My academic rateing for Edgewood is good. My child is a sophomore with a learning disability and she has shown great progress from year to year. The school has it's problems, as does all schools, but over all the school academics are good. I only wish that t hey would put more money in classes and not into athletics. They hire to "WIN". They spend to WIN. If your child is not a who's who's child, they are set aside and not allowed to excel in athletics. Athletics is great, but an extra. Winning is great, but an extra. How much do you win when you compromise the self-esteem of a child for the WIN. So the athletics department in this school rates 1 star.
Way to go students & teachers for receiving an exemplary rating. Have a GREAT 2010-2011 school year. Who said you had nothing to "crow" about? Let us hear that crowing noise. SUPER JOB!!!!!!
I am not an administrator, teacher, or employee of the district, no matter what it may "sound like". I write positives where some write negatives. EVERYONE means ALL. EVERYONE does not share this opinion. We have been in other schools with far greater issues. Not EVERYONE will be pleased & will always find a fault. I did not read anywhere that any particular school was on an exemplary TAKS list. This must be a "joke" or rumor. Maybe, this school is on the list for 2010.
July 7 - are you an administrator? Sounds like it. Everyone in this community knows that this district has political appointees for administrators who do the bare minimum. The bare minimum is offered in course offerings and the district does only what it must for the district - not the student. There is nothing to crow about in a district that should be exemplary...but that is not. Leadership is a joke.
They place too much inportance on boys sports. Sports are great and they do teach the kids skills, but I will repeat what I have said before...how many kids playing sports in Edgewood EVER got a FULL scholarship to a college? What they need is to put more money into helping make the kids ready for the real world, so they can get a real job. Football is a sport, not a job skill required to make it in the big city. I love Edgewood, but the school falls short in several areas.
This school has no computer classes worth anything, all of the classes seem to repeat what we learned last year and the year before and the year before that. The athletic department is a joke! They are given way too much money and should go towards different classes other that ag or athletics. If your not in athletics in Edgewood ISD you apparently won't make it in life. When I did play sports the coaches said that this is how you are encouraged to make better grades. I am making alot better grades than when I was in athletics. There is probably one in nearly a million people from Edgewood that will make it to pro sport. It's a waste of time!
I was concerned when I read that the ACT/SAT scores were 'really low' so I did some investigation. The district average score for SAT: 973, state average: 987...district average for ACT: 21.1, state average, 20.5. While the scores are not shining, they are certainly not 'really low'. There is so much more data to consider than just performance on college entrance exams.
I think that this school is great, it has smaller classes, so there is more attention devoted to the student. The only other schools that I've had my children that were great was in Plattsburgh NY and their school system made sure that no child was left behind. Believe me people, I've moved around more than most because I was in the military and my children have had some really bad teachers, I have yet heard from my children about the teachers being bad at Edgewood.
I believe that this school is Unsatisfactory because my child could not excel at the pace he needed to and they school district held him back by not letting him go in two higher maths and when he was able to state UIL the school decide that spending money to take kids to the playoff football game was more important than taking him to state UIL
I attended Edgewood as a student and I am now a parent of a high school freshmen. The potential this school has will never be met because those that are in charge (superintendent) have been around and in power for far too long. The dress attire of the schools teaching and admin staff is very relaxed and unprofessional. Their attire at best should be set at a minimum of business casual. Tee shirts, capris, untucked shirts for men is just not the impression the staff should be showing. This relaxed atmosphere has flowed over into the classroom and can be seen by the low TAKS scores. Who you are and who you know is prominate in the school. I challenge anyone to deny this occurs by investigating which teachers are 'teaching' the children of teachers who teach in Edgewood. Why do their kids get the better teachers?
Courses are the bare minimum, taught by minimalists teaching the bare minimum. No AP courses offered. Poor math program and science program. Excellence is not a goal here. Politics and sports reign; however. And they'll kick you in the teeth and wherever else - to get your acceptance about their very rigid social system.
I am currently a Senior at Edgewood HS and have attended the school my entire life. Overall, the school offers a satisfactory education & environment in all respects. The teaching staff is sub-par, and many of the better teachers at Edgewood in the past several years have been driven away by the 'established' crowd. Course choices are severely limited, electives are focused almost exclusively on Ag classes. Edgewood is very much a 'sports school', and much of the budget is tight due to a focus on the athletic departments, notably the arts departments. However, Edgewood offers excellent class sizes, a strong athletics program, and what education it does offer is stronger than most nearby schools.
I graduated from Edgewood 2 years ago, and it was the best school I have ever attended (four in all). The class sizes were just right, not too big or small. The teachers were, generally, very well versed in the subjects they taught. Some were not that good, but it's impossible to have a completely perfect set, right? They were very attentive, and I never felt like I couldn't approach them with a question but, that was the catch, you had to approach them. They didn't baby you in this respect, which is a good thing. I feel they should have probably spent less money on athletics than they do, but when it is the most popular extracurricular in the school, where do you think the money is going to go? I am in college now, and I'm doing absolutely phenomenal, and I thank this school every day for that.
We found most of the teachers to be very uncaring, unless you were the 'right' kid. Small town I guess. Even my son complained about the out-of-control classes. We didn't subject our next one to this environment and moved. The administration in the district is not at all parent friendly if you start asking questions. Beware.
The teachers pay no attention to the children and any sort of arts programs are out of the question. Whenever the school gets money they spend it on sports, the theatre department has nothing and that is extremely unsatisfactory.
My wife and I are very happy with our school district and the opportunities our kids get at Edgewood. Jennifer, James, and Jessica also love their schools. Great job!
Edgewood Schools do not have enough classes to choose from. The only extracurricular classes they have are ag and art. The teachers for the most part do not seem very motivated to help kids that aren't at the very top of the class or an athelete. I know that some of them let the kids take a nap and one teacher takes a nap with them! The kids seem to be pushed through, without learning what they need to. And the teachers show favoritism with coaches & teachers kids. It's all who you know and it's not fair to the normal kids.
Community support and involvement strengthens the entire district. Teachers are responsive to students needs and parent concerns. Limited scope of subjects offered is offset by the opportunites each student has to participate (and recieve positive recognition) in numerous academic and extracurricular activities. My daughter graduated to attend a Division I university (Texas A & M)- and is doing well.
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