East High School (Phoenix, Arizona)
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East High School Phoenix, Arizona
East High School
TypePublic secondary school
Enrollment1,251 (1982)[2]

East High School was a high school in Phoenix, Arizona, and was part of the Phoenix Union High School District.


Enrollment peaked in 1975, when 2,561 students attended the school.[2]

Phoenix Union High School District board members voted to close the school in November 1981, due to declining enrollments that has caused financial problems for the district.[3] Parents then filed a lawsuit in an effort to keep the school open.[3]

Student population

At the time of the school's closure, the school was noted by an article in The Arizona Republic to have an almost evenly divided enrollment of African Americans, "Hispanics",[4] and White Americans.[3]


The school's basketball program was considered to be a giant among the state's boys' basketball teams from 1969 to 1982, winning five big-schools state championships, one runner-up, two semifinals and five quarterfinals teams, under coach Royce Youree.[5]


  1. ^ a b "District Information / History". Phoenix Union High School District. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Arizona High School Enrollment Figures (1912-2005)" (PDF). aiaonline.org.
  3. ^ a b c Hawley, Chuck (23 June 1982). "East High closure 'a shock'". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ See Hispanic-Latino naming dispute for details of an ongoing dispute on the naming of US inhabitants who are of Latin American or Spanish origin.
  5. ^ Olbert, Richard (16 December 2014). "Phoenix East's all-time greatest boys basketball players". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2017.

External Links

EHS Alumni Association

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