Eden Prairie School District
At Eden Prairie School District, they realize the importance of showcasing their district to both current and prospective families, as enrollment is never guaranteed.
For the last 30 years, Minnesota has had open enrollment, meaning families can choose what district to send their children to — and state revenue follows.
Eden Prairie Schools is the only district in Minnesota with straight As from Niche, known for its innovative curriculum, top-quality teaching, and high student test scores and achievements. The district educates over 10,000 students across 11 schools.
“Finalsite’s easy-to-use design and customization tools are enhancing our ability to enroll students from all over the state of Minnesota. We love Finalsite!”
A Website Built for Enrollment
In today’s digital world, Eden Prairie relies heavily on their website to make a lasting impression on the community, calling it “the #1 research tool for families who are school shopping.”
“Our website is our number one source of engagement,” said Brett Johnson, Eden Prairie’s Senior Director of Community Relations & Communications.
This isn’t just Johnson’s opinion, it’s rooted in data. With more than 150,000 page views to Eden Prairie’s website between September and October of 2021, (24,625 being new users!) it is clear that families are flocking to the website for information. And when they arrive at edenpr.org, they find just what they’re looking for.
“We post everything from videos to virtual tours of our schools, to news articles about people in our district, events that are happening. We also use social media as well which funnels through our website,” Johnson said.
A longtime client, Eden Prairie chose Finalsite as the website provider of choice because of the company’s ability to meet the changing needs of districts today paired with award-winning design features.
“We were interested in having a website that was right at the forefront of design and the ability to quickly edit and modify content based on changing information from our community,” Johnson said.
Eden Prairie also relies on Finalsite Composer’s accessibility features and calendar tools to power district communications across eight schools and one online program.
“For years we were looking for a calendar solution, and Finalsite has seemed to have it figured out. We love the integrated calendars that allow for school and district connections!” said Liz Anderson, Eden Prairie’s Communications Specialist.
Overall, Eden Prairie School District understands the importance of a strong digital presence. They partner with Finalsite to ensure their district website is not only easy to use, but also accessible, powerful and stands out from the crowd.
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