Edgemont Junior – Senior High School
|Edgemont Junior - Senior High School|
|Greenville, New York
|Asst. Principal||Eve Feuerstein, Jennifer Johnson|
|Grades||7 – 12|
|Color(s)||Royal Blue and White|
Edgemont Junior – Senior High School is a high school in Greenville, Westchester County, New York, serving students in grades 7 -12. Its feeder schools are Greenville School and Seely Place School, where students graduate in the sixth grade. The school's colors are blue and white, and its mascot is a panther. Edgemont Junior – Senior High School has a "California-style campus" which is similar to a small college campus. The school has 5 academic buildings, with one building dedicated to the 7th and 8th graders.
Rankings in the mass media
Niche Magazine selected the Edgemont School District as the #1 Public School District in America in 2015. Edgemont frequently fares well in national high school rankings, as well. In 2006, Newsweek named Edgemont the 61st best high school in the country. In 2007, the magazine ranked Edgemont higher, at 41st place. In 2005, The Washington Post named the school 26th, and in its 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Edgemont High School 28th. In 2012, "U.S. News and World Report" ranked Edgemont 19th best public high school in New York state and 96th best in the US.
More recently in 2013, Newsweek ranked Edgemont as the 18th best high school in the Northeast, and 72nd overall in the nation. It also reported that 99% of the student body graduate in four years. Of that 99%, 100% of those students are college-bound upon graduation.
Special programs and extracurriculars
The school also runs a highly successful music and theater program. Edgemont's yearly spring musical participates in the High School Theater Awards presented by The Helen Hayes Youth Theatre, and often wins awards in many categories. Musically inclined students may choose from playing in the regular orchestra, the sports pep band, the chorus, the Chamber Choir, and the wind ensemble, among other programs. Edgemont's debate and Model UN teams are highly regarded, and frequently do well in tournaments and conferences. There are numerous student-run clubs ranging in many different areas, including a monthly school magazine, literary magazines and community service groups.
Its school newspaper publication, the Edgemont Campus, was revamped this school year. The magazine now prints 24 pages in color and includes more in-depth pieces.
The school also offers exceptional special education programs.
It also provides a democratically-run, student-centric Alternative School, known as Phædrus founded in 1977.
The school fields over 60 different interscholastic sports teams, including soccer, cross-country, tennis, golf, bowling, field hockey, volleyball, football, gymnastics, wrestling, lacrosse, basketball, golf, winter and spring track, baseball, swimming, and softball.
Edgemont is known for its successful wrestling program, which, since 2003, has produced five League Championship teams, a New York State Champion, nine All-State Wrestlers, 20 Individual Section Champion, 43 All-Section Wrestlers and dozens of All-League athletes.
Edgemont's Football team won three consecutive state championships in 1998, 1999, and 2000. Their Football program has also won five section championships, one in 1995 and four consecutive in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001.
- Dana Reeve, wife of actor Christopher Reeve
- Peter Scolari, actor
- Matt Bernstein, former football player inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
- Ankur Bulsara of the band Seneca Hawk
- Ben Schwartz, actor
- Lauren Spierer, class of 2009, disappeared near the campus of Indiana University
- (Derek Gruen) Del Marquis, lead guitarist Scissor Sisters
- Richard Queen, hostage during Iran Hostage Crisis
- "Gold Medal Schools". U.S. News & World Report. 2007-11-29. Retrieved 2007-12-01.
- School profile
- High school web site
- School district web site
- Edgemont Wrestling Website
- Newsweek Best High Schools
- Theatre Awards