Pathways to Excellence
Welcome Back Students and Staff!

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! It is my pleasure to continue to serve the students of Essex High School. I am energized to begin a new school year where opportunities for students are boundless. I challenge each student and staff member to maximize their ability to be successful this year. There are many activities, events and special occasions planned to make this year rewarding and satisfying. I ask each student to take advantage of the opportunities afforded to you. Challenge yourself every day in the classroom, on the playing field, and in life in general. My goal for you is to become a well-rounded, capable member of our school community. We have leadership opportunities for you to grow and blossom. I invite parents and community members to support school efforts through giving of their time and expertise to our school enabling us to prepare future leaders. I desire for your child’s school experiences to be enriching and supportive, yet challenging and rigorous, in order to prepare graduates for the next stage in their life. I request staff and faculty members to come together as we educate our students. Lessons must be engaging, informative and designed to teach our students to think critically, analyze information and synthesize solutions to issues and challenges that they will encounter. There must be one team, united together in order to mold the lives of young people. Students must be taught to tackle the challenges of today and be equipped to face tomorrow possibilities. I challenge students and staff to go beyond the expected and expand your potential. Reach for the stars every day. I challenge each student to not be satisfied with the status quo; demand the best from yourself, your teachers and your community. Be respectful to each other and our facility. Be appropriate in your language, dress and conduct. Be responsible for your actions and how those actions affect others. Be prepared for each day and be on time. Now is the time to reinvigorate Trojan Traditions of Pride, Honor and Excellence through hard work and dedication. Classrooms are being decorated, schedules are being finalized and plans are in place to open a new chapter in Essex High School. I welcome the opportunity to meet with students, parents, and community members as we must work together for all of us to succeed on the pathway to excellence. I look forward to welcoming you back in the hallways, on the athletic fields and in the community. Go Trojans!

PowerSchool Parent Portal Access Temporarily Unavailable

We are in the process of rolling over our student information system to the new school year. The PowerSchool Parent Portal will be disabled until 08/27/2015 while we finalize classes and schedules for the 2015-16 school year. We appreciate your patience and look forward to a productive school year as our students continue on their Pathways to Excellence.

Summer Reading Assignment

All students have a summer reading assignment. As your first assignment for the 2015-16 school year, each English class will collect and grade a written assignment related to the summer reading assignment. Click here for a copy of the summer reading assignment for all English classes. Be sure to complete the assignment related to your English class request for next year. The assignment can be downloaded or picked up in the EHS Main Office. AP English 11 and AP English 12 have an additional summer assignment for their classes.


ECPS Live Streams EHS Graduation

Essex County Public Schools will stream the 2015 Essex High School Senior Graduation live on Google Hangouts. The event will start June 13th 2015 at 9:00 A.M. You can access the stream by clicking here.

Chesapeake Bay Governor's School appoints new Director for 2015-16 school year

Click here for more information

US and AP Government students register to vote

Students in US and AP Government classes met with the Voter Registrar of Essex County this week to learn about the importance of participating in the electoral process. Students had the option to register to vote in the next election.

Important Senior Class Dates and Events

Important Senior class dates and events. As we approach the end of the 2014-15 school year, CLICK HERE for a list of senior class events and dates. For more information, contact the Main Office.

ECPS Live Streams EHS Graduation

Essex County Public Schools will stream the 2015 Essex High School Senior Graduation live on Google Hangouts. The event will start June 13th 2015 at 9:00 A.M. You can access the stream by clicking here.


Check out the Guidance webpage for college information - click on Departments and scroll down to Guidance. There is a list of scholarships and other opportunities for Essex students. Check the deadlines and apply today! If need any assistance, please see Mr. Eley or Mrs. Andrews in the guidance office.

Students Visit Monticello

Mr. Harris and Mrs. Slater's 11th grade United States History students enjoyed a trip to Thomas Jefferson's magnificent home, Monticello! Some students took a driving tour of the University of Virginia and also had the opportunity to enjoy the early fall colors of the Charlottesville, Virginia area. Students exclaimed that they gained much "unexpected knowledge" from this field trip. After the tour one student declared, "I could feel the essence of Thomas Jefferson flow through me!"