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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
East High School is an above average, public school located in Salt Lake City, UT. It has 1,975 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 36% in reading.

East High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
36%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1120
22 responses
Average ACT
23
232 responses
AP Enrollment
36%

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  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$58,118
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$938
National
$949
Median Home Value
$276,046
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 104 responses
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  • Dances
    15%
  • Homecoming football game
    15%
  • Assemblies
    13%
  • Other sports games
    12%
  • East/Highland victory rock
    12%
  • Theater performances
    9%
  • Lunch activities
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,975
Free or Reduced Lunch
59%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$95,567
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.1%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,448/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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East High was all about making students feel accomplished. Their main goal was ensuring as many of their students as possible succeeded in life. Every staff I came into contact with was incredibly passionate about helping me get into college.

Whether that be through staying late after to class to clarify assignments, meeting one on one with students to give additional help and advice, and even a free tutoring service, East High was very involved in student success.

Additionally, to wanting their students to succeed academically, there were many available options to feel fulfilled in other areas. Examples would be yoga, ceramics, and intensive theatre classes. But in addition to arts, they had excellent and diverse sports programs that promoted student health, allowing anyone to get involved who wanted to!

The environment amongst the students was very friendly and healthy, and the school did an excellent job on minimizing bullying and keeping students safe.
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East high school is different from other schools in the state because the boundaries are so diverse. Playing both basketball and lacrosse helped me meet kids from different backgrounds, and understand their cultures better. Everything from team dinners to who picked us up from practice depended on culture. The social demographic makes it hard for the different races to get to know each other since there are stereotypes about what you look like and where you live. East is home to some of the richest and poorest kids in the state. For this reason it isn’t the best school if you don’t integrate through sports. Being the “High School Musical” school is fun because people are always excited when you tell them where you go to school. We get quite a few tourists every week, but they usually aren’t distracting. East is a great place to learn about the world around you with the free food and clothes boutique. The community comes together and donates whatever they can.
As a student body officer, I got to see a lot of the good and bad of my high school. For the most part, the student body all tried to help each other and be inclusive, so even with a very diverse group, we were united. We had something for everyone - from academics programs (and assistance), to sports to fine arts - between classes and clubs you can always find a way to be involved. The administrators and teachers are great. There are opportunities to get involved and to serve each other and the community. Events are planned by students, administrators and parents on a regular basis, so there are lots of fun things to do. I loved my time at East!