In this article we shall be talking about the school system of Edina, Minnesota, as well.
The Edina School District is the public school system for most of the city of Edina, Minnesota. It is also referred to as the Independent School District (ISD) 273. There are approximately 8,500 students, K-12, served by 1139 teachers and support staff in six elementary schools (Grades K-5), two middle schools (Grades 6-8) and one high school (Grades 9-12).
In November 2003, residents of the city of Edina passed a $85.8 million bond referendum to renovate some of the school facilities in the district. Construction began in the spring of 2004 and finished up in 2007.
Since the late 2010s, the district has increasingly gained attention for its social justice curriculum.
Edina High School is a four-year public high school located in Edina, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. The current student population is 2,740.
Edina High School was ranked as 197th best public high school in the United States according to U.S. News & World Report. Minnesota Department of Education certified Edina as a “Five Star School” and the U. S. Department of Education recognized it as a “National School of Excellence”. Newsweek ranked the school #89 in their “List of the 1,200 Top High Schools in America”, and the Grammy Foundation selected it as one of forty-two “Signature Schools” recognizing Edina’s contributions to music education. Ninety-five percent of seniors go on to college and eighty-six percent finish in five years. 30% of Edina graduates responded in a recent survey that they conducted 10 years after graduation they had completed graduate school degrees or were pursuing graduate degrees.
A second, high school, Edina West High School, opened in fall 1973, next to Valley View Junior High School, and Edina High School was renamed Edina East High School. Due to declining student enrollment, the two schools combined eight years later. Edina East closed in spring 1981, and the building eventually became the Edina Community Center, the district administrative offices and Welcome Center, and the home of Normandale Elementary school, while Edina West became Edina High School.
Then there’s the satellite campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU or MNSU), also known as Minnesota State, is a public university in Mankato, Minnesota. Established as the Second State Normal School in 1858, it was designated in Mankato in 1866, and officially opened as Mankato Normal School in 1868. It is the second oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. It is also the second largest public university in the state, and has over 123,000 living alumni worldwide. It is the most comprehensive of the seven state universities and is referred to as the flagship of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. It is an important part of the economy of Southern Minnesota and the state as it adds more than $781 million to the economy of Minnesota annually.
Minnesota State offers 130 undergraduate programs of study, 75 graduate programs and 4 doctoral programs. It hosts the only nationally, regionally, and state accredited aviation program in Minnesota. Students are served by 750 full-time faculty members creating a 21:1 student to faculty ratio. In addition to the main campus, it operates two satellite campuses: one in the Twin Cities suburb of Edina and the other in Owatonna. Through the College of Extended Learning it provides bachelor’s degrees at the Normandale Partnership Center in Bloomington and programs online through an online campus.