Principal's Welcome

  • Welcome to Wauwatosa East High School!

    As the principal, I am excited to share about our school with you.

    Wauwatosa East has a tradition of providing a quality, comprehensive education that dates back over 100 years. East High School was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top high schools in Wisconsin in a 2016 study and Wauwatosa was listed as one of the top suburbs for education in America.

    Once again, in 2017, East was awarded a silver medal by U.S. News and World Report and is ranked 10th in the State of Wisconsin and 590th in the United States. Additionally, the Washington Post listed East High School on its annual “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” list in 2017.

    Our learning community is strengthened by the unique contributions of our students, faculty, support staff, and parents. Our student performance continues to exceed state averages on every measure of academic achievement. We strive to improve the quality of our education and to add meaningful learning experiences for all students.

    Our award-winning faculty includes nationally board-certified teachers, Kohl Fellowship winners, and numerous leaders of and speakers for local, state, and national organizations. The PTA and
    various booster clubs offer parents, community members, and alumni additional opportunities to become involved in school events and activities.

    We also continue to honor the history of the building by showcasing the restored Works Projects Administration (WPA) murals from the 1930s in the west lobby and by displaying a rare collection of artifacts from years gone by.

    Additionally, the Wall of Inspiration honors the career achievements of Wauwatosa High School and Wauwatosa East High School graduates. In the spring of 2015, we enshrined over sixty
    coaches and athletes to the Athletic Hall of Fame to commemorate our rich school history in athletics.

    I encourage you to see East for yourself. Stop in for a visit or call with your questions. I know that you will be impressed by what we have to offer.


    Nick Hughes

    Principal, Wauwatosa East High School

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