Eastern High School (Michigan)
|Lansing Eastern High School|
|Motto||"finis coronat opus"-the end crowns the work|
|School district||Lansing School District|
|Grades||7 to 12|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Athletics conference||Capital Area Activities Conference|
|Sports||Football, Soccer, Track, Cross Country, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Baseball, Swimming & Diving|
|Website||Lansing Eastern High School Website|
Lansing Eastern High School is a public high school in Lansing, Michigan as part of the Lansing School District. Eastern International Baccalaureate Magnet High School is the only high school in mid-Michigan authorized to offer students the opportunity to earn a International Baccalaureate Diploma. Eastern also has the second largest alumni association in the United States. It is located on the city's east-side on Pennsylvania Avenue, one block north of Michigan Avenue. The building was connected with former Pattengill Middle School next to Sparrow Hospital. In 2007, Sparrow purchased the Pattengill property to create a parking lot. With the deconstruction of Pattengill Middle School, Lansing Eastern became the oldest operational school in the Lansing School District. It opened in 1928 as the second high school in the city. The athletic teams were named Quakers because the school was located on Pennsylvania Avenue and a Society of Friends (Quaker) meeting house was located across the street. In March 2012 the Lansing School District announced that Eastern would house 7-12 grades beginning in the 2012-2013 school year. On Jan. 20, 2016, the Lansing School Board voted to sell the school to the Edward Sparrow Hospital Association for approximately $2.5 million. Students are to be relocated to Pattengill Middle School in Fall 2019.
Eastern's sports teams are known as the Quakers and are members of the Capital Area Activities Conference, with intracity rivals Everett High School and Sexton High School. The school adopted the Quaker as its mascot because the school is located on Pennsylvania Avenue and the Quakers settled in Pennsylvania State.
The Don Johnson Field House is located behind Eastern. Inside, the Field House contains a basketball court named for Paul Cook, a former Quaker Men's Basketball coach and the all-time winningest coach in Michigan High School Athletic Association history. It is big enough to seat the entire student body inside on the bleachers.
As of 2011, the Eastern wrestling team had the highest GPA of any wrestling team in the region.
Lansing Eastern is one of the few high schools in the area with a competitive Winter guard. The guard was established in the early 2000s. At a recent competition the guard earned enough points to be boosted up a division and is now at the AAA level.
Eastern High School is known for its International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, the only school in the area to have such a program. Post Oak Academy, one of its feeder schools, houses the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program and Chinese Immersion Program. Additionally, Eastern is known for drop-out rates in excess of 40%.
- Kevin Jackson, Olympic Gold Medalist wrestling, and head wrestling coach at Iowa State University
- Sam Vincent, former head coach for NBA team Charlotte Bobcats
- Jay Vincent, former NBA player
- Kip Miller, former NHL player
- Kevin Miller, former NHL player
- Kelly Miller, former NHL player
- "Eastern High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
- "Eastern's History". www.lansingschools.net. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
- "International Baccalaureate". www.lansingschools.net. Retrieved 2018-03-06.