Edgewood Junior/Senior High School
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|Edgewood Junior-Senior High School|
|180 East Merritt Avenue
Merritt Island, Florida
|School district||Brevard Public Schools|
|NCES School ID||120015000119|
|Faculty||56.00 (on FTE basis)|
|Grades||7 to 12|
|Student to teacher ratio||16.93:1|
|Color(s)||Black and Red|
|Athletics conference||Cape Coast Conference|
|Publication||The Edge and Dreamcatcher|
|Yearbook||Tribes and Pow Wow|
Edgewood Junior-Senior High School, more often called Edgewood, is a secondary school located at 180 East Merritt Avenue in Merritt Island, Florida, USA. Edgewood enrolls students from grades seven through twelve. It is part of the Brevard Public Schools System. It was the second "School of Choice" in Brevard County.
In 2008 U.S. News & World Report included Edgewood in the "Best" category among the nation's high schools, only one of two in Brevard County to be listed, and the school was ranked 43 out of 21,069 in the country. In 2009, the school was rated as the 54th best high school in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Jackie Ingratta is the current principal.
As a public school, Edgewood accepts any student who has met minimum academic and social expectations set by the school, provided there is space available. If there are more students interested in attending than there are spaces available, a lottery is held to determine acceptance.
The maximum school enrollment for all grades is capped at 950 students in order to keep class sizes small. Students are accepted from across the county. However, most students enrolled reside in central Brevard county, mainly in Merritt Island, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, and Viera.
Edgewood is unique in several areas, highlighted below:
Graduation requirements are set higher than the minimums mandated by the county. Students are required to complete two extra credits, demonstrate leadership in at least one project or area, and complete a minimum of 25 hours of documented volunteer work yearly. In addition, students are expected to take at least two AP or college-level classes (at Brevard Community College), be eligible for at least one post-secondary scholarship, and complete a senior project.
The school actively competes in the following sports in the Cape Coast Conference:
- Cross country
- Track & field
Edgewood was named a Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education in 2008-2009. The school scored the highest in the county on the 2009 state writing test. The school was ranked 73 out of 21,069 in the country. Criteria were scoring high in state exams for both majority and minority students, and Advanced Placement testing including wide participation. In 2008, the school, using state criteria, was tied with one other school in the county for having a 100% graduation rate. Eighth grade students achieved the highest scores in the county on the 2008 FCAT essay test, at 4.80, which tied with one other school. In 2010, the school had two National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists, out of 30 for the county.
- "Edgewood Jr/sr High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
Total Students: 948 (2009-2010)
- "U.S News Rankings".
- "NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM Schools Recognized 2003 Through 2011" (PDF). U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved January 22, 2012.