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Eden Prairie High School is a four-year public high school located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Minnesota
Minnesota is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. The twelfth largest state of the U.S., it is the twenty-first most populous, with 5.3 million residents. Minnesota was carved out of the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory and admitted to the Union as the thirty-second state...

. The present high school opened in 1981 and was significantly added to in 1990, 1994 and 1997. Eden Prairie High School has been graduating students for over seventy years. The school was named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 1996 by the United States Department of Education
United States Department of Education
The United States Department of Education, also referred to as ED or the ED for Education Department, is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government...

. Eden Prairie High School is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Minnesota Department of Education.

With 3,007 students, Eden Prairie High School is the second largest high school in Minnesota by enrollment, in Minnesota
Minnesota
Minnesota is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. The twelfth largest state of the U.S., it is the twenty-first most populous, with 5.3 million residents. Minnesota was carved out of the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory and admitted to the Union as the thirty-second state...

. In the 2010-11 school year, 79% of students were Caucasian, 9% were African American, 8% were Asian, and 4% were Hispanic.

Academics


Eden Prairie High School is on a block schedule. The school year consists of 171 student days, divided into four quarters. Each day consists of four periods, each of which are 87 minutes long. The high school offers over 350 courses, many of which are electives. On most Wednesdays, classes are shortened for a morning period of free time, called "Zero Hour", which is usually allocated to club meetings. Newly introduced in 2011 is a "5th period," which is a twice-per-week additional hour dedicated to help students who are failing courses by giving them a chance to make up late homework for partial credit.

Class size ranges from 29-34 students.

Eden Prairie High School regularly fields the largest number of National Merit Semifinalists in the state of Minnesota.

Facilities


The school is divided into four wings on three floors. The North Wing is home to the Auditorium, Performing Arts Center (PAC) the Main Gym, small gym, machine shops, music classrooms and EagleVision Television Studios. The South wing contains the Old Commons, Science classrooms and labs, Foreign Language classrooms, a Photography lab, and Special Services facilities. In the East Wing of Eden Prairie High School is the New or East Commons, Math classrooms, Social Studies classrooms, and English classrooms. Lastly, the West Wing is home of the Business classrooms, Technology classrooms and labs, Health classrooms and the Economic classrooms. Also, each department has an office area near the specific classrooms. Most of these offices offer a computer lounge for students so that they can work in close proximity to their teachers when necessary.

Student activities


Include fine arts, academic teams such as Quiz Bowl (MN State Champions 1994 and 1996, NAQT State Champions 2006, MN State Champions 2007, MN State Champions 2008, MN State Champions 2010); Knowledge Bowl
Knowledge Bowl
Knowledge Bowl is an interdisciplinary academic competition involving teams of four to six students trying to answer questions in a written round and several oral rounds. No team is eliminated in this event, and every team participates in every round...

 (MN State Champions 2008); and Future Problem Solvers (MN State Champions in junior and senior divisions 2009); a variety of clubs, including the Eyrie newspaper which has been awarded numerous awards for excellence and produced the MN Student Journalist of the Year (http://studentpressblogs.org/mhspa/?p=176) and an adviser who was an ASNE Fellow in 2010; the eagLIT literary magazine; and both varsity and intramural sports.

Athletics


Eden Prairie High School is a member of the Lake Conference in the Minnesota State High School League
Minnesota State High School League
The Minnesota State High School League is a voluntary, non-profit association for the support and governance of interscholastic activities at high schools in Minnesota, United States. The association supports interscholastic athletics and fine arts programs for member schools...

. In 2006, the football team earned a No. 11 ranking in the nation following a win in the 2006 State Championship. In 2007, Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated is an American sports media company owned by media conglomerate Time Warner. Its self titled magazine has over 3.5 million subscribers and is read by 23 million adults each week, including over 18 million men. It was the first magazine with circulation over one million to win the...

named Eden Prairie the top high school athletic program in Minnesota. The high school was also recognized by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top Ten Athletic Programs in 2008-2009. In the 2001-2002 school year, Eden Prairie's athletic budget was $1,460,433. It was the highest per capita of any high school in Minnesota. Eden Prairie is also the only high school in Minnesota to send a team (pom squad) to the UDA National Dance Team Championship, where they have claimed 7 national titles (1996, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011).

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
Gridiron football
Gridiron football , sometimes known as North American football, is an umbrella term for related codes of football primarily played in the United States and Canada. The predominant forms of gridiron football are American football and Canadian football...

 
7 1996, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2011
Volleyball
Volleyball
Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.The complete rules are extensive...

 
1 2011
Swimming
Swimming (sport)
Swimming is a sport governed by the Fédération Internationale de Natation .-History: Competitive swimming in Europe began around 1800 BCE, mostly in the form of the freestyle. In 1873 Steve Bowyer introduced the trudgen to Western swimming competitions, after copying the front crawl used by Native...

 and diving
Diving
Diving is the sport of jumping or falling into water from a platform or springboard, sometimes while performing acrobatics. Diving is an internationally-recognized sport that is part of the Olympic Games. In addition, unstructured and non-competitive diving is a recreational pastime.Diving is one...

, Girls
4 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Winter Alpine skiing
Alpine skiing
Alpine skiing is the sport of sliding down snow-covered hills on skis with fixed-heel bindings. Alpine skiing can be contrasted with skiing using free-heel bindings: Ski mountaineering and nordic skiing – such as cross-country; ski jumping; and Telemark. In competitive alpine skiing races four...

