Warsaw’s Edgewood Receives National Honor

Volunteers who supported the referendum for updates to Washington STEM Academy, Edgewood Middle School and Lincoln Elementary School heard a design buiild update Monday. Pictured is Edgewood where a groundbreaking ceremony will be March 8 at 2 p.m. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union

Warsaw’s Edgewood Middle School has been named a Project Lead The Way Distinguished School.

It is one of just 158 middle schools across the country to receive the honor for providing broad access to hands-on STEM learning activities.

Edgewood offers Automation & Robotics, Design & Modeling, Medical Detectives, Computer Science for Innovators & Makers, and App Creators. To be eligible for the designation, Edgewood had to meet the following criteria:

  • Have more than 50 percent of the student body participating during the school year;
  • Have 25 percent of students advancing to high school participate in two or more units;
  • Offer at least one PLTW Gateway unit at each grade level;
  • And have participants representing all student demographics in regards to race, ethnicity, income level, gender and can support those claims with data.