Eden Prairie High School

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Eden Prairie Senior High School
EPHSPAC.JPG
Address
17185 Valley View Road

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United States
Information
TypePublic Secondary
Established1923
PrincipalRobb Virgin
Teaching staff193
Grades9-12
Number of students2,804[1]
Color(s)Red, Black, and White
            
MascotEagles
RivalEdina High School
NewspaperThe Student Globe
Website

Eden Prairie Senior High School (EPHS) is a four-year public high school located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota established in 1923. The present high school opened in 1981 and was significantly added to in 1990, 1994 and 1997. The school was named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 1996 by the United States Department of Education. Eden Prairie High School is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Minnesota Department of Education.

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Map of Minnesota with Eden Prairie highlighted

Demographics[edit]

With 2,804 students,[2] Eden Prairie High School is the third largest high school in Minnesota by enrollment in 2017-18.[3] In the 2010-11 school year, 79% of students were White, 9% were African American, 8% were Asian, and 4% were Hispanic.[4]

Academics[edit]

The high school offers over 350 courses, many of which are electives. Offered language courses include Spanish, French, Sign Language, German and Chinese. Class size ranges from 29-34 students.[4]

Facilities[edit]

The school is divided into four wings on three floors. The North Wing is home to the Auditorium, Performing Arts Center (PAC), the Main Gym, small gym, machine shops, music classrooms and EagleVision Television Studios. The South wing contains the Old Commons lunch room, Science classrooms and labs, Foreign Language classrooms, a Photography lab, and Special Services facilities. In the East Wing of Eden Prairie High School is the New or East Commons lunch room, Math classrooms, Social Studies classrooms, and English classrooms. Lastly, the West Wing is home of the Business classrooms, Technology classrooms and labs, Health classrooms and the Economic classrooms. Also, each department has a resource center near the specific classrooms so that students can work in close proximity to their teachers when necessary.

Student activities[edit]

Student activities include fine arts; academic teams such as Quiz Bowl, Knowledge Bowl, and Future Problem Solvers; Team 2502, a robotics team; a variety of clubs, including the Eyrie newspaper and the eagLIT literary magazine; and both varsity and intramural sports. Eden Prairie high school boasts a wide variety of extracurricular activities which include: Band, Ceramics Sculpture, Chess Team, Chorus, Computer Arts, Dance, Drawing Painting, Orchestra, Math Team, Photography, Theater Drama, Bible Study, and Video Film Production.[5]

Athletics[edit]

Eden Prairie High School is a member of the Lake Conference in the Minnesota State High School League. In 2006, the football team was ranked by MaxPreps as the No. 11 team in the nation following a win in the 2006 State Championship.[6] In 2007, Sports Illustrated named Eden Prairie the top high school athletic program in Minnesota.[7] The high school was also recognized by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top Ten Athletic Programs in 2008-2009.[8] In the 2001-2002 school year, Eden Prairie's athletic budget was $1,460,433, the highest per capita of any high school in Minnesota.[9] Eden Prairie is also the only high school in Minnesota to send a team (pom squad) to the UDA National Dance Team Championship, where they have claimed 7 national titles (1996, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011).[citation needed] Rachel Bootsma, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist, is an Eden Prairie graduate.

State Championships
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Soccer, Boys 2 2002, 2011
Soccer, Girls 2 2005, 2010
Cross Country Running, Boys 1 2009
Cross Country Running, Girls 3 1980, 2008, 2010
Football 11 1996, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017
Volleyball 1 2011
Swimming and diving, Girls 4 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999[1]
Winter Alpine skiing, Boys 1 2005
Nordic skiing, Boys 3 1983, 1984, 2013
Hockey, Boys 2 2009, 2011
Hockey, Girls 3 2006, 2008, 2016
Competitive Cheerleading Team 4 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Dance Team, Girls 5 1994, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2003
Gymnastics, Girls 5 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 2005
Swimming and diving, Boys 6 2002, 2003, 2005, 2012, 2013, 2016
Quiz Bowl league 6 1994, 1996, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014
Spring Baseball 3 2004, 2010, 2017
Softball 1 2002
NAQT Quiz Bowl State 5 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014
Mock trial 1 (Not Varsity) 1996
Golf, Boys 2 1999, 2013
Tennis, Boys 1 2010
Track, Boys 2 2008, 2010
Lacrosse, Boys 4 [2] 2004, 2012, 2013, 2014
Lacrosse, Girls 7 [2] 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2015, 2016, 2017
Total 85
  1. ^ The 1999 state championship was a tie between Eden Prairie High School and Edina High School
  2. ^ The Minnesota State High School League's first lacrosse tournaments for boys and girls were held in 2007. Prior to that year lacrosse was a U.S. Lacrosse Association Certified Club Sport.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Minnesota State High School League
  2. ^ http://www3.edenpr.org/public/headlines/info.aspx%7Cdate=March 2011
  3. ^ http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/enrollments17.asp?sort=2
  4. ^ a b Eden Prairie Schools ISD #272
  5. ^ http://www.edenpr.org/domain/276
  6. ^ High School Football Rankings 06-07 - MaxPreps
  7. ^ SI.com The top high schools in each of the 50 states and D.C.
  8. ^ SI.com 2008-2009 top 10 high school athletic programs in the U.S.
  9. ^ Brackin, Dennis; Rand, Michael (2003-09-23). "The business of high school sports Success has a price". Star Tribune: Metro 1A.
  10. ^ "Eden Prairie graduate Adam Bartley stars on 'Longmire'". Shakopee Valley News. Savage, MN. February 26, 2015.
  11. ^ Blount, Rachel (May 22, 2012). "Rachel Bootsma dares to dream her Olympic dream". Star Tribune. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  12. ^ "Vikings sign Bykowski off the 49ers Practice Squad". Vikings.com.
  13. ^ "Twins, Jason Marquis part ways". ESPN.com. Associated Press. May 22, 2012. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  14. ^ Rotundo, Tony. "Local Olympians Reminisce about Their Time on the World's Stage". southwestmetromag.com. Retrieved 1 October 2018. The 1984 Eden Prairie High School graduate competed in the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville, France, and the 1994 games in Lillehammer, Norway.
  15. ^ https://www.olympic.org/benjamin-husaby
  16. ^ Leighton, Tim (September 6, 2009). "Empire of the son". St. Paul Pioneer Press. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  17. ^ Youngblood, Kent (July 12, 2013). "Nick Leddy brings the Stanley Cup to Minnesota". Star Tribune. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  18. ^ Mizutani, Dane (June 24, 2017). "Casey Mittelstadt, at No. 8, is highest-drafted Minnesotan in more than a decade". Pioneer Press. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  19. ^ "NICK SEELER". gophersports.com. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  20. ^ "Eden Prairie's Neil Wagner Named Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher". Southwest Metro Magazine. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  21. ^ http://www.startribune.com/raw-defenseman-hunter-warner-impressing-wild/395531381/
  22. ^ Huss, Dan (March 23, 2007). "Wittman Named Ivy Rookie of the Year". Eden Prairie News. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  23. ^ "Ethan Wragge Creighton Bluejays bio". Creighton Bluejays. Retrieved November 16, 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°52′18″N 93°29′34″W / 44.8718°N 93.4929°W / 44.8718; -93.4929