The Second oldest high school in the country, Northeast squeezes over three thousand students into a building designed to hold far less than that. NEHS is located in Northeast Philly but boasts students from every part of the murder capital, many of whom get in by using fake adresses. Regardless NEHS is one of the top schools in the city, and thats why everyone wants to go there. NEHS holds the oldest high school rivalry in the country with Central High School. NE faces off against Central in football every Thanksgiving on Northeast's field at Charles Martin Memorial Stadium, in hopes of winning some golden horse statue. NEHS is the current holder of the golden horse. Northeast kids don't take any crap and fights are not uncommon after or during friday night football games (not Thanksgiving though, security is very tight). Every freshmen at Northeast spends almost the entirety of their first year lost, because the room numbers at NEHS do not match up. Odd numbered rooms are located on one side of the building while evens are located on the other. When asked for directions security and faculty will often respond with 'on the other side of the building'. Figuring out where 'the other side of the building is' is usually the problem. Freshmen are instructed to avoide the crossroads, a jam packed intersection where four different hallways cross and a stairwell empties, but don't know where the crossroads are until they're stuck in the middle of it. By senior year though amost all NEHS kids become overwhelmed with school spirit and find themselves making homemade tshirts and doning viking horns for homecoming, pep ralleys, and most importantly, MOVE UP DAY (When juniors officially become seniors and seniors officailly get to stop coming to school excpet for graduation practice and senior club leaders or team captains hand their positions down a junior). At NEHS grade is determined by graduating class numbers. The current senior class goes by 166.
by I want K. Barton Back November 07, 2006