EAHS is considered one of the top public high schools in WNY. Last June, Business First newspaper rated EAHS #4 among 133 public and private high schools. We have been ranked in the top ten of WNY high schools for 24 consecutive years.In 2016, The Washington Post selected EAHS as one of the nation’s top public high schools. Each year, Newsweek magazine ranks the nation’s public high schools on their ability to prepare students for college and career readiness. In 2015-16 EAHS was selected by Newsweek as among the top 2% of the nation’s public high schools. Finally, the NYS Education Department designated EAHS as a Reward School for 2015-16. This designation is awarded to NY state public schools that have the highest achievement in the state with no significant gaps in student achievement, marking the fourth consecutive year EAHS has been designated a Reward School.
EAHS is proud to offer one of the most well-rounded and comprehensive course selections in a Western New York (WNY) high school. Students are required to complete a minimum of 22 credits in order to graduate. This experience includes our core academic subjects and learning experiences in Art, Music, Business, Technology, Health, Physical Education and Language. A critical component of the success of EAHS graduates is their participation in our specialty programs. We support and offer 2-year off-site training programs focusing on one of 14 vocational trades, 17 AP courses including a 2-year college-level AP Capstone curriculum, a NYS Career Technical Education (CTE) endorsed business sequence, a 2-year International Studies multi-disciplinary program, a 4-year multi-disciplinary STEM initiative and a Film Academy.Approximately 92% of the Class of 2017 are attending a four or two-year college/university. Seventy (70) percent of the Class of 2017 earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Seventy-nine (79) percent of EAHS students participating in the Advanced Placement (A.P.) program earned a score of 3 or higher on their respective A.P. test. The Class of 2017 had the highest percentage of graduates (93.8%) enrolling in a college/university within 16 months of graduation among all public high schools in upstate New York (Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse).
EAHS offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses in American History, Studio Art, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, European History, English Literature, French, Spanish, Statistics, U.S. History and Government, and World History.
The interscholastic athletic program at EAHS is unmatched for a school with our enrollment. Approximately 67% of the student body participates in at least one of our athletic programs and one third participates in at least two sports. The Buffalo News recently awarded EAHS with the Prep Talk Athletic Program of the Year award, an honor that names our program the best athletic program among all schools, public and private, in Western New York. In the past decade, EAHS has accumulated numerous honors including 43 Sectional championships, five Far West Regional championships, and an astounding 11 team and 12 individual New York State championships.
The EAHS extracurricular club offerings includes over 20 options for high school students. They develop leadership skills, a sense of belonging and establish long lasting student activity traditions. The options have evolved with the changing interests of our students. The student activities calendar is highlighted by an annual ski trip, badminton tournament, whale watch trip, a Euro dance, an all-night lock-in, New York City trip, school musical and drama production, homecoming, talent show, prom and an outdoor luau dance.