|Eastern High School|
1700 East Capitol Street NE
|Motto||The Pride of Capitol Hill|
|School district||District of Columbia Public Schools|
|NCES School ID||110003000078|
|Faculty||100+ (on FTE basis)|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Student to teacher ratio||9.78:1|
|Color(s)||Blue & White|
|Metro Stop||Stadium Armory|
Eastern High School is a public high school located in the Capital Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It educates about 1100 students in grades 9 through 12. Eastern was a part of the DCPS restructuring project, reopening in 2011 to incoming freshmen and growing by a grade level each year. It graduated its first class in 2015.
Eastern was designated an International Baccalaureate school in 2013, and awarded its first IB diploma in 2015. Expected growth will make Eastern the second biggest high school in DCPS after Wilson, with over 1500 students.
Eastern is part of District of Columbia Public Schools. It was founded in 1890 as the Capitol Hill High School was later relocated and rebuilt in the collegiate gothic style and renamed Eastern Senior High School.
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