Eden Prairie High School

Eden Prairie High School (EPHS) (formerly Eden Prairie Senior High School) is a four-year public high school in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States established in 1923. The present high school opened in 1981 and was significantly added to in 1990, 1994 and 1997. It was named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 1996 by the United States Department of Education. Eden Prairie High School is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Minnesota Department of Education.

Eden Prairie High School
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Address
17185 Valley View Road

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United States
Coordinates44°52′20″N 93°29′40″W / 44.87209°N 93.49431°W / 44.87209; -93.49431Coordinates: 44°52′20″N 93°29′40″W / 44.87209°N 93.49431°W / 44.87209; -93.49431
Information
Former nameEden Prairie Senior High School
School typePublic, high school
Established1923; 98 years ago (1923)
PrincipalRobb Virgin[2]
Teaching staff160.04 (FTE) (2018–19)[1]
Grades912[1]
Number of students2,971 (2018–19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio18.56 (2018–19)[1]
Color(s)  Red
  White
  Black
MascotEagle
NewspaperThe Eyrie[3]
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata
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Map of Minnesota with Eden Prairie highlighted

DemographicsEdit

With 2,804 students,[4] Eden Prairie High School was the third largest high school in Minnesota by enrollment in 2017–18.[5] In the 2010-11 school year, 79% of students were White, 9% were African American, 8% were Asian, and 4% were Hispanic.[6] In 2016-2017 school year, 67% of students were white, 11% were African American, 7% were Hispanic, 12% were Asian, and 3% were of two or more races.[7]

AcademicsEdit

The high school offers over 425 courses, many of which are electives. Language courses include Spanish, French, Sign Language, German and Chinese. Class size ranges from 29 to 34 students.[6]

FacilitiesEdit

The school is divided into four wings on three floors. The North Wing is home to the auditorium, Performing Arts Center (PAC), Main Gym, small gym, machine shops, music classrooms and EagleVision television studios. The South Wing contains the Old Commons lunch room, science classrooms and labs, foreign language classrooms, a photography lab, and Special Services facilities. In the East Wing are the New or East Commons lunch room, math classrooms, social studies classrooms, and English classrooms. The West Wing is home of the business classrooms, technology classrooms and labs, health classrooms and economic classrooms. Each department has a resource center near the specific classrooms so that students can work near their teachers when necessary.

Student activitiesEdit

Student activities include fine arts; academic teams such as Quiz Bowl, Knowledge Bowl, and Future Problem Solvers; Team 2502, a robotics team; a variety of clubs, including the Eyrie newspaper and eagLIT literary magazine; and both varsity and intramural sports. Eden Prairie boasts a wide variety of extracurricular activities including Band, Ceramics Sculpture, Chess Team, Chorus, Computer Arts, Dance, Drawing Painting, Orchestra, Math Team, Photography, Theater Drama, Bible Study, and Video Film Production.[8]

AthleticsEdit

Eden Prairie High School is a member of the Lake Conference in the Minnesota State High School League. In 2006, the football team was ranked by MaxPreps as the No. 11 team in the nation following a win in the 2006 State Championship.[9] In 2007, Sports Illustrated named Eden Prairie the top high school athletic program in Minnesota.[10] The high school was also recognized by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top Ten Athletic Programs in 2008–09.[11] In the 2001–02 school year, Eden Prairie's athletic budget was $1,460,433, the highest per capita of any high school in Minnesota.[12] Eden Prairie is the only high school in Minnesota to send a team (pom squad) to the UDA National Dance Team Championship, where they have claimed seven national titles (1996, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011).[citation needed].

