History of Northeast Middle

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    East Junior (the original name) was built in 1972 to lighten the overcrowded conditions at North Junior and Central Junior High Schools. The first faculty meeting was held at Thompson Retreat Center because the final inspection had not been done and no one was allowed into the building. When the school first opened, the lunchroom was called the Great Hall and the bathrooms were called Comfort Stations. Male students were sometimes trained to be “servers” for events such as the Appreciation Dinner, for which they dressed in the red vests handsewn by East Junior mothers.

    School Mascot: Vikings
    Missouri Gold Star School: 1987
    U. S. Blue Ribbon School: 1987
    Missouri School of Calenar: 2017
    National School of Calendar: 2017

     

    CONSTRUCTION:

    • Architect: Shaver and Company
    • Contractor: Swan Construction
    • Original Cost: $2,915,358
    • Site: 11 Acres

     

     PRINCIPALS OF EAST JUNIOR HIGH:

    • Philip Graham: 1972 - 1975
    • Sam Sciortino: 1975 - 1981
    • Gerald McFarland: 1981 - 1984
    • Jere Hochman: 1984 - 1985
    • Bonnie Reid: 1985 - 1990
    • Michael Shipman: 1990-1995

     

     PRINCIPALS OF NORTHEAST MIDDLE:

    • Michael Shipman: 1995 - 1998
    • David Kanne: 1998 - 2003
    • Kim Brandon: 2003 - 2013
    • Kashina Bell:  2013 - 2017
    • Jen Sebold: 2017-2018
    • Kevin Martin: 2018 - Present 

     

     ENROLLMENT:

    • Original: 949 students (7-9 grades)
    • Peak: 1215 students (1975)

     

     TRIVIA:

    • School’s first mascot was a golden eagle and colors were red and gold.
    • In 1989, East was selected a “Gold All State Honor Council” at the Association of Student Councils. 
    • East Junior celebrated their 15th anniversary by selling cookbooks. There were over 300 recipes from parents, students, staff and celebrities such as President and Mrs. Reagan, Missouri Lieutenant Governor, the St. Louis County Executive, and the Mayor of St. Louis.