Defining Excellence | National Recognition and Student Achievement
Edina Public Schools continues to be a state and national leader, evidenced by its numerous recognitions from organizations such as U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek and more. Additionally, students continue to receive individual and team recognition for their achievements in academics, fine arts and athletics.
Two Edina High School sophomores have received Certificates of Distinction from the National Center for Women and Information Technology.
What started with an after school activity has grown into a passion for a Cornelia fifth grader, and a successful one at that. Marshall Tsai recently earned a very large trophy at a national chess tournament.
Edina High School senior Adrian Lampron received the 2018 Rose Rees Peace Award from the National Council of Jewish Women- Minnesota at a ceremony April 25.
Edina High School students turned in all levels of "cum laude" scores on the recent Latin National Exam. Thirty-five students represented EHS in the competition; 24 of them received awards.
Third consecutive EHS senior receives prestigious Jefferson Scholarship to attend University of Virginia
Edina High School senior Ben Gustafson has been selected as a recipient of the prestigious 2018 Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia. He is one of 36 recipients worldwide, selected through a rigorous process and from among nearly 2,000 nominated students.
Three Edina High School seniors and two school district volunteers -- and their four-legged partners -- were recently honored at the City of Edina's annual volunteer Recognition Reception at Braemar Golf Club.
The Green Machine, Edina High School's robotics team, competed at the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Detroit April 25-28, and has already qualified for world competition next year.
Eliza Price, a ninth grader at Edina High School, has been awarded a full scholarship by the Department of State to study in China for six weeks this summer.
Twelve Edina High School (EHS) students will compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference April 21-24 in Atlanta. They finished with scores in the top three out of 60 in state competition in early March.
Edina High School’s (EHS) National Economics Challenge team won the statewide challenge April 11 at the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank, earning a trip to national semifinal competition.
Aarathi Garimella, a senior at Edina High School (EHS), is one of 13 young women in the state to receive a Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing Award from the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) and their local partner, the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence.
The Edina High School (EHS) robotics team has qualified for World and State Championships and received several awards at two recent regional competitions. Team 1816, is part of the EHS Green Machine robotics club.
The Edina High School (EHS) 9th Grade Repertory Orchestra will perform on stage at Orchestra Hall on Monday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. The honor comes as a result of their outstanding performance at the recent Minnesota String & Orchestra Teachers Association (MNSOTA) Middle Level String Festival.
Edina High School senior Loli Fidler has been named the 2017 Athena Award recipient. The award is presented to one female student athlete each year and is based on excellence in individual sports and/or participation and accomplishments in team sports.
The Music Listening Team from Edina High School (EHS) swept the Region 8 tournament on Jan. 19, winning first and second place trophies.
Nine students from Edina High School (EHS) and South View Middle School (SVMS) have been selected to be part of the Minnesota Band Directors Association State Honors Jazz Bands that will perform at the Minnesota Music Educators Association Midwinter Clinic.
Six Edina High School students earned eight medals at the recent Ludi Romani state Latin competition at Minnehaha Academy, Jan. 13.
Three Edina High School (EHS) ninth graders have been selected to perform with an honors orchestra at the annual Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) convention.
Four Edina High School (EHS) students are recipients of two annual awards through the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). The awards are a collaboration between the League and local schools.
Edina High School (EHS) Thespians have been invited to perform on the main stage at the nation’s leading high school theatre festival. The International Thespian Festival (ITF) is produced by the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) and will take place June 25-30 at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.
The 2017 edition of the Edina High School yearbook has been awarded a Gold Medal ranking by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA). The Whigrean (formerly called Windigo) was judged in categories of Verbal, Visual and Reference elements and received a score placing them in the highest medal category.
Anand Mittal, an Edina High School senior, has been selected to perform with two prestigious musical ensembles at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Nov. 29, and at Carnegie Hall in New York, Feb. 4. Later this month, Anand will join 609 students from 49 states and territories in performances for the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) 2017 All-National Honor Ensembles.
