East High School in Aurora, IL - Niche

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East High School is a public school in Aurora, Illinois. It has 3,525 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 31% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 179 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

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3.4 from 179 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My experience at this school has been phenomenal because they really focus on your education and making you succeed in all matter. If I could I would choose this school over again because it has brought potential to the light that I didn't know was in myself.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Overall, I had a great experience but I just wished some of the teachers could be a bit more supportive and involved with the students. Especially those students who really struggled with the subject.
    • Niche User
    • 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.
    • Niche User
    • 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.
    • Niche User
    • 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.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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St. Joseph Catholic School Private, Religious
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1.33 C.I. Johnson Elementary School Public
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3.33 Thompson Junior High School Public
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3.66 Marmion Academy Private, Religious, All-Boys
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4.33 Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy Public, Alternative
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2.33 Aurora Central Catholic High School Private, Religious
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East View Elementary School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Waubonsie Valley High School 2 mi. 2,570
3.66 Oswego East High School 3 mi. 2,131
2.33 West Aurora High School 3 mi. 3,711
4.33 Metea Valley High School 4 mi. 2,644
3.00 Oswego High School 5 mi. 2,559

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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 84.0% 25.0% 10.0% 21.0% 20.0% 12.0% 48.0%
African American 9.0% 15.0% 14.0% 13.0% 6.0% 13.0% 12.0%
White 4.0% 51.0% 52.0% 53.0% 66.0% 53.0% 31.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 17.0% 7.0% 2.0% 15.0% 3.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 3.0% 4.0% 3.0% 3.0% 2.0%


Grade 9 34.5%
Grade 10 26.1%
Grade 11 22.0%
Grade 12 17.3%

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 23 responses

  • 57% Yes
  • 26% Not sure.
  • 17% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 30% The staff
  • 26% The clubs
  • 19% The students
  • 11% ROTC
  • 7% Nothing special really
  • 7% Fine Arts Programs

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

  • 41% The reputation
  • 27% Behavior of the sudents
  • 14% The school board only focuses on negativity..
  • 9% People feel like they have to live the reputation.
  • 5% Staff and students brought about by the environmen
  • 5% They dont solve a problem until it gets bad.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 87% Its ROTC program
  • 7% The good things at the school are not appreciated
  • 7% It's history of low test scores and gang activity

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 36% Try to find your self
  • 29% Easy to shine
  • 14% Lacking
  • 14% Anti-educational
  • 7% 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 15 responses

  • 67% Join clubs and stay with your grades
  • 13% Stay focused and you will succeed
  • 13% Be persistent with counclers
  • 7% Do a lot of community service work

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 38% I love everything about this school.
  • 31% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 31% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.