Eastern High School

Re-launched in 2011, Eastern is poised to become the highest performing comprehensive high school in the District of Columbia. 

Eastern_Logo.jpgFounded 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 850 students from across the District of Columbia in grades 9-12.

Points of Pride

Academic Programming          Athletic Success         Musical Legacy

Eastern is the only comprehensive, neighborhood high school in the District of Columbia to offer an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma. Eastern has boasted foreign exchange programs, award-winning student publications, and strong programs in both health and law career exploration.
Eastern Ramblers have excelled in athletics throughout its history. In 1975, the Rambler boys’ basketball team won the DCIAA Championship. In 1981, the Ramblers were ranked 6th nationally in football. In 2014/15, Rambler athletic teams participated in 14 sports and took home city championships in football and bowling.
The band, the Blue and White Marching Machine, has marched in three Presidential inaugurations. The Eastern choir has many impressive achievements including placing second in a worldwide competition held in Vienna, Austria and singing with the legendary Aretha Franklin.