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Huntington Beach, CA
Students enrolled: 2,500

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21400 Magnolia
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

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(714) 962-1356
(714) 963-4280
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Map of Edison High School address.

October 10, 2014
My daughter is a new student at Edison/Freshman, came from another district and we were not sure if academically this school would be on par. However, we are so happy - the teachers are wonderful! Vibrant, interesting, challenges the kids, and motivates them. Could not be happier, but to be honest (and realistic) 4 out of her 5 teachers she is learning a great deal from. This is a great school! Hope it continues to be.

- submitted by a parent

October 09, 2014
The athletic programs have grossly gone down hill under the leadership of the current principal and athletic director. The school is currently being investigated by the US Debt. of ED for tittle IX violations as well as the Debt. of Fair Employment for gender discrimination. They care more about headlines than the student's best interest. There is no accountability at the highest level. IT's a terrible disappointment from where the school's standards used to be.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2014
As a student who has had experience from outside the entire HB School District area, I can absolutely say this school is amazing! The teachers are very helpful, and the courses are rigorous and definetely challenge the students. Teachers and other staff members are always available to help any student, regardless if it is academic or not. Everyone is so kind and welcoming and making friends is surprisingly easy (coming from a timid freshman who didn't know a single person). Edison has great clubs that motivate students to get involved and meet many others from all over the district...and beyond. The students show a whole lot of Charger Pride, and that can often be shown through our killer athletics teams. Overall, Edison is a great place to be.

- submitted by a community member

December 07, 2013
We could not wait for my daughter to graduate. Thank God she graduated and the nightmare is over. The levels of bullying at this HS are immensely high, and what is worse is that the principle, the vice-principle, teachers and staff cover this issue with nice words to parents (sugar coated). In many occasions I contacted the assistant principal Mr.Raschke to address a few bullying issues that my daughter encountered. All I heard was that their mission is not to tolerate bullying behavior from any student, and that he was going to take an immediate action to resolve it. Needless to say, that never occurred. It broke my heart to see my daughters tears while she was telling me the horrific stories that she experienced at Edison. I few years ago my family and I moved to the city of HB looking for a better school district, but unfortunately we picked the worse. Now we are looking to move to again to a better school district since I have another daughter and we do not want her to go through the same nightmare. If you are a parent and read this; I encourage you not to make the same mistake we did; if you really care for your children mental and physical health.

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2012
I love Edison ! It's an incredible school! The staff is amazing! and you can honestly see that they LOVE to teach! were a block away from the beach!!! and having teachers like Ms.Richter is what MAKES Edison! Especially with a great support team like the school Psychologists, Mr.Kaplan and Ms.Beideman! I'm a senior this year, and wouldn't have made it without the help of Ms.Richter, Mr.Kaplan, and Ms.Beideman. I LOVE my school and wouldn't want to go ANYWHERE else.

- submitted by a student

August 07, 2012
I am a former student that went to Edison High School Freshman and Sophmore year. I am now graduated, but after Edison I got sent to 2 other high schools. I have to say Edison was the BEST school, it was challenging, and if you put your mind to it, they have GREAT academic programs, take advantage of all you can get out of Tutorials, and Zero period, and extracurricular activities. I wish I had! If I could go back to high school now I would go back to Edison, it was great. A little hard to fit in, but as for learning, it is a fantastic learning environment. From what I can remember all my teachers were very nice, and helpful too. They also have Amazing Counselors such as Mrs. Temple, and various others who will help struggling teens with their problems.

- submitted by a student

August 17, 2011
I have only been to this school for one year and I must say that this is an awesome school. The teachers are very helpful and kind. Yes, some of them can be crazy, but all schools have their crazy teachers. I have not seen or heard of any bullying. The the athletics are outstanding! All of the teaching staff is very motivational and they try really hard to help you succeed. Based on my experience, the students there are surprisingly mature, besides the Freshmen of course. Every school has their problems but at EHS, these problems are small. The schedule may be a bit awkward to some people but everybody gets used to it. Overall, Edison is a pretty good school with a high graduation rate. Two thumbs up.

