Last year, Edina High School earned a place on the College Board AP Achievement List for simultaneously increasing access to AP courses for a broader range of students and also maintaining or improving the percentage of students earning scores of three or higher on the AP exams.
Edina routinely administers almost twice as many AP exams as any other high school in Minnesota and more than any other high school in the 5-state area.
Most US colleges and universities accept AP exams for credit; annually, the value of college credits granted to Edina graduates as a result of AP tests is estimated to be about $6.5 million.
In 2014-2015, 647 high school seniors took the ACT test, posting an average composite score of 26.0. According to ACT, the percentage of Edina students ready for college level course work is twice as high as the typical Minnesota High School graduate.
In 2013-14, 43 seniors were named National Merit Finalists, Semifinalists, and Commended Scholars . Edina High School has had National Merit Semifinalists and Finalists each year the National Merit Foundation has been in existence.
Edina students are developing socially, emotionally, physically, and ethically as well as academically. Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities provide opportunities for students to develop leadership and responsibility, initiative and flexibility, and social and cultural awareness—life and career skills that are increasingly important in complex life and work environments.