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 Ms. McCormack and the Speech and Debate team

Congratulations to the HS East Speech and Debate team for earning membership into the prestigious '100 Club' from the National Speech and Debate Association. This milestone is remarkable because it demonstrates outstanding commitment to teaching students essential life skills - including communication, research, listening, writing, and organization.

National Speech & Debate Association's Academic All American Award - Nicholas Likos

Congratulations to Hills East's Nicholas Likos on earning the National Speech & Debate Association's All American award! Each year fewer than 1% of the 141,000 student members of the National Speech & Debate Association earn this award that recognizes academic rigor, competitive speech and debate success, and personal excellence.