Our Edina schools are worth raving about. They are the reason so many move to, return to, or stay within its boundaries. You can’t beat the rankings, the achievement tests, the curriculum, and the over-all feeling here that education is everything! This past November, Edina residents voted YES on both education levies, renewing the operating levy per student and renewing and increasing the capitol levy to be used for technology. The increase in technology funding should help to bring Edina back on par with other great Twin Cities School Districts. Just in case you need a little more data to convince you, please check out the website Defining Excellence in the Edina Public Schools. I have excerpted some bits from the Annual Report to the Community of 2010 to illustrate what everyone is talking about.
“Student Achievement: In 2010, Edina students placed first among Minnesota public school districts when reading and math scores on MCA-II Comprehensive Assessments are combined. Edina High
School was the top Minnesota high school in both reading and mathematics. When reading and
math scores are separated, Edina students across all grades were first in mathematics, and
second (by 0.3%) in reading.
Our Mission: The mission of Edina Public Schools, working in partnership with the family and the community,
is to educate all individuals to be responsible, lifelong learners who possess the skills, knowledge, creativity, sense of self-worth, and ethical values necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing, culturally diverse, global society The reputation of Edina Public Schools has grown nationally in the past decade. We are the only district in the country to
be recognized by all five of the following publications.
Forbes.com named Edina among “America’s 25 Best Schools for Your Housing Buck” (April 2010). US News and World Report named Edina High School a Silver Medalist School for high performance on state assessment tests and college readiness scores. EHS had the highest college readiness index of any of the 11 Minnesota schools recognized (2009 and 2008). Family Circle Magazine identified Edina as one of its top 10 towns in the nation for families. Edina Public Schools stood out as the only district in the survey to earn a perfect 10 of 10 school ranking (August 2009).
Newsweek included Edina High School in its list of “America’s Best High Schools,” basing the ranking on the number of AP tests taken per student. Only 6% of US high schools make the list (2008, 2007, 2003). Sports Illustrated Magazine ranked Edina’s athletic program the eighth “Best High School Athletic Program in the Nation” (2005).”