Students enrolled 940
School leader DR. KENNETH J WINN
Transportation options Yes

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180 East Merritt Avenue
Merritt Island, FL 32953

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(321) 454-1030
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4 stars
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May 01, 2014
Edgewood "edged out" Westshore as the best high school in the Brevard County according to US News for 2014 (6th vs 9th in Florida). You can't go wrong with either of them but I'm really glad our daughter will be attending Edgewood in the fall instead of the one she's zoned for as middle school could be quite tough as she's very shy. I'm glad she's an ideal fit for Edgewood.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2013
I loved Edgewood, and I've been there since 7th grade. I am now about to graduate from college and was accepted to Isenberg School of Management at UMass, and I can honestly say that going to Edgewood was an advantage. I currently hold a 3.7 gpa and I owe it all to the extensive preparation and determination of the staff. I breezed though the first two years of college thanks to the coursework we were prepared for. Seriously, if the students and parents would stop complaining about the course load, then take your kid elsewhere because Edgewood prepares you for the REAL WORLD. And when is anything ever easy in the real world?

- submitted by a community member
April 16, 2012
I am extremely grateful that Edgewood is available to residents of Brevard. I have two students currently attending and am delighted with the education that they are receiving. For all those people who think the curriculum is too rigorous or challenging need to spend some time with our European and Far Eastern counterparts. These expectations would be considered 'the norm'. No wonder the U.S. is falling behind! More schools of choice, like Edgewood, should be available to parents so that the whole lottery system of entry could be avoided. The numbers speak for themselves; multiple applications received every year for every 7th grade place available. Go figure!

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2012
My daughter has attended Edgewood since the 7th grade and she is getting ready to graduate this year from high school with her AA degree which was fully paid for by the county. She is fully prepared to attend college and Edgewood was instrumental in that preperation. It is NOT for kids that want to have "fun" in highschool and are overly interested in their social life. It is absolutely the school of "nerds" and they revel in it. The most popular children are the best actors in the drama department and the best students, not the cheerleaders or athletes. All of the classes offered at Edgewood are Honors or AP, there are no easy classes. They do not tolerate bad behavior and they do not hesitate to kick out students that can't maintain at least a C average. It is the perfect school for kids that are high achieving, goal oriented, self-motivated, determined and those who aspire to great educational heights. If they want to be the next footbal phenom, this is not the place for them. I am so grateful to the principle (who was my high school literature teacher at MIHS) for developing this school into what it is today, a school that not only wants nerds for students but caters to them.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2011
My daughter is a senior and has attended Edgewood for the last 6 years. This is a school for kids that what to be challenged in a enviorment where other kids are there to learn. It's nice to have her at a school where the other kids and parents have the same values and beliefs.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2011
Edgewood was not a very fun experience. I went there for middle school and there was no way i was going to stay there another 4 years. You are so sheltered and there is no time to socialize or have any fun. They hardly have any sports and the what they do have arent very good. I have to admit though that the drama department is pretty amazing and a lot of fun. Other than that, school is boring. No school spirit and no homecoming events (other than the dance). I am now a Junior at Merritt Island High and the decision to change schools was the best one i have ever made. At MIHS, the variety of classes are huge and the teachers are a lot nicer and dont stress you out so much. The school is a lot of fun and i absolutly LOVE going to school. If you want your child sheltered from the real world and looked at as a "Nerd" by the rest of the community, then Edgewood is the perfect place. But dont be fooled, its not as great of a school as others make it out to be. I am proud to say that i will be a MIHS graduate instead of a EJSHS one. Hope this was helpful and GO MUSTANGS!!

- submitted by a community member
July 12, 2011
Edgewood is an accelerated academic college prep school. The curriculum is challenging. Recently the school was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School and it was also recognized as a National Senior Project Certified School. Outstanding administrative leadership, teaching staff and community.

- submitted by a teacher
June 23, 2011
It is a privilege to have my three children attend Edgewood. They are tackling a rigorous academic schedule, but they are learning how to function independently, challenge themselves, and lead others. They will all be well-prepared for their futures, which include a 4 year college degree. They have many opportunities to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities and have many lots of friends who have similar goals for their futures. I am so grateful to have a school like this available to my children.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2010
Wow, I didn't think it was possible to get, yet another condescending, uncaring counselor. What's wrong with someone who actually like students and is interested in counseling and excited about college admissions?

