James Rook 

High School/Middle School Principal

Welcome back to school! On behalf of the East Palestine High School professional staff I would like to welcome every student and their families to another great school year. As always, the start of a school year is filled with excitement and anticipation; new teachers, new friends and for some a new experience at the high school. Our goal is to ensure that all students begin the school year equipped for success. The staff at East Palestine High School is here to assist all students and their families. A focus of East Palestine High School remains increasing academic rigor and preparing students for their next level of education. That Focus will be driven the College and career Readiness Standards and the monitoring of student learning. True to our Mission statement, we will work tirelessly to provide a positive environment where excellence is expected and character is nurtured.

The East Palestine High School fall sports teams, the marching band, and cheerleaders are off and running. The football, volleyball, soccer, cross country, and golf teams have practiced all summer and will begin their seasons in late August. The band has spent countless hours this summer perfecting their program for this fall. We wish all of our student athletes and coaches the best of luck this year both on and off the field.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss any issues or concerns that you may have.

EPHS (330)426-9401


We wish everyone a safe and productive school year and GO Bulldogs !!!!


Mr. James Rook– EPHS Principal