, Boys
1 2005
Nordic skiing
Nordic skiing
Nordic skiing is a winter sport that encompasses all types of skiing where the heel of the boot cannot be fixed to the ski, as opposed to Alpine skiing....

, Boys
2 1983, 1984
Hockey
Hockey
Hockey is a family of sports in which two teams play against each other by trying to maneuver a ball or a puck into the opponent's goal using a hockey stick.-Etymology:...

, Boys
2 2009, 2011
Hockey
Hockey
Hockey is a family of sports in which two teams play against each other by trying to maneuver a ball or a puck into the opponent's goal using a hockey stick.-Etymology:...

, Girls
2 2006, 2008
Competitive Cheerleading Team
Cheerleading
Cheerleading is a physical activity, sometimes a competitive sport, based on organized routines, usually ranging from one to three minutes, which contain the components of tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers, and stunting to direct spectators of events to cheer on sports teams at games or to participate...

 
4 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Dance Team
Dance
Dance is an art form that generally refers to movement of the body, usually rhythmic and to music, used as a form of expression, social interaction or presented in a spiritual or performance setting....

, Girls
5 1994, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2003
Gymnastics
Gymnastics
Gymnastics is a sport involving performance of exercises requiring physical strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and balance. Internationally, all of the gymnastic sports are governed by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique with each country having its own national governing body...

, Girls
5 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 2005
Swimming
Swimming (sport)
Swimming is a sport governed by the Fédération Internationale de Natation .-History: Competitive swimming in Europe began around 1800 BCE, mostly in the form of the freestyle. In 1873 Steve Bowyer introduced the trudgen to Western swimming competitions, after copying the front crawl used by Native...

 and diving
Diving
Diving is the sport of jumping or falling into water from a platform or springboard, sometimes while performing acrobatics. Diving is an internationally-recognized sport that is part of the Olympic Games. In addition, unstructured and non-competitive diving is a recreational pastime.Diving is one...

, Boys
3 2002, 2003, 2005
Quiz Bowl  5 1994, 1996, 2007, 2008, 2010
Spring Baseball
Baseball
Baseball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine players each. The aim is to score runs by hitting a thrown ball with a bat and touching a series of four bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot diamond...

,
2 2004, 2010
Softball
Softball
Softball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of 10 to 14 players. It is a direct descendant of baseball although there are some key differences: softballs are larger than baseballs, and the pitches are thrown underhand rather than overhand...

,
1 2002
NAQT Quiz Bowl 3 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
Mock trial
Mock trial
A Mock Trial is an act or imitation trial. It is similar to a moot court, but mock trials simulate lower-court trials, while moot court simulates appellate court hearings. Attorneys preparing for a real trial might use a mock trial consisting of volunteers as role players to test theories or...

 
1 (Not Varsity) 1996
Golf
Golf
Golf is a precision club and ball sport, in which competing players use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes....

, Boys
1 1999
Tennis
Tennis
Tennis is a sport usually played between two players or between two teams of two players each . Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court. Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society at all...

, Boys
1 2010
Track
Track and field
Track and field is a sport comprising various competitive athletic contests based around the activities of running, jumping and throwing. The name of the sport derives from the venue for the competitions: a stadium which features an oval running track surrounding a grassy area...

, Boys
2 2008, 2010
Lacrosse
Lacrosse
Lacrosse is a team sport of Native American origin played using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick, mainly played in the United States and Canada. It is a contact sport which requires padding. The head of the lacrosse stick is strung with loose mesh...

, Boys
1 (Club) 2004
Lacrosse
Lacrosse
Lacrosse is a team sport of Native American origin played using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick, mainly played in the United States and Canada. It is a contact sport which requires padding. The head of the lacrosse stick is strung with loose mesh...

, Girls
6 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Total 63
  1. The 1999 state championship was a tie between Eden Prairie High School and Edina High School
    Edina High School
    Edina High School is a three-year public high school located in Edina, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. The school was founded in 1949 and is the main high school in the Edina School District....

  2. The Minnesota State High School League's first lacrosse tournaments for boys and girls were held in 2007. Prior to that year school coaches organized tournaments.

Alumni


This is a partial list of notable alumni of Eden Prairie High School.
  • Josh Patil - Film Production / Actor
  • Nick Leddy
    Nick Leddy
    Nick Leddy is an American professional ice hockey defenseman, currently playing with the Chicago Blackhawks organization. He was drafted in the 1st round, 16th overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. According to projections, Leddy has enormous potential as an offensive...

     - NHL player
  • Casey Carlson - American Idol semi-finalist
  • Neil Wagner
    Neil Wagner (baseball)
    Neil K. Wagner is a pitcher for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball.Wagner attended Eden Prairie High School and North Dakota State University....

     - Major League Baseball
    Major League Baseball
    Major League Baseball is the highest level of professional baseball in the United States and Canada, consisting of teams that play in the National League and the American League...

     pitcher
    Pitcher
    In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throwsthe baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter, who attempts to either make contact with the pitched ball or draw a walk. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the...

  • Ryan Wittman
    Ryan Wittman
    Ryan Scott Wittman is an American basketball player currently playing in the Polish Basketball League for the Zastal Zielona Góra.-Early life and high school career:...

    - basketball player

Jay foreman- former NFL player

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