- submitted by a community member
June 01, 2010
I rated the school a 4 due only to the success they have had in obtaining high academic scores. However, the prinicipal/guidance staff are extremely inflexible, uncaring and unknowledgeable of what is required from the universities our kids wil be attending. Teacher turnover is high which is understandable due to the hostile environment created in the front office. We had one graduate, one still here and one that transferred to MIHS. FYI - the front office and guidance staff at MI are far superior and MI offeres more choices in AP classes. The expectations at Edgewood are very high and it is put on the students and their parents to assure the success of the student and not for the Edgewood admin or teachers to make it happen. Test scores are impressive but no surprise for this nearly all white, middle-class school with very few free-lunch kids or kids w/disabilities.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2010
We have 3 students enrolled at Edgewood and we think it's a great school! Over the last 5 years that we've been involved with this school, we've come to realize more and more what a privilege it is for our children to attent this school. If you're willing to work hard, the administration, faculty and staff will doing everything in their power to help the parents and the students. The atmosphere is great and yes it's geared towards academics. Our kids love every minute of being at school and often stay late to do extracurricular activities. The school is safe, is not too big and the friends they make are also very motivated. If you willing as both students and parents to strap yourself in, quit the whining, stop looking for excuses and just do it.....this is the school for you....and you'll love it!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
This is a great school, but it isn't for everyone, as indicated by some of the negative reviews. If you have a motivated child who needs to avoid the negative peer pressure of unmotivated children this school fits the bill.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
My son has attended for two years. He is very happy and challenged. All of the teachers I have had contact with are excellent and attentive. They respond to e-mails within a day and are easily reached for conferences. They care about how the kids are doing. The principal is involved in the school and not just locked in his office. The kids who are there WANT to be there so there are minimal behavior problems. The small class sizes gives the kids more individualized attention so they won't get lost in the shuffle of a larger school. This school is not for everyone. My son is focused so he is able to manage the class load with A's and B's as well as going to club swim practice every night for 2.5 hrs and still watch some TV before bedtime. My daughter looks forward to starting next year.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2010
Horrible school!! It's NOT all what it's cracked up to be! My daughter attended this school for 2 yrs and hated every minute of it. Most of the teachers do NOT teach, they require the student to do way too much work (even outside of class). I know it is supposed to be a 'academic' school, but all the work required is ridiculous!! What are the children learning by not having any time for anything else in their lives???? Some of the administration is ok, but most of them are horrible too! My daughter now attends Merritt Island HS and loves it (as do I). They offer more classes and choices to choose from and the administration is wonderful! They need to change Edgewood back to a regular school and get all new teachers and administration.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2009
Heartless, sadistic administration and adversarial, uncooperative guidance staff make this school one of the worst possible choices in Brevard County. Any concern you bring to their attention gets the same response: 'That doesn't matter!' The message is clear: money, power, and politics are what matters here; not your student. Anywhere else is a better choice.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2009
too much pressure on the kids, i mean seriously. and if u want your kid to be named nerd for the rest of your life, right here's the spot! but really i went there and when i moved i realized how hard edgewood really is. and the 'Diploma of Distingtion'IT DOESN'T MATTER!!! my brother asked a college about it and they didnt even know what it was. it's just fluff to make kids work harder, freak out, stress to the point of no return! but if u want a safe place here you go

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September 17, 2009
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August 12, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2009
This school has been awesome for me! I'm in 8th grade here and I love it~ I have alot of great new friends, and I think I fit in better here then at other schools. Everyone here is nice and I love it. The teachers are all cool and awesome and I have better grades then I ever have before.

- submitted by a student
August 12, 2009
I am a senior here at Edgewood and this has been the best experience of my life. The academic program is excellent. The performing arts teacher and program is fun and enjoyable! I have fun and have learned so much more and value every day I'm attending this school.

- submitted by a student
August 07, 2009
This will be my childs second yr at edgewood even though the work load is alot ..The way this school makes her feel as a student is wonderful...I can't wait for my other 2 children to be a part of this school....

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2009
I go to this school and I my self has found a great improvements in my grades. The teachers will sit you down and help you with what ever you are having trouble with. It is truly a great school. Take that quote from a student that goes there. Even if parents think its not, They don't know if there child is having fun and working hard. Parents don't know how hard this school can really get.

- submitted by a student
June 26, 2009
Outstanding School. Challenging. College Prep. Great Leadership

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2009
Sure edgewood might be a good school but it is too sheltered and all most of the staff cares about is fcat grades and high achievement the students need to be exsposed and have things such as good sports and not pressured so hard...

