|East High School|
1500 East Broad Street
|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|Superintendent||Dr. Talisa Dixon|
|Principal||Charles Richardson Jr.|
|Color(s)||Black and Orange |
|Athletics conference||Columbus City League|
|Rival||Linden McKinley High School|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Athletic Director||Anthony Brown|
Renovation work at East High School was completed in December 2008. The work included restoring numerous skylights throughout the building, refinishing the solid woodwork and wrought iron railings, as well as installing energy-efficient lighting fixtures. The new capacity is 1032 students. Included in the renovation was the addition of a 34,000-square-foot (3,200 m2) gymnasium, which features three full-sized basketball courts and seating for 1850 spectators. The total construction cost was $28.2 million.
This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability policy. (June 2017)
- Kevin Boyce, Ohio State Treasurer
- Bernie Casey, NFL player, actor
- Chic Harley, College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Ohio State University Stadium is "The House That Harley Built"
- Jim Marshall, former NFL player
- Ray Miller, elected to the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate.
- Alex Moore, American football player
- Gardner Rea, cartoonist
- Ed Ratleff, college basketball All-American and NBA player
- Thelma Thall, two-time world table tennis champion.
- Philip Michael Thomas of Miami Vice fame
- James Thurber, writer, humorist, cartoonist (attended the original East HS on Franklin Ave.)
- D. K. Wilgus (graduated 1935), folksong scholar and academic
- Granville Waiters, NBA player
- Chuckie Williams, college basketball All-American and NBA player
- Bill Willis, College Football Hall of Fame 1977. Ohio State lineman 1941-44
- Hearcel Craig, Columbus City Councilman, Ohio Legislator and Ohio State Senate.
Columbus East won the first state boys basketball championship for the capital city in 1951. This was Columbus, Ohio's first basketball championship for the high school category. This team is considered to be one of the greatest teams in Ohio high school basketball history. The team was composed of Rollie Harris, Romey Watkins, Dick Linson, Ed Granger, and Bill Truss. They were coached by the legendary Paul "Bucky" Walters. This historic team beat the highly favored Hamilton Big Blue in the State finals before a soldout crowd. The Walters team used an advanced defense called the "flat iron" zone. The offense was also ahead of their time relying on the incredible passing skills of Watkins and the "fast break".
Ohio High School Athletic Association state championships
- Boys Baseball - 1969
- Boys Basketball – 1951,1963,1968,1969,1979
- Boys Cross Country – 1955
- Boys Track and Field – 1914
- Girls Track and Field – 1982,1983
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Archived from the original on 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on September 23, 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- "D.K. Wilgus Collection". UCLA Ethomusicology Archive. UCLA. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.