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Community and School Data

East High School is located in Duluth, Minnesota next to the shores of Lake Superior. With a population of almost 85,000, the city of Duluth provides diversified business, professional, and industrial services to northeastern Minnesota. East High School serves approximately the eastern half of Duluth. The area is almost entirely residential.
The curriculum of our four-year high school is designed to meet the needs of 1,620 students. Our curriculum is semester based and we have a six period day. The six periods are 53 minutes in length and meet five times a week. Grades are distributed six times per year. Final Grades are given after three grade periods (at the end of each semester).
About 91% of East's graduates go on to some form of further education or training. Better than 66% go on to a four-year college and nearly 20% enroll in a community or two-year college option. Five percent go into the miltary or a trade profession. The remainder choose immediate employment or are undecided.

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Test Scores

A.C.T. MEAN SCORES

Grad. Year

English

Math

Reading

Science Reasoning

Composite

2007

24.8

23.6

25.3

23.7

24.5

2008

24.1

23.6

25.4

23.6

24.3

2009

24.8

23.7

25.6

23.9

24.6

2010

23.7

23.2

24.5

23.6

23.9

2011

24.0

23.7

24.5

23.7

24.1


S.A.T. MEAN SCORES

Grad. Year

Critical Reading

Math

Writing

2007

635

614

596

2008

627

603

586

2009

620

631

589

2010

668

643

631

2011

639

613

600

Grade Distribution: (4.000 maximum G.P.A.)

Class

75%ile

Median

25%ile

2007

3.72

3.19

2.50

2008

3.68

3.23

2.68

2009

3.71

3.25

2.80

2010

3.52

2.97

2.34

2011

3.58

3.10

2.62


Note: Computation does NOT include a system of weighing Honors or Advanced Placement Courses.

East High Scholars
Students who rank in the upper five percent of the graduating class are designated as East Scholars and recognized at Commencement.

National Merit Qualifying Test 

Each year East students have been recognized for achievement on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The class of 2012 had four students who qualify as National Merit Scholars.
Curriculum Comments
English 9, 10, 11 or Honors 9, 10, 11 - Although differing in depth of study, both courses offer a final review of the mechanics and aims of writing and other language skills ( 1 credit each).
Composition -This course is designed to develop a clear, coherent style within the structured form of the essay. Major emphasis is on writing essays, analyzing and discussing writing techniques.
Advanced Placement - AP Language and Composition 11, AP Literature and Composition 12, AP Calculus, AP World History and AP U.S. History. All students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses are required to take the AP Exam. Advanced Placement tests are offered in other subject areas at the student's request. Students took AP tests in twelve subject areas in May of 2012. Sixty-one percent of those students scored at 3 and above.
Honors Courses - Honors courses are taught in all core areas. Honors English classes are offered in grades, 9, 10, 11 and 12. Students in Honors classes may elect to take AP tests.
College in the Schools (CITS) - This program enables talented high school students to study college courses for credit in their own school under qualified high school instructors.