Pocono Mountain East High School is located in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania, and is situated on the Pocono Mountain School District’s Swiftwater Campus. Constructed in 1993, the building houses 85 instructional areas along with a 400 seat cafeteria, a 1200 seat auditorium, and a 3000 seat gymnasium. The school operated on a 4 x 4 block schedule through June 2013, but switched to a traditional 6 period schedule in the fall of 2013. The school has 1444 students in grades 9 through 12. A demographic snapshot of the student body reveals that 58% are Caucasian, 21% are African-American, 19% are Latino/Hispanic, and 2% are Asian. Additionally, 44% of the students are economically disadvantaged. With a professional teaching staff of 115, the student to classroom teacher ratio is approximately 13:1.
All students need a minimum of 22 credits to graduate, with content area requirements listed below:
English - 4 courses Mathematics - 4 courses
Science - 3 courses Electives - 6 courses
Social Studies - 3 courses PE/Health - 2 courses
all students must demonstrate proficiency in math and reading through the
Keystone Assessments or the local Pathways to Proficiency program. Students
enrolled in a program of study at the Monroe County Technical Institute (MCTI)
attend East High School for one-half of the day and MCTI for the other
half-day. The current graduation rate is
Course grading is done on a percentage scale from 0% - 100% with a minimum passing grade of 65%. Students may select from Advanced Placement (AP), Honors, Academic, or Applied course offerings. AP and Honors grades are weighted for GPA purposes only with +4% and +2% respectively. 74% of graduates attend trade, 2-year, or 4-year college programs after graduation, 5% enter military service and 21% enter the workforce. Pocono Mountain East High School also offers a wide range of co-curricular activities for students. Currently, 18 PIAA-sanctioned interscholastic sports are offered as well as 26 clubs.