Edgemont offers a top tier education in so many ways. Exposure to excellent teachers, challenging classes, strong extracurricular programs.... The residents are generally engaged and successful professionals who value and care about education so they are supportive of the school and very involved.
Am so fortunate to have gone K-12 through the Edgemont School District, along with three siblings. That solid education has served each of us well. Find it amusing that a parent is grousing about EHS only being rank 183rd by NewsWeek one year. While all ranks like this are flawed, there are about 37,000 high schools in the United States, so that ranking suggests that EHS out ranks 99.5% of them. Not too shabby. Hope their children are taking full advantage of the fabulous educational opportunity their parents are affording them. Pray that one day soon every child in this great nation will that type of educational opportunity.
As a resident and parent its obvious that there is utter lack of governance and a good leadership in the BOE. They just raised taxes in a district where taxes are exorbitantly high and the 2015 NewsWeek national ranking for EHS is a dismal #183. It just doesn't add up??
I am currently go to EHS and it is a great school with challenging classes but you get used to it in the first few weeks. There are so many sports for example I was part of the undefeated Edgemont Soccer Team but thats not what its about. There are many good classes to take and Edgemont was just voted one of the best schools in the nation.
Very very high property taxes and disproportionately mediocre outcomes in academic standards! Much hype surrounding the school system but as a resident in the community witnessing erosion in curriculum and STEM education.
I go to edgemont and I love it. They have so many clubs and sports and the teachers are amazing! The cafeteria has so manu choices for lunch, the vending machines have snacks, ice cream, and drinks. It is a very independent school and I would not trade it for the world.
As a student having gone through the entirety of the Edgemont elementary and junior high system, I can indeed say that, yes, the teachers and classes are usually great and inspiring (especially for Latin, band, and science). However, having moved away freshman year, I'm now fully able to realize what a stupidly wretched, depressing time I had there. Maybe it was due to just to the peers in my particular grade, maybe not. The school grounds are beautiful, the cafeteria food strangely delicious, the library relatively well-stocked, but when I left, did I miss it? Not really, because being bullied for most of elementary school and then becoming a wandering, shallow-friendship-holding semblance of myself amongst the same people and others in middle school (since the elementary schools are combined, therefore combining cliques and producing strained relationships between old friends) thoroughly drubs the amazing academics this school had to offer. Go panthers.
I have a son in 8th and a daughter who is a senior. Best thing about being in this school district is you don't have to pressure your kids to do well in school and to want to go to a good college. Their peers will do that for you. In some affluent communities, you get kids who want designer clothing as status symbols. I feel like in Edgemont, getting into a good college is the status symbol.
I am a fairly recent Edgemont alum and have to say that Edgemont really does prepare you well for both college and life. Like all of the other reviews have mentioned, the quality of the education and specific attention that each student receives is excellent. After attending a top university and seeing the range of academic backgrounds that other kids had come from, I could clearly tell that Edgemont was AS GOOD, in most cases BETTER, than most private schools. One huge perk of Edgemont over private schools/IB schools was that I entered college with a significant amount of AP credit, which inevitably cut the cost of tuition during my senior year. The range of opportunities outside the classroom are really great for a public school. Sports, music/arts, clubs, peer mentoring, etc. are all really strong and there really are small niches that each student can explore based on his/her interests. Each grade is pretty small (140-200 kids) so the grades are pretty cliquey. It's really nice if your grade is close as a whole, but it can definitely get annoying if not - my grade was not close, but my younger brother's grade was very close. It really depends on the year. Overall, A+
Lol...Sure most parents make 100k and pay 20,000 in taxes to send their children to an upscale schol system but what about the kids that sneak in with false addresses and work our school systwem for 4 yrs tuition and tax free...we should put of our resources to work and catch the people who live off our dollar....It's not fair that we hard to keep our children in our district school and others can just send them for free EDGEMONT do your homework...