Edgemead High School first opened under Dr Malcolm Venter at temporary premises in Pinelands on January 21 1986, with only 70 Standard 6 pupils. The official opening was on May 5 1986.
Despite the small group of pupils, some achieved SA colours for various sports in that first year. In 1987, the school moved into the official school building.
By 1989 the school had 175 pupils and introduced its first prefect body. In 2001 EHS was ranked as the fifth best state school in the province. Redvers Lawrence took over as principal from Dr Venter in 2008.
In 2013, EHS staged Little Shop of Horrors at the Baxter Theatre and 2014 saw the introduction of the theme, “Dare to Soar”, something the debating society did that year, winning their league.
In 2015, as EHS entered its 30th year, the Wright Astro was unveiled and past pupils opened an exhibition at the Jan Royce Art Gallery. It was a time of many milestones.
Now in 2017 EHS boasts a production of Grease, the rise of the jazz band and achievements in many sporting and cultural areas.