Northeast ECHS is a diverse and closely knit community of learners and leaders in Northeast Austin. The school offers a world of opportunities—from arts and athletics to hospitality and health sciences—to help students achieve their greatest potential. Northeast offers career and technology classes and a path to industry certifications in the fields of audio and video production, engineering and health sciences.

Northeast is home to vibrant and competitive arts and athletics programs, including the award-winning marching band and the beloved football team, which Sports Illustrated featured as one of its nationally inspiring "Underdogs."

The school was built in 1965 and has a long history of alumni that support the school and it's scholars to this day.

Once John H. Reagan Early College High School, the Austin ISD Board of Trustees at its Feb. 25, 2018 regular meeting, approved the renaming of John H. Reagan Early College High School to Northeast Early College High School. The renaming went info effect for the 2019–20 school year.

The board voted to rename the campus after more than a year of discussion and community engagement surrounding campus names that had ties to the Confederacy. The facility joins Lee Elementary School, Sarah Beth Lively Middle School and Anita Ferrales Coy Facility as the fourth AISD facility connected to the Confederacy to be renamed.

AISD administrators in November 2017 introduced the topic of renaming five district sites named after individuals who were associated with the Confederate States of America’s Army or government. The five sites are of the John T. Allan Facility, Zachary Taylor Fulmore Middle School, Eastside Memorial Early College High School at the Johnston Campus and Sidney Lanier and John H. Reagan early college high schools.