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 our 2021 SCMEA All-County Jazz musicians!

Congratulations to the Hills East students selected as SCMEA All-County Jazz musicians: Hills East's Zayan Zahoori, Kent Malaby, Julia LaBianca, Lila Goldstein and Kevin Malone! #HHHCSD

Congratulations to our 2021 NYSSMA Musicians

Congratulations to the Hills East students selected as All-State musicians to represent our district at the 2021 NYSSMA Conference in Rochester, NY: Andrew Arloro, Lila Goldstein, Mason Herman, Sophia Lerebours, Jacob Leshnower, Mark Shapiro and Alice Wang! We are also very proud of our many alternates that were selected (Michelle Kim, Sharon Li, Timothy Park, Maia Penzer, Shaun Phillips, Zachariah Shin, Allison Smith, Aerin Sorice).