Celebrating East Magnet High

East Nashville Magnet High: Community Staple Aims to “Inspire Galaxies of Greatness”
Posted on 03/04/2022
East High School football team on the field

East Nashville Magnet High School has been a pillar of its community for the past 90 years, producing many outstanding Nashville leaders.  East High cheerleaders on the field

East is a college preparation magnet high school. It’s the only magnet school with a business and marketing pathway, which is designed for students who want to become entrepreneurs.  

East is also an official IB (International Baccalaureate) World School. Its new IB Diploma Programme is an advanced academic program for 11th and 12th graders that includes internationally minded courses in six subject areas. The first cohort of IB students began this year. 

East has a robust SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) structure that focuses on celebrating student successes in academics, attendance and behaviors, a cornerstone of its Every Student Known strategies. Faculty and staff members also frequently highlight students with in-person events, activities and social media.

Students can have their voices heard in a range of student-led events such as Girl Talk and Crush for Your Crush. East even brought back the all-time nostalgic favorite School Superlatives. Many student-driven clubs and activities are built into the daily school schedule to ensure all students can participate. East High band at a football game

East can boast that it is the only magnet high school with a football team, which was the state runner-up this year after competing in the state championship game for the first time. Overall, the school has a strong athletic program as students cheer on their Eagles in basketball, track, wrestling and other sports as well. 

“We are excited about the direction of our school,” Executive Principal Dr. Jamie Jenkins says. “Our community has embraced the East Empire mantra, which speaks to our desire to build something great here at East. We aspire to be strong in all areas — academics, athletics and the social-emotional health of our students and staff. Our goal is to inspire galaxies of greatness for generations to come.”


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