East High School in Aurora, IL - Niche

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East High School is a public school in Aurora, Illinois. It has 3,346 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 27% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 177 reviews written and they have been mixed.

500 Tomcat Ln
, IL 60505
(630) 299-8000

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 177 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I love my high school! I would never switch it for anything. Everything about my trip was great. I wish I could do it again.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: I never feel in danger at all while in school. It wasn't until senior year where I noticed some kids fall off par. For the most part that isn't the case.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: The food is just average. The biggest problem is the condiments. The school limits the amount of ketchup we get a year, so in the last few weeks we can go without anything to go alongside our food.
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Administration & Policies: I feel like the children causing problems in the school are babied. They have everything handed to them, not preparing them for the real world.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: If we had more kids involved our sports programs would be better. A common problem throughout all sports programs are very small participation. It's hard to play football with a roster of only twenty kids.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
1.66 John Gates Elementary School Public
1.66 W.S. Beaupre Elementary School Public
1.66 Edna Rollins Elementary School Public
1.66 K.D. Waldo Middle School Public
Our Lady of Good Counsel School Private, Religious
1.66 Olney C. Allen Elementary School Public
1.33 L.D. Brady Elementary School Public
1.66 G.N. Dieterich Elementary School Public
St. Therese of Jesus Catholic School Private, Religious
Goddard School Private
1.33 Oak Park Elementary School Public
1.33 C.M. Bardwell Elementary School Public
Montessori Children's Garden Private, Montessori
1.66 Henry W. Cowherd Middle School Public
St. Joseph Catholic School Private, Religious
1.66 Rose E. Krug Elementary School Public
1.33 Nicholas A. Hermes Elementary School Public
1.66 C.F. Simmons Middle School Public
1.66 C.I. Johnson Elementary School Public
St. Peter School Private, Religious
2.00 Hill Elementary School Public
Charisma Christian Ministries - Academy Private, Religious
4.33 Reba O. Steck Elementary School Public
Holy Angels Catholic School Private, Religious
2.00 Greenman Elementary School Public
4.33 Waubonsie Valley High School Public
2.00 Nicholson Elementary School Public
1.66 Mabel O'Donnell Elementary School Public
Hope D. Wall TMH Child Development Center Public
3.33 Long Beach Elementary School Public
3.66 The Wheatlands Elementary School Public
St. Luke's Lutheran School Private, Religious
4.33 Peter M. Gombert Elementary School Public
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Elementary School Private, Religious
3.66 Oswego East High School Public
4.00 McCarty Elementary School Public
2.00 McCleery Elementary School Public
2.33 West Aurora High School Public
4.33 Nancy Young Elementary School Public
2.00 Jefferson Middle School Public
4.00 Fischer Middle School Public
3.66 Old Post Elementary School Public
3.00 Plank Junior High School Public
St. Rita of Cascia School Private, Religious
3.66 Churchill Elementary School Public
KinderCare Learning Center Private
Fox Valley Montessori School Private, Montessori
2.33 Freeman Elementary School Public
2.00 Smith Elementary School Public
3.33 Boulder Hill Elementary School Public
3.66 Homestead Elementary School Public
4.00 Georgetown Elementary School Public
3.66 Thompson Junior High School Public
4.33 Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School Public
4.33 Francis Granger Middle School Public
3.66 Bednarcik Junior High School Public
3.66 Wolfs Crossing Elementary School Public
Indian Plains Alternative School Public, Alternative
Creative World School Private
3.00 Marmion Academy Private, Religious, All-Boys
Aurora Montessori School Private, Montessori
Covenant Christian School Private, Religious
2.66 Rosary High School Private, Religious, All-Girls
Fox Valley Tech & Trade Center (Fox Tech) Private, Special Education
3.00 Southbury Elementary School Public
2.33 Schneider Elementary School Public
Prairie View Montessori School Private, Montessori
Aurora Education Center Private, Alternative
St. Mark's Child Development Center Private, Religious
2.33 Washington Middle School Public
2.00 Hall Elementary School Public
2.00 Aurora Central Catholic High School Private, Religious
4.33 White Eagle Elementary School Public
4.33 Metea Valley High School Public
4.33 Still Middle School Public
Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy Public, Alternative
2.33 Goodwin Elementary School Public
St. Paul's Lutheran School Private, Religious
3.00 Oswego High School Public
3.33 Traughber Junior High School Public
4.33 Danielle-Joy Peterson Elementary School Public
Kendall County Opportunity School Public
3.66 Fox Chase Elementary School Public
3.66 Hoover Wood Elementary School Public
Goddard School Private
2.33 Aurora Christian Schools Private, Religious
2.66 Mooseheart Child City & School Private, Religious
3.66 Sam Rotolo Middle School Public
4.33 Fry Elementary School Public
KinderCare Learning Center Private
3.66 Prairie Point Elementary School Public
Calvary Christian School Private, Religious
2.33 Jewel Middle School Public
2.66 Fearn Elementary School Public
Naperville Montessori School Private, Montessori
Immanuel Lutheran School Private, Religious
Resurrection Lutheran School Private, Religious
4.00 Longwood Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Waubonsie Valley High School 2 mi. 2,557
3.66 Oswego East High School 3 mi. 2,004
2.33 West Aurora High School 3 mi. 3,470
4.33 Metea Valley High School 4 mi. 2,480
3.00 Oswego High School 5 mi. 2,357

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

East High School United States Metea Valley High School Oswego East High School Oswego High School Waubonsie Valley High School West Aurora High School
Hispanic 83.0% 24.5% 11.0% 22.0% 19.0% 12.0% 45.0%
African American 9.0% 15.2% 14.0% 13.0% 6.0% 13.0% 14.0%
White 6.0% 51.6% 54.0% 53.0% 69.0% 56.0% 33.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.7% 15.0% 6.0% 1.0% 13.0% 3.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 3.0% 3.0% 2.0% 3.0% 2.0%


Grade 9 37.2%
Grade 10 30.2%
Grade 11 17.3%
Grade 12 15.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 52% Yes
  • 29% Not sure.
  • 19% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 30% The staff
  • 30% The clubs
  • 15% The students
  • 10% Nothing special really
  • 10% Fine Arts Programs
  • 5% ROTC

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 41% The reputation
  • 29% Behavior of the sudents
  • 12% The school board only focuses on negativity..
  • 6% Staff and students brought about by the environmen
  • 6% They dont solve a problem until it gets bad.
  • 6% People feel like they have to live the reputation.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 13 responses

  • 85% Its ROTC program
  • 8% The good things at the school are not appreciated
  • 8% It's history of low test scores and gang activity

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 31% Try to find your self
  • 31% Easy to shine
  • 15% Lacking
  • 15% Anti-educational
  • 8% All about the money and not the students

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 75% Join clubs and stay with your grades
  • 17% Be persistent with counclers
  • 8% Do a lot of community service work
  • 0% Stay focused and you will succeed

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 36% I love everything about this school.
  • 27% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 36% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.