Edmondson-Westside High School

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Edmondson-Westside High School
501 Athol Avenue, Edmondson Building
Baltimore, Maryland 21229
Coordinates 39°17′29″N 76°41′16″W / 39.29139°N 76.68778°W / 39.29139; -76.68778Coordinates: 39°17′29″N 76°41′16″W / 39.29139°N 76.68778°W / 39.29139; -76.68778
School type Public, Vocational-Technical, Magnet
Motto Excellence Demands Sacrifice
Founded 1955
School district Baltimore City Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. Sonja B. Santelises [CEO]
School number 400
Grades 912
Enrollment 975[1] (2014)
Area Urban
Color(s) Red and White
Mascot Redskins (1955–2002)
The Red Storm (2002–present)
Team name Redstorm

Edmondson-Westside High School is a public high school located in the southwest area known as Edmondson Village of Baltimore, Maryland. The school is made up of two buildings, the Edmondson Building (located on Athol Avenue) which is used primarily for Academic Studies, and the Westside Building (located on Edmondson Avenue) which is used for Vocational and Technical Studies such as Culinary Arts, Child Care, Automotive, Media Technology, Computer Programming and Nursing. The Edmondson building opened in September 1955 and the Westside Building opened up in September 1980 to expand the school.

Edmondson Ave., Westside Building


Edmondson's Redstorm (formerly known as Redskins) hold many athletic championships around the city. In the 2006-2007 academic year, their varsity football team were the 2A State Champions[2] and the varsity wrestling team were the city champions.

The Edmondson "Red Skins" teams of the 1960s dominated the Maryland high school sports scene with the football team being the undefeated Maryland Scholastic Association State champs from 1963 to 1968.

Graduates of those teams won scholarships to many prestigious schools such as the Naval Academy, WestPoint and The Penn State University.

While the football team enjoyed their undefeated win streak, other sports such as basketball and swimming won State championship after championship.

Edmondson's lacrosse program under the direction of Augie Waibel and Lon Russ, fielded one of the first integrated high school Lacrosse teams in the nation. The teams received many honors and many of the black youth were recruited to play at the college level where they did well.

The class of 2005 was the last to graduate that had used the Redskins as the school mascot. That class is often nicknamed "The Last of the Redskins."

Edmondson-Westside drumline at the 2008 Morgan State University homecoming parade

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  1. ^ "Enrollment for All Grades All Students : Demographics : Baltimore City - Edmondson-Westside High : 2014 Maryland Report Card:". Maryland State Department of Education. Retrieved July 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Big Game" - The Baltimore Sun

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