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East High School (Columbus, Ohio)

Updated: 2017-07-13T21:55Z
East High School
1500 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio, (Franklin County) 43205
United States
Coordinates39°58′2″N 82°57′39″W / 39.96722°N 82.96083°W / 39.96722; -82.96083Coordinates: 39°58′2″N 82°57′39″W / 39.96722°N 82.96083°W / 39.96722; -82.96083
TypePublic, Coeducational high school
SuperintendentDan Good[1]
PrincipalErnest Wood[1]
Color(s)Black and Orange [1]         
Athletics conferenceColumbus City League[1]
Team nameTigers[1]
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools [2]
Athletic DirectorMoore[1]

East High School is a public high school located on the near east side of Columbus, Ohio at 1500 E. Broad Street. It is a part of Columbus City Schools. It was originally constructed in 1922.

Renovation work at East HS was completed December 2008. The historic building has been equipped for 21st-century learning. Renovation work included restoring numerous skylights throughout the building, refinishing the solid woodwork and wrought iron railings, as well as installing new 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. The new gymnasium features three full-sized basketball courts and seating for 1850 spectators. Total construction cost was $28.2 million.

Notable alumni


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.[citation needed] 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



  1. ^ a b c d e f OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  2. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on September 23, 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  3. ^ "D.K. Wilgus Collection". UCLA Ethomusicology Archive. UCLA. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  4. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 

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