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"I AM EASTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL" PSA.mov

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Published on Nov 15, 2011

Paterson Eastside High is famous for its renaissance in the mid-1980s under the leadership of then-principal Joe Clark. The school and Joe were the subject of the 1989 film Lean on Me, starring Morgan Freeman.

Notable alumni
* Johnny Briggs (born 1944), major league baseball player with Phillies, Brewers, and Twins.
* Essence Carson (born 1986), 7th draft pick in the 2008 WNBA draft. Played college basketball at Rutgers University.
* Christos Cotsakos (born 1948), former CEO of E*TRADE.
* Larry Doby (1923--2003), Hall of Fame baseball player.
* Allen Ginsberg (1926--1997), beat poet.
* Gary Jennings (1928--1999), author of historical novels.
* Bernard Kerik (born 1955), former New York City Police Commissioner.
* Ken Parker (born 1946), NFL cornerback for the New York Giants.
* Paul Plishka (born 1941), principal basso, Metropolitan Opera Company.
* Rory Sparrow (born 1958), NBA basketball player
* Joseph Weber (1919--2000), physicist, developer of the laser and the gravitational wave detector.
* Joseph D. Pistone (Born 1939), former FBI agent, subject of the film Donnie Brasco.
* Bob Giraldi (Born 1939), film/tv director

Alma mater

Fair Eastside, by thy side we'll stand and always praise thy name, And ever lend our hearts and hands to help increase thy fame. The honor of old Eastside High brings forth our loyalty. So cheer for dear old Eastside High! Lead on to victory!

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