|Asst. Principal||Chris Smith
|Location||500 Weaver Dairy Road,
Chapel Hill, North Carolina,
|Colors||Black and silver
All data from school website/handbook.
East Chapel Hill High School is a public high school in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It is the second high school of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district which contains two other high schools, Chapel Hill High School and Carrboro High School. The school's principal is Eileen Tully, and the mascot is the Wildcat. East holds multiple 3A and 4A championships and is home to many award-winning extracurricular groups, particularly the two student-run a cappella groups, the Chiefs of Staff and the Alley Cats, and the East Chapel Hill Speech and Debate team. Many of its students take Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
Although East has previously ranked within the top 100 of American public high schools, it was taken off the list for the 2009-2010 school year due to disadvantaged students' and racial achievement gaps.
This is a highly competitive school in which the students typically score above the national average on standardized tests. In the 2002 school year the median weighted GPA was 3.56, and the median SAT score was 1181 compared to the state average of 1001. Also, 313 students participated in Advanced Placement (AP) examinations with 53% of all scores above a 3.  There are typically 15-25 National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists in a graduating class at East. Negative effects of the intense academic atmosphere include considerable student stress and grade inflation.
According to 2002-2004 school statistics, 63% of the school's student body is white, 18% is African American, 5% is Hispanic, and 14% is Asian. 52% of the student body is male and 48％ is female. For this time period, out of a total of 1706 students 30% (513 students) was in the 9th grade, 24.6% (421 students) was in the 10th grade, 25% (426) was in the 11th grade and 20.3% (346 students) was in the 12th grade. There were a total of 69 teachers making for a 1:25 ratio of teachers to students. 
Athletic programs make up a large part of student life at East, and East's teams have been highly competitive and successful every year since the school's inception in 1996. East fields teams in sports across the board. Fall sports include: football, men's soccer, women's tennis, field hockey, volleyball, cheerleading, women's golf, and men's and women's cross country. Winter sports include: men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's basketball, wrestling, cheerleading, and Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field. Spring sports include men's tennis, baseball, softball, men's and women's track & field, men's golf, women's soccer, and men's and women's lacrosse. Since 1996, East teams have won many NC state, regional, conference, and individual championships. As of Fall 2004, East's women's tennis team had won 7 3A State Championships in a row. In the spring of 2008 the men's tennis team won the 4A state championships.
For the first 13 years of East Chapel Hill High School's existence, Dave Thaden was the principal; he retired on June 30, 2009. He was replaced by Eileen Tully.
Proposals for the creation of an alumni association for East began in Fall of 2007. These efforts took off in 2009 with the drafting of organizational bylaws, the creation of a Board of Directors, and the launching of a new website.