School Profile

  • COMMUNITY

    East Irondequoit is a central school district of about 30,000 residents, adjacent to the City of Rochester in Monroe County.  

    The district is bounded on the north by Durand-Eastman Park and Lake Ontario, on the east by Irondequoit Bay and on the south and west by the City of Rochester and the West Irondequoit Central School District.

    The system serves about 3,600 public school students in two primary schools (K-2 ), two intermediate schools (3-5), East Irondequoit Middle School (6-8), and EI Ninth Grade Academy and Eastridge High School (10-12).

    The secondary schools in East Irondequoit served the following numbers of students in 2017-2018: 

    Grade 12: 250
    Grade 11: 249
    Grade 10: 273
    Grade   9: 270

    Eastridge C.E.E.B. and A.C.T. Code Number: 334797

    PROGRAMS

    The East Irondequoit Central School District offers the International Baccalaureate Continuum from the Primary Years Program at the elementary level to the Middle Years Program and the Diploma Program at Eastridge High School. We are one of only 24 districts in the nation to offer all four IB programs.

    Eastridge offers a comprehensive high school program with
    several college preparatory options including the International
    Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Project Lead the Way,
    MCC Dual Enrollment courses, and various Advanced
    Placement courses. Eastridge also offers the AVID
    (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program.

     Eastridge is an International Baccalaureate World School (IB), offering the full diploma program for students and IB certificate courses for interested students in grades 11-12. The IB Diploma Program is an academically challenging and balanced educational program that prepares students to succeed in postsecondary education and life beyond. In this program, students learn critical thinking skills, how to compare and contrast information, to manage their time effectively, to work independently and with others, and to consider global perspectives. The IB mission is to promote international understanding, responsible world citizenship, and life-long learners who think critically through high academic standards.

    Research shows that students who participate in IB coursework enroll more frequently in college, are better prepared for the challenges of college-level work, and graduate on time more frequently that those students who do not take IB coursework. IB courses available at Eastridge include: IB English LIeterature, IB French, Italian and Spanish, IB History of the Americas, IB Business, IB Biology, IB Environmental Systems & Societies, IB Math Studies, IB Mathematics, IB Dance, Ib Music, IB Visual Arts, and Theory of Knowledge.  In 2017-18, 138 students took more than 250 IB examinations.  40% of those students were enrolled in two or more IB courses.  East Irondequoit is committed to ensuring that cost is not an obstacle for our students.  To that end, our district fully funds the International Baccalaureate Programs so there is no cost to students.

    Programs of study are available in English, World Languages (French, Italian, Spanish), History, Science, Math and the Arts, including Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. Courses are offered at the IB, AP, Regents and local levels. All Regents level Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics courses include an additional laboratory block weekly. Qualified students may begin high school level mathematics in eighth grade and Earth Science Regents. Students are encouraged to take courses at the most challenging level appropriate to their abilities.

    Students can participate in technology courses in the PLTW (Project Lead the Way) Program. These courses are dual college credit bearing and offer pre-engineering material. Students taking Engineering courses in PLTW may apply this coursework towards the IB Career Program. Eastridge is proud to be one of only a handful of schools in New York State to offer the IBCP, which combines a course sequence focused on Engineering with the rigors of the IB program.

    Advanced Placement courses allow students to gain a  head start on college level studies. Advanced Placement courses include Biology, Physics, Environmental Science,
    Calculus, American History, World History, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, and Statistics.

    Eastridge offers several courses with the opportunity to earn MCC Dual Enrollment in Business, World Languages, Math and Social Studies. Beginning and advanced level vocational courses are provided through cooperative programs with Monroe No. 1 BOCES. Elective programs are also
    offered in Business, Family and Consumer Science, Engineering, Health, Physical Education and Technology. Electives are offered in both academic and vocational subject areas.

    AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination; it is a program designed to help students in the academic middle to enroll and succeed in rigorous coursework, with the eventual goal of attending a four-year college or university.

    PROFILE OF GRADUATES

    In 2018, 75% of Eastridge graduates went on to further education.
      41% chose a four-year school
      32% chose a two-year school*
      22% entered the work force
        3% entered the military
        2% entered a vocational program/trade school

    *Follow-up studies show that many Eastridge students,
    who enter a two-year college after graduation, transfer to
    a four-year school after they finish the two-year program.

    Members of the Class of 2018 are attending the following:

    Alfred State College
    American University
    Bowling Green State
    Canisius College
    Eastman School of Music
    Finger Lakes CC
    Genesee CC
    Georgia State University
    Hampshire College
    Hartwick College
    IDC Herzliya
    Ithaca College
    Kent State University
    Mass College of Pharmacy
    Medaille College
    Monroe CC
    Morgan State University
    Nazareth College
    North Carolina A & T
    Roberts Wesleyan
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    Seton Hall University
    St. Bonaventure University
    St. John Fisher College
    Stony Brook University
    SUNY Alfred
    SUNY Buffalo
    SUNY Brockport
    SUNY Cortland
    SUNY Fredonia
    SUNY Geneseo
    SUNY Morrisville
    SUNY Oswego
    SUNY Purchase
    Syracuse University
    University at Albany
    University of Rochester

    GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

    Students must earn 22 credits in the following subjects to earn a diploma:


      Regents w/Advanced 
    Required Subjects (Core)  Regents Designation
    English 4 4
    World Language 1 3
    Social Studies 4 4
    Science 3 3
    Mathematics 3 3
    Art/Music 1 1
    Physical Education 2 2
    Health .5  .5
    Other 3.5 1.5
    Total  22 22
     

    GRADE INTERPRETATION AND CLASS RANK

    All grades are numerical. Class rank is determined under a weighted point system that takes into account the academic level of courses: 

    Local and Regents................. No weighting 
    Honors courses...................... 4 points 
    Advanced Placement.............  6 points
    International Baccalaureate...  6 points

    Students must earn at least a grade of 65 percent or better to pass a course. Music lessons and physical education are not included in the class ranking process.

    Under EI Eastridge's grading system, these letter grades correspond to the following achievement levels: 

    A = 90 - 100 
    B = 80 - 89 
    C = 70 -79 
    D = 65 - 69 
    F = Below 65 

    ABBREVIATIONS USED ON TRANSCRIPTS

    IB--International Baccalaureate
    H --Honors 
    R --Regents, College Preparatory 
    L --Local 
    AP --Advanced Placement 
    SS --Summer School 
    INC Incomplete 
    WF --Withdrew Failing 
    WP --Withdrew Passing 
    RCT --Regents Competency Test 
    SSOB - New York State Seal of Biliteracy

    ACCREDITATION

    EI Eastridge is accredited under the New York State Department of Education and the Middle  States Association. 

    Counseling Department
    Mona Dibble (339-1517)
    Doreen Goossen (339-1524)
    Kathleen Healy (339-1530)
    Jenna Marchetta (339-1522)

    Administrators
    Timothy Heaphy, Principal
    Sean Costello, AP
    Sheri Webber, AP
    Christopher Whipple, AP
    Robert Crocetti, Athletic Director