From the Principal:

John YoungquistEast High School Students, Staff, and Community,

Whether you are new to our school or have been a part of the East High School experience for many years, we welcome you and appreciate your interest and presence in our community.

East High School has been known as the heart of the Denver Public Schools since 1875 and has been educating area youth in our current building since 1924. Our traditions run deep and the successes of our students continue as we strive to provide innovative learning experiences that challenge, support, and engage every Angel.

Our school building, an historic landmark in the City of Denver, has recently been named by Architectural Digest as one of the “Top 20 Most Beautiful High Schools in America.” While those of us who have been around the school awhile know this to be true, we also know that the true beauty in our school is represented in the spirit of our students, the strength of our staff, and the ongoing commitment of our parents and community members to support the success of every young person who walks our halls.

While our Angels are known as outstanding scholars, impressive athletes, and invested citizens in our community, it is the commitment that our students demonstrate in the classroom every single day that is most impressive and most valued. Our teachers and staff members work as a powerful team to provide rigorous and engaging learning experiences for our students. It fills me with pride when our students tell me “It’s the teachers, Mr. Youngquist, that make the biggest difference for me at East. They know me, they care about me, and they expect great things. They are why I love our school.”

Our school is unique in many ways. One of the most important distinctions, the one that represents our highest value, is an understanding of the power of diversity. Our Angels join us from every corner of the metro Denver area. Our Angels represent the diversity of culture, ethnicity, race, gender, religion, linguistic heritage, and economic experience that are alive in our city. Our Angels thrive in the engagement of this diversity that is empowering to the learning and life experience of every student that we serve.

I am honored to serve as your principal at East High School.

All the best for every Angel,

Mr. Youngquist