About Us

Proviso East is located in Maywood, and was founded in 1910. The school serves four villages: Broadview, Forest Park, Maywood, and Melrose Park.

Proviso East competes in the West Suburban Conference. Prior to the 1975—76 school year, Proviso East had been an original member of the Suburban League. With the League's end, Proviso East joined the West Suburban Conference and has remained there ever since.

The school sponsors interscholastic athletic teams for young men and women in: basketballcross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. Young men may also compete in baseball, football, and wrestling, while young women may compete in softball.

The following teams have finished in the top four of their respective IHSA state championship tournament or meet:

  • Baseball: State Champions (1943—44, 52—53, 56—57, 76—77)
  • Basketball (boys): 4th place (2012–13); 2nd place (1980—81, 2011—12); State Champions (1968—69, 73—74, 90—91, 91—92)
  • Cross Country (boys): 4th place (1956—57); State Champions (1954—55, 57—58)
  • Gymnastics (boys): 3rd place (1956—57, 58—59); 2nd place (1959—60, 60—61, 64—65); State Champions (1957—58, 61—62, 65—66)
  • Swimming & Diving (boys): 3rd place (1947—48, 48—49)
  • Track & Field (boys): 4th place (1974—75, 83—84, 88—89); 3rd place (1962—63, 75—76); 2nd place (1932—33); State Champions (1939—40, 79—80)
  • Wrestling: 4th place (1988—89); 3rd place (1940—41, 45—46, 51—52, 63—64, 68—69, 89—90); 2nd place (1955—56, 62—63, 79—80, 80—81); State Champions (1936—37, 37—38, 38—39, 39—40, 41—42, 42—43, 44—45, 56—57, 85—86, 90—91)

The wrestling program, as of the end of the 2008—09, is tied for the most state championships and most top four finishes in state history. The program holds the state record for most top 10 finishes.

The baseball team's four state titles tie it with two other schools for the state record.

On October 3rd, 1934, the school's new stadium was dedicated. While four teams from the school did play, the highlight of the dedication was an exhibition between the Maywood Athletic club football team and the NFL Chicago Cardinals.

In March 1941, the fieldhouse at Proviso East hosted a tennis exhibition featuring the Alice Marble Troupe of Professional Tennis Stars. Among the tennis players in attendance to compete were Donald Budge and Bill Tilden.

Our school was the site for the men's and women's volleyball matches at the 1959 Pan American Games.

Notable Athletic Alumni: