I have two children in the dual-immersion Spanish program at Edison. I couldn't ask for a better school! However, I have to point out that the traditional English side does not have the parental involvement that the dual side does, so it makes for a very lop-sided school. I am one parent that does try to encourage all other parents to help out where and when they can. In response to the kinders getting walked to their lines: when my kids started here, we could walk our kids to their lines. However, with tragedies such as Sandy Hook, the district and administration has had to respond with increased security for all schools. As for Edison, parents are allowed to walk their children to their lines for the first week of school. After that, sixth graders are tasked with waiting at the gate and walking the kinders up to their lines. There are also often parent volunteers who can do this as well. If you are concerned about there being a problem, then I suggest becoming the solution to that problem. The school's admin is very open to parental advice, help, volunteers, etc. They love to have parents spear-head projects to improve the school.
To the parent who recently posted that she is unhappy with Edison. May I suggest that you speak with Mrs. Labrecque, the Principal about your concerns. She is very approachable and listens to parents' concerns and ideas, really! My son attended Edison last year, and he loved it! As a parent volunteer, I worked with Mrs. Labrecque and the Tech Program Coordinator, Ms. Kully. Both ladies are always so genuinely appreciative of parent involvement. Last year, older kids walked the younger ones to their respective lines, and parents can join them in the assembly area, but not inside the buildings. You have to sign in at the Office to get access to the classroom, and only if you have an appointment to see a faculty member or doing volunteer work.
This school is over crowded. My child just started here and I am not happy I choose this school. I think the school talks up their FLAG and Magnet program to try to get as many people as they can enrolled. The process of school drop off is a joke. They expect tiny kids to walk all the way to line up on there own? It can be pretty scary for a kindergardener and a very long walk. They do not encourage parents to help them to the school, yet they do not have people helping the kids to their lines? I will not be staying with this school for the long haul.
great school my daugther study in This school goes in 3rd grade and speak , read and write in english and spanish thanks Thomas Edison School
4th graders did really bad! and 5th graders hardly did any good. I'm getting my kids out that school
I have two kids in the Dual Immersion (Spanish) program. One in first grade and the other in 6th grade. At the beginning, seven years ago I had doubts since bilingual education was not popular or was thought to be only given to foreign-born students. What a change of attitude I have now! I can claim success in having two American-born kids that can handle both English and Spanish proficiently. And I mean speak, read and write. Teachers are very dedicated and it reflects on their leaders very well. I wish this program was available as a standard everywhere. The world is getting smaller and we will need more multilingual workers to help our country be even more competitive. Great work Dr. Kelly King!
I am so pleased to have my child in the Dual Language Program at Edison. I have been impressed by the staff, teachers and administration and my child is very happy to go to school every day!
Dr Kelly King is a welcome addition to the leadership of this school. All parents I've spoken with say the previous leadership was lacking. I am glad to say the Dr King interfaces with me personally anytime that I needed her assistance. She has taken the time to know both of my boys and in my opinion goes out of her way to make the school safe and progressing academically. Good job Edison!
The teacher do explan good . The food is bad my child got sick of chick nuggets.
Thomas Edison is improving and is going through many changes. A new Principle is arriving this year and many parents are looking forward to a new leader. The school may not be up to par in all areas, but this may be due to a number of political issues. However, my child has done very well in the Dual immersion program, where the parents are very active with each other, volunteer in the tutoring of the kids, support each other, and have open communication with teachers at meetings and socials. The teachers and coordinator of this program are truly dedicated to this program, which is expanding. For the Dual Immersion program I have chosen for my child, I am very happy with the
The school is identified as a Program Improvement School, because it hasn`t made an Adequate Yearly Progress for two consecutive years. I will be looking for alternative enrollment options for my child.
Thomas Edison is an excellent school whose curve is on the way up. The dual immersion program is Outstanding with dedicated teachers and program staff. The campus itself is top notch -- the library (just first rate), computer center, science room, et cetera. Parent support is strong, and the Family Center has lots of parent volunteers every day. This school is wonderful, and we are so glad our child is a student here.
I am shocked to see that people wrote about high parent involvement, nothing could be further from the truth.
Just researching potential schools in the area. Have not visisted school yet. However, school appears new with a park and public library on campus.
This school has a great place they call the Family Center. The Family Center is a place where parents can come and volunteer by doing a variety of things. Parent involvement is greatly encouraged at this school. The teachers have a caring attitude toward their students.
This school is wonderful and has afterschool classes for the gifted and talent, music, assemblies for the parents to come every month where they give out awards to children, and have a very diverse mix of all equally great students.
The school is not bad,but the kids are at the low level of intelligence.I am not happy with the kids surrounding my child
Edison offers a unique opportunity with its dual immersion Spanish/English program. This is the first program in Glendale Unified and enrollment is open to all GUSD students. Dedicated bilingual teachers provide standards-based instruction. The goals of the program are: * To develop fluency and literacy in two languages: English & Spanish * To ensure academic excellence that meets or exceeds District and State Standards * To cultivate understanding and appreciation of other cultures and to strengthen positive attitudes towards their peers, their families and community.
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