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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
East High School is a highly rated, public school located in West Chester, PA. It has 1,254 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.

East High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1210
419 responses
Average ACT
28
67 responses
AP Enrollment
32%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$100,045
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,376
National
$949
Median Home Value
$378,900
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 89 responses
  • Prom
    15%
  • Homecoming week
    13%
  • Post-prom
    13%
  • Musical
    11%
  • Football Games
    9%
  • Senior Night
    9%
  • Pep rally
    9%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,254
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,187
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.6%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$20,535/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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I moved to Pennsylvania in my freshman year of high school, and I have to say this was a great school to go to. Even though I am only a sophomore in high school, I can say that so far, my experience has been very good. The athletics are good, there is a trainer, physical therapist, etc. Also, I am immersed in the arts programs, and I have to say the orchestra and bands are very good quality. The funding for the programs are not the best, but there is a lot of heart that the teachers have, and that resonates with the students energy with learning. There are many AP classes to take, and there is also dual enrollment, so no shortage of challenging courses. As for the student body itself, most people are nice and welcoming, especially to the new kids in school! School spirit is an important thing here, and anyone wondering where to send their kids, East is a very good choice. Most students and families here are white, but most are welcoming and show hospitality to other minorities.
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I've sent three very different children to West Chester East and I can say it is 5 stars. The Administration and the teachers are talented and caring. The instruction and academic opportunities are phenomenal and they support students participating in extracurriculars - there truly is something for every type of student. Most importantly, they also care about students personally, and want to help students find the right balance between all the different pressures they face. Also there are plenty of opportunities, if interested, for parents who want to be involved in supporting the school and their teen's experience. My kids have had a top notch experience and received a phenomenal education!
My daughter is a sophomore and we have been very happy with everything that East has done for her, both academically and socially. There is great connection/relationship between the admins, teachers and students which makes it a safer and open minded school atmosphere. The counseling department works hard for its students as does the PTO...they both have wonderful programs, opportunities and services to offer. There are a huge number of after school clubs, each supported by teacher/s, which offer students multiple options and hobbies. Their music program is amazing and is heavily supported and promoted by the district and the school.
I admit I was nervous about high school, but East has put my mind at ease...it really is a wonderful, supportive community!