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Eagle Contact Information
School Phone: 292.7715
School Fax: 292.7328
Guidance Office: 292.7720
Attendance Office: 292.7725
Athletic Department: 292.7728
Health Room: 292.7721
Media Center: 292.7726
*Area Code: 864
                                
   
Contact Information

School Phone: 864.292.7715
School Fax: 864.292.7328
Guidance Office: 864.292.7720
Attendance Office: 864.292.7725
Athletic Department: 864.292.7770
Health Room: 864.292.7721
Media Center: 864.292.7726

Location 

1300 Brushy Creek Drive, Taylors, SC 29687
Traveling on East-North Street away from downtown, turn left onto Brushy Creek Drive (after Brushy Creek Elementary). The school will be on your left.

Mission 

Eastside High School is the educational center of our community. Our faculty, students, and parents share a deep sense of pride and commitment to our school. Excellence is expected, nurtured, and celebrated at Eastside. As a learning community, we strive to ensure quality and equity in a positive atmosphere with a strong emphasis on academics, athletics, and arts.

School Statistics 

Enrollment: 1,274

Student Achievement:

Basic Skills Assessment Test (BSAP)-Exit Exam
Percentage of tenth graders scoring at /above state standard:
 

Math Reading Writing
1999/2000 89% 89% 97%
2000/01 92% 96% 94%
2001/02 94% 94% 93%

Metropolitan Achievement Test
Percentage scoring at/above 50th National percentile
 
1997/98 69%
1998/99 70%
1999/2000 67%

Graduates in post-secondary education: 96% (2000/01)

Student Attendance: 96.6% (2001/2002)
 
 

School Colors, Motto, and Mascot 

School Colors: Blue and Gold
School Motto: Strength through Human Understanding
School Mascot: Eagle

Bell Schedule

8:00-8:54     1st period
9:04-10:00     2nd Period
10:05-10:59  3rd Period
11:04-11:58  4th Period
12:03-1:37    5th Period

12:03-12:43  1st Lunch
12:57-1:37    2nd Lunch

1:42-2:36      6th period
2:41-3:35      7th period

Foothills
  Morning:  Leave Eastside at 8:45, return at 11:40
  Afternoon: Leave Eastside at 12:05, return at 3:25
Fine Arts Center
  Morning:  Leave Eastside at 8:45, return at 11:40

Alma Mater

Mighty Eagles soar together,
Proudly wear the Blue and Gold.
Strive for human understanding,
Pride and learning are our goals.
Clasp your hands in total friendship,
Join your hearts in brotherhood,
Work to see your goals accomplished,
Reaching up for truth and good.
Tho the time is swiftly passing,
Time for farewells soon must be.
We can keep you, Eastside High School,
Dearly held in memory.

Eastside High School is the educational center of our community. Our faculty, students, and parents share a deep sense of pride and commitment to our school. Excellence is expected, nurtured, and celebrated at Eastside. As a learning community, we strive to ensure quality and equity in a positive atmosphere with a strong emphasis on academics, athletics, and arts. 
-Sheryl Taylor

History 

"STRENGTH THROUGH HUMAN UNDERSTANDING," Eastside's motto, has served as Eastside's focus since 1970 and carried her through many accomplishments in academics, athletics, citizenship, pride and loyalty.

Eastside first opened its doors to 650 students in August of 1970. The students came from Wade Hampton, Lincoln, Greer, and J.L. Mann High Schools. Mr. John Durr, Eastside's first principal, welcomed Eastside's first student body and shared his vision of a strong, united, spirited,and comprehensive community high school whose students could realize their goals and reach their full potential. During its first year, Eastside established school colors of royal blue and gold, chose the eagle as its mascot, decided upon its motto, printed its first school newspaper (The Eagle's Cry), and began its first yearbook (Aurea Aquila). Eastside also formed its chapter of the National Honor Society and began its marching band (without uniforms). 

By 1973, Eastside's student body had doubled in size; the building had also been enlarged to accommodate this growth. Mr. Eddie Jones became Eastside's second principal at the beginning of the 1973-1974 academic year. In the fall of 1975, Dr. Leonard Pellicer became Eastside's third principal. By 1977 athletics became the focus for school spirit and pride. The football team, under the direction of John Carlisle, won Eastside's first state championship. Mr. J. Brodie Bricker became Eastside's fourth principal beginning in 1977 and remained in that position longer than any other principal. Mr. Bricker established the slogan "PRIDE OF THE UPCOUNTRY" to designate Eastside's achievements. 

The 1980's saw Eastside's student population increase to over 1400. Dr. Alexia Latimer established the first computer lab in the School District of Greenville County. Natural Helpers, a national peer counseling organization, was established as the first in Greenville County as well as in South Carolina. In 1987 Eastside was entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world's largest car wash (over 1000 cars in a single day.) 1987 also brought Betty Workman as Eastside's first female principal. Mrs. Workman, who had been at Eastside since it's opening, continued the leadership of Eastside with excellence. Dr. Lacy Wilkins began his stewardship at Eastside in the fall of 1988 and initiated students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the school day. 

The 1990's witnessed the reconstruction of Eastside's football stadium and also ushered in the concept of Site-Based Management. Eastside's seventh principal, Ken Peake, began his leadership role in 1993. Eastside celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary at the time Mr. Peake was principal. Mr. Dave Quick served as principal between 1995 and 1998 and was followed by Mr. Buddy Blackmon at the beginning of the 1998 school year. Mrs. Sheryl Taylor became the interim principal beginning in August, 2000, and thus is Eastside's second female principal.

Eastside is the fulfillment of a vision, inspired by her leaders -- students, teachers, administrators, parents, and all the supportive citizens of the community -- a team effort that gives special meaning to "Strength Through Human Understanding". 

 


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