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April 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2009
Don't be fooled by some of the hype surrounding this school. I am a student who is currently enrolled in edgewood and I have been attending since 9th grade (now finishing tenth) Yes, our scores our high and there are high expectations but many things are overlooked. The administration is very poor for tending to parent and student needs and guidance attitude and organization can be a mess. Some of the performing arts programs are good such as orchestra and the school spends a lot of money on them. Sports are terrible and school spirit is fairly low. Many of the teachers are great and unique but others are either inexperienced or lacking. That being said, Edgewood is an excellent consideration for those looking for a school with high marks and a level of prestige for the students after graduating. (a diploma with distinction)

- submitted by a student
January 06, 2009
Edgewood alows for development of originality, self esteem and self expression. There is hardly any social status in the highschool. It's not at all uncommon to hear kids discussing Shakespeare or other litterature at lunch and it's not regarded as weird in the least. However, most of the older, more experienced teachers have left being replaced by a lot of young teachers who are frustrating to deal with. Also, since the environment is so sheltered it doesn't really prepare students for the real world. True, there are hardly any behavior problems but this breeds naive students and since there are no serious problems the admin. overreacts to any problem at all (small things like dress code and PDA) Edgewood has the best Orchestra in the County, drama and chorus are phenominal as well. The Band is not so good, the sports are not so good.

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December 05, 2008
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November 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2008
Exercise your SCHOOL OF CHOICE option to move to another area high school once you the parent(s) and your student(s) validate and verify this overated, Edgewood. Critical items to consider: Beware of the few selections of courses when entering high school level administration is inflexible in changing you schedule. Observe the experienced teachers are leaving and being replaced by inexperienced staff now assigned to teach AP courses. Let the record show one measure of success...poor retention! Since the first graduating class of 2007, the high school enrollment continues to decline. In fact, the class of 2008 has the lowest graduates to date. Of course school funding is based on student population, the less enrolled the fewer quality selections. Keep you school of choice open...until the Edgewood administration turnover.

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December 07, 2007
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October 09, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2007
my son has attended Edgewood for four years and I feel he's getting the best education there. Their fine arts program is excellent, the communication with the faculty and staff is wonderful, teachers are more than willing to keep in email contact with parents regarding grades and performance. I always receive quick responses to my questions on my son's grades. Parental involvement is phenomenal and it reflects in the kids' behavior and performance. Kudos the Edgewood!

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2007
Edgewood has been an experience! Some good, some not so great! I would suggest every parent give a great deal of thought to sending their children to Edgewood. If your children are easily influenced and often don't make the wisest choices, this may be the place to consider. However, if you have bright, self-reliant kids, who generally make good decisions, this environment won't expand on the opportunities to mature and become even more self-sufficient. At times it seemed as though those children needing the most discipline and structure were favorites. Somewhat like 'the noise wheel gets the grease'. Good, average performing, nice kids get just the bare minimum of administration's time or influence.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 29, 2007
The academic programs are awesome. Students are encouraged to take higher courses. Though the performing arts program is great and becoming better every year, the physical education department is not very good.

- submitted by a student
April 19, 2007
Many of the teachers at Edgewood are new. Some of them are great and others play favorites and don't keep the class on task. Students that are average on test scores will find it hard to excel at Edgewood. All the emphasis is put on grades and only those students that obtain very high grades get any cudos. If your student is shaky in a subject(s), they may find it hard to keep up. My child will be changing schools.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2007
My child has been a student at Edgewood for 3 years. It is a great learning enviromen! The academics are gret, teachers truly care about and respect the students. In three years there has only been one physical altercation where a student was expelled, and only one issue concerning drugs on campus. The arts programs is wonderful. The drama, and chorus instructors are great. Parents are involved. I can't say enough good about this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2007
I have to say the teachers are very involved with the students. That I like. But - the administration makes that involvement useless. The admin definitely plays favorites among students. We should have moved the kids to the IB program when we first considered it. The difference is night and day!

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2006
My daughter, now in 9th grade, is in her third year at Edgewood. I feel secure knowing that she is getting an excellent education in a safe environment. I appreciate the fact that they have the ability to remove troublemakers and non-performers instead of having them impacting the kids who really want to learn. We live in Titusville and the 21 mile bus ride is well worth it! I continue to recommend Edgewood to anyone wants a small private school environment for their bright, well behaved teen.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2006
This school is a school of choice, but it was a poor choice for our son! The administration goes out of their way to make it sound like they'll have your child's best interests at heart, but they're (the principal particularly) really more interested in the school's statistics. My younger daughter will go to Merritt Island High School where the choices and students are much more diverse.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2006
Edegwood is the best school in the world!

