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Edgewater High School

Public | 9-12 | 1656 students

 

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Posted April 18, 2014

My granddaughter has attended Edgewater Hugh for the past 4 years and will graduate this may. It is an excellent school especially their EST program. The teachers are very carrying and well prepared to teach the required subjects to prepare students for college.


Posted October 26, 2013

I've heard good things about Edgewater High. Two of my grandnephews are students there. They enjoy attending Edgewater High! Happy Grandaunt


Posted August 23, 2009

Sure, the school corrals the students, but the students look as if they lack the spirit to actually care! The leadership cannot be effective if the students don't understand things that need to be done - my child complains that some of the teachers aren't very proactive when it comes to actually teaching. I see the amount of work that is given to my child, and how that work seems to follow home. At first I didn't believe my child when she told me that the teacher didn't collect the work, but when I checked myself, the teacher never intended on it! Also, the administration keeps making promises on making the school year more fluid, and yet it seems like it doesn't work at all. So much trash on the walkways, fights and arrests that are publicized, and even the censorship scandal from a previous term - unattractive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

EHS has improved in many areas. I like receiving phone calls from the principal and/or staff regarding important happenings. The College and Career Center has become much more helpful for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2008

Discipline needs to be improved. There are frequent fights among some students and arrests by law enforcement. The majority of students do not seem to have pride in their campus as there is trash left around the common areas by the students. Most of the teachers are committed to provide excellent instruction, but they are dealing with a diverse population of students who seem to be putting in their time until they can legally leave. There are good aspects of Edgewater; the magnet programs, AP classes, various clubs, band, chorus and sports teams help enhance the students experience at Edgewater. The Edgewater Foundation and a core group of parents are trying hard to make the school a better place for all students. Hopefully, the reconstruction of the facilities, which is expected to commence the summer of 2008, will raise standards and boost students pride and desire to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

My daughter is a sophomore under the EST Magnet PRogram, and she is doing great. I am not so active inthe PTA which I do regret, but, overall, I like what I see happening to my daughter's education. The one thing that the school needs is renovation - a new campus, just like what they did with Jones HIgh School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2006

I have been very happy with this school for the time my daughter has attended. The programs are helping her do what she needs to get into college
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2006

I am concerned about the amount of money being spent on technology features. Many of the kids at this school need sports in order to get to college. Cutting sports budgets can hurt them getting a chance for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2005

Edgewater is an outstanding school with a history of strong parent involvement and tradition in the community. Well respected leaders and teachers aspire to join the faculty.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 19, 2005

New principal has definitely made bold moves. FCAT improvement brought school from D grade to one point short of a B. Bottom 25% of students are clearly being attended to now. Inbound transfers have finally been limited; enrollment is down 500-700 for 05-06 which is great for a very crowded campus. Top 20 academic seniors have been assembled for the first time to raise competitive awareness and drive them to make challenging course selections and to apply to more selective colleges. Teachers are now being held more accountable for submitting pre-planning calendars. After a review of prior students' poor performances on AP exams and a general lack of preparedness as they move from one level to the next in a subject, many of the upper-level courses have been re-assigned to different teachers this year. It will be interesting to watch this school re-develop under this new leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2005

Edgewater High School is a very diverse school. The EST magnet program offers great options for the student that is up for the challenge. The new principal has placed focus on improving A.P. and honors courses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

Good School. Poor leadership now since former principal left.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

Edgewater is a wonderful school. My children, a freshman and senior are in the Engineering, Science and Technology magnet and go here by choice. We have found the EST program to be challenging with many real world applications. My son has taken both Cisco and CADD classes that would enable him to get a good job directly after high school if he wasn't college bound. We have found the counselors and teachers to be extremely helpful and responsive. The sports teams are some of the best in the state. Edgewater received a D grade in the Florida FCAT last year due to the failure of the bottom 25% of students to show significant improvement. Edgewater also had 6 National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists. Students have everything necessary to succeed at Edgewater if that is their choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2005

Very good school with a great magnet program: Engineering Science Technology Program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 24, 2004

Disappointed in school. Staff does not respond to email or return parent phone calls. Very nice, new principal. Maybe he can change things around.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 5, 2004

I say do away with the FCAT...it proves nothing.Edgewater is a great school despite the results of some test. The faculty and students reflect that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2004

Edgewater High school is a wonderful school who works together even when times get hard. Although they didn't do so well on their F-CAT testing this year, I know that they're going to keep their heads up and give everybody the results they've been hoping for. I also like that Edgewater H.S. is a very well mixed school of people of many different types of races. That shows unity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2004

My daughter is a Junior here and is getting a good education. She has been playing softball, slow and fast pitch since she was a freshman. She's in the magnet program and is doing well. She's explored several different opinions as to what she wants to go to school for and has her mind made up to do architectural design.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

Administration is run on crisis managment. There is a high gang level and drug level in this school. They have virtually no security in place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I have two recent graduates from private school. The third child decided to transfer to public school. My husband and I cannot get over how wonderful our son's academics, athletics, sense of community and spiritual life have been at Edgewater! To think I have paid tuition for years and got so much less! For a large school the students and faculty have a personal relationship and high degree of accountability. There is an atmosphere of mutual respect and a true love for young people. What a thrill. Thank you to everyone who works so hard and cares so much. This is public education at its best.
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

447 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

410 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

396 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
80%
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 84% in 2012.

404 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

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.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
33%
Biology I

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

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%
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
Black 43%
White 36%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%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 84%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 68%66%61%
Master's degree 31%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. MICHELE ERICKSON
Fax number
  • (407) 245-2758

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
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3100 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: (407) 835-4900

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