Top 100 Best High Schools 2013– Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School – Newsweek – 27/100
City: Merritt Island
School Classification: S
GRAD RATE(%): 100
AP/IB TESTS: 1.6
COLLEGE BOUND(%): 100
AVG SAT: 1715
AVG ACT: 25.8
SUBS LUNCH(%): 10
AVG AP SCORE: 3.6
NEWSWEEK SCORE: 3.85
180 E Merritt Ave, Merritt Island, FL 32953, United States
Edgewood Junior-Senior High School, more often called Edgewood, is a secondary school located at 180 East Merritt Avenue in Merritt Island, Florida. 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, Florida. In 2008 US News and World Report named it in the “Best” category among the nations high schools, only one of two in Brevard County. The school was ranked 43 out of 21,069 in the country. For 2009, the school was rated as the 54th best high school in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Kenneth Winn is the 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 the school than is space available, a lottery is held to determine acceptance. The Maximum school enrollment for all grades is capped at 950 students, in an effort to keep class sizes small. Students are accepted from across the county. However, most students enrolled reside in central Brevard county, mainly Merritt Island, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, and Viera.
Edgewood is unique in several areas, highlighted below. Graduation requirements are increased from the minimum set by the county, with the addition of two extra credits, leadership in one or more areas or projects, 25 hours total of documented volunteer work yearly, two completed areas of accelerated study with either Advanced Placement classes or dual enrollment at Brevard Community College, eligibility for at least one post secondary scholarship, and completion of a senior project.