- submitted by a student

October 30, 2009
im going to school there now and i love it the teachers are great and im glad theres a turorial so if you need help with the homework or something we also have a great football team and other sport teams theres also lots of clubs to join like french club kiwins club.... my only complaint is that the work is really hard and i think they ned to hier some new science teacher but other that that its a great school

- submitted by a student

September 13, 2008
Edison is a pretty good school. It is rather crowded but with the budget as it is I'm assuming that most schools are likewise. I really enjoy the block schedule that is offered. It allows for a longer break time, which is definitely needed when lines in the bathroom are extending to outside the door. The reason I gave Edison 4 stars is because the food is awful. Not only is it bad tasting, it is almost impossible to eat on time. Despite this small setback, I enjoy attending Edison very much.

- submitted by a student

August 13, 2008
edison high school has a great learning environment &it's a fun and safe place to be at.

- submitted by a student

February 22, 2008
edison was fun and a great environment not only in the educational sense, but also the social ambience sense!!

- submitted by a student

February 05, 2007
Edison High School was a huge disappointment to me. I am a former student and before attending Edison I had just moved here from out of state. Edison is over crowded, the students have poor discipline, and the classes are not challenging. Not exactly a welcoming atmosphere, as all high schools have their own social groups, its hard to find a place to fit in.

- submitted by a student

September 20, 2006
I do not like the block scheduling and particularly the '0' period at 7am. Too early for anyone. Two hour classes may be okay for honor students but too long to focus for most. I am adamently again not having a 5th period when a student is in sports. Rules or no rules, Frosh and Soph's can walk off campus from lunch at 12:15 until 2:30 to 3 pm. Not Good. Please....only an honor student may stay and 'study', definitely not the normal kid and not mine. Too much down time, too hard to get back on track. Then sports can go to 6 pm or later, they are tired having been at school since 7 am, and who can study when tired and it's that late after dinner. Student says all homework done in class...I have seen None at home.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2006
I do not like the Block scheduling that Edison High School has but if you have a child that excels this school has some wonderful programs (Cibac's, Mun) great sports too. If you have a student that is average and poor at taking tests this may not be the school for your kid. I also feel the school is very over crowded. They have some wonderful teachers but some of the science teachers need an attitude adjustment. They also have a wonderful sign language teacher but she went on maternity leave and the fill in teacher was horrible! So basically Edison has some wonderful qualities and also qualities that aren't so appealing. If your child can't handle 2 hr classes this would not be the right school. Good and poor teachers are at every school. So if you get a incapadible teacher

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2006
We are very happy with the quality of education our children have received at Edison. There are some incredible enrichment programs offered to students (CIBACS, MUN) and the sports programs are excellent.

- submitted by a parent

December 20, 2005
Good school, great sports

- submitted by a student

November 19, 2005
This school is excellent with a consistently high AYP score. The acdemics excell and now that they have a new principal in D'liese Melendrez there is a new school-wide morale boost that also helps the kids love where they are. My only criticsm is over-crowding.

- submitted by a parent

July 28, 2005
Excellent school. Good teachers. Great location. Solid educational experience.

- submitted by a student

February 16, 2005
The school has some excellent teachers and some distinctive academic classes such as 'Model United Nations' and a certificate program in international business. Parental involvment is strong and is aided by teacher-parent email communication. Because of budget cuts, it has limited course offerings of electives and more vocational type classes. In sports, the school teams do well, often participating in regional championships.

- submitted by a teacher

February 12, 2005
I found Edison to be a wonderful experience for my children. I raised five children and three of them went to Ivy league schools after graduation. The work was challanging, and the teachers kind and caring.

- submitted by a parent

January 10, 2005
The school is amazing for academic quality but when it comes to extra-curricular activities they are over priced and booster clubs seem to not even help out on cost. The students have also learned that they can just walk off campus at any time during the day without a security guard saying something to them. Teachers are amazing though and are more than willingly to stay after school to help out students although there are a few that I feel need work in the Science department.

- submitted by a student
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Edison High School
21400 Magnolia, Huntington Beach, CA  92646
(714) 962-1356
Last modified Edison High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Edison High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top