Edgewood Academy

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Edgewood Academy
The Edgewood Academy Elmore, Alabama.JPG
Location
5475 Elmore Rd.
Elmore, Alabama
Coordinates 32°32′49″N 86°17′32″W / 32.54694°N 86.29222°W / 32.54694; -86.29222Coordinates: 32°32′49″N 86°17′32″W / 32.54694°N 86.29222°W / 32.54694; -86.29222
Information
Type Independent
Motto Large enough to reach opportunity - small enough to feel like family
Established 1967
Headmaster Clint Welch
Faculty 34
Grades K3-12
Enrollment Around 300
Color(s) Green and Gold
Mascot Wildcat
Affiliations Alabama Independent School Association
Website

The Edgewood Academy is a non-profit non-sectarian independent school located in Elmore, Alabama. The total enrollment is around 300 students including preschool through twelfth grade. The school was founded in 1967 as a segregation academy.[1] Edgewood Academy has been accredited by the Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) since 1974, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS, and the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA). Edgewood students score well above the national average on the Stanford Achievement Test. For the twelfth year in a row, Edgewood has been named an AISA Blue Ribbon School which exemplifies excellence in teaching, student performance, school life, and school and community interaction.

Athletics[edit]

Edgewood's varsity teams compete athletically in the Alabama Independent School Association. Varsity girls have won state championships in softball, volleyball, and cheerleading. The National Private School Athletic Association (NPSAA) awarded Edgewood's varsity football team the Division II National Championship in 2008. At the end of the 2015 season Edgewood Academy held the nation's longest eleven man high school football winning streak at 71 games according to USA Today [3]. Edgewood Academy won a second National Championship in baseball after being awarded the honor by MaxPreps.com.[2] Edgewood Academy's baseball team finished the 2013 year ranked No. 1 in the MaxPreps Small School (enrollment under 1,000 students National Baseball Rankings ahead of teams from Florida, Oklahoma and Arakansas.[3] The school also fields youth football teams for grades 2nd, 3rd, and 4th (Termite) and grades 5th and 6th (PeeWee).

Maxpreps Small School National Championship

  • Baseball- 2013

AISA State Championships

  • Football- 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Overall Record [4]
  • Baseball- 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011,2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Basketball- 2001, 2015
  • Softball- 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2014
  • Volleyball- 2011

Youth Football Tournament Championships and Regular Season Record (R)

  • 2009 Warrior Bowl Champions, Auburn AL - Termites (5-0-1) and PeeWees (7-0)
  • 2010 Jungle Jamboree Champions, Elmore AL - Termites (7-0)
  • 2011 Jungle Jamboree Champions, Elmore AL - PeeWees (6-1-1)
  • 2012 Jungle Jamboree Champions, Elmore AL - Termites (7-1) and PeeWees (8-0)
  • 2012 Monroe Academy Invitational Tournament, Monroe, AL - Termites (7-1)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hilliard III-Baffour Amankwatia, Asa G. (2006). "Aliens in the Education Matrix: Recovering Freedom". The New Educator. 2 (2): 87–102. ISSN 1547-688X. doi:10.1080/15476880600657348. 
  2. ^ [1]
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