The East High Alumni Page - an independent publication
The information source of record
for East High School, Memphis, TN.*
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We have been notified of some confusion because invitations from to pay a fee to join its site. The East High Alumni Page does not charge a fee for participation by alumni and has no association with

For more alumni news headlines, see the News Briefs page or for older stories our In the News archive

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Welcome to The East High Alumni Page. Graduates, students who spent several years there but are not graduates of East, and current and former faculty are not only invited to check on old friends, memories of our high school and on current news of East, but to submit their own profiles, addresses, pictures, memories and class reunion information.

A plan to transition East High from a traditional high school into an optional only STEM focused high school is underway. Many details, as they are available, are provided on The East High Alumni Page. We are aggregating all the significant stories on a special East STEM page.

Information about today's East High School

East High Athletic Championships - The athletic director at East High is attempting to identify championships won by East High athletic teams and individuals during its history. If you were a member, or coached, a championship team, let us know and we will compile a list and forward it to the athletic director. District, City, Regional, State and other championships are welcome and information as to the sport (i.e. women's track), level (senior/junior high), and year of championship is needed. You may e-mail the information to (We know about the TSSAA list of state championships, but personal confirmation or correction of that information is welcome.)

Mustang Roundup — Alumni Edition
August 1, 2007 - Photo tour of East High renovations

Video welcome from the editor

Editor's welcome
Editor's Memo - a blog

Commentary: The thrill is not gone
Commentary: Keeping reunions affordable - A good example
Commentary: How many East High alumni web sites do we need? How many is too many?

An alumnus writes: "The good ole days at East bring back so many memories. I wish more people would put their profile in here so we could keep up with each other. We are all getting older now and for many of us this is the only way we ever hear from each other. So don't just read these profiles.....put yours in too!"


Let it work for you!
If you are an East alumnus, join us on this web site. Here are some of the hundreds of appreciative comments being made about The East High Alumni Page:
 Reactons to our alumni page

Historic Look: The way we were, 8 days after creation of The East High Alumni Page on January 27, 1996. Click here to take a look.

Pass it along!  Please tell your friends from East about The East High Alumni Page. This page is located at It is listed on major web search engines. Profiles may also be sent to The East High Alumni Page; P. O. Box 11384; Memphis, TN. 38111-0384.

We try to keep up with what's happening with East High School and its alumni. Here are newspaper, television, and web news stories. The earliest so far is dated July, 1964 (though you may well find earlier material in our history sections). 
East High School in the News

You can help, send us information about East High that has been in the mainstream news media, or tips about newsworthy items.

Other Links:
East High School's official homepage.
The Peer Power Foundation
The Greater East High Foundation
Links to alumni home pages and businesses, if supplied, are included in individual profiles.
If a page is sponsored, a credit line appears on the page with a link to the sponsor's site, if any.

Keeping our web pages less cluttered, less crass, by limiting commercialization:
For information about what you can include in your profile
about your business, or about advertising or sponsorship possibilities, please read our Commercial Policy.

Commercial Policy

The East High Alumni Page publishes notices of sympathy to those who have lost family members as we receive and can verify that information. Obituaries of East alumni and faculty are also published. If you have such information to share, please send all relevant details to

a link to our sympathy page

The East High Alumni Page seeks graduates of East to volunteer to serve as a board of advisors to our alumni page and also seeks an alumnus to volunteer as an assistant webmaster. Click here for more information.

Policies - submission, use, permissions, and legal:
This and linked "East High School Alumni Page" World Wide Web pages are produced independently of East High School and neither East High School nor the Shelby County Schools/Memphis City Schools are responsible for their content. The East High Alumni Page web pages are designed and maintained by independent entities. There is no representation by The East High Alumni Page, its author(s), editor(s), publisher(s), or any other party responsible for the operation or presentation of these web pages, as to the validity of personal information contained herein. Providers of such information warrant it is accurate and agree to hold harmless, defend, and to indemnify The East High Alumni Page, its author(s), editor(s), publisher(s), or any other party responsible for the operation or presentation of these web pages, against claims for any damages resulting from information posted on these pages. Acceptance of such information by those responsible for these web pages is based on the providers' representations of accuracy and further use and/or redistribution of such is solely at the user's/redistributor's risk. The East High Alumni Page reserves the right to edit or decline to publish profiles and other submissions at its discretion.

Use without permission of photographs copyrighted by K. L. Welch is prohibited. All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy: unless otherwise specifically indicated, all information submitted to The East High Alumni Page is deemed to be information released for public disclosure and posting on The East High Alumni Page website.
The owner or provider of photographs, including video, text, and/or other materials submitted for display on The East High Alumni Page, or for research or other preparation for development of The East High Alumni Page, grants The East High Alumni Page and/or its editor(s) rights to possess and use said materials in perpetuity.

