Eastside High School (Gainesville, Florida)

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Eastside High School
1201 Southeast 43rd Street


United States
Coordinates29°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
TypePublic secondary
School districtAlachua County Public Schools
PrincipalShane Andrew
Teaching staff57.20 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,323 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio23.13[1]
WebsiteEastside High School
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]


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.


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. 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.

Awards and competitions[edit]

  • In 2006 the boys' basketball team won the 5A State Championship,[9] 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) 27 times from 1991 to 2018.[citation needed]
  • In 2013–2014, Eastside's Florida Student Astronaut Challenge team placed first in Florida at the state competition[10] in Cape Canaveral.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "EASTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  2. ^ http://www.sbac.edu/
  3. ^ https://www.sbac.edu/domain/1429
  4. ^ International Baccalaureate
  5. ^ Newsweek 2005 America's best high schools list
  6. ^ Newsweek 2006 America's best high schools list
  7. ^ Newsweek 2010 America's best high schools list
  8. ^ Ranking America's High Schools - The Washington Post
  9. ^ FHSAA.org: Boys Basketball: 2006: Class 5A Championship Bracket
  10. ^ 2014 Results
  11. ^ https://www.gainesville.com/article/LK/20120229/BUSINESS/604133314/GS
  12. ^ https://www.gainesville.com/article/LK/20080217/News/604155014/GS

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