Award Year: 2017

Edgewood Junior Senior High School

180 East Merritt Avenue
Merritt Island, FL, 32953-3413

(321) 454-1030

Ms. Jacqueline Ingratta, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

Brevard Public School District

School Website

Mission

To provide a positive and safe environment for all students with a challenging curriculum, with high expectations for student achievement, with emphasis on critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, a sound knowledge base, and lifelong learning skills.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 82%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 6%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 13%
Application
Edgewood Jr/Sr High students engaged in a variety of academic and extracurricular pursuits.

Edgewood Jr/Sr High students engaged in a variety of academic and extracurricular pursuits.

Edgewood Jr/Sr High School is located in the Space Coast area of Florida, and serves 950 students in grades 7-12. Edgewood is a School of Choice with a focus on excellence and rigorous academics; our students are enrolled in the school based on academic performance and a lottery. Students commit to meet the graduation requirements for a Diploma of Distinction; this includes additional coursework, 25 hours of service learning per year, and culminates with a senior project. In their senior year, students focus on an area of interest and write a senior paper, complete a project, and make a presentation to a panel of school and community leaders. This affords students invaluable experience with planning and presentation skills and pushes them beyond their comfort zones as they explore a potential career or passion.

Another unique focus for Edgewood is our homeroom concept; in 7th grade, students are assigned a homeroom teacher who rolls up with them each year until they graduate. This long-lasting interaction creates a unique bond and support system for our students.

At Edgewood, all courses are an advanced level; the students are motivated and curious and thrive in an environment with fewer students. We believe this academic rigor and focus on serving the community creates an environment that fosters both excellence and empathy. The students of Edgewood share a common goal of high academic achievement and achieve amazing results with the structure and support of the school community.