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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Eastside High School is a top rated, public school located in Gainesville, FL. It has 1,284 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.

Eastside High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1320
295 responses
Average ACT
28
190 responses
AP Enrollment
47%
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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
Median Household Income
$49,078
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$958
National
$949
Median Home Value
$173,900
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
65%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 85 responses
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  • Football games
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • IB Pinning Ceremony
    14%
  • Prom/homecoming
    13%
  • Athletic Events
    9%
  • School Plays
    9%
  • Pep Rallies
    9%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,284
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,237
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 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
$9,410/ year
National
$12,239
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Going to school at Eastside high school is wonderful experience. I have been going to this school for three and a half years and I loved stepping foot on campus each and everyday. The school has very friendly environment and its filled with wonderful people. The first day I stepped foot onto campus, I at least made about 20 new friends. And as the first week rolled by, I racked up about a total of 50 new friends with a diverse mix of races and colors. The teachers at Eastside are even more wonderful! We have excellent teachers that make hard material seem like the work is effortless and facile. The teachers at Eastside will also take time out of their free time to help you with material that you didn't really understand to well.
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From the amazing faculty and staff, High diversity, excellent administration, to the sports and academics, Eastside also carries the highest passing rates within Alachua county. Eastside High school is home to the I.B and culinary program in which students are shaped to be future world leaders in their area of profession. The Eastside ram culture is something that all of its students are proud to be apart of. Eastside High school contains ambitious and intelligent students, well educated faculty and staff, superb administration, as well as a diversity unmatched within Alachua County public schools. Go Rams!!
I am currently a full-time dual-enrolled senior from Eastside High School.

There is widely-known segregation between IB students and mainstream students. All I can say is that IB students get better treatment from staff, better resources, and better books. That's great for the IB students, but what about the mainstream students who also want to succeed?

The office staff are ill-mannered and unprofessional and when addressed about a perverted teacher rubbing on other female students and I, I was dismissed from his class and he kept his job.

The best thing I can say about Eastside is that majority of the teachers who work there genuinely care about their students' success. Despite many students being disruptive and disrespectful, most teachers were able to keep levelheaded and continue teaching.