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East Lake High School

East Lake High School

School Information

1300 Silver Eagle Drive

Tarpon Springs , Florida 34688

Office: (727)942-5419

Fax: (727)942-5441

Directions to East Lake High School


PTSA Meeting

The PTSA is having a general meeting on February 3rd and the PCCPTA (Pinellas County Council  PTA) program for February will be held at East Lake High School on Thursday February 19th in the Media Center @ 7:00 PM titled “The Effects of Drinking and Driving”  which is a testimonial from Derrick Jenkins who was involved in a motorcycle accident that almost took his life.  See his YouTube video at Blind-Sight is 20/20   Hospitality starts at 6:15 PM.  Don’t miss this amazing program. 

Mentors Wanted

We will be having a Mentor Workshop February 25 9:00-11:00 AM in the Media Center

Contact Teresa Peterson or 727-942-5419 Ext.2014

Graduation Walking Fee

 1/20-1/30 in the Cafeteria -$30 by Cash, money order, or check (account number must be printed on the check along with with an address)

 2/17-2/20 in the Cafeteria -$30 by Cash, money order, or check (account number must be printed on the check along with with an address)

 Starting 3/2 any student who has not yet paid can bring the money to Mrs. A.Dorrier in room 3245 or Mrs.Hynes 9209

 Starting 5/4 Walking Fee Increases to $35 any student who still needs to pay can bring the money to Mrs. A.Dorrier in room 3245 or Mrs. Hynes in 9209

Information Night - 9th and 10th Graders

9th and 10th Grade Students and Parents - Guidance will be hosting an information night in the auditorium on January 26th. At 6:00pm we will be presenting to 9th Grade families, and 7:00pm we will be presenting to 10th Grade families. The presentation will consist of interpreting PSAT results, upcoming registration information, SPC opportunities, and much more!

Applying for Engineering Academy

Please visit the Pinellas County School Board website at to apply. The application period is from January 7 to January 17, 2015

Semester Grade Calculations 2014-15

Click Here

Pinellas County Coach of the Year

TIM O'KEEFE - Girls Swimming

PCS Family Engagement Mobile APP

In a continued effort to keep families engaged, the district Office of Strategic Partnerships has developed a Family Engagement Mobile App. The PCS Family Engagament Mobile App will provide parents access to extended classroom opportunities, family engagement tips and opportunities and parent "How To" videos. There will also be information about parent workshop schedules, parent peer support, and information that will support student Learning and School improvemnt. For more information click here 

Juniors and Seniors

Juniors and Seniors you can start viewing spring SPC courses for dual enrollment beginning October 13th. Please see your guidance counselor once you have viewed the courses and are ready to complete the registration form for SPC. You may begin registering for courses on October 29th. The classes will fill up, so you need to come to guidance as soon as possible. 

Parking Permit

Students may download the student parking permit form here. Please make sure a parent signs the form and bring proof of insurance and car registration. Regular parking permits are $5 and senior parking spot cost an additional $10. Cash only

Attention Parents

Now you can find all school updates on East Lake official Facebook and Twitter pages.


A remaining general meeting will be held on May 5th at 7 PM. All are welcome to attend.

Address Verification

Pinellas County Schools is implementing a new address-verification procedure. The process will ensure that all parents receive timely information about important topics, including emergencies, transportation, scheduling and school placements.

About ELHS

East Lake High School, one of 17 high schools in the Pinellas County school sysytem, is on of the most recently constructed high schools in Pinellas County. It is situated in a suburban-type community of north Pinellas County. East Lake High School currently serves more than 2,000 students from the communities of Tarpon Springs, East Lake, Palm Harbor, and Oldsmar.

Built in 1986, the nine-building complex is located on the west side of East Lake Road, south of Keystone Road. Designed for flexibility, economy, and adaptability, the individual units, including the three two-story classroom buildings and an administrative building with the media center over it, are connected by covered walkways. The remaining five buildings are a 1,500-seat gymnasium, a theatre that accomodates 886 people, choral, band and keyboard rooms and support facility units including food services and mechanical backup. Seventy percent of all light comes from natural outside sources. East Lake is also unique in its building design to include a Child Care Center available to faculty and community.

The Curriculum is designed to be broad and deep enough in scope to provide for a wide range of student interests and abilities. Offerings for the college-bound students include honors and Advanced Placement courses, dual enrollment with St. Petersburg College and executive internship training. Vocational programs available include business, drafting, and family and consumer science. On-the-job training is available through the Diversified Cooperative Training Programs. Special needs students are met through the High School Education Alternatives Program of classes and exceptional education (ESE) programs. Expanded offerings in art, drama, and music serve to meet special interests of students. The ever-expanding world of technology is becoming a cital part of all curriculum areas.

Accepting Responsibility as future community leaders, many student groups continue their academic efforts by participationg in community service projects. Environmental and beautification projects have been a continual source of service to the campus and the community. Art students exhibited personal works at local community centers. The National Honor Society membership has grown to be the largest chapter in Pinellas County.

East Lake High School is also fortunate to have community and business participation om ots collaboration for excellence. Members, students, parents and business/community partners comprise the School Advisory Council. Staff members at East Lake High School continues to work under the philosophy developed when the school opened, recognizing their responsibility to the students and to the community. Their commitment to a student-centered learning environment is evident in the successful efforts of teachers and counselors to increase student performance and make learning relevant. From developing a vocational/ career guidance program to the teaching of technology, the staff works to help students help students reach maximum potential. East Lake High continue to believe that parents, educators, students and the community shall and will shrare the respinsibility for learning.