Eastern High School (Washington, D.C.)

Eastern High School is a public high school located in 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 High School
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Eastern High School is located in the District of Columbia
Eastern High School
Eastern High School
Eastern High School is located in the United States
Eastern High School
Eastern High School
1700 East Capitol Street NE
Washington, D.C.

Coordinates38°53′26″N 76°58′49″W / 38.89056°N 76.98028°W / 38.89056; -76.98028Coordinates: 38°53′26″N 76°58′49″W / 38.89056°N 76.98028°W / 38.89056; -76.98028
MottoThe Pride of Capitol Hill
School districtDistrict of Columbia Public Schools
NCES School ID110003000078
PrincipalSah Brown
Faculty100+ (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades9 to 12
Enrollment1025[1] (2015–16)
Student to teacher ratio9.78:1[1]
Color(s)Blue and white
Metro StopStadium Armory

Eastern was designated an International Baccalaureate school in 2013, and awarded its first IB diploma in 2015.[2] Expected growth will make Eastern the second biggest high school in DCPS after Wilson, with over 1500 students.[1]

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.[3]


  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Softball

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Eastern Shs. National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 7, 2011. "Total Students: 352 (2009-2010)"
  2. ^ "School Profiles Home". profiles.dcps.dc.gov. Retrieved 2016-06-18.
  3. ^ "Replace or Modernize? The Future of the District of Columbia's Endangered Old and Historic Public Schools: Eastern Senior High School" (PDF). 21st Century School Fund. May 2001. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  4. ^ Hermann, Peter (2017-09-01). "Isaac Fulwood, Washington police chief during tumultuous era, dies at 77". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-09-30.
  5. ^ Cavna, Michael (2016-03-21). "Today's winning Google Doodle invoking Black Lives Matter was designed by a high school sophomore". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  6. ^ Langer, Emily (2014-01-13). "Franklin McCain, who helped inspire sit-ins for civil rights as part of Greensboro Four, dies". Washington Post. Retrieved 2014-02-09.

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