Founded in 1890, Eastern Senior High School, "The Pride of Capitol Hill," has an illustrious past that includes strong academic programs, championship winning athletic teams, and award-winning musical groups. But beginning in the 1990s the Eastern community fell on hard times, churning through 11 principals in 10 years and with graduation rates well below the District’s already poor average. In the fall of 2011, after an extensive renovation, Eastern re-launched.
Today, Eastern, an International Baccalaureate World School, serves 1,000 students from across the District of Columbia in grades 9-12.
The Eastern community needs support.
Many students, up to 70% of Eastern’s incoming freshman, enter high school unable to complete Algebra, their required math course during their first year of high school. As many students enter Eastern reading below grade level. Students throughout the Eastern community also face a myriad of issues outside of the classroom that impact their success in school and in life.
Companies for Causes supports a long-term, coordinated approach across the entire community working with school and community leaders to support students from early education through graduation. We invest in people and programs to help students stay on the path to graduation and that will, ultimately, help students succeed in college or the workplace.