East Lansing High School

East Lansing High School is a public high school in the city of East Lansing, Michigan, United States. It is managed by the East Lansing Public Schools district.
The school is located about a mile north of the Michigan State University campus. Construction started in 1956, with the school opening in September 1959. The previous high school building is now the Hannah Community Center. Since 2000, the school has undergone remodeling with the addition of several new wings and restoration of the old ones. The construction was completed in summer 2005, and the remodeled school was dedicated in September 2005.


The school district that is now East Lansing Public Schools was established in 1900, seven years before the city of East Lansing itself. All grade levels were taught in the original Central School, which was built in 1901. When that building burned down in 1916, classes were held in the old Peoples Church building until a second Central School could be built.
The first high school building was completed in 1926 at 819 Abbott Road. When the current high school building opened in 1959, the former school became the East Lansing Junior High School. It closed for renovation in 1968, and reopened as the John A. Hannah Middle School. The building is now a community center.

Notable alumni

The East Lansing High School mascot is Troy the Trojan. Depending on sport, the main rival has variously been the Okemos Chieftains, Lansing Eastern Quakers, Holt Rams or Grand Ledge Comets.