Overall, East is a pretty pathetic situation. I've been attending since sixth grade (this is my eighth grade year), and since then, the conditions have gotten progressively worse. A once thriving student council program is now nonexistent. Students are never sure who their counselor will be, since there are different ones every year and almost always different substitutes that know nearly nothing. The eighth grade class goes on a trip to Cedar Point for a day, while other schools in the district go to places like New York City or Washington D.C. for nearly a week. There are few leadership opportunities for students, especially TAG students. As the TAG school, it's rather sad how careless some (not all) of the teachers are. Some take months to grade an essay, and others seem to forget that school starts at 7:58 and walk in ten minutes late pretty regularly. The administration is rather reactive instead of proactive, especially when dealing with disciplinary issues. Students are often punished for small things like having a phone ring in class, but bullying is pretty much scoffed at and is rarely a reason for punishment. Twice this year, students were forced to attend school without any power, including a day in the frigid winter with no heat. Some classrooms have collapsed tables and holes in the floor that maintenance refuses to correct, no matter how much teachers complain. I'll be happy to leave East. As a TAG student, East is not a good place to put the program, due to all these things. Of the teachers I've had, I've put together a list of the actually good, proactive ones to look for in your or your child's schedule:
Sixth Grade: Mrs. Formosa (Math), Mrs. Nowaske (Science).
Seventh Grade: Ms. Groth (Social Studies), Mr. Riley (Science) , Ms. McLaughlin (Math)
Eighth Grade: Mrs. Coratti (Science), Ms. Keiles (Math)
Electives: Ms. Hallinen (Spanish), Ms. Koba (Choir), Ms. Jurmo (PE)
Again, not all the teachers I haven't listed are bad, but of the ones I've had, these are pretty much the only ones.