East Wilkes High School is a public, four-year secondary school located in the beautiful foothills of northwestern North Carolina, 45 miles west of Winston-Salem. The school was founded in 1952 and a new facility opened in 2008.
Operating on a 4x4 block schedule, students may earn up to eight (8) units of credit per school year. Juniors and Seniors may enroll in courses at Wilkes Community College during the day for dual credit. Students are ranked with all members of their class, using all credit courses, including credits from previous high schools in accordance with DPI standards.
In sports we are a 1-A high school governed by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. The Cardinals compete in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling.