Eastside High School (Covington, Georgia)

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Eastside High School
10245 Eagle Drive
Covington, Georgia

United States
Coordinates 33°34′47″N 83°49′58″W / 33.579769°N 83.832777°W / 33.579769; -83.832777Coordinates: 33°34′47″N 83°49′58″W / 33.579769°N 83.832777°W / 33.579769; -83.832777
Type Public
Motto Engaged and Guided Learners Equals Success
Established 1994
School district Newton County School System
Principal Jeff Cher
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 1378[1] (2007-08)
Color(s) Green and silver         
Mascot Eagles

Eastside High School is a public secondary school in Covington, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Newton County School System. It was opened in 1994 as a transitional school and became an official high school in 1998 when it had its first graduating class.


Eastside Transitional School was built in 1994 to alleviate school overcrowding at Newton High School due to the rapid growth of Newton County in the early 1990s. The school opened that same year to grades 6–9.

Each year, the lower grade was dropped and a higher grade was added, until 1997 when the school became a 9–12 high school, Eastside High.

The first graduating class graduated in May 1998.

In 2002, a new addition was built onto the school to help accommodate more growth.

In 2006, the school had an enrollment of 1,441 and a staff of 100 teachers. This number has gone down slightly with the opening of Newton County's third high school, Alcovy High School, in fall 2006.


Eastside High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award College Preparatory and Technology Preparatory diplomas to graduates.

The school offers different levels of classes including:

  • Advanced Placement
  • Gifted (Quest)
  • Advanced
  • Average

Programs at EHS include:

  • Business Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Technology
  • Agriculture
  • Cooperative Business Education
  • Youth Apprenticeship
  • Video Production
  • Latin
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Graphic Communications



Eastside High School competes in Region 4-AAA[2] in the following sports:

Eastside media[edit]

  • WEHS Morning Show (CCTV)
  • Wingspan (newspaper)
  • Talon (yearbook)


  1. ^ "[1]". The Governor's Office of Student Achievement. Retrieved on 23 November 2008.
  2. ^ "GHSA Region Alignment 2010-2011". Retrieved 4/1/11.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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