East High School

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See how we’re inspiring students to excel.

Madison’s oldest high school, East High is a microcosm of the city of Madison, reflecting its rich ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity.  We have a remarkable school culture that is based on trust and respect: where diversity is cherished and celebrated, and where students will embark on a process of self-discovery and learning in a safe and welcoming environment.

What Makes East Unique:

  • Freshman Academy
  • Neighborhood System
  • 18 AP courses offered
  • 25 interscholastic sports
  • A wide range of performing arts productions and displays of visuals such as Spoken Word, Beta Club, Link Crew Mentoring, Student Congress and World Language Clubs.



Get in Touch


East High
2222 E Washington Ave
Madison WI 53704

Office: (608) 204-1603
East High School Website

Give a Gift

Interested in supporting our school? Give a gift to East High School.

Are you an MMSD Alum? Connect with us and share your story.

“Shout out to the Social Studies Department at East High School! Full of incredible educators who work hard for their students and deeply care about them. Their energy, enthusiasm, and passion for what they teach are contagious. If I could spend my entire day in the History Wing I would be a very happy student.”

Support Our School


Through the Foundation’s Adopt-a-School program, Madison’s public schools are “adopted” by a local business, organization, or government agency, forming mutually enriching partnerships.



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Why I Give

When I began as a principal in the district, a representative from the Foundation and I had the opportunity to meet. Her warm welcome coupled with the selfless mission of the organization inspired me to get involved initially. I was then able to see the meaningful contributions the Foundation makes to our schools each and every day, which inspired me to continue my support.


We support the Foundation because we believe in public education. We strongly believe that the public school system is a bedrock community institution that provides opportunity for all children. Through the Foundation’s financial support, many innovative projects that enhance the educational experience of Madison children have begun and been sustained over the years.


As a strong believer in the public school system, I’m convinced that a strong preK-12 program is the way to ensure equitable opportunity for all. The Foundation’s enthusiastic attitude supports promising educational practices and exemplifies philanthropic leadership. It’s a phenomenal ally and advocate of Madison’s schools, and as a high-caliber, well-managed organization, it is richly deserving of our support.