About East High School:
East High School began as a humble log cabin school in 1859 with 13 students. The school opened at its present location in 1925, as part of the "City Beautiful" campaign, which also created Civic Center Park. The landmark school retains its distinctive architecture, but still lacks air conditioning.
East High does not have a magnet program, but it does offer a variety of AP classes from Art to World History. The high school also has a strong sports program, and the East High Angels won the state basketball championships in both 2004 and 2007.
Directions and Address:
East High is located near City Park at the intersection of Colfax Ave. and Elizabeth St.
East High School
1600 City Park Esplanade
Denver, CO 80206
The average attendance rate for students is 92%, compared to the state average of 93%. East is one of Denver's more diverse schools, with 45% white students, 38% black students and 13% Hispanic students. The student-to-teacher ratio is 22:1, with 45% of the teachers holding master's degrees. More than 2,000 students attend East High.
- Famous alumni from East High include actors Don Cheadle and Pam Grier, as well as folksinger Judy Collins. Silent film star Douglas Fairbanks attended East High, but was expelled.
- East High was named an official Denver Historic Landmark in 1991.
- The clock tower at East High stands 162 feet high, and was modeled after the clock tower at Philadelphia's Independence Hall.