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Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 1,166
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6500 Hooper Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90001

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(323) 826-2500
(323) 581-8389
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September 29, 2012
im a student in my last year of middl school. well, im in the honors program and im a straight A student (yes we exist) no im not a unicorn. the teachers arent all at the same level, some teacher dont care about students and some do. every teacher does offer tutoring for free and the principal is good too. there 2 cops walking around campus and 3 deans there rarely any fights and we wear our student IDs around our necks at all times, we have around 5-10 clubs year book, AVID ,MESA, football, soccer, anime club, cheer, allstars, chop shop, book club.

- submitted by a community member

August 27, 2012
Thomas Edison Middle School has made great forward strides in student discipline and academic achievement over the past 15 years. The campus is clean, students are generally polite and respectful and student attention on learning makes teaching at the school a pleasure. One area that still needs improvement is parent participation with their children's homework. When a majority of parents are actively involved with their children's homework/learning, Edison will take another giant leap forward with their mission of college ready, life-long learners.

- submitted by a teacher

August 30, 2011
Edison is now one of, if not the highest performing middle school in local district 7. It is to be commended for its efforts. Thanks to the awesom leadership and wonderful teachers, Edison middle school students are college prepared and career ready! They now have an SAS program in Math (School for Advanced Studies). Way to go Edison!

- submitted by a teacher

October 17, 2010
Should basically be abolished. Nothing I see has changed in that school except for the huge fence around it that makes it seem like a jail.

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2010
I love Thomas Alva Edison Middle School because it is full of teachers and staff who are dedicated to helping our students become life long learners, no matter what challenges lay before them.

- submitted by a teacher

March 18, 2009
I attended ThomasAlva Edison on 2003-2004 and my experiences were amazing. There was alot of gang related people thatwere disrespectful but his school showed me the true meaning of life and also showed me that if I wanted to become someone I had to ignore things around me and move on with my life because only the strongest survive. I would recommend this school because it makes you responsible for yourself and gives you great opportunities and prizes if you do.

- submitted by a student

September 04, 2008
I think the API growth is great! I am glad that the principal we currently have cares about the students and is making positive changes....just visit the campus and you can see the difference!

- submitted by a parent

November 07, 2006
I was a student at Edison Middle School from 2000-2002. The school was under mass improvement with Ms. Banton as principal. She did a remarkable with the little time she was there and should be applauded. Test scores rose and the overall appearance of the school improved. Education in the gifted program is challenge and kept up to date. There are no sports extracurricular but there is a great leadership and music program.

- submitted by a student

August 18, 2006
Since the school has received a new prinicpal I have seen improvement in overall discipline at the school. The new leadership has been a positive change to the climate at Edison Middle School

- submitted by a parent

July 25, 2006
My daughter is currently attending this school and she is in the gifted program. I think that she is not being challenged enough being a gifted student and all. The teachers spend more time trying to discipline those who dont know how to act instead of teaching those who do. I dont understand how students who dont know how to act get into these programs that are aimed for those who are academically advanced.

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2006
The kids are crazy and they do bad things. This school is unsafe and I don t recommend it.

- submitted by a student

September 24, 2005
I was raised and live in the commnity of Edison Middle. I am a also a former student and teacher of Edison Middle. Edison is in high need of good, effective, and dynamic leadership, from wise, grounded administrators, beginning with the principal, to caring, hard-working teachers, and more pro-active parents and community leaders.

- submitted by a teacher

June 22, 2004
This school for me is great. There are many activities in this school that encourage students like me. For example: during the CAT6 testing they raffled free CD players for the students that took the test everyday. Another reward is seeing movies because of not being tardy to your classes. There are also many fun electives such as Leadership, AVID, and Music. This school also has after-school programs such as the Talent Search which provides tutoring, and the Arnold's All Stars Program. During lunch and nutrition the principal of the school Mrs. Banton can be seen outside looking out for the students. This school is a very good one.

- submitted by a student

May 20, 2004
I'm a very unhappy mother because the students behave badly and disrespectfully towards staff and each other with no consequence. Administartion seems to feel hiding it is better than dealing with it. The sadest part is that it is so crowded in each room (38 - 42 students per teacher) that I don't know how they will ever learn anything. Many of the students get hurt by other students in that school and nothing is done to fix the problem. My son will no longer go to this school because I know my son deserves better than this. Parents please don't send your child to Edison if you really love them.

- submitted by a parent

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Thomas A. Edison Middle School
6500 Hooper Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90001
(323) 826-2500
Last modified Thomas A. Edison Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Thomas A. Edison Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top