East Central High School
12150 E. 11 St.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74128
Principal: Rochelle "Gina" Wilson
At a glance
Advanced Placement Offerings
East Central High School is focused on high expectations for academic, personal, social, and emotional growth, ensuring that students graduate college- and career-ready. We provide a wide range of academic offerings, including access to AP courses that challenge and engage young scholars to reach their greatest academic potential. We provide a student-centered approach to instruction and use real-time academic data to drive instruction and improve student achievement.
East Central also offers a wide variety of electives such as JROTC, and Tulsa Tech-Foundations of Manufacturing classes that give our students the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge in alternative career fields. Through our partnership with Spirit AeroSystems, East Central seniors can participate in a paid internship, gaining the skills they need to move into the aerospace industry.
Our Freshman Academy is designed to provide incoming 9th grade students a successful transition to the high school learning experience.
Upon completing the Freshman Academy, East Central High School students will be equipped with an academic foundation, and social intelligence, to successfully earn their high school diploma and move on to greater achievements.
AT EAST CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, STUDENTS CAN:
- Receive personalized academic support plans for each student; in a
- Fun, family-friendly focused academic environment;
- Thrive in a diverse, affirming, and supportive learning community; and
- Graduate well-prepared for success in college and careers.
Extra-curricular activities or clubs
- Academic Bowl
- Art Club
- Asian American Club
- Business Professionals Of America
- Educators Rising
- Entrepreneurs Club
- Model Rocketry
- National Honor Society
- Sabor Internacionale
- Senior Board
- Speech & Debate
- Student Council
- Technology Students Association
- Boys Basketball
- Boys Cross Country
- Boys Soccer
- Boys Tennis
- Boys Track
- Girls Basketball
- Girls Cross Country
- Girls Soccer
- Girls Tennis
- Girls Track
East Central was founded in 1904 as an independent school district. The original combined school was built on the northeast corner of what is now Admiral Boulevard and Garnett Road in 1927 and included an elementary school, a junior high school, and a high school. With the growth of the East Central district, the school built an expansion to house the high school in 1955 and built a new elementary school on East 6th Street that was completed in November 1958.
In the summer of 1964, the people of the district voted to be annexed into the Tulsa Public Schools starting in the 1964-1965 school year.
The current school facility opened in 1966 on East 11th Street, with the addition of an athletic stadium in 1997. The architect of the landmark Rose Bowl bowling alley on 11th Street (old Route 66), William Henry Ryan, also designed East Central High School. The building is unique because it was designed to be a safe nuclear fallout shelter: all of the plumbing is underground and there are no windows.
Anthony Bowie - 1982
Professional Basketball Player
Mark Calvert - 1974
Professional Baseball Player
Tony Casillas - 1981
Professional Football Player
Jimbo Elrod - 1972
Professional Football Player
Gerald Harris- 1998
UFC Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
Jim Shoulders - 1945
Professional Rodeo Cowboy
Paula Trickey - 1984
- Gina Wilson, Principal
- Brian Stone, Assistant Principal
- Darryl Owens
- Will Wabaunsee, Assistant Principal
Gina Wilson, originally from Chicago, Illinois, graduated from Southern Illinois University with an undergraduate degree in political science and holds an MBA from Lindenwood University. Gina Wilson has over 15 years of experience in management. Before joining Tulsa Public Schools, she served as the Chief Operating Officer for a 5.3 million dollar organization in St. Louis, Missouri.
Gina Wilson moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2013. While working on authoring a book, she started subbing for Tulsa Public Schools. Within the role, Gina fell in love with the students and being in the classroom. While serving as a long-term substitute at Hale High School, she became certified as a Business/Career Technology Instructor and accepted a teaching position with Tulsa MET.
At Tulsa MET, Gina had the opportunity to lead the Chromebook initiative making Tulsa MET the first Tulsa Public Schools school to be 1:1. After working at Tulsa MET, Gina accepted a position at East Central High School. After her first year, she took the Dean of Students position.
Gina Wilson's passion for being a part of an organization's operations led her to work for her administration certification. In the summer of 2018, she became the Assistant Principal & Freshman Academy Director at East Central High School.
In the fall semester of 2019, Gina Wilson started East Central's Newcomers Academy. This program strategically supports students and families who are new to the country and the East Central community.
In July of 2020, Gina was named the Tulsa Virtual Academy principal and successfully led virtual learning for students in PK-12th grade.
Gina firmly believes that while some opportunities are given, others must be created. Her goal is to assist students in creating those opportunities to excel in their studies and be ready for college and careers.
Brian Stone has spent more than thirty years as an educator, working at schools in Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Washington. He has worked in Tulsa Public Schools for more than half that time and currently serves as the administrator in charge at East Central High School. His duties at East Central including supervision of guidance counselors, master scheduling, curriculum, testing, personnel, the senior class, and the Advanced Placement program.
Mr. Stone is married with two adult children. He enjoys reading, listening to music, working out, and going to the movies.
East Central is a school community where students and staff are safe, seen, valued, challenged, respected, and educated.
Our team has structured an environment that challenges each individual student to reach their full capacity as a young adult. Our primary focus falls into three areas:
- high expectations for growth in academics
- developing social skills in regard to proper communication.
All who receive a diploma from ECHS are college and career ready. Go Cards!
Our hearts and minds united as Cardinal we shall stand, with honor and devotion we'll lead across the land. Before us Raise the Red and White for Strength and courage to defend our cherished pride and loyalty, our future to the end.
I believe in East Central High School as an institution of higher learning, a storehouse of knowledge, a stepping stone for higher education, a place of fellowship school pride, and tradition. Realizing the bonds between my school and country, I therefore believe it is my duty to uphold their principles to thoroughly utilize my talents, physically and mentally, in a manner exemplary of good citizen.