Credits Policy: it is the general policy to credit the person submitting materials/information to The East High Alumni Page for the materials/information regardless of the original source of the material.

Other Policies are also applied to this web site. Some are posted or linked on other pages, others are maintained by the editor(s) but not posted on these pages.

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Connecting with Fellow Alumni

Class Index Page
Profiles of Alumni
1,750 Alumni Profiles now on-line
For ease of use, entries will be by the name by which
they were known at East, if supplied.
Class Year Profile Pages (class year index)

1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Submit your profileReunions

Welcome to
Bonnie Guthrie ('66), the most recent to join our page!

Alphabetical Name Index


Reunions !!!!
After seeing The East High Alumni Page, an alumnus wrote to her class, "I was actually not even considering attending the reunion until I read all the updates on, now, I will DEFINITELY BE THERE!!!" (Emphasis hers.) The East High Alumni Page works! Put it to work for your class.

Several Classes have on-going mini-reunions or class dinners.
Also: Past reunion coverage in stories and pictures.

Click the button for details of these
and other reunions.
Let us know of plans for your upcoming reunion
Click here for Reunion details and coverage

Alma Mater

Click on the lamp to hear our Alma Mater

East High School, circa 1967

Memories: "The Good Ole Days" at East.

Do you know ...

        ... you almost went to Prescott High School?
        ... when the Annex was built?
        ... how many were in East's first senior class?

The answers are here for you as you look back at East High School   In the beginning...

Feeling the East High spirit by now? Double the dose, listen to a rendition of the East High Fight song that was used in the late 1950s and throughout the 60s and into the 70s. If you know of a better arrangement which sounds more like our band played it, or have a recording of the East band playing it, please contact
Fight Song


Historic Film of East & East Activities

a link to the historic video page

For many years it was hoped that someone would have film of East High in the early years to document the time long ago. Suddenly, about 12 years into the existence of The East High Alumni Page several films became available, including one that is believed to be the first day of school at East High in 1948! Through the kindness of alumni who wish to share memories of these moments with you, these films are now available for you to watch from these pages. Go to our video page to see what we've got. We should also note there are videos available from our "In the news..." page as well, but these are more recent videos about alumni.


East Elementary School

a link to the Elementary school pages

The East High Alumni Page received the fastest responses and one of the most heartfelt ones when we introduced our section devoted to East Elementary School. For the first 37 years of its operation, East was home to the first through sixth grades as well as junior and senior high. Many students attended only East High for their entire primary and secondary education. There were no elementary school yearbooks in those days but sometimes there were class photos. This section relies on you very heavily for contributions of photos, facts, and memories. Take a look at our childhood years at East on our East Elementary School page.


Special Honors

The East High Alumni Page joins a huge majority of the school's alumni in honoring the school, its faculty and staff, and fellow alumni. It comes to mind, however, that there are some few associated with East who stand out even from this august history, those who have achieved and excelled beyond the norm even among our prominent fellows, and those who gave their lives in military service to the United States of America. For these special honors, we have pages in recognition of their contributions. Please visit our Hall of Honor and our Military Memorial.

Hall of Honor page       Military Memorial page

East High Sports Championships
While the purpose of East High School has been the education of pupils in behavior and academics, athletics have been a big part of the student body experience. Many fine athletes have attended East. Here we recognize some of the people and teams who won State Championships (or finished as runner-up). See the list.

Latest Updates:
Latest profile addition & updates: May 1, 2020
In the News update: July 14, 2018
Latest Memories update: July 1, 2015
Latest Reunions update: May 3, 2020
Latest Visiting Memphs Events Listing Update: August 8, 2019
Latest East Elementary section update: December 1, 2014
Latest Mustang Roundup - Alumni Edition update: July 1, 2010
Latest Obituary update: May 21, 2020
Latest Notices of Sympathy update: May 21, 2020
Latest Military Memorial update: September 13, 2007
Latest History update: February 24, 2017
Latest At the school list update: not fully current
Latest significant layout, technical update, or additional sections: January 6, 2017
The East High News Briefs - with any urgent alumni news: updated as warranted

** If designated by asterisks, no valid new or updated profiles were received for this update cycle.


Submit Profile | Name Index |Class Year Index |East In the News | Memories | Faculty & Staff | About | Reunions
East Elementary Section | Location Map | Geographic Index | Obituaries | Sympathy | Memorials | Hall of Honor | Military Memorial
 History | Video | Alma Mater | Support | Contents | Services  | Search | Mustang Roundup Alumni Edition
Please see our Site Index for additonal sections and pages.

* The school address is 3206 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN. 38111 and is given as a convenience and and to assist in identification. The East High Alumni Page is an independent publication and is not located at the school.

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