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Edgewood Jr/Sr High School

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Posted May 1, 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


Posted 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?


Posted 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


Posted January 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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!!


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 8, 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?


Posted June 1, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 5, 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


Posted December 4, 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


Posted 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
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 7, 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


Posted August 6, 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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

185 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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94%

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97%

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95%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

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94%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

178 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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96%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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94%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

178 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
88%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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98%

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97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
98%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

171 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

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n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 76%
Hispanic 11%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 5%
Black 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 100%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 49%58%61%
Master's degree 47%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. KENNETH J WINN
Fax number
  • (321) 452-1176

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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