Welcome to the East Counseling Department

Misson Statement:

The counselors at Duluth East High School work as a team to provide the best possible academic and emotional support with care, empathy, and dedication to all students. The counseling program will work to provide the foundation for the acquisition of skills, attitudes, and knowledge preparing students for college and career success. Through our genuine effort and commitment, students will realize and embrace that they are unique and will strive to be the best they can be as members of the Duluth community and of society. The members of our team also provide support and assistance to other faculty members and parents as we are all working towards helping our students feel valued, important, and successful.
The Role of the School Counselor
  • School counselors are actively committed to helping students explore their abilities, strengths, interests, and talents as these traits relate to career and college awareness and readiness.
  • School counselors help parents focus on ways to further the education, personal and social growth of students.
  • School counselors work with teachers and other educators to help students explore their potential and set realistic goals for themselves.
  • School counselors seek to identify and utilize community resources that can enhance and compliment comprehensive school counseling programs and help students become productive members of society.
  • Comprehensive school counseling programs are considered an integral part of the educational process that enables all students to achieve success in school.

Community and School Data
East High School is located in Duluth, Minnesota next to the shores of Lake Superior. With a population of 86,000, the city of Duluth provides diversified business, professional, and industrial services to northeastern Minnesota. East High School serves approximately the eastern half of Duluth. The area is almost entirely residential.
The curriculum of our four-year high school is designed to meet the needs of approximately 1,600 students. Our curriculum is semester based and we have a six period day. The six periods are 48 minutes in length and meet five times per week. Grades are distributed four times per year. Final Grades are given after two grade periods (at the end of first and second semester).
About 85% of East's graduates go on to some form of further education or training. Better than 60% go on to a four-year college and approximately 22% enroll in a community or two-year college option. Eight percent go into a full-time military or trade profession. The remainder choose immediate employment or are undecided.

Test Scores A.C.T. MEAN SCORES 

Grad Year




Science Reasoning


2018 21.8 21.9 24 22.7 22.7 328
2019 23.2 23.4 24.5 23.8 23.9 289
2020 22.2 23 24.5 23.4 23.5 188
2021 23 24.1 25.4 24.4 24.4 121





Total Score  Number


676 654 N/A 17
2019 652 640 N/A 37
2020 670 657 1328 22
2021 695 660 1347 29


2019 AP Scholars=6



Of Exams

Scoring 3+


Scoring 3+

AP Score

2018 137 171 102 59% 2.9
2019 138 162 86 53% 2.7
2020 159 175 96 55% 2.73
2021 118 155 97 63% 2.8


Grade Distribution: (4.00 maximum G.P.A./Non-Weighted Scale)


75th Percentile

50th Percentile

25th Percentile

2018 3.74 3.23 2.49
2019 3.77 3.32 2.75
2020 3.78 3.32 2.70
2021 3.821 3.34 2.72

Note: Computation does NOT include a system of weighing Honors or Advanced Placement Courses.

East High Scholars 

Students who rank in the upper five percent of the graduating class are designated as East Scholars and recognized at Commencement.

National Merit Qualifying Test 
Each year East students have been recognized for achievement on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The Class of 2022 has one National Merit Semi-Finalist. 

East is committed to providing equal educational opportunities for all of our students.

In alignment with the Duluth Schools District policy, we do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, immigration status, sex, marital status, familial status, socioeconomic status, physical appearance, sexual orientation, including gender identity and expression, academic status related to student performance, disability, status with regard to public assistance, age, military status, association with a person or group with one or more of the aforementioned actual or perceived characteristics, or any other distinguishing characteristic defined in Minnesota Human Rights Act (Chapter 363A).

Link to the District policy on Equal Educational Opportunity.

Based on this policy, transgender students and their parents/guardians have the ability to submit the Student Record Update form to change the name and gender of their student in Infinite Campus, regardless of their legal birth status.