Eastside High School (Gainesville, Florida)

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Eastside High School
EHSsign.jpg
Address
1201 Southeast 43rd Street
Gainesville, Florida 32641-7698
United States
Coordinates 29°38′24″N 82°16′07″W / 29.6399682°N 82.2687131°W / 29.6399682; -82.2687131Coordinates: 29°38′24″N 82°16′07″W / 29.6399682°N 82.2687131°W / 29.6399682; -82.2687131
Information
Type Public secondary
Established 1970
School district Alachua County Public Schools
Principal Shane Andrew
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,394 (2014-15)[1]
Campus Suburban
Color(s)          
Mascot Ram
Website
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EHS : Front entrance and picnic area

Eastside High School is a public school in east Gainesville, Florida, United States. It was opened in 1970 and is managed by the Alachua County School District.[2] Eastside harbors two magnet programs: the Institute of Culinary Arts[3] and an International Baccalaureate (IB) program.[4]

Administration[edit]

The school has been served by the following principals:[citation needed] John Dukes, Mae Islar, Ron Nelson, Robert Schenck, Bill Herschleb, Sandra Hollinger, Michael Thorne, Jeff Charbonnet, and Shane Andrew.

Academics[edit]

Eastside was ranked by Newsweek as the 4th best high school in the United States in 2005[5] and 6th in 2006,[6] making it the top-rated public high school in the country two years in a row. More recently, in 2010 the school was ranked 17th overall,[7] and again in High School Challenge 2011.[8]

Eastside has hosted an International Baccalaureate program, which focuses on the classical liberal arts and sciences, since 1987.

Attendance zone[edit]

Dependent child residents of the University of Florida family housing property Tanglewood Village are within the attendance boundary of Eastside High.[9][10]

Awards and competitions[edit]

  • In 2006 the boys' basketball team won the 5A State Championship,[11] the first state championship in Eastside basketball history.
  • In 2007, the Eastside team at the Florida State Spanish Conference won the state championship.[citation needed]
  • Eastside placed first in le Congrès de la Culture Francaise en Floride (French language competition) thirty-seven times from 1991-2018.[citation needed]
  • In 2013-2014, Eastside's Florida Student Astronaut Challenge team placed first in Florida at the state competition[12] in Cape Canaveral.

Notable alumni[edit]

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