• Edina High School Profile

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    6754 Valley View Road ~ Edina ~ Minnesota ~ 55439-1761
    952-848-3800 ~ Fax: 952-848-3119 ~ School Code 240-708

    Superintendent

    Dr. John W. Schultz

    Principal

    Andrew Beaton

    Assistant Principals

    Jenny Johnson
    Michael Pretasky
    Jenn Carter

    Assistant Principal/Activities Director

    Troy Johnson

    Dean of Students 

    Jeff Marshall

     

     

    Website

     

    Enrollment: 2,740

    Senior Class Size: 700

    School year:
    Two semesters

    Memberships:
    College Board and National Association for College Admission Counseling

    Guidance Counselors

    Natalie Golberg  952-848-3187
    A-Br
    natalie.golberg@edinaschools.org

    Angela Kieffer  952-848-3122
    Bu-Ec
    angela.kieffer@edinaschools.org

    Taylor Johnson 952-848-3142
    Ed-Hau
    taylor.johnson@edinaschools.org

    Dylan.Hackbarth   952-848-3125
    Hav-Lan
    dylan.hackbarth@edinaschools.org

    Lisa Burnham   952-848-3126
    Lao-Mor
    lisa.burnham@edinaschools.org

    Sandra Schmidt   952-848-3128
    Mos-Rol
    sandra.schmidt@edinaschools.org

    Julie Block  952-848-3188
    Rom-Swa
    julie.block@edinaschools.org

    Robin Dayneko  952-848-3189
    Swb-Z
    robin.dayneko@edinaschools.org

    Bill Hicks   952-848-3127
    College Counselor
    william.hicks@edinaschools.org


     

    Curriculum

     

    A comprehensive curriculum of 140+ courses emphasizes preparation for college. Besides extensive offerings in English, mathematics, social studies and sciences, study in seven languages is offered: six years of French and Spanish, five in German and Latin, four in Japanese and three years in Chinese and American Sign Language (ASL). Please note: We do not offer first and second year classes in French. Sophomores in our 10-12 high school will typically take the third year of this language. One notable exception: approximately 40 French students in tenth grade have been part of our Immersion program since kindergarten; as sophomores, they will take French IV or Diverse Francophone World. As juniors, they’ll take Pre-AP French Language & Culture or French V. As seniors, they all have an opportunity to take AP French Language & Culture.

    In addition, students have an opportunity to take courses in business education, family and consumer sciences, performing and fine arts and physical education.

    For complete course descriptions go to

    Edina students have numerous opportunities for enriched (accelerated) or AP courses.

    Complete List of Course Descriptions

    Post Secondary Enrollment Option

    In addition, 11th and 12th grade students may also complete graduation requirements by taking course work, funded by the state, at Minnesota public and private colleges. Thirty plus seniors, designated as PSEO on their transcript, are enrolled in this program on a full or part-time basis for the 2017-18 school year.

     

    AP Courses (27 total)

    Biology
    Calculus AB
    Calculus BC
    Chemistry
    Chinese Language & Culture
    Comparative Government & Politics
    Computer Science
    Computer Science Principles
    Economics (Micro/Macro)
    Environmental Science
    European History
    French Language & Culture
    German V
    Human Geography
    Latin V
    Physics
    Psychology
    Spanish V
    Spanish Language & Culture
    Statistics & Trigonometry
    Studio Art 2D
    Studio Art 3D
    United States Government & Politics
    United States History
    United States Literature & Language
    World History
    World Literature & Language

    Enriched (ENR) Courses (10 total)

    Biology
    Chemistry
    College Algebra
    Pre-AP English 9
    Pre-AP English 10
    Pre-AP French Language & Culture
    French IV: Immersion
    Physics 
    Sociology
    Spanish IV


    Community

    Edina is both a small city, population 49,050 and a suburban, residential community on the southwest edge of Minneapolis. With a high percentage of college graduated, most parents are employed in professional and managerial positions.

    Faculty

    Of the 156 certified faculty members, 75 percent have earned master's, specialists or doctoral degrees.

    Extracurricular Activities

    Besides the formal curriculum, Edina students are engaged in many co-curricular activities at our school. Surveys show approximately 90% of our high school students take part in these activities. One in three takes one or more leadership roles. Edina offers a wide array of opportunities including athletics, debate, music, publications, student government, theater, and clubs ranging from art to foreign language to math. Our Youth Serving Youth program, focusing on leadership, community service and social awareness has over fifteen groups.

    Decile Rank

    Beginning with the Class of 2008, by Board Policy, Edina High School will not rank students, but will provide a grade distribution chart by deciles. Decile rank is determined by deciles, that is, groups of ten percent of the senior class. With a senior class of 600 students, for example, the first decile includes approximately the top 60 students GPA's. The second decile contains the next ten percent and so forth.

    Recent Test Scores

    ACT-American College Test (2016-17)

    Number of seniors taking the test: 675
    Percent of the class: 98%

    ACT
    English %
    Math %
    Reading %
    Science Reasoning %
    33-36
    23
    12
    18
    14
    28-32
    20
    24
    32
    20
    24-27
    25
    31
    20
    33
    20-23
    18
    14
    17
    23
    16-19
    7
    16
    9
    7
    13-15
    4
    3
    3
    3
    0-12
    2
    0
    1
    0
    Mean Scores
    26.4
    25.4
    26.8
    25.8

    The average ACT score was 26.3

    Note: According to ACT, the percentage of Edina students ready for college level course work was twice as high as the typical Minnesota High School graduate.

