East Lake High School

East Lake High School

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    US News and World Report ranks East Lake High School Best in Pinellas

    "East Lake High was ranked the best high school in Pinellas...." ~Colleen Wright

    Please see the full article on the Tampa Bay Times Gradebook.



    Blue Crue is the pep club at East Lake High School. The mission of Blue Crue is to support all East Lake athletic programs as an accepting and fun student section. Blue Crue hosts free tailgate parties for students before each varsity home football game. For more information, including how to join, please visit the Blue Crue website


     Locks, Lockers & Parking Permits

    Students may purchase their V610 Combination Locks and are allowed to keep and use them each year until they graduate.  At the end of their senior year, they may take the lock with them as it was purchased. Students must use a V610 lock purchased from our school and they must use the lock only on the locker which they registered with Student Services. Locks from home or from middle school will not be accepted. Also, no sharing of lockers is permitted. If you bring your own lock from a previous school year, it must be registered and approved by student services prior to placing on a locker. 

    Lock and Parking Permit sales will take place on the following dates in the theatre lobby.  Please do not worry if you cannot make it to the school on the days listed below.  We have plenty of locks, lockers and parking permits.  Locks are $3.00 and Parking permits are $5.00 cash. 

    July 24, 2017  8:30am-11:00am - 12th Grade only Locks and Parking Permits.  

    July 25, 2017  8:30am-11:00am - 11th Grade only Locks and Parking Permits.  

    August 4, 2017  7:30am - 9:30am 10th Grade only Lock Sales 

    August 4, 2017  10:30am - 1:00pm 9th Grade only (following orientation) Lock Sales 

    August 7, 2017  8:30am - 11:00am 10th grade only Parking Permits  

    To purchase a Parking Permit, print out a Parking form which is here. A car registration, license, proof of insurance and the parking form signed by a parent are required in order to purchase a permit.  Students must pay in cash only and preferably with correct change.  (Please no bills larger than a $20.00). 

    *"Life is Better at the Lake" wristbands will also be on sale for the low price of $2.00 each. 

    Special Dates to Remember

     August 24, 2017   6 pm Back to School night

    Congressman Bilirakis Accepting U.S. Service Academy Nomination Applications

    U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) announced today he is currently accepting applications for nomination to the prestigious U.S. service academies. Each year, Congressman Bilirakis has the opportunity to nominate high school students from Florida’s 12th District to be accepted to the U.S. Military Academy, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, or the Merchant Marine Academy.  

    “Students who have the honor of attending a U.S. service academy will receive a first-rate education, lifelong leadership skills, and the chance to serve our nation,” said Bilirakis. “I encourage all interested students who are willing to work hard and serve their fellow Americans to submit an application through my office.”
    The office will be accepting submissions through September 29, 2017, and applicants will be interviewed starting in late October. For more details and to download the application, please visit: https://bilirakis.house.gov/us-service-academy-nominations.  

    SAT Information

    Free testing for all Juniors. Click here

    East Lake Literary Magazine

    Check out East Lake’s online literary magazine at elhslitblog.wordpress.com

    Senior Information

    Click here

    State Math FSA-EOC Information

    For information on the Math FSA and EOC click here

    Pinellas County School Volunteers

    Any Volunteers, or anyone looking to volunteer for Pinellas County Schools needs to go through the Fingerprinting / Background Screening.

    Click here for more information

    Click here for the procedures form for fingerprinting

    Florida Standard Assessment

    For information on the Florida Standard Assessment testing click here

    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 

    Facebook and Twitter Updates

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

    East Lake High School Athletics Twitter page: Athletics@EastLakeEagle

    Address Verification Pinellas county

    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.


    The AVID application process has changed. The paper application is no longer accepted. Prospective applicants must complete the district application through www.pcsb.org/AVIDapp. In addition, that site has more information about AVID.




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.