About Us

Established: 1962
Location: 1401 High School Drive
Grades Served: 9-12
History: Just after second semester was underway in 1962, sophomores, juniors and seniors at Bellevue Junior/Senior High School, located at what is now Mission Middle School, prepared to move to a new high school, which was then called Bellevue Senior High School. The three story building housed all students until the second and third phases and the gymnasium were completed with two outdoor courtyards in 1963. A decade later an auditorium and a swimming pool were added. The auditorium is the largest auditorium for the Bellevue/Offutt Community. The indoor swimming pool was Bellevue’s first. Many other major additions and remodeling continued for the next 42 years. In 1977, Bellevue Senior High School was divided to create the present Bellevue East and Bellevue West High Schools.
School Mascot: Bellevue East Chieftains
School Colors: Purple, White and Silver
School Purpose: Bellevue East High School will achieve excellence by establishing and maintaining high expectations.
Principal: Jeff Wagner

Project Summary

  • Replace Field Turf on Football Field and Replace Competition Track
  • Upgrades for Auditorium
  • Replace/Repair Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
  • Upgrades to Staff and Student Technology
  • Upgrades for Safety and Security

Project Timeline

  • Football field project bids received

  • Anticipated school board approval

  • HVAC Project Planning Begins

  • Start of field replacement work

  • Start of building improvement work

  • Completion of field installation work

  • HVAC/Renovation Bidding

  • HVAC/Renovation Work Begins

  • Roof Replacement

  • General Building Improvements

Last Update: March 24, 2017

Project Notes

October 18 – Bellevue East

Advanced Engineering Systems (AES) presented preliminary plans and recommendations at the Bellevue School Board meeting on October 9th for the planned HVAC renovation and upgrade at Bellevue East. After analysis of the building, AES made a recommendation to install a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system in the existing building to replace the existing steam boiler heating and central chiller unit cooling systems currently found within the building. Their recommendation was proposed after reviewing five different HVAC options for the building which took into consideration initial cost, annual maintenance costs, energy efficiency, constructability capabilities while trying to keep the existing school operational, as well as overall life cycle costing based on a 50 year operation. Based on these factors, the proposed VRF system scored the best overall which resulted in the recommendation. Anticipated construction costs for the project will likely exceed what has been initially budgeted for the project, but savings on other projects as well as a higher premium in proceeds from the sale of last round of bond purchases does provide additional dollars that can be applied for the project. The Board voted to direct AES to proceed with the continuation of the design and to move forward to prepare construction bid documents for the proposed work. It is anticipated that the project will be sent out to prospective bidders in late January or early February in hopes of starting construction in late Spring of 2018.

July 31st, 2017 – Bellevue East High School

The Bellevue School Board approved a recommendation to bring Advanced Engineering Systems (AES) to begin studies on the existing HVAC systems at Bellevue East and to prepare recommendations on HVAC upgrades in the building. AES has started the review of the existing systems and it is desired to

have most of their preliminary field observations completed prior to students coming back to school the 2nd week of August. It is anticipated that AES will present preliminary options and recommendations to the District Administration and the Bellevue School Board in early fall of this year.

July 31st, 2017 – Bellevue East High School

Field Replacement Project
Work was completed earlier this week on the replacement of the existing field at East High! The work was completed at East in early July so the surface is now ready for school use for the start of band and football camps!.

July 7th, 2017 – Bellevue East

A selection committee recently met to interview five mechanical/electrical engineering firms for the planned HVAC renovation work at Bellevue East. A recommendation will be placed on the July 10th Bellevue School Board meeting to approve the selection of Advanced Engineering Systems, Inc. (AES) to start preliminary design work for the HVAC renovation and upgrades for the building systems. Once AES has had a better opportunity to analyze the existing building systems, preliminary options will be presented to the District Administration and the Bellevue School Board on moving forward. Updated anticipated timelines will be prepared as this work moves forward on this project.


July 7th, 2017 – Bellevue East

Field Replacement Project
Work was completed earlier this week on the replacement of the existing field at East High! The work was completed approximately a week ahead of schedule so the surface is now ready for school use for the start of band and football camps!.


June 13, 2017 – Bellevue East

Qualification statements from prospective Mechanical-Electrical engineering firms have been received for the upcoming planned HVAC renovation work at Bellevue East. A selection committee has reviewed all of the submittals and has compiled a short-list of five firms that have been scheduled for interviews, which will be held on June 28th. A recommendation is anticipated to be made to the Bellevue School board for the July 10th Board meeting to officially bring a selected M/E firm on board to begin preliminary mechanical designs for the planned building upgrades.