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DMPS, East High Grad Rates Goes Up

4/1/2015

The Class of 2014 graduation rate set a new high mark for Des Moines Public Schools as every high school saw an increase. At East, our graduation rate increased to 82.59%. The overall graduation rate at DMPS has gone up 9 percent over the past six year. For more details, please click on the photo.

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21st Annual East High Golf Classic

4/1/2015

The East High Golf Classic will be held at Copper Creek Golf Club in Pleasant Hill again this year.  For most of you, this tournament will look and feel the same as in the past. A new successful feature we tried the previous four years is a Friday afternoon flight. In addition to the great … Read more »

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East Theatre Performs “Laramie” in April

4/1/2015

The East High Theatre Department is pleased to announce our spring production! This year’s play will be Moises Kaufman’s The Laramie Project. Performances will be April 17, 18, and 19. To learn more about this popular production, click on the poster.

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Purchase Your East High Yearbook Online

3/27/2015

Purchase your 2014-2015 yearbook online for $65. Deadline for orders will be April 10, 2015. There is a $3.50 processing fee for all orders. Order a yearbook online by clicking here!

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Iowa Assessments Get Underway Next Week

3/24/2015

Wednesday, April 1st, East students in grades 9 through 11 will take the Iowa Assessments. Measuring academic achievement with the Iowa Assessments is one way to help students succeed by providing information on their accomplishments in areas such as reading, mathematics, and science. Click here for more information.

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Online Athletic Passport Available

3/23/2015

The district has recently revamped the athletic passport that all students are required to complete prior to participating in a sport or activity.  The revamp includes the ability for a parent to complete the athletic passport online.  We are strongly encouraging all students to have their passports completed online.

Upcoming Events

Apr 2
Track: Girls Varsity
Apr 2
Soccer: Boys JV
Apr 2
Soccer: Boys 9th
Apr 2
Budget Forum
Apr 3
Soccer: Boys Varsity
815 East 13th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316
P: 515-242-7788 | F: 515-242-7958

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Scarlet Block
Scarlet block is a place to create positive relationships and provide continuity of communication. Students set goals realizing their academic potential, and teachers become advocates for their students. Student Expectations: BE EAST (Engaged, Accountable, Safe and Thoughtful)


2014-2015 Academic Goals
East High School, in partnership with families and the community, will capitalize on their rich diversity to develop life-long learners, capable of adapting to the ever-changing world. View East High goals and vision & mission statement.


2014-2015 Yearbooks
Purchase your 2014-2015 yearbook online for $65. Deadline for orders will be April 10, 2015. There is a $3.50 processing fee for all orders. Order a yearbook online by clicking here!


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About East High School

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815 East 13th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316

P: 515-242-7788 | E: east@dmschools.org

 

East High School was founded in 1861, with the major structure constructed in 1911. East High’s motto “For the Service of Humanity” embraces the schools focus on developing life long learners who will be productive citizens.

Welcome to East High School, Iowa’s largest 9-12 building. East High strives for continual improvement by focusing on our three core values: Engage, Excel, Empower.