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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
East High School is a highly rated, public school located in Madison, WI. It has 1,609 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.
Address
2222 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53704
Telephone
(608) 204-1600

East High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1380
25 responses
Average ACT
25
163 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$59,387
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,008
National
$949
Median Home Value
$223,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
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  • Homecoming football game
    26%
  • Pep rally's before homecoming and prom
    17%
  • Brat Fest
    14%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Basketball games🏀💪🏼👿
    11%
  • Fire-drill
    6%
  • Swim Meets
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,609
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,224
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.1%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,858/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Somethings that I really like about East is that our school is very diverse. Every where in the school, there are different kinds of people. Also, when befriending someone, you can really learn a lot of things about their culture! And, not to mention, the students at East are all welcoming and supportive of each other.
Another thing that I really like about East is the teachers. The teachers make sure that every students are on top of their goals. When students are going through tough times, the teachers are always there backing the student up. Our teachers are like our backbone, they want us to succeed in life and are willingly to support us!
To others, East may seem like a regular high school, but to me, East is different from other high schools around the Madison area. I can always talk to the teachers whenever something is bugging me. The teachers, staff, and students made East the way it is today!
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East High School is an excellent and diverse place. The students at East all come from very different ethnic, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds, which is part of why the school is so great. There is a lot of school unity and spirit. For the most part, teachers are very good, especially in the history and social studies departments. Students can select how rigorous they want their experience to be. Some sports are very strong while others are quite the opposite--athletics do not necessarily define high school for everyone. There is a major emphasis on social/political activism and the students are very engaged in the political climate. Most of all students and teachers are extremely liberal. The band and choir departments are very popular. The school has been renovating recently and the new theater is amazing.
East is like any other high school its what you make of it. Unfortunately there is more recovery programs for failing students than enrichment programs for those who are high achievers. This is a fault with nearly all public high schools so it is to be expected. The AP teachers here do love their jobs and want students to succeed but often those in general class courses do not always have an engaging or qualified teacher. Overall an okay school lots of people of diverse backgrounds, and okay athletic department.