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School Demographics

Edgewood High School currently serves 488 students in grades 9 through 12, drawing from 40 middle schools from throughout the Madison metropolitan area, communities up to 50 miles distant, and from overseas.

Students receiving financial assistance  41%  
Total financial assistance provided annually  $700,000+  
American students of color  17%*
International students of color  %  
 *Students of color constitute approximately 21% of the Madison metropolitan area population.

Edgewood High School is accredited by ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States)

Outstanding Faculty

Edgewood has 46 full-time faculty and 10 part-time; 38 have earned Masters degrees and 18 hold bachelors degrees.

Edgewood has a dedicated team of teachers, coaches and staff, many of whom have been at the school for several years. They get to know students on an individual basis and go above and beyond to ensure academic success and to recognize students for their accomplishments outside the classroom as well.

Personalized Attention

Teacher/student: 1 to 10
Average class size: 19
Counselor/student: 1 to 138

ACT Test Scores 

 Year  Edgewood  Wisconsin  National  EHS
Test Takers
2020 24.9 20.5  20.7  100% 
2019 25.6 20.3  20.7  100% 
2018 25.6 19.7  20.8  100% 

Advanced Placement Test Results

Edgewood offers 13 AP courses. The number of students who choose to take an AP course has continued to grow, with students taking the class as an additional sign of academic challenge and initiative, regardless of whether their final test score qualifies for college credit (3 or higher).
 Year  Students taking
one or more Exams
 Exams with Score of 
3 or Higher
 AP Scholar Awards
 2019  160  78%  55
 2018 180
 77%   53
2017  194  69%
 184  68% 38

National Merit Honors

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements. Edgewood consistently has an average of about 9 to 10 students recognized annually:

2020 Graduates: 3 Finalists, 2 Recipients, 1 Commended
2019 Graduates: 6 Finalists, 2 Recipients, 3 Commended
2018 Graduates: 2
 Finalists, 6 Commended
2017 Graduates:
4 Finalists, 1 Recipient, 7 Commended
2016 Graduates: 6 Finalists, 9 Commended
2015 Graduates: 3 Finalists, 5 Commended

Additional Honors, Class of 2020

  • 65% graduated with honors
  • 57% had a gpa of 3.75 or higher
  • 93% post-secondary education
  • 50 attending Top 100 Colleges and Universities
  • $9.6 million in scholarship offers
  • $2.2 million accepted in scholarship offers

Advanced Schooling

Edgewood students matriculate to post-secondary education at a rate of 94%. The remaining students choose from options including military service, junior hockey, gap year programs or independent career pursuits.
In the past five years, Edgewood graduates have been accepted to 129 of the 208 schools on the combined Forbes Top 100 list and US News Top 100 National Universities and Top 100 Liberal Arts Colleges lists, including 44 Catholic colleges and universities.

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