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$6.4 Million

in Scholarships


Advanced Placement Participation17.3%


84.3% Growth Ratefor students with a C average


Teachers Fully Licensed81%


Teachers with Advanced Degrees18%


National Board Certified Teachers12.5%

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Emily McNeil

East Rowan, Teacher of the Year 2018-2019

“Mrs. McNeil has taken the ERHS Band program from mediocre to classy and well respected among all high schools in Rowan County. Emily spends countless hours before school, during school, after school, on most weekends, and numerous holidays to work with students and showcase ERHS talent. She makes me proud to call her my colleague as she displays integrity, professionalism, and practices her craft with love and dedication to her students threefold.” Katie Misenheimer, Teacher of the Year 2017-2018

"Mrs. McNeil is not only a great band director and teacher, but also supports anything you do outside of school and make sure you make the most out of your life in high school." Student Comment

""Every time I walk into McNeil’s class she has an incredibly positive attitude. She somehow grabs the attention of a student whose interest does not even include music." Student Comment


2018 ERHS Junior Marshals

2018 Junior Marshals

Peyton Berry

Camryn Bost

Katelyn Byrd

Joshua Evers

Lanie Fulk

Landon Ketchie

Jocelyn Miller

Victoria Plyer

Nathaniel Turner

Vallie Vazquez

Tonya Brinegar-German


As a former Mustang, I am proud to now be walking the halls as the principal of where I was inspired to go into education.  As principal of ERHS, one of my goals is to provide a safe learning environment in which all students have the opportunity to experience engaging moments of learning everyday. Also, it is important to me to work in partnership with our families and community, as I see school, family and community as an interdependent unit. I always go back to the African proverb, "If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together." Working together, there is no limit to what our students of ERHS can achieve.  Go Mustangs!

Katie Sease

April Mustang of the Month

"Katie Sease truly cares about her students success in the classroom. She is always trying to build relationships with her students. She does a great job as the regular education teacher on Student Assistance Team."

-Kristin Almond