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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 167 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

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3.3 from 167 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I had the best experience at EAHS. I was very involved. I joined a sport, I was in different clubs and societies. I met amazing people and staff. I did not get involved with drama and I was not a trouble maker. I was on the honor roll. Grades are very important to me and other students should be aware that grades are important to get ahead in life and become the person you want to be.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: The cafeteria is fairly small compared to the student size of the school. Whenever a food fight would occur many of the snacks and condiments would be taken away from the students as a punishment. At times students would forget and buy salads and there would be no type of salad dressing. The pizza at EAHS is not healthy at all! The pizza is very greasy and does not taste very good. The pasta was from hamburger helper and it also did not taste good. The variety of food slowly decreased every year. My sophomore year we had soups and when junior year came all soups were gone.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: The policies at school are not taken seriously by students. Students always had away to avoid being caught. If the student knew a certain dean the student would get away from getting in trouble. Many students would get suspended for fighting. Fights were very common and to this day are getting worse. More cops are supervising the school to prevent fights from occurring. The school has always had problems with attendance. Many students skip school and the district gets in trouble because students do not go to school.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: During my time in High School the students had no school spirit. We had a few people in the stands once it came to football games. We had a losing streak so many people did not care to go to games. Soccer and basketball games had many fans because many people loved the feeling that our teams actually won. We had crazy parents and students cheering for our teams every home game. The fitness room was always available to athletes that wanted to work out after school with a coach supervision.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: During my experience at EAHS, I got to encounter many different teachers. Some teachers were phenomenal and their teaching strategies were amazing while some teachers lacked and didn't get the class involved. Some teachers had different ways to engaged the class and had control over the class. Many teachers that I had usually taught sitting down and it was very hard to stay focused because it seemed like the teacher didn't care for the class or students.

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Nearby Schools

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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%


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 19 responses

  • 53% Yes
  • 32% Not sure.
  • 16% No

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

  • 38% The clubs
  • 25% The staff
  • 19% The students
  • 12% Nothing special really
  • 6% Fine Arts Programs

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 40% The reputation
  • 33% Behavior of the sudents
  • 13% The school board only focuses on negativity..
  • 7% Staff and students brought about by the environmen
  • 7% People feel like they have to live the reputation.
  • 0% They dont solve a problem until it gets bad.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 10 responses

  • 90% Its ROTC program
  • 10% It's history of low test scores and gang activity
  • 0% The good things at the school are not appreciated

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 36% Easy to shine
  • 18% Try to find your self
  • 18% Lacking
  • 18% Anti-educational
  • 9% 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 11 responses

  • 82% Join clubs and stay with your grades
  • 9% Do a lot of community service work
  • 9% Be persistent with counclers

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 30% I love everything about this school.
  • 30% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 40% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.