October 2016.
  15. ^ "Jenny Oaks Baker Shares Testimony", LDS.org, LDS Church, retrieved 3 November 2014
  16. ^ "Summer Computing Institute '92". web-beta.archive.org. Archived from the original on 14 June 1997. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  17. ^ "Baseball legend Franks dies at 95". Deseret News. April 1, 2009. Retrieved 2011-01-12.
  18. ^ Haight, Ellen (November 4, 1951). "Baby, Look at You Now". The Salt Lake Tribune. Utah, Salt Lake City. p. 117. Retrieved January 5, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  19. ^ "Astronaut Bio: James Irwin". National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
  20. ^ "Robert Lewis Obituary". Legacy.com. 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
  21. ^ "TV PRESS TOUR NOTES AND QUOTES". Deseret News. 1990-01-13. Retrieved 2014-08-13.
  22. ^ "Folk Revival in Salt Lake City?", folkworks.org, Retrieved 2013-12-7
  23. ^ "Player Bio:Sione Pouha". University of Utah Athletics. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
  24. ^ "Utah actor Ken Sansom, voice of 'Pooh's' Rabbit, dies at 85". The Salt Lake Tribune. 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2013-01-07.
  25. ^ http://www.kued.org/productions/wallacestegner/transcripts/robertSteensma.pdf
  26. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 9, 2011. Retrieved November 2, 2011.
  27. ^ Facer, Austin (April 29, 2017). "Former Utah defensive tackle Stevie Tu'ikolovatu taken by Tampa Bay Buccaneers in seventh round of NFL draft". Deseret News. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  28. ^ 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