A Gold metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) high consisting of a shield blazoned: Quarterly Or, and Sable, in the first quarter a hornet to sinister, in the second quarter a lamp of knowledge to dexter, in the third quarter a laurel wreath surmounted by a torch, in the fourth quarter an open book in bend sinister all Or, garnished Sable. Attached above the shield, a Black scroll inscribed "EAST CENTRAL H.S. in Gold letters. Attached below the shield, a Black rolled and turned scroll inscribed "EXCELLENCE HONOR SPIRIT" in Gold letters.
Black and gold are the school colors, Black signifies dignity and determination, gold represents the four virtues of nobleness, goodwill, vigor and magnanimity. The hornet is the school's mascot which reflects an industrious and protective attribute promoting the idea of pride in, and service to the school and community. The lamp of knowledge represents light, life, and spiritually, the laurel wreath and torch signifies truth, intelligence and triumph. The open book represents knowledge.
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 17 May 2011.