East Lake High School

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  • Homecoming Updates


    ·       The homecoming dance has been moved to September 23rd at 7:00 pm at Innisbrook.  Ticket sales will continue into next week at least through Wednesday, September 22nd. 

    ·       The powder puff game has been moved to next Thursday, September 21st at 5:30 PM on the East Lake football field. 

    ·       The JV football game will still be held this evening at 7:00 PM @ Clearwater HS. 

    ·       This week we will continue with our homecoming dress-up days Thursday and Friday.  Thursday will be Generations Day and Friday will be Spirit Day. 





    The 9/9/17 administration of the ACT, scheduled to be given at East Lake High School, has been canceled due to inclement weather. The rescheduled test date will be posted at www.actstudent.org as soon as it is set. Registered examinees will receive official notification from ACT. This announcement is only for those examinees registered at East Lake High School.



    HomeComing Tickets on sale now in the theatre lobby at lunch!

    Thursday: Juniors and Seniors

    Friday through Friday Sept 22nd: All Grade Levels

    What to bring:


    $35 Cash, Money Order

    Pre-Registration Form-signed

    Guest Form *if applicable


    Volunteers Needed

    Please contact Theresa Peterson in the Family and Community Liaison' s Office here at East Lake HS for a full list of volunteer opportunities.  Highlighted opportunities available now include:

    Homecoming- Ticket sales and chaperones

    Athletic Department- Sports Historian 


    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.



    ELHS Guidance Scholarship Information


    Next Generation Tech Competition

    Pinellas Education Foundation



     The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

    Applications due by 11/7/17

    Spirit.prudential.com and nassp.org/spirit


    Horatio Alger Association

    Application Deadline October 25, 2017

    2.0  gpa – Requiring Financial Assistance to attend college



    2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Contests

    Entries received by 9/12/17

    Essay Contest



    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


    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.