Eastern High School (Washington, D.C.)

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Eastern High School
Eastern Senior High School - Washington, DC.jpg
1700 East Capitol Street NE
Washington, D.C.

United States
Coordinates 38°53′26″N 76°58′49″W / 38.89056°N 76.98028°W / 38.89056; -76.98028Coordinates: 38°53′26″N 76°58′49″W / 38.89056°N 76.98028°W / 38.89056; -76.98028
Type Public
Motto The Pride of Capitol Hill
Established 1890
School district District of Columbia Public Schools
NCES School ID 110003000078
Principal Sah Brown
Faculty 100+ (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 1025[1] (2015–16)
Student to teacher ratio 9.78:1[1]
Color(s) Blue and white
Mascot Rambler
Metro Stop Stadium Armory

Eastern High School is a public high school located in Washington, D.C. It educates about 1100 students in grades 9 through 12. Eastern was a part of the DCPS restructuring project, reopening in 2011 to incoming freshmen and growing by a grade level each year. It graduated its first class in 2015, with over 85% of graduating students attending college in the fall, while others enrolled in job readiness programs as well as the military.[2]

Eastern was designated an International Baccalaureate school in 2013, and was proud to award its first prestigious IB diploma in 2015.[3] Expected growth will make Eastern the second biggest high school in DCPS after Wilson, with over 1500 students.[1]

Eastern is part of District of Columbia Public Schools. It was founded in 1890 as the Capitol Hill High School was later relocated and rebuilt in the collegiate gothic style and renamed Eastern Senior High School.[4]


  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Softball

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Eastern Shs. National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 7, 2011. "Total Students: 352 (2009-2010)"
  2. ^ "Eastern High School | Principal's Message". easternhighschooldc.org. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  3. ^ "School Profiles Home". profiles.dcps.dc.gov. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  4. ^ "Replace or Modernize? The Future of the District of Columbia's Endangered Old and Historic Public Schools: Eastern Senior High School" (PDF). 21st Century School Fund. May 2001. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Cavna, Michael (2016-03-21). "Today's winning Google Doodle invoking Black Lives Matter was designed by a high school sophomore". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2016-06-14. 
  6. ^ Langer, Emily (2014-01-13). "Franklin McCain, who helped inspire sit-ins for civil rights as part of Greensboro Four, dies". Washington Post. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 

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