I AM THE PTO REP FOR HIGH SCHOOL, AND WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF A LIBRARY REMODELING PROJECT. WE NEED EVERYTHING FROM BOOKS TO WIFI UPGRADES. ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED. OUR SMALL LITTLE CAMPUS GETS LEFT OUT OF A LOT OF BENEFITS BECAUSE THE OLDER KIDDOS ARE MORE SELF SUFFICIENT, AND PARENTS TEND TO BE LESS INVOLVED THE OLDER THEY GET.
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.
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.