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Eden Prairie Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 3092 students

 
 

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Posted May 3, 2014

This high school hosts the friendliest community of high schoolers. The teachers are amazing and the majority of students are high achieving and creates an environments where people strive to be the best that they can be. The numerous clubs at this school show the amount of student freedom and the ways that they can express themselves This school has a superior athletic program in all sports and a music program in band, choir, and orchestra, and houses some of the best technology (grants to lend Macbook Airs to all students) to aid students in learning. The amount of independence students get are amazing and this school gives the best opportunities in the state.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2012

This is absolutely the best high school I have known of. I know many people from many different high school, it seems to me that EPHS is just simply stand out compare to the rest.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2010

I loved every minute of my time at EPHS. When entering college I felt more prepared than anyone at met at the University of St. Thomas. The school does a great job of reaching students considering the overwhelming size of the school. Everyone can be involved in academics and sports/clubs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2009

Eden Prairie HS has a strong reputation for academic excellence as well as having top ranked sport teams. There are plenty of clubs and activities for the students to be a part of which promotes a high level of student involvement. The teachers and staff are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

For such a large student body, this school has enough clubs and extra-curricular activities to include everyone. Great teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2009

i have been a student here and the school is great i loved it. it has a great acidemic program and its fun and a safe enviornment. i love this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2009

Regardless of the enormous size of EPHS, there is literally an opportunity for everyone to excel at EP. You do not need to be extremely smart or an exceptional athlete to gain recognition. Students interested in tv, video, and news production can be part of Eaglevision News(EVN), our tv news show. Staff of EVN gets to work with incredible equipment both on screen and off. Writers can work on the Eyrie newspaper staff (ranked in the top ten of the country). Students with leadership qualities can be on student council. DECA/ BPA and the business department allows the opportunity for students to become young professionals. Students can gain internships, join the EP Chamber of Commerce as a student member, or compete in DECA competitions in everything from Ad Campaign presentations to professional interviews. It just takes some interest and motivation by the student! Also, congrats EP Boys Hockey- 09 State Champs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2009

Excellent in every way! Come see for yourself!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 26, 2008

I am a student at EPHS, and I must say that their are so many more oppertunities at this school than there are anywhere else in the entire state. You can find almost anything you want here. The classes you can take always get harder and you never really run out. There are tons of clubs and sports that you can join, and we usually excell at all sports, there is a ton of school spirit. We have our share of great teachers in most all departments except science, which in my opinon is lacking good instruction. We send tons of kids to Ivy League and other great colleges every year, and each class has many outstanding students that you can work and compete with. Also, you can always find a new thing to try that you just might like. The oppurtunities are endless at EPHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2008

Eden Prairie Could be the greatest school ever. I loved the athletics and the school. I felt it not only prepared me for college academics but schooling. Yes the school is big but that just means that only the best of the best play the sports and that if your at the top of the cless ou can really suceed. The teachers pay excelent attention to everyone in the class and provide great leadership. If you try you will not only do good in school but get accepted to a great college
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2008

If your smart they will give you all the attention you need. If youre not they won't, i hate to sound cliche but htey dont care about minorities and class sizes are usally aroun 31 or32. If your low income they try to just contain you and sheild the kids from outside contact and end up hurting themin the long run. Failed the NCLB, drugs, gangs, and a bunch of little overprivledged rich kids... bad combo.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

So many oppurtunities for students of all kinds and abilities. Number one high school athletic program in the state. The size of the school and the number of students is very well controlled and managed overall and I recommend it to everyone looking for the best for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2006

Though the options at this school are limitless and it serves a wide variety of students, it is very large. Many students feel lost and overwhelmed by the size. Eden Prairie High School is the largest high school in the state of Minnesota. Unless your child is very social, independent, and ready to work on his own without teacher support, do not enroll here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2006

this school has changed me froma failure to an ace student. my life changed for the better
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2005

Eden Prairie High School has a very high level of academic programs, and a wide variety of sports and activities available. Alot of these activities and programs though are mostly to help the students that are already better than the other students. Because of the great standard and great quality of the sports teams, it is hard for mediocre sports players, or not so smart children to advance and attain recognition from the teachers and/or coaches.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2005

Our daughter, graduating in 2003, received a less-than-adequate college prep education. While those at the top of the class and those at the bottom receive solid benefits at Eden Prairie, those in the middle are often squeezed out of services. In a school of this size, any teacher/student relationship building is difficult and hampered by sheer numbers. While AP classes are often smaller in size, class sizes of 40 students is not uncommon. While this is similar to many colleges, failing to understand that this is NOT college is where Eden Prairie underserves it's community. Only the top atheletes compete, making the school very competitive in their conferences and there is a significant intramural league in several sports. The politics of Eden Prairie Athletics is completely draining with TOO much parent control. Parent involvement mostly consists of the parents of gifted and talented population. Strong representation in parent associations and on school board.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

I graduated in 2003 and in my 4 years at EPHS, I experienced an excellent education. The social studies department was amazing, as well as the science and math. I was lucky to experience such a diverse aray of art classes and extracuricular activites. My senior year i was able to take many AP classes, because of the block scheduling and the teachers were wonderful in helping me get into my colleges of choice. I was accepted to many private and public universities and thank EPHS for that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2005

Our daughter graduated in 2003. Curriculum opportunities were rigorous. Block scheduling was good with the exception of limiting the amount of offerngs students involved in music could take. High quality music programs, great athletics for girls and boys, as well as a well developed intramural program. Large high school environment made for an easy transition to college. Supportive community with high expectations. Many opportunities for parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2004

We are blessed to get the opportunity to send our daughters and soon our son to the Eden Prairie High School. Thank you so much for all your hard work, support, help, caring and encouragement. We couldn't do it without your excellent teachers, advisors, counselors, principal and staff. Our oldest daughter(Natalie) is going to be in her 3rd year this Fall 2004 in Nursing program at the Arizona State University in Arizona. We just attended a New Student Orientation for our daughter's Sheena at the Pepperdine University in California. Again, thank you very much for making a difference in our daughter's life. Sincerely, Elita Bald
—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.
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

708 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

704 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

673 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Writing

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black87%
Asian97%
Hispanic92%
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students77%
Female74%
Male79%
Black27%
Asian85%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities34%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

704 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

673 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2011.

680 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

774 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

731 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Black47%
Asian75%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

All Students71%
Female72%
Male71%
Black41%
Asian78%
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female61%
Male71%
Black13%
Asian75%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Black 8% 9%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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17185 Valley View Rd
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Phone: (952) 975-8000

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