- submitted by a student
April 15, 2006
academic programs are not so good. my daughters teachers are young and inexperienced. music program seems good, they spent 11 million on it. art im not sure. sports, they are usually only good at bowling. they dont have many extracirriculars. they involve us a lot with volunteering, but some parents just dont have time.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2006
I have two daughters attending this school and we are very, very pleased with it. The standards are set high for the children. There are no behavior problems. The teacher's make learning fun. the kids are respected and are given a bit more freedom. The middle school kids can letter in sports. Excellent all the way around.

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January 14, 2006
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- submitted by a student
January 07, 2006
My son is a 7th grader, and the academics seem to be good. I feel they have plenty of selections for kids in this grade level to choose from. As far as extracurricular, as with any 'school' of choice, they are limited. All parents are required to volunteer at least 20 hours per year, and the sudents are required to submit thier own required community volunteer hours as well. I would have to say that my biggest complaint about this school is the lack of communication. If your child wants to try out for a sports team...they might be lucky to know about tryouts the day before...same with drama, clubs, etc. Only 3-4 newsletters per year, and most of the info is fluff or outdated. I really wish the communication was consistant and better. I also wish they could be more organized with scheduling extracurricular activities in advance for parents.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2005
Edgewood is a well rounded school. They aren't only focused on the childs academic learning process but also their athletics, social, and life skills.

- submitted by a student
July 10, 2005
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- submitted by a student
June 29, 2005
This is a school of choice which stresses high academics. It is a small high school compared to those near by and it offers a more personal touch for the student and teachers.Parents need to give 20 hours of volunteer hours at the school and each student is expected to give 20 hours in community service.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2005
My daughter has been a student of Edgewood for four years. She will be in the first graduating class (2007). I cannot say enough great things about this school. It's smaller size means that my daughter knows all of her classmates and she isn't lost in the crowd. Because students must apply for admission, you only have students there that really want to learn and want to be there. This makes for a very good learning environment. Edgewood's scores on standardized tests are very high and there are very little disciplinary problems.

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May 17, 2005
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- submitted by a student
May 06, 2005
Edgewood is a wonderful school. The level of education is challenging and it shows in our 2005 FCAT scores. The atomosphere of the school is wonderful, everyone working as a team. Office staff and teachers know you by name. Edgewood is like getting a private school education for free! As this school grows, more traditions will be formed and will be the same as any other high school, just without football.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2005
My daughter will be in the first graduating H.S. class from Edgewood. She hasn't attended very long (one semester) but I haven't seen her this excited in a long time. She loves this school and her teachers. I've looked at the coursework and I think it is excellent. I've gone to PTO meetings and was very impressed. Their principle is adored. She cannot find one bad thing to say about this school and in my limited dealings, neither can I. I give this school my highest endorsment.

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March 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2005
We think it is great. They are adding a grade every year to they get to 12th. There is alot of homework though. We have sports and alot of extracurricular activities. This summer they are doing alot of renovations and that will be nice. All parents have to volunteer at least 20 hours and students have to volunteer at least 20 hours too. The teachers are great in communicating back and forth on the computer. If the students fall below grade level, parents don't volunteer their 20 hours and students too they have to leave the school. That is one reason our school is great too.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2004
The staff has been wonderful. Fcat scores are great. Rated 'A' school. The lottery is done very professional. They keep you informed in all the events that are going on and coming up. Volunteering 20 hours per student and family is great. We are very excited about going there this fall. Thank you

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2004
Edgewood was for many years a middle school (7-8th grades) and a year at a time adding a senior HS class to ultimately complete a JR/SR college prep school in the school year 2006-2007. Already this grade A school is getting higher ratings and scores in the most rcent FCAT especially the new 'true' school of choice classes ( 7th and 9th grades) reflect this . Many initiatives at the school will lead this new 'school of choice' as the foremost prep school in the district. It is also anticipated that with families staying on for 6 (rather than 2)years will mean greater parent involvement and necessarily a more cohesive school.

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February 16, 2004
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Edgewood Jr/Sr High School
180 East Merritt Avenue, Merritt Island, FL  32953
(321) 454-1030
Last modified Edgewood Jr/Sr High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Edgewood Jr/Sr High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 58 reviews. Top