Eastern High School (Beaver, Ohio)
|Eastern High School|
1170 Tile Mill RoadBeaver, Ohio
|Type||Ohio, public, rural, high school|
|School district||Eastern Local School District|
|Principal||Matt Hines, Principal & Athletic Director|
|Head of school||Mr. Neil Leist, Superintendent|
|Color(s)||Brown and white|
|Athletics||baseball, boys' and girls' basketball, boys' and girls' cross country, boys' golf, fastpitch softball, football, boys' and girls' track, and girls' volleyball, mixed soccer |
|Athletics conference||Southern Ohio Conference |
Eastern High School (EHS) is a public high school in Beaver, Pike County, in Southern Ohio. It is the only high school in the Eastern Local School District. The mascot is the Eagle and the school colors are brown and white.
Eastern High School is the only high school in the Eastern Local School District. The district was formed as a combination of the Stockdale, Union, and Beaver Schools in 1962, following a vote by the Pike County Board of Education on October 5, 1959. While the school sits in Pike County, it serves residents in Scioto, Ross, and Jackson counties as well. The original high school was constructed on Tile Mill Road, near the intersection at Beaver Pike. In 1997, a bond issue was approved by the voters of the district to construct a new, all-inclusive campus for all 4 school buildings. The existing high school was razed, and the current building sits in its spot. The high school and middle school are located on the far south side of the campus, and was opened for the 2002-03 school year.
Eastern High School is currently rated as "Effective" per the Ohio Department of Education for the 2010-2011 school year. The current principal, Matt Hines, joined the administrative team in 2010. Their football team is growing steddy to.
The school's athletic affiliation is with the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and the Southern Ohio Conference (SOC), which has sixteen member schools and is divided into two divisions (SOC I & SOC II) based on the schools' enrollment.
Ohio High School Athletic Association championships and appearances
- Boys' Golf - OHSAA Division III State Championship Appearance - 2006 
The school's volleyball team, coached by Janet Day, has won around 13 straight SOC Division I Championships and around 8 straight Sectional Championships. Both of these streaks are active. In 2004, the volleyball team went undefeated until the Regional-Finals where they lost to Frankfort Adena, their first loss of the season. The team went 26-1, County Quad Champs, Conference Champs, Sectional and District Champs, and the first Regional Finals appearance. Recently, in 2008, the volleyball team got a #5-seed draw and won Sectionals, Districts, and lost to South Webster in the Regional Semi-Finals. The boys basketball program at Eastern has also experienced success under recent head coaches Jeff Caldwell and P.J. Fitch. Also, in 2006, the Boys Baseball team, coached by Rob Day, won districts for the first time in 35 years.
In 2014, the school added a football program, and is set to compete in full for 2015.