East High School

7500 Milwaukee Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
(414) 773-2000

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1173 students 18 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Wauwatosa School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

East High School is a public high school in Wauwatosa. The principal of East High School is Nick Hughes, who can be contacted at hughesni@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us. 1,173 students go to East High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0.6% of the East High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 19% of the 1,173 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at East High School is 18:1. Carmelite Home for Boys - School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% %
Hispanic 4% %
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 17% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 18%
Limited English proficiency 0.6% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Public money doesn't get you much better... Small note to the person who expected their kid to get good grades because of their test scores - you get good grades by applying yourself. It's a shame your child will never learn to take responsibility in life because of your attitude.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child has excellent standardized test scores (90th percentile or higher) yet failed many classes. Teachers did not contact us about issues until it was too late to change grades and wouldn't let us know about upcoming work so we could keep our struggling student on track--very unprofessional.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was a student at Tosa East and I can say that I loved how diverse the student body was and the opportunities provided by East enabled me to get into MIT my dream school!

  • (7 years ago)

    my daughter just graduated from the Wauwatosa school system and East HS and had a tremedous high school career. Great educational and social activities with hard working staff and administration. A lot of parent involvement

  • (12 years ago)

    East is a very academically competitive and enriching school. A large percentage of the students are on the honor roll and in my graduating class (2003) about 3/4 of the class graduated with honors. If you want your child to be challenged and be given the opportunity of having an enriching experience both academically and socially East is the place to start. Excellent sports teams top notch theater and arts courses and wonderful teachers.

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