    SAT Reasoning Test (2015-16)

    Number of seniors taking the test: 73
    Percent of the class: 11%

    Quartile Values
    Critical Reading
    Math
    Writing
    (75th percentile)
    710
    730
    710
    (50th percentile)
    650
    650
    650
    (25th percentile)
    600
    580
    540
    Mean
    652
    660
    633
     

    Advanced Placement Program

    School Year
    Students
    Tests
    % of Scores 3+
    2016-17 1,250 2,355 85.8%
    2015-16 1,206  2,282 84.7%
    2014-15 1,244  2,500  86% 
    2013-14
    1,236
    2,547
    85.6%
    2012-13
    1,139
    2,294
    84.7%

    Note: Edina High School administered in May 2017, almost twice as many AP exams as any other high school in the state of Minnesota.

    Advanced Placement Scholars

    Number of Scholars: 522
    Average Score: 4.15

    2017 School Year
    # of Students
    Average
    Score 
    AP Scholars
    179
     3.45
    AP Scholars with Honor
    107
     3.72
    AP Scholars with Distinction
    255
     4.29
    National AP Scholar
    76
    4.60
     AP International Diploma  1  4.83
     

    National Merit Scholarship Program

     
    2018 2017 2016 2015
    2014
    Semifinalist
    16  14  20
    16
    17
    Commended Students
    31  35  21
    22
    22
    Percent of Entire Class
    7.0% 7.2%  6.4%
    6.6%
    6.7%

    Graduation Requirements

    The Board of Education requires a minimum of 43 credits in grades 9-12, of which 30 must be earned in grades 10-12. Besides course work in core areas in 9th grade, required classes, in grades 10-12, for the class of 2018 are:

    • English-Three years, including one year of literature
    • Health-One semester; Physical Education-One semester
    • Math-Two years, at least through Advanced Algebra
    • Science-Two years, including Biology and at least two additional credits
    • Social Studies-One year of U.S. History, one semester of economics, and one year of either World History or European History. The state geography requirement is satisfied through a year of U.S. History and either a year of World History or European History.

    Grading System

    A = 4.0 C = 2.0 P = Passing
    A- = 3.7 C- = 1.7 NG = No Grade
    B+ = 3.3 D+ = 1.3 NC = No Credit
    B = 3.0 D = 1.0 S = Satisfactory
    B- = 2.7 D- = .7  
    C+ = 2.3 F = 0  
     

    Post-Secondary Plans

    Class of 2017

    Four-year colleges/universities  87%

    • 60% public, 40% private
    • 44% Minnesota, 56% out of state
      Graduates will attend 168 different Colleges and Universities in 2016-2017

    Community Colleges . . . . . . . . . 8%
    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5%

    Honors and Awards

    • US Department of Education National School Excellence
    • Named 21st Century Learning Exemplar School for 2016-2017. Received honor for exemplary 21st century learning practices in preparing students for success in college, career and life.  Edina High School is  the first high school in Minnesota to receive this designation.

    • U.S. News & World Report - 2015 named Gold Medalist for high performance on state assessments and college readiness.

    • Newsweek - 2015 one of the “Best High Schools” in America. Edina was the top-ranked school in Minnesota and 71st nationally.

    • Five Star School (highest ranking possible) designated by the Minnesota Department of Education.
    • Edina Public Schools name on of ten global winners in Google's "Gone Google Story" contest. Google recognized Edina's innovative use of Google Apps to transform the way students and staff engage in learning in a global society.

    • Student publications include Images, our literary arts magazine, Zephyrus, our student newspaper, and Windigo, our yearbook. Each of these publications has won state and national awards from organizations such as Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Journalism Educators of Minnesota, and the National Scholastic Press Association. Students are selected for Windigo and Zephyrus through a competitive process.

    • Comprehensive music program features Concert, Symphonic, Varsity, Marching and Pep Bands; Symphonic, Chamber and Philharmonic orchestras; Concert Choir, Varsity, Men's and Bel Canto Choir. Small groups include jazz ensembles, chamber choirs, solo and ensemble contest participation. The Concert Choir, Concert Band and Orchestra have earned superior ratings from the Minnesota State High School League for decades. 

      GRAMMY® Signature school. This award recognizes the top public high schools across the United States that have made outstanding commitments to music education. Edina High School was the only Minnesota High School to be selected in 2005 and 2007. The Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Association (MNSOTA) recognized Edina Public Schools' (EPS) orchestra program with the 2017 Meritorious Orchestra Program Award.

    • 167 state athletic championships - #1 among 500 members of the Minnesota State High School League.

    • The Green Machine, Edina's FIRST robotics team, won the Best Website and Engineering inspiration awards in regional competition.

    • Named one of the best High School Athletic Programs in the Nation by Sports Illustrated.

    • The Debate team was awarded the National Award of Excellence in Debate by the National Speech and Debate Association in 2014.             

      Guidance Office Contacts

      Assignment of students to counselors is done alphabetically as indicated on the top of the profile. Each counselor is responsible for students in each of the three grades including 100-125 seniors. Besides the counselors listed on the front page, two administrative assistants serve the department. Mrs. Nancy Knutson (952) 848-3131 works with Natalie Golberg, Angela Kieffer, Taylor Johnson and Dylan Hackbarth. Ms. Maggie Carlson (952) 848-3129 works with Lisa Burnham, Sandy Schmidt, Julie Block and Rogin Dayneko. College representatives' visits may be scheduled by calling (952) 848-3131, if possible, at least two weeks in advance of the desired time.


    Updated November 6, 2017