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 Kevin Wu and Benjamin Glazebnik - "Top 25 boys swimmers and divers to watch" - Newsday

Congratulations to Benjamin Glazebnik and Kevin Wu on being selected by Newsday as two of the Top 25 boys swimmers and divers to watch for 2021 season! Ben won the 100 freestyle Suffolk championship and placed second in 50 freestyle last year and was a member of our county championship winning 200-medley relay and 400-freestyle relay teams. Kevin placed fourth in the 500 freestyle and fifth in 200 freestyle at Suffolk championships last year.


2021 PTSA Reflection Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the annual Hills East PTA Reflections art contest who have advanced to the next level of competition. They will all compete at the NY State level against the winners from other counties.

(Pictured from top left to bottom right)- Brooke Broder (Photography), Rachel Goldstein (Photography), Anna Saitzyk (Dance Choreography), Andrew Arloro (Music Composition).

The PTA Reflections is a National art contest sponsored by the PTA. Students compete at the school level, then county, state, etc. and they compete in 6 categories.