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East High School

Madison’s oldest high school, East High is a microcosm of the city of Madison, reflecting its rich ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity.  We have a remarkable school culture that is based on trust and respect: where diversity is cherished and celebrated, and where students will embark on a process of self-discovery and learning in a safe and welcoming environment.

Welcome to East High

Home of the Purgolders!

East High School is intentional in creating an inclusive and supportive environment where students and families feel safe and connected to staff and the community, diverse identities are celebrated and promoted, and high expectations and equitable access to rigor are the norm in every classroom so that every student graduates college, career and community ready.

What Makes East High Unique

See how we’re inspiring students to excel.

  • Freshman Academy
  • Neighborhood System
  • 18 AP courses offered
  • 25 interscholastic sports
  • A wide range of performing arts productions and displays of visuals such as Spoken Word, Beta Club, Link Crew Mentoring, Student Congress and World Language Clubs.


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Get In Touch

Contact East High

East High
2222 East Washington Avenue
Madison WI 53704

Office: (608) 204-1603

East High Alumni

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Through the Foundation’s Adopt-a-School program, Madison’s public schools are “adopted” by a local business, organization, or government agency, forming mutually enriching partnerships.

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