School Details

East High School

2222 East Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
(608) 204-1605

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1583 students 16 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested. GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.
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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

East High School is a public high school in Maple Bluff. The principal of East High School is Mary Kelley, who can be contacted at 1,583 children attend East High School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 16% of the East High School students have "limited English proficiency." 57% of the 1,583 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at East High School is 16:1. Aero Alt Ed Resource Option is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 43% %
Black, non-Hispanic 24% %
Hispanic 14% %
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 49%
Limited English proficiency 16% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the diversity in the student population and the classes offered.

  • (7 years ago)

    East is an amazing school one of the best in Madison. The academic curriculum is wonderful the large student body is very under control and the teachers work very hard to make high school a great experience for all. East High is highly recommended to all.

  • (8 years ago)

    East High School is a great school that i recomend to anyone and everyone who wants to learn in a diverse population. It strides in exellence.

  • (10 years ago)

    East High gets a lot of unfair bad press in Madison. The population is diverse and the school offers an array of tracks in which students of all levels can learn. We recommend attending East.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think that East is a fine school. The vast majority of students at East are intelligent decent people. Some people like to paint East as a school that has nothing but gangs and criminals. This is far from true. It just turns out that when something happens at East the media likes to ponce on it. When all you advertise is negativity that is what people perceive and people tend to believe what they perceive even if it isn't true which is often the case. If you want to shelter your kids moving out to the suburbs is not the answer.

  • (11 years ago)

    East High School has lost its intended purpose of preparing citizens for future employment. In the area of academics and behavior it has lowered the bar of expectations for certain students and raised it for others. The school system is attempting to appear successful with minority students to not seem racist. It is not considering how it is failing those students to adjust to the real world after leaving high school. As the parent of an 'average student' I watch my child pushed through courses now designed to 'teach to the test'. 'Special students' are consuming funding whether it be an emotional disability learning disabilities and/or behavior(pregnant girls violent students) problems. If I could afford it my child would be in private school even though I do work in the Madison school system.

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