East High

Summary:

East High is a public high school located in Appleton, Wisconsin, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 1,306 students. While part of the Appleton Area School District, which is ranked 221 out of 424 school districts in Wisconsin, East High has some notable differences compared to its surrounding schools.

Academically, East High lags behind its peers, with only 35.02% of 10th-grade students proficient or better in Social Studies, compared to the district average of 45.81% and the state average of 47.19%. The school's four-year graduation rate, ranging from 83.9% to 85.8%, is also lower than nearby schools like Little Chute High (96.1%) and Kimberly High (80.5%). Additionally, East High has a significantly higher chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 13.2% to 38.2%, compared to schools like Tesla Engineering Charter School (10.6%) and Little Chute Career Pathways Academy (12.5%).

Interestingly, the data suggests that socioeconomic factors may be playing a significant role in student achievement at East High, as the school has a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (41.04%) compared to surrounding schools like Renaissance School (30.32%) and Kimberly High (13.17%). The racial makeup of East High, with a higher percentage of White students (62.56%) compared to nearby West High (55.06%), also indicates the presence of racial disparities in educational outcomes that warrant further investigation.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 2121 Emmers Dr
       Appleton, WI  54915-3802


(920) 852-5400

District: Appleton Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
339th of 415 Wisconsin High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,078 Help


Feeder schools for East High:

Elementary:    Berry Elementary
    Horizons Elementary
    Johnston Elementary
    McKinley Elementary
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Middle:    Madison Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  15.5 Help
Number of students:  1,306

Racial breakdown:

White:
62.6%
Hispanic:
14.7%
Asian:
14.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41% Help


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Compare Details East High ranks worse than 81.7% of high schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks 6th among 7 ranked high schools in the Appleton Area School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 25.11. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of East High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at East High is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (62.6%), Hispanic (14.7%), Asian (14.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 41% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at East High is 15.5, which is the 4th best among 7 high schools in the Appleton Area School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at East High is $12,078, which is the 3rd highest among 7 high schools in the Appleton Area School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

East High:

SchoolDigger ranks East High 339th of 415 Wisconsin public high schools. (See East High in the ranking list.)

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Appleton Area School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Appleton Area School District 221st of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for East High

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Rank History for all students at East High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 59.18 143rd 275 48.0%
2005 58.55 156th 287 45.6%
2006 64.04 131st 292 55.1%
2007 56.57 180th 281 35.9%
2008 55.16 257th 437 41.2%
2009 50.41 294th 438 32.9%
2010 50.35 322nd 450 28.4%
2011 43.66 356th 445 20.0%
2012 54.01 274th 452 39.4%
2013 54.66 245th 457 46.4%
2014 49.92 289th 462 37.4%
2015 54.82 270th 466 42.1%
2016 34.75 295th 408 27.7%
2017 30.67 298th 410 27.3%
2018 30.17 318th 410 22.4%
2019 24.32 332nd 400 17.0%
2021 22.76 318th 390 18.5%
2022 27.40 310th 391 20.7%
2023 25.11 339th 415 18.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at East High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.88 209th 255 18.0%
2019 16.61 234th 251 6.8%
2021 14.79 215th 226 4.9%
2022 22.10 219th 250 12.4%
2023 27.92 220th 271 18.8%
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Rank History for Female students at East High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.21 287th 355 19.2%
2019 22.93 291st 343 15.2%
2021 19.12 286th 332 13.9%
2022 28.62 275th 343 19.8%
2023 23.15 277th 329 15.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at East High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 17.37 27th 29 6.9%
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Rank History for Male students at East High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.53 288th 373 22.8%
2019 22.03 308th 354 13.0%
2021 24.55 273rd 334 18.3%
2022 23.69 290th 347 16.4%
2023 23.46 298th 359 17.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at East High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 4.90 51st 51 0.0%
2021 11.29 41st 44 6.8%
2022 13.56 44th 48 8.3%
2023 15.68 46th 50 8.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at East High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.02 62nd 76 18.4%
2022 18.65 74th 86 14.0%
2023 33.18 67th 97 30.9%
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Rank History for White students at East High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.08 172nd 261 34.1%
2019 31.00 189th 266 28.9%
2021 27.93 203rd 266 23.7%
2022 33.21 187th 269 30.5%
2023 33.09 187th 271 31.0%
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Data source: test scores: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for East High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1150 6 49 7 2 n/a n/a 0 1214
1989 1097 6 53 8 2 n/a n/a 0 1166
1990 1120 6 52 9 5 n/a n/a 0 1192
1991 1115 5 60 13 16 n/a n/a 0 1209
1992 1106 4 61 13 14 n/a n/a 0 1198
1993 1170 5 68 16 14 n/a n/a 0 1273
1994 1237 10 62 15 13 n/a n/a 0 1337
1995 1364 11 63 17 16 n/a n/a 0 1471
1996 1364 11 63 17 16 n/a n/a 0 1471
1997 1358 12 71 19 9 n/a n/a 0 1469
1998 1375 12 93 18 7 n/a n/a 0 1505
1999 1359 11 76 20 6 n/a n/a 0 1472
2000 1342 7 97 14 7 n/a n/a 0 1467
2001 1307 9 113 16 10 n/a n/a 0 1455
2002 1341 16 115 20 7 n/a n/a 0 1499
2003 1341 16 115 20 7 n/a n/a 0 1499
2004 1331 23 117 21 6 n/a n/a 0 1498
2005 1374 26 128 29 5 n/a n/a 0 1562
2006 1316 28 142 37 7 n/a n/a 0 1530
2007 1279 38 144 50 7 n/a n/a 0 1518
2008 1256 37 158 75 11 n/a n/a 0 1537
2009 1224 36 175 82 12 n/a n/a 0 1529
2010 1185 43 173 88 18 n/a n/a 0 1507
2011 1083 50 181 99 15 0 0 0 1428
2012 1045 53 149 96 16 0 0 0 1359
2013 978 56 149 96 16 0 0 0 1295
2014 978 52 151 117 14 0 0 0 1312
2015 1020 52 160 131 15 2 3 0 1383
2016 983 49 162 134 14 0 5 0 1347
2017 967 54 171 161 12 1 4 0 1370
2018 960 52 182 174 17 1 9 0 1395
2019 930 48 182 178 15 1 15 0 1369
2020 951 60 172 183 17 0 23 0 1406
2021 910 61 179 193 15 0 36 0 1394
2022 900 57 178 197 12 0 42 0 1386
2023 817 52 185 192 8 0 52 0 1306