Edina High School graduates are well prepared for post-secondary options, averaging scores 22.3 percent higher than the state average and 25.2 percent higher than national peers, according to the 2017 College Readiness Report recently released by ACT. EHS students earned an average ACT composite score of 26.3, compared to the state average of 21.5 and national average of 21.0. A perfect score is 36.
Edina Public Schools is pleased to announce that 31 Edina High School seniors have been named National Merit Commended Students. They are among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the competition.
The College Board has named five Edina High School seniors National Hispanic Scholars. Students qualify for the recognition by achieving a score that is in the top 2.5 percent among Hispanic/Latino students who took the PSAT in their junior year.
The National Merit Scholarship Program has announced that 16 Edina High School seniors have been named 2018 semifinalists. The EHS students are among 300 semifinalists from Minnesota and about 16,000 in the nation, which represents less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors.
Edina Public Schools (EPS) continues to be academically one of the highest performing districts in the state, according to the 2017 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) results, which the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) released Monday.
Countryside Elementary School has received Energy Star certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Edina High School ranks No. 3 among non-charter public high schools ibn Minnesota according to the 2018 rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
Edina Public Schools (EPS) has received a School Finance Award from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) for the 13th consecutive year. It recognizes schools that meet statutory deadline for submission of audited fiscal financial data and reporting criteria.
Edina Public Schools has received a positive report on its annual financial audit, which was presented to and approved by the School Board at the Oct. 23 meeting. Auditors issued an “unmodified opinion” on the district’s financial statements for the 2016-17 school year, which means no corrections were needed.
The Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Association (MNSOTA) has recognized Edina Public Schools’ (EPS) orchestra program with the 2017 Meritorious Orchestra Program Award. The award honors a school or program that has “made significant contributions to string education in the state.” Currently there are almost 700 students districtwide in the orchestra program, including 185 fifth graders, 320 in the middle schools, and 190 at Edina High School.
Edina High School teachers Dan Baron and Jodi Ramirez were honored by former students at the Merrill Presidential Scholars Convocation at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, May 22-23.
Megan Palmer, South View Middle School instrumental music teacher, was surprised when several people walked on stage during last week's eighth grade concert. They were there to present her with the Minnesota Young Band Director Award.
Susan Brott, director of communications and community engagement for Edina Public Schools, has been named the recipient of the Dawn K. McDowell Award by the Minnesota School Public Relations Association.
Julie Mickschl, physical education teacher at Highlands Elementary, will receive one of 10 national Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart (JRFH/HFH) grants from the Society of Health and Physical Educators America (SHAPE).
Two teachers from Edina Public Schools (EPS) will be honored as TIES Exceptional Teachers during the TIES annual Education Technology Conference, Dec. 9-12. Tim Berndt, Project Lead The Way (PLTW) teacher at Edina High School and Valley View Middle School, and Jessica Schmidt, kindergarten teacher at Normandale Elementary School, will be recognized for effectively and creatively using technology to engage their students and personalize learning, as well as mentoring and encouraging colleagues to do the same.
Hawley Mathieson, a districtwide teacher for students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH), has been honored by Minnesota Hands & Voices for going “above and beyond” and for her impact on learners. She was presented a High Five Award at a special second grade gathering at Countryside Elementary School on Oct. 16.
Chef Robert Velarde, the culinary expert at Concord Elementary School, created an award-winning meal at the 3rd Annual St. Paul Farmers Market Competition last month. Velarde was awarded a Bronze Medal from a field of about 25 competitors at the event, which was sponsored by the American Culinary Federation (ACF), and is a Worldchefs-sanctioned competition.
The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) has presented Edina Public Schools’ communications department with eight awards, recognizing outstanding work in five categories of publication and electronic media communications.
2016 America's Top High Schools
Ranked in top 100 in U.S.
No. 1 in state
U.S. News & World Report
2017 Best High Schools
EHS ranked 4th in state
Gold Medal - One of top 500 in U.S.
2017 Most Challenging High Schools
EHS ranked 5th in state
In top 2.5 percent in U.S.
Partnership for 21st Century Learning
P21 Exemplar School
EHS is first in state to earn designation