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The East High Alumni Page presents:

A Campus Look & Function Survey
East High School, Memphis, Tennessee

Questions about the Outside Look and Facilities of East High School (Memphis, Tennessee)

Eligibility: Please take this survey ONLY if you are an alumnus of East High School in Memphis, Tennessee, or were a former student, former or current faculty member, or former or current staff member, at the Memphis East High School (including East Junior High and East Elementary).

Please take the survey ONLY ONCE.

This survey takes about 4 minutes to complete, maybe a little more if you have comments to add.


Some ideas have been floating around about the outside appearance of East High School. We would like to know your opinion. If a sufficient number of apparently valid responses are received, the results will be shared with the school district's administration.


What is your alumni status?
East graduate
Former East student (but did not graduate from East High)
Former faculty of East High
Current Faculty at East High
Current student at East High
None of the above

The idea of placing an iron fence around the campus of East High School has been floated. The fence would be similar to those found at private schools. It is believed the intent would be to elevate the image of the school as part of its gradually becoming an all-optional (magnet) school focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The image is just a possible example of what the fence might look like. Although the cost of a decorative fence around the school is unknown, it would not be inexpensive. The picture at the right is only an example of an iron fence around a private school. Do you favor the idea of such decorative fencing around the East High campus?


Highly favor
Somewhat favor
Undecided/No opinion
Somewhat against
Very much against

Comments about fencing:

The idea of lighting at night the front of East High School on the Poplar Avenue side has been floated. The idea would be to clearly display the front of the building until after 10 p.m. Sometime after 10 p.m. the suggestion is that the lights could be cut off so as to save electricity and money. The image shown is an "artist's" rendering to give some idea of what lighting at night might look like. Do you favor lighting the front of the school at night?


Highly favor
Somewhat favor
Undecided/No opinion
Somewhat against
Very much against

Comments about lighting:


There has been considerable discussion among some alumni about the appropriateness of the Mustang statutes and attached metal benches placed in front of the school in 2014. Among the thoughts are that they detract from the significant design beauty of the front of the school. Among the suggestions is one to move them to the newer buildings that front on Walnut Grove Road since those buildings are not architecturally significant. Do you favor removing the statues from in front of East High?

Highly favor removal
Somewhat favor removal
Undecided/No opinion
Somewhat against removal
Very much against removal

Comments about Mustang statues:

As part of a summer internship program in 2018, a group of college students studying architecture came up with some ideas for an East High sportsplex. Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson has said he is talking with philanthropic foundations and possible private donors about the possibility of a football stadium. "'This is not just about East High School,' Hopson said of the general idea of a 'sportsplex.' This is about painting a vision. … We should have equitable facilities. Because East was a canvas, I think this is where we can start this work." (reporting credit: Memphis Daily News). The art work shown are examples created by the architectural interns/firm. Do you favor a stadium on the campus of East High School?

Highly favor
Somewhat favor
Undecided/No opinion
Somewhat against
Very much against

Comments about stadium:

 
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