Warren East High School came to life in August of 1969. Under the leadership of Mr. Kenneth Harvey, Principal, and Mr. Joe Watkins, Assistant Principal, students from Richardsville, Bristow, and North Warren High Schools merged into the newly constructed Warren East High School. Five hundred students arrived that first day to a blend of open space and traditional classrooms. Since its doors opened, WEHS has had seven principals and Warren County Public Schools has had seven superintendents.
WEHS emerged as a powerhouse in both educational and athleticopportunities. In the beginning, only men’s basketball existed. During a four-year period, the Raiders represented the Fourth Region at the State Tournament three times. Interested athletes werethen faced with a new challenge—football. Baseball and track were also later added as popular choices. Through the years, many other athletic opportunities were added including those now available forour female students. A rich history of academic accomplishments,as well as championships in various sports, continued.
The 1991-1992 school year yielded a major renovation that included a new auditorium, cafeteria, greenhouse, library, and main office. Additional classrooms were created for new curriculum including Advanced Placement courses. Students were then able to qualify for the Commonwealth Diploma.
An impressive alumni “Hall of Fame” wall now adorns an entrance into the gymnasium. Today as in the past, the combined efforts of many make Warren East High School a special place as evident in the lyrics of our Fight Song, below, written by Lauren Edwards, a student in 1993.
At Warren East High School, We believe that we’re the best around.
And if you doubt us, watch us then, as we bring your team down. Go East!
At Warren East High School, We believe in Pride and Spirit Bold.
And We Support ole’ Warren East High School. Go Big Blue and Gold!