Welcome to the Half Hollow Hills High School East homepage, a site to highlight, inform and celebrate everything that is High School East. As one of the finest educational settings in the country, High School East annually receives recognition at the local, state and national level for both individual and collective achievements. James Baldwin said, “Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.” We are the Thunderbirds! According to folklore, the Thunderbird, is a mythical creature which was considered to be supernatural; holding great power and strength. Perhaps most notably, the Thunderbird is known to embody a variety of facets and features. Similar to that spirit, High School East enjoys a diverse school community that we continually look to honor and embrace. Everyone brings value and importance to our school community, for it is the collective passions, thoughts and spirit that make High School East truly come to life.

Milton K. Strong, Ed. D.



Congratulations to the Hills East DECA Business Club

Congratulations to the Hills East DECA Business Club who had a fantastic showing at the DECA Suffolk County Regional Competition.  The students competed against every school in Suffolk County in a variety of business topics from Finance to Sports Marketing. Please join us in congratulating this years winners for their hard work and dedication to business. 

Adam Nathan 1st Place, Aden Cohen, Alexa Cooper 3rd Place, Alexis Kalina  3rd Place, Benjamin Brett, Brandon Sivin, Brent Morris, Brooke Gronich, Carly Yanover, Drew Miller, Emily Sobel, Ethan Breakstone, Hunter Rudman 3rd Place, Jamie Klinkowize, Jordan Katz 3rd Place, Josh DeCicco, Justin Adler, Lev Glushkovski, Lilly Nussbaum, Matthew Freedman, Ryan Steinberg, 1st Place, Sari Strizik 3rd Place, Sydney Homler 1st Place, Victoria Tong 1st Place, William Banai 2nd Place, Zakariya Khwaja.

HSE Emerging Leaders Winners

The HSE business students competed in the 17th Annual Emerging Leaders Business Competition on December 4, 2019 at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, NY.  Twenty-two HSE students participated in the event.   Five HSE students placed in their categories.  One student earned a first-place award and four students earned third place awards. The following are the results:

  1.  Sari Strizik - First Place-Job Interview
  2.  Jordyn Aronowitz and Victoria Tong - Third Place - Entrepreneurship
  3.   Ishan Zakariya Khwaja and Brandon Sivin - Third Place -Human Resources