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at East High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1214 70.4 17.2 0
1989 1166 73.4 15.8 0
1990 1192 77.2 15.4 0
1991 1209 80.4 15.0 5.8
1992 1198 86.1 13.9 7.3
1993 1273 78.4 16.2 9.3
1994 1337 75.6 17.7 10.7
1995 1471 82.6 17.8 11.4
1996 1471 82.6 17.8 11.4
1997 1469 83.4 17.6 11.5
1998 1505 84.5 17.8 11.7
1999 1472 83.7 17.6 18
2000 1467 83.7 17.5 18.7
2001 1455 86.0 16.9 18.3
2002 1499 90.4 16.6 12.1
2003 1499 90.4 16.6 12.1
2004 1498 90.0 16.6 13.3
2005 1562 91.2 17.1 n/a
2006 1530 92.5 16.5 n/a
2007 1518 93.0 16.3 20.2
2008 1537 91.7 16.8 25.8
2009 1529 90.1 17.0 30
2010 1507 88.0 17.1 32.6
2011 1428 82.1 17.3 35.9
2012 1359 75.3 18.0 36.9
2013 1295 74.7 17.3 29.8
2014 1312 78.1 16.7 36.4
2015 1383 n/a n/a 35.6
2016 1347 84.0 16.0 34.4
2017 1370 86.8 15.7 35.8
2018 1395 86.1 16.2 36.1
2019 1369 83.2 16.4 37.7
2020 1406 83.0 16.9 35.4
2021 1394 84.9 16.4 41.8
2022 1386 86.6 16.0 36.3
2023 1306 83.8 15.5 41

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio East High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1214 70.4 17.2 0
1989 1166 73.4 15.8 0
1990 1192 77.2 15.4 0
1991 1209 80.4 15.0 5.8
1992 1198 86.1 13.9 7.3
1993 1273 78.4 16.2 9.3
1994 1337 75.6 17.7 10.7
1995 1471 82.6 17.8 11.4
1996 1471 82.6 17.8 11.4
1997 1469 83.4 17.6 11.5
1998 1505 84.5 17.8 11.7
1999 1472 83.7 17.6 18
2000 1467 83.7 17.5 18.7
2001 1455 86.0 16.9 18.3
2002 1499 90.4 16.6 12.1
2003 1499 90.4 16.6 12.1
2004 1498 90.0 16.6 13.3
2005 1562 91.2 17.1 n/a
2006 1530 92.5 16.5 n/a
2007 1518 93.0 16.3 20.2
2008 1537 91.7 16.8 25.8
2009 1529 90.1 17.0 30
2010 1507 88.0 17.1 32.6
2011 1428 82.1 17.3 35.9
2012 1359 75.3 18.0 36.9
2013 1295 74.7 17.3 29.8
2014 1312 78.1 16.7 36.4
2015 1383 n/a n/a 35.6
2016 1347 84.0 16.0 34.4
2017 1370 86.8 15.7 35.8
2018 1395 86.1 16.2 36.1
2019 1369 83.2 16.4 37.7
2020 1406 83.0 16.9 35.4
2021 1394 84.9 16.4 41.8
2022 1386 86.6 16.0 36.3
2023 1306 83.8 15.5 41

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for East High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $313 (3.0%) $9,996 (97.0%) $10,310
2020 $431 (4.0%) $10,307 (96.0%) $10,738
2021 $915 (7.6%) $11,164 (92.4%) $12,078

Data source: Wisconsin Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on East High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 332nd of 400 High schoolsRanks 339th of 415 High schools
 1.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade Social Studies (East High)34.635
 0.4%
   10th Grade Social Studies (Appleton Area School District)4145.8
 4.8%
   10th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)45.947.2
 1.3%
10th Grade English Language Arts (East High)31.335.7
 4.4%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Appleton Area School District)40.142.1
 2%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)38.841.4
 2.6%
10th Grade Mathematics (East High)22.623
 0.4%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Appleton Area School District)27.727.5
 0.2%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)30.829.4
 1.3%
10th Grade Science (East High)25.221.6
 3.6%
   10th Grade Science (Appleton Area School District)31.328.9
 2.4%
   10th Grade Science (Wisconsin)32.731.7
 1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students13691306
 4.6%
African American4852
 8.3%
American Indian158
 46.7%
Asian182185
 1.6%
Hispanic178192
 7.9%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White930817
 12.2%
Two or More Races1552
 246.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients37.7%41%
 3.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about East High

East High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Berry Elementary
Elementary : Horizons Elementary
Elementary : Johnston Elementary
Elementary : McKinley Elementary
Elementary : Richmond Elementary
Elementary : Stephen Foster Elementary Charter
Middle : Madison Middle

East High ranks in the bottom 18.3% of Wisconsin high schools.

Students at East High are 63% White, 15% Hispanic, 14% Asian, 4% African American, 4% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,306 students attended East High.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

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