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.



Girls Track State Meet

HSE Girls' Track competed in 4 events and earned All State honors by placing in the top 6 in each of those events. Congratulations to Jahnia Hodge, McKayla Jones, Soledad Jean, and Sophia Clark for placing 4th in the State in the 4x100m relay. Jahnia Hodge also placed 4th in the State in the Triple Jump while Soledad Jean placed 5th in the State in the Long Jump. Soledad is also the Outdoor State Champion, placing 1st in the High Jump; making her back to back High Jump Champion in the event the past 2 seasons. Further, she was also voted by the Suffolk Coaches as one of just 5 MVPs for all of Suffolk County. The girls will be competing next weekend at Nationals in North Carolina.

ACSL All-Stars- American Computer Science League

The HIgh School East American Computer Science League (ACSL) Senior team of Jared Bank, Dylan Weber, and Jaden Beck finished in 7th place in the world at the ACSL Invitational All-Star Contest. It was the most grueling contest in years, with one program separating the 2nd place and 7th place teams!