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PK-8
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Phoenix, AZ
Students enrolled: 589

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804 N. 18th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006

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(602) 257-3790
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March 01, 2014
Thomas A. Edison is a great school because it has great teachers. These teachers are unfortunately ready to quit though. Not because they don't love and aren't dedicated to the kids, they are. But the new pressures placed on them because of the new requirements and the constant badgering by reviews is forcing them out. What will replace the good teachers are people not dedicated, very young and immature and will only last two years at best. Anything that can be done to get the state off the backs of our good teachers would be of great help. I'm an IA with a masters in political philosophy. I was thinking about becoming a certified teacher but there is no way I will now. I know that what everyone wishes to hear is positive talk and I want Edison to alway be a great school. I hope Edison will keep being a great school but I just don't see AZ having any great schools in the next few years. We can change this.

- submitted by a teacher
February 27, 2014
am parent at Edison school is a great school, because Ms Chavez is great helper and help everyone at school.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2014
my school is Edison. what I like about this school is its clean,all the teachers are friendly and bullying is doubt with. and the principle is awesome!!

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2014
Edison Elementary School is a great school cause is always clean and teachers are very helpful

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2014
my school is Edison and what I like about their school is its clean and friendly and everybody works hard with the students!!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2014
I like the structured environment of Edison Elementary as well as the general setup of parking, student drop off, and monthly parent meetings with the staff for updates on school events throughout the year.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2014
The Principal is so cool! The school is clean all the time. All the teachers are so cool!

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2014
The teachers are excellent. The school has a lot of programs for students. They have a good P.E Teacher.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2014
my school is Edison and what I like about this school is if there is ever any problems with any of the students there parents are contacted right away.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2014
my school is Thomas Edison and out of all the school where my kids have been this is so far way better, specially the teacher and principal, I have a kinder boy and he is already reading.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2013
I like the way the teachers are with our students. I like the way the principal and the front office present themselves as well. The teachers are very loving and really attend to our kids and their needs.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2013
I like everything about the school, ever since I brought my kids starting about 10 years ago I loved this school. I love the attitude of the principal. My daughters teacher is very loving and attends to my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2013
The kindergarten teacher has been helping her learn a lot. I think the teacher is very advanced and I Love this. I love the teachers attitude and I like the ways she takes care of my kids. My sons 8th grade teacher is helping my son advance and he used to be behind.. I love the school and the staff.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2013
Lots of parent involvement. This year has been a full turn. More smiles around campus .Loving school, Teachers and parents. Everyone is so helpful!.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
My school is a warm and friendly community. I am happy to be a part of it.

- submitted by a teacher
September 24, 2013
Edison is a wonderful school and community. The teachers and staff work very hard to ensure all students are successful and reach their full potential. Teachers here really care about all students at the school.

- submitted by a teacher
July 27, 2013
This school is great! Really involved teachers who are focused on kids and they have their hands full with discipline. This is a community school that really tries to meet the needs of the neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2013
These students are in trouble. Teachers fail to teach so as the students move along they get deeper in the hole. This is a community school tho it accepts out of district students to pad numbers. Hence the oversized classes. Not good when the majority are remedial. Bad school because of bad administrator and early educators especially. Check out the scores. Might as well re-enroll the middle schoolers back in third grade with a new teacher.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2012
I feel sad because this school has so much potential. There are some talented teachers at this school (some of the best I've had the privilege to know, actually), but the leadership is very poor. The expectations are not clearly communicated to staff or students, and there are no clear and consistent consequences for students. As a result, students get away with rude and disrespectful behavior that is excused away because these are inner-city kids. I have seen the results of good leadership on this same demographic of students. I agree with the poster who commented that there is a "teach to the bottom" mentality. The students at this school are very bright, and the main thing they are learning is how to work the system. In my dealings with the Phoenix district, I think the problem is not just with this school, but that entire district could use a fresh dose of quality leadership. Do not send your students here. They will not learn and they will not be safe.

- submitted by a community member
November 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2008
a amazing school with lots of greate kids with much potential

- submitted by a community member
May 27, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
no rating May 07, 2008
Edison can be a good school but lacks the proper leadership at this time. It somehow needs a closer tie with the community and more diversity training for the principal and teachers since the majority of the parents are Hispanic and non-English speaking. With a spanish speaking principal who can communicate with the parents and understands ESL curriculum and is supportive of those teacher who are doing a good job, improvement will come.

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2006
I think Edison is a great school! I went to Edison and promoted in the year 2004. It is a wonderful school because of the education and staff. I really liked the education because the teachernever give up on you and push you until you get it! Edison is an A+ school!

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June 09, 2006
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July 15, 2005
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June 14, 2004
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Thomas A Edison School
804 N. 18th Street, Phoenix, AZ  85006
(602) 257-3790
Last modified Thomas A Edison School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Thomas A Edison School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top