State championships
Season Sport Number of championships Year
Fall Soccer, boys' 2 2002, 2011
Soccer, girls' 2 2005, 2010
Cross country running, boys' 1 2009
Cross country running, girls' 3 1980, 2008, 2010
Football 11 1996, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017
Volleyball 1 2011
Swimming and diving, girls' 4 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999[1]
Winter Alpine skiing, boys' 1 2005
Nordic skiing, boys' 3 1983, 1984, 2013
Hockey, boys' 2 2009, 2011
Hockey, girls' 3 2006, 2008, 2016
Competitive cheerleading team 4 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Dance team, girls' 5 1994, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2003
Gymnastics, girls' 5 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 2005
Swimming and diving, boys' 6 2002, 2003, 2005, 2012, 2013, 2016
Quiz Bowl league 6 1994, 1996, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014
Spring Baseball 3 2004, 2010, 2017
Softball 1 2002
Badminton 1 2001
NAQT Quiz Bowl State 5 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014
Mock trial 1 (not varsity) 1996
Golf, boys' 2 1999, 2013
Tennis, boys' 1 2010
Track, boys' 2 2008, 2010
Lacrosse, boys' 4 [2] 2004, 2012, 2013, 2014
Lacrosse, girls' 7 [2] 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2015, 2016, 2017
Total 86
  1. ^ The 1999 state championship resulted in a tie between Eden Prairie High School and Edina High School.
  2. ^ The Minnesota State High School League's first lacrosse tournaments for boys and girls were held in 2007. Prior to that year lacrosse was a U.S. Lacrosse Association certified club sport.

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - Eden Prairie Senior High (271422000735)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "The Eyrie". Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  4. ^ http://www3.edenpr.org/public/headlines/info.aspx%7Cdate=March[permanent dead link] 2011
  5. ^ http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/enrollments17.asp?sort=2
  6. ^ a b "Eden Prairie Schools ISD #272". Archived from the original on October 15, 2009. Retrieved October 10, 2009.
  7. ^ https://www.publicschoolreview.com/eden-prairie-senior-high-school-profile
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 25, 2016. Retrieved November 25, 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ High School Football Rankings 06-07 - MaxPreps
  10. ^ SI.com The top high schools in each of the 50 states and D.C.
  11. ^ SI.com 2008–2009 top 10 high school athletic programs in the U.S.
  12. ^ Brackin, Dennis; Rand, Michael (September 23, 2003). "The business of high school sports Success has a price". Star Tribune: Metro 1A.
  13. ^ "Eden Prairie graduate Adam Bartley stars on 'Longmire'". Shakopee Valley News. Savage, MN. February 26, 2015.
  14. ^ Vashishtha, Yashica (July 24, 2019). "David Baszucki : Founder of Roblox, the Biggest Video Game Building Platform". Your Tech Story. Retrieved February 13, 2020. He completed his high school education from Eden Prairie High School in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
  15. ^ Blount, Rachel (May 22, 2012). "Rachel Bootsma dares to dream her Olympic dream". Star Tribune. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  16. ^ "Vikings sign Bykowski off the 49ers Practice Squad". Vikings.com. Archived from the original on December 10, 2014.
  17. ^ "Blake Cashman". Minnesota Golden Gophers football. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  18. ^ Galloway, Jason. "Former Badgers linebacker Ryan Connelly takes unlikely path to becoming NFL draft pick". Madison.com. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  19. ^ "Twins, Jason Marquis part ways". ESPN.com. Associated Press. May 22, 2012. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  20. ^ Leighton, Tim (September 6, 2009). "Empire of the son". St. Paul Pioneer Press. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  21. ^ Youngblood, Kent (July 12, 2013). "Nick Leddy brings the Stanley Cup to Minnesota". Star Tribune. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  22. ^ Mizutani, Dane (June 24, 2017). "Casey Mittelstadt, at No. 8, is highest-drafted Minnesotan in more than a decade". Pioneer Press. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  23. ^ "Turn back the page: In 1984, Eden Prairie welcomed home a silver medalist". SWNewsMedia.com. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  24. ^ "NICK SEELER". gophersports.com. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  25. ^ "Eden Prairie's Neil Wagner Named Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher". Southwest Metro Magazine. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  26. ^ Huss, Dan (March 23, 2007). "Wittman Named Ivy Rookie of the Year". Eden Prairie News. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  27. ^ "Ethan Wragge Creighton Bluejays bio". Creighton Bluejays. Retrieved November 16, 2014.

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