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Edina Senior High School

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5 stars

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Posted February 24, 2014

Excellent school. The community and school board reinvest in to the schools. Teachers are very involved and available. The support for students with an IEP is amazing. So many opportunities in programs outside of the classroom. Very competitive environment. Would not recommend moving here from out of state with children older then 8. Very closed off community. People have lived here for centuries with their childhood friends and family living next door. All three of my children have had a difficult time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2014

This is an amazing school. The teachers are hard-working, enthusiastic, and personable! The superintendent and school board seem future-oriented and up on technology. The only weird thing is that they don't seem interested in changing the school district boundaries to include more kids from the city of Edina, even though this would result in more money for Edina schools. I've heard that they're caught between doing what's best for Edina schools versus doing what will keep the other school districts and the Minnesota Department of Education people happy, & they're choosing the other school districts & the Dept. of Education. Other than that though, the district seems to be going in the right direction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2011

I think Edina has the best schools and people, this isnt because i am a Edina kid its because i know Edina kids and how there just like everyone else in the world and everywhere even if they might have a little more money then others that doesnt mean were diffrent. Were all the same, whether some people have more money then others or not. So i think that all Edina schools are great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2010

Edina High School offers many AP courses and excels in academics and sports. We are named state champions for Hockey, Track, Tennis, Comp Cheer, and many other sports. The school contains a variety of different cliques. Theater kids, Athletic kids, AP kids, etc... We do not like to be defined snobby or rich. In fact not everyone who attends is filthy rich. Many highschoolers that attend can be judgmental, not good for new kids. Also upperclassmen take advantage of seniority. Edina kids are prone to party alot. Other than the downs, there are many ups to attending EHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2009

Edina offers myriad chances for students to excel, and it's teachers are top notch. Besides the many opportunities for academic achievement, Edina boasts top class athletics as well. The administration promotes pride as individuals and a school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

They have incredible teachers & staff that really cares about their students...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Edina High School is on of the top 100 schools in the nation. Over 90 percent of students are involved in extra curricular activities. Edina High School was #7 in the top ten high schools designated by Sports Illustrated and Edina is one of the top 10 Best Downs for Families in the Aug 09 Family Circle. We have great schools and great kids.


Posted September 17, 2009

Highly accredited teachers and executive staff. Strong curriculum. High standards for academics , arts and sport programs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Edina High School has excellent academics, great sports, and an awesome theater and music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Edina High School is an amazing school offering opportunities to learn, explore, grow and compete in one of the best enviornments inthe country. Winning awards yearly, the students test scores and college entrance percentages top the nation. Edina prepares your child for the next step and for life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Having graduated from EHS last year, I can say with great confidence that I am fully prepared to meet the rigors of college with intelligence and great enthusiasm. The plethora of AP classes offered was a complete joy, and largely unmatched. Teachers are matched with their students' skill sets with unusual efficiency.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2009

As a student attending Edina High School, I feel completely safe to say Edina is the best public school in the state. With numerous top 100 rankings from Newsweek Magazine, state championship titles and other extra curricular activities, Edina is a very well rounded school. I can not say enough good things about Edina and would recommend this high school to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2008

While there is a seemingly diverse population of students at this school, I have found that a majority of the students are highly judgemental. Most students at this school act the same, think the same, and judge the same. They are snobby rich kids who pretend to be people they aren't. I have met my fair share of highly judgemental and clone-like kids while attending this school. The seniors give no support to younger classmates. I do not recommend this school for unique, hardworking individuals.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2006

I am currently a teacher in the Math Department of Edina high school. I love working in this department. It's very rare as a teacher you find yourself in a department in which every single staff member remains dedicated to their job even after many years of service. I have yet to meet a teacher at Edina who is uninterested or burnt out. Every one seems to genuinely care about the quality of their lessons. My department is very collegial. The other other teachers are frequently eager to share ideas and materials, making it a welcoming environment. We collaborate on schedules, curriculum, classroom management, etc... It's nice to be in a place where my coworkers are so helpful and supportive. I would absolutely feel comfortable with any one of them teaching my children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 21, 2006

Strong academic programs with a high level of parent involvement and competitive sports teams. It can be a little 'clicky' at times which may make it more challenging for a transfer student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

Excellent college preparatory high school. Students do well on all measures of academic achievement. Top quality fine arts and athletic programs that include many students. 96% go on to college and do very well. Top of the state in any measure of success. Glad my children attended this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2004

This school serves a very elite population of wealthy whites. They are not particularly accomodating or welcoming to students of different social and ethnic backgrounds. I feel that they live in the past with regard to their attitudes toward diversity.
—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 77% in 2012.

613 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

605 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

574 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%
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 80% in 2012.

613 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

605 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
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 62% in 2013.

655 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%
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.

579 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%
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 Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black56%
Asian88%
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant87%
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 Students73%
Female78%
Male69%
Black31%
Asian70%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant73%
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 Students83%
Female82%
Male83%
Black33%
Asian83%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant83%
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

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black55%
Asian85%
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant91%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Black 5% 9%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 1% 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 9%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6754 Valley View Rd
Edina, MN 55439
Phone: (952) 848-3800

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