Green Bay East High School
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|Green Bay East High School|
|1415 E. Walnut Street
Green Bay, Wisconsin
|School type||Public High School|
|School district||Green Bay Area Public School District|
|Grades||9 through 12|
|School color(s)||Red and Black|
|Athletics conference||Bay Conference|
Green Bay East High School is a public high school in the Green Bay Area Public School District serving Green Bay, Wisconsin and its surrounding communities (including the villages of Bellevue and Allouez). The school's street address is 1415 East Walnut Street.
East High School has been located in three buildings over its 150-year history. The first was on Howe Street in 1856 on land donated by the Astor family. This building was known as “Old Brick” and continued to serve as the administrative offices for the school system after classes were moved to other locations. The beginning of East High School is generally attributed to Professor Furber’s decision to add Latin and mathematics to the grade school curriculum in 1860. The first class of six students, four male and two female, earned their diplomas in 1875.
In 1893, a new building known as the East Side High School was built in the 500 block of South Webster. This handsome red sandstone building was referred to as “the school on the hill”, and the students as “Hilltoppers”. This building was dismantled in 1940 after the current Washington Middle School was built and the red sandstone blocks were used to construct a garage, gatehouse and walls at City Stadium, the home of the Green Bay Packers. The garage and the north wall remain standing and can be seen just to the north of the current East High School building.
The core building of the current East High School was built on a 23-acre (93,000 m2) parcel purchased from the Hagemeister estate for $80,000. Construction was completed by Fall 1924 at a cost of $661,492.31. The class of 1925 was the first to graduate from the new building.
More recently, East High School underwent renovation and expansion. The $21 million project was completed in March 2003 and added a new science wing and gym.
In 2011, East High School added the Institute for the Fine Arts, a specialized study program in vocal and instrumental music performance. In 2013, visual arts were added to the Institute's offerings.
Clubs/Organizations at Green Bay East include: Academic Decathlon, DECA, Diversity Club, East High Community Foundation, FBLA, FFA, GSA, National Honor Society, Stepperz, Dancing Devilettes, Cheerleading, Skills USA, Social Studies Team, Show Choir (Rhapsody in Red), Intercity Math League, Environmental Club, Asian Club,Student Council, French Club, Latino Club, AVID, and Mock Trial.
The mascot for athletics is the Red Devil, a reference to the red clay-based Devil River that wraps around the school (which has since been renamed the East River). The school is part of the Fox River Classic Conference. In January 2014, the WIAA finalized a realignment plan that would send both Green Bay East and Green Bay West to the Bay Conference starting in 2015-2016.
Green Bay East and its crosstown rival Green Bay West celebrated 100 years of football competition in 2005. East won the game 56-8. A time capsule was created that will transfer annually to the winning team until 2030. East enjoys a rich tradition of football dating back to Curly Lambeau and Jim Crowley.
The Red Devils play at City Stadium, was home of the Green Bay Packers from 1925 until 1956. Now it is known as East Stadium or Old City Stadium. Recent renovations of the school included ornamental fencing and monuments to the history of the field, with contributions from the Green Bay Packers.
- Nate Abrams, professional football player
- Wayland Becker, professional football player
- Jim Crowley, member of Knute Rockne's "Four Horsemen"
- Curly Lambeau, Green Bay Packers founder
- Robert J. Parins, 1st full-time president of the Green Bay Packers
- Tony Shalhoub, Monk TV series star - class of 1972
- Red Smith sportswriter for The New York Times
- Austin Straubel, commanding officer 11th Bombardment Squadron