Welcome to the
East Counseling Department

Misson Statement:

The counselors at Duluth East High School work as a team to provide the best possible academic and emotional support with care, empathy, and dedication to all students. Through our genuine effort and commitment, students will realize and embrace that they are unique and will strive to be the best they can be as members of the Duluth community and of society. The members of our team also provide support and assistance to other faculty members and parents as we are all working towards helping our students feel valued, important, and successful.


The Role of the School Counselor

  • School counselors are actively committed to helping students explore their abilities, strengths, interests, and talents as these traits relate to career awareness and development.
  • School counselors help parents focus on ways to further the education, personal and social growth of students.
  • School counselors work with teachers and other educators to help students explore their potential and set realistic goals for themselves.
  • School counselors seek to identify and utilize community resources that can enhance and compliment comprehensive school counseling programs and help students become productive members of society.
  • Comprehensive school counseling programs are considered an integral part of the educational process that enables all students to achieve success in school.


Community and School Data

East High School is located in Duluth, Minnesota next to the shores of Lake Superior. With a population of 86,000, the city of Duluth provides diversified business, professional, and industrial services to northeastern Minnesota. East High School serves approximately the eastern half of Duluth. The area is almost entirely residential.

The curriculum of our four-year high school is designed to meet the needs of approximately 1,700 students. Our curriculum is semester based and we have a six period day. The six periods are 48 minutes in length and meet five times per week. Grades are distributed six times per year. Final Grades are given after three grade periods (at the end of each semester).

About 91% of East's graduates go on to some form of further education or training. Better than 63% go on to a four-year college and approximately 28% enroll in a community or two-year college option. One percent go into a full-time military or trade profession. The remainder choose immediate employment or are undecided.

Test Scores

A.C.T. MEAN SCORES (*ACT State Exam scores included)

School Year

English

Math

Reading

Science Reasoning

Composite

 Number
  Tested

2009-10

23.7

23.2

25.5

23.6

23.9

    220

2010-11

24.0

23.7

24.5

23.7

24.1

    236

2011-12

23.2

23.7

24.7

23.5

23.9

    267

2012-13

23.7

23.1

24.5

23.3

23.8

    307

2013-14

23.5

22.9

24.3

23.3

23.6

    285
2014-15 23.6  23.9   25.0   23.9   24.3      267
 2016-17* 22.7 22.5 23.3 22.6 22.9     377

S.A.T. MEAN SCORES (+SAT Redesign)

School Year

Critical Reading

Math

Writing

 Number
  Tested

2009-10

668

643

531

     15

2010-11

639

613

600

     25

2011-12

628

621

589

     29

2012-13

623

595

 612

     36

2013-14

615

597

584

     35
2014-15 673 688 605       28
       ERW    Subject  
2015-16+   631 645  688       31

A.P. TEST SCORES


School
Year


Total
Students


Number
Of Exams

Number
Of
Students
Scoring 3+

Percentage
Of
Students

Scoring 3+


*Average
AP Score

2009-10

169

216

117

69.2

2.92

2010-11

218

274

128

61.0

3.16

2011-12

184

232

150

64.2

3.67

2012-13

202

266

136

60.0

2.86

2013-14

204

262

162

61.8

3.00

2014-15

160

209

95

59.4

3.00

2015-16

181

225

142

63.0

2.80

Grade Distribution: (4.00 maximum G.P.A.)

Class

75%ile

Median

25%ile

2011

3.58

3.10

2.62

2012

3.70

3.20

2.58

2013

3.65

3.18

2.60

2014

3.67

3.15

2.37

2015

3.65

3.08

2.41

2016

3.76

3.18

2.60

Note: Computation does NOT include a system of weighing Honors or Advanced Placement Courses.

AP Scholars

During the 2015-16 school year, 9 students were distinguished as AP Scholars, 5 students achieved AP Scholars with Honors, and 1 student qualified as an AP Scholar with Distinction.

East High Scholars 

Students who rank in the upper five percent of the graduating class are designated as East Scholars and recognized at Commencement.

National Merit Qualifying Test 

Each year East students have been recognized for achievement on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The class of 2015 had five National Merit Finalists and the Class of 2016 has three students who qualify as National Merit Semi-Finalists.

Curriculum Comments 

English (9, 10, 11 or Honors 9, 10, 11) - Although differing in depth of study, both courses offer a final review of the mechanics and aims of writing and other language skills ( 1 credit each).
Composition -This course is designed to develop a clear, coherent style within the structured form of the essay. Major emphasis is on writing essays, analyzing and discussing writing techniques.
Advanced Placement - AP Language and Composition 11, AP Literature and Composition 12, AP Calculus, AP World History and AP U.S. History. All students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses are required to take the AP Exam. Advanced Placement tests are offered in other subject areas at the student's request. Students took AP tests in ten subject areas in May of 2013. Fifty-three percent of those students scored at 3 and above.
Honors Courses - Honors courses are taught in all core areas. Honors English classes are offered in grades, 9, 10, 11 and 12. Students in Honors classes may elect to take AP tests.
College in the Schools (CITS) - This program enables talented high school students to study college courses for credit in their own school under qualified, master-degreed high school instructors.

2017-2018 High School Course Catalog

2017-2018 High School Course Registration Supplement

 

Class of 2018
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