Counseling

Welcome to the East Counseling Department

Mental Health Resources  and Support for Students and Families

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 (*ACT State Exam scores included)

School Year

English

Math

Reading

Science Reasoning

Composite

 Number
Tested

2009-10

23.7

23.2

25.5

23.6

23.9

220

2010-11

24.0

23.7

24.5

23.7

24.1

236

2011-12

23.2

23.7

24.7

23.5

23.9

267

2012-13

23.7

23.1

24.5

23.3

23.8

307

2013-14

23.5

22.9

24.3

23.3

23.6

285
2014-15 23.6  23.9   25.0  23.9   24.3  267
2015-16* 22.7 22.3 23.7 22.8 23.0 283
 2016-17* 20.9 21.4 23.3 22.1 22.0 377
2017-18* 22.7 23.3 24.1 23.4 23.5 247

S.A.T. MEAN SCORES (+SAT Redesign)

School Year

Critical Reading

Math

Writing

 Number
Tested

2009-10

668

643

531

15

2010-11

639

613

600

25

2011-12

628

621

589

29

2012-13

623

595

 612

36

2013-14

615

597

584

35
2014-15 673 688 605  28
  ERW   Subject  
2015-16+  631 645  688  31

2016-17+ 

676 670 34 20

2017-18+ 

676 654 34 17

A.P. TEST SCORES

2018 AP Scholars=10; AP Scholars with Honors=5; AP Scholars with Distinction=1

School
Year

Total
Students

Number
Of Exams

Number
Of
Students
Scoring 3+

Percentage
Of
Students

Scoring 3+

*Average
AP Score

2009-10

169

216

117

69.2

2.92

2010-11

218

274

128

61.0

3.16

2011-12

184

232

150

64.2

3.67

2012-13

202

266

136

60.0

2.86

2013-14

204

262

162

61.8

3.00

2014-15 160 209 95 59.4 3.0
2015-16 181 225 142 63 2.8
2016-17 156 215 134 63 3.0
2017-18 137 171 102 59 2.9

 

Grade Distribution: (4.00 maximum G.P.A.)

Class

75th Percentile

50th Percentile

25th Percentile

2011

3.58

3.10

2.62

2012

3.70

3.20

2.58

2013

3.65

3.18

2.60

2014

3.67

3.15

2.37

2015

3.65

3.08

2.41

2016 3.76 3.18 2.60
2017 3.66 3.25 2.61
2018 3.74 3.23 2.49

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

AP Scholars
During the 2015-16 school year, 9 students were distinguished as AP Scholars, 5 students achieved AP Scholars with Honors, and 1 student qualified as an AP Scholar with Distinction.
 
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 2018 had three National Merit Finalists and the Class of 2019 has four National Merit Commended students. 
 

2019-2020 High School Course Registration Guide

2019-2020 Grade 9 Course Registration Guide

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.

Link to STUDENT RECORD UPDATE FORM