As a school that has set its sights on college preparedness for each student, EMHS has sought long-term benchmarks against which to measure its success. In 2009, the Governing Council approved the following long-term goals:

  • by year 2015, EMHS will have a graduation rate, as defined by Federal policy, of 90% or higher, further,
  • by year 2020, 95% of EMHS graduates will be accepted to each graduate’s first or second choice of four-year college, those choices made with the active support and agreement of the EMHS guidance and faculty team; further,
  • by the year 2020, EMHS will rank favorably among all schools assessed on the (to be provided) instrument used for international comparisons. EMHS will rank in the top 10% of all U.S. schools sampled with that instrument, and EMHS will rank with the schools in the top 10% of all countries for which the results of public high schools measured by that instrument is published.
  • year 2026 EMHS graduates entering four-year college will graduate with degree at a rate 5% higher than the median rate at which high school graduates entering four year college complete degrees in six years in the top five states in the USA*

*This statistic is a standard datum produced annually by the U.S. Department of Education.