East High School

2222 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 204-1600

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East at a Glance

East is a comprehensive high school that is committed to providing every student with the opportunity to succeed in school and in life. East offers a challenging curriculum which meets the academic and social needs of our diverse student body, within an environment that develops self respect and the respect of others. In recognition of the quality of the school’s program, East was presented with the prestigious National Secondary School of Excellence award by the U.S. Department of Education in 1989. East staff are recipients of numerous local, state, and national awards, including the highest number of Distinguished Service awards in the Madison district.


East High School has served the east and northeast Madison community since 1922 and is located at 2222 East Washington Avenue, within sight of the state Capitol.


East students perform well above state and national averages on the ACT, SAT, and Wisconsin Student Assessment. Over half of East’s graduates go on to college, with a large number of additional students attending two year campuses such as MATC. East is proud of its number of National Merit semi-finalists and finalists each year, and East graduates attend major public and private colleges and universities throughout the nation. East has a highly regarded school-wide reading program that emphasizes study and learning strategies and includes ACT/SAT test preparation.


Computers are available in classrooms, most of which have Internet access. In addition, East has computer labs in the Math/Science Resource Center, Business Education Department, Computer Science Department and Social Studies, and a mini-lab in English. East has a computerized Technology Center which features 26 stations from music composition, desktop publishing, robotics, flight simulation, to weather satellite. Our computerized Career Guidance Center is a model Wisconsin Career Center pilot site.

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