Edgewater High School
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|Edgewater High School|
3100 Edgewater Drive
|School type||Public, high school|
|School district||Orange County Public Schools|
|Teaching staff||96.00 (FTE) (2016–17)|
|Student to teacher ratio||21.19 (2016–17)|
Edgewater High School is a public secondary school located in the College Park section of Orlando, Florida. It is operated by the Orange County Public Schools system. The athletic teams are known as the 'Fighting Eagles' with colors red and white.
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In 1950, the School Board of Orange County, Florida unveiled plans to build two new high schools in Orlando. These two schools were built from the same architectural plans and both were opened on the same day, Tuesday, September 2, 1952. The first was named William R. Boone High School and the second was named Edgewater High School. Boone was named for William R. Boone, a long-serving principal of the original Orlando High School (which is now Howard Middle School, on Robinson Street in downtown Orlando, near Lake Eola). The campuses of Boone and Edgewater contained identical buildings, but their arrangement on each campus was different. Edgewater's first principal was Mr. Orville R. Davis, a veteran of Orange County Public Schools, who was once the principal of the original Memorial Junior High School (now Memorial Middle School), also in Orlando.
Edgewater and Boone were originally to be named North and South High Schools, respectively. However, William R. Boone, who was to be principal of South, died the summer before the schools opened. South High was renamed in his memory. North High was then named for the road it was built beside, Edgewater Drive.
Edgewater High School has recently been renovated into a 3-story facility on the land which previously held mobile homes to the North of the old campus, most of which will be destroyed to create a new sports field. The remaining buildings will undergo a refurbishment to house freshmen and will be available by the start of the 2011-2012 school year. The new facility is mostly indoors to allow for overall protection from the elements and a more secure campus, and uses new technology such as new Promethean boards and an all new auditorium. Students were given access to the facility on the first day back to class in 2011 after winter break, and both staff and students are currently working on adjusting to the new facility.
The demographic breakdown of the 2,034 students enrolled in 2016–17 was:
- Male – 53.4%
- Female – 46.6%
- Native American / Native Alaskan – 0.2%
- Asian – 2.3%
- Black – 49.5%
- Hispanic – 18.6%
- Native Hawaiian / Pacific islanders – 0.1%
- White – 26.9%
- Multiracial – 2.4%
The boys' basketball team won the state championship in 1976 and again in 2004. The girls' basketball won the state championship in 2007, 2012, 2013, and 2014. The only other team state title Edgewater High School holds, is a 1994 FHSAA Class 6A title in boy's cross country.
- Marquis Daniels – former basketball guard
- Mike Freeman – Major League Baseball player
- Sharon Lechter – author
- Quincy McDuffie – Canadian Football League player
- Anfernee Simons – professional basketball player
- Darius Washington Jr. – professional basketball player
- J. B. Woodman – professional baseball player
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