I and several other families took our jr. high kids out of Edison. The school is over crowded and the 7/8 grade teachers are over worked. They cannot focus on the kids because they have too many responsibilities outside the classroom, from substituting as principal to trainings and meetings and even coaching. Initially we thought it would be a great choice because with less students the teachers would work harder for our kids but the opposite happened. Also we noticed that the PFO did not get much parent support and we all worked hard for those kids. Especially the eigth graders by raising money to help pay for their district trip and their promotion ceremony. PFO worked really hard and we raised a lot of money but we were not included in the events and some of us found out by parents who were there that the one mom with the purple hair was at the ceremony serving families and taking the glory but yet we never saw her once at our meetings or even lift a finger to help us raise money but yet she had no problem getting the attention.(former PTA) If you are thinking of Edison as a choice for your middle school. think again, this school is over sold!
Standing in line this morning, talking with several other parents from other district schools, while signing our 8th graders up for a district trip.... everyone was comparing notes about their kids and asking eachother what school their kid attended. When I said Edison, and finished explaining about the junior high program, several of the parents commented that they had no idea where the school was, and didn't know it was a K-8th school. I told them that the only drawback was that it's a relatively small campus, with a huge student population (4 year olds all the way to 14 year olds - many of them taller than the staff), but all works out well.... with a dedicated staff and plenty of elbow grease from the involved parents. Another lady interrupts and says, "well, it's no wonder it's crowded... have you seen the schools scores? Everyone wants in there! " - I'm not gonna lie.... I honestly didn't know our scores (but was pretty sure we ranked good in comparison to the other schools), and I was more than happy to feel a little proud. Go Edison!
Tonight Edison had its first talent show and I must say I am so impressed. Not only are our students given a first class education but also the oppurtunity to express their creative side. I love our school!!!! Christina Garcia Proud Edison Parent
Edison is overcrowded. The lunch schedule is ridiculous! The kids and staff are eating at 10 am! Locked campus rules are not enforced I agree, it seems like if you are in good with the noon aides you can get by the gates no questions asked. The staff is happy about getting a new principal,,teachers my husband and I have talked to say it will be better without the principal we have because she had ridiculous control and was never there anyway. Looking forward to next year and seeing our school improve! I don't know about the Jr. High side personally but I have heard good things about those teachers. If you are interested in Edison talk to several people because we all have different experiences. Atleast I know what the principal looks like from her picture on the school website!
Edison is the school you think you want your kids to be because the principal really sells the GATE program! It all looks great on paper until you actually experience your kid going there because although the principal page says it welcomes parent input and participation,they really do not. I know what the principal looks like because of the GATE meeting she had with us new families but the guy that walks around the campus dressed in a tie and nice shirts he is the one running the show! He seems uncomfortable talking to people,not very friendly but atleast he is there unlike the principal who can walk right by you and not even acknowledge you. I agree with the ridiculous lunch schedule and hope that with a new principal there will be change for the good of everyone. you want to like and support the school your kids attend, hate it.
Having a closed campus isn't something new, we are just one of the last schools to do it. Now our kids will be receiving a quality education and be a little safer. Any problems we had in the past were addressed by the staff. We are very happy with this school.
I have read all of the reviews, as well as some that are no longer on here before I left for the holiday, and I have to say how sad all of the negativity is on here. I know that people do not always see eye to eye but I think people lose sight of what is most important and that is our students education. As for the issue of trust, I previously gathered information from the staff, PTA, and the District and feel more comfortable with the situation. Coming on here and making things seem more than they are is only creating drama and a negative environment. I m thankful that my daughter goes to a school that gives her opportunities and enriches her education. I will pray for all involved that you may all find peace.
This is my son's 2nd school year here. He started last year as a 4th grader in the GATE academy and although he was very nervous to start at a new school, the teacher and staff/friends made him feel very welcomed. I was super happy with his 4th grade teacher and now his 5th grade teacher. My son had raved last year with how much he loved the new school and how he calls Edison his HOME !!!!! I am so happy this school opened up the GATE academy and I love my son's teacher and the staff there. They pay attention to the kids and I love the support here !!!!
Went to our first event at this school. Saturday they had a fall festival. The principal did a great Jon organizing this event! There was games for all kids! all ages! The pta put some good food together but their chocolate cake and desserts weren't good at all. The principle had the right idea with the carnival. She had a lot of game booth. The only negative thing is I hardly saw any teachers there. You would think the principal would make it mandatory. We might want to support them more if they did I mean its there school to. Had a great time! Hope they do it again next year.
I am a new family at Edison Academy and I am considering taking my child out of the PM Kindergarten class she is in, only to find out that there is a waiting list for the AM class in same class.I talk to parents in the morning classes on Tuesday's and each Tuesday I get more fusterated with the quality of education my daughter is recieving. I don't know a whole lot about the teachers at the school but I clearly see that my childs teacher does not meet the standard. She doesn't even seem interested in the morning opening songs to engage her class. She depends on the other nice teacher to do those extra things with the class. Like the parent said below..nice is one thing but getting the job done is another. Where and when does the principal step and notice these things? I've never seen nor heard of a Kindergarten teacher teaching the class from her chair. As ridiculous as thatsounds it happens daily.
Edison is a great school. The teachers and the staff are great people. I've never had any problems. I really miss Mrs. Parker.
As for the staff, I ve seen many come and go and can honestly say I agree with the post about people not accepting change. Whether you agree with every decision in the end it s about educating your children and giving them every opportunity available which as a parent should be among your highest priority, along with keeping the safe and healthy. The school is only doing what they can to make sure every child has the best education possible. Think about what the staff and PTA do for the school. How many students they care for and how many hours they put in to support Edison families. Keep in mind it stretches from teachers, administrators, aides, custodians, office staff, and yes even to the PTA to keep the school running,
While this is a forum for opinion, it isn t a place to attack people. Let me start by saying that I have been a parent and PTA member at Edison for over 10 years and I work at a school so I ve seen many a lot of things over the years. As for the PTA, I have in past years seen what people have referred to as a click . However, this year I noticed a shift, new activities/events, and openness unlike before. Although I can t attend all PTA functions I know that these parents work hard to support the staff and OUR children. I know enough about the PTA to know that they can be limited on what they can spend funds on. If you had a 6th grader and spoke with your teacher you d know that they ultimately have the final say on what the class party will be and when my child was leaving what was then 5th grade it was the parents that worked with the PTA to do something extra for the students. Please remember it is all VOLUNTEER and unless you re willing to do what they do you shouldn t really bad mouth them, especially if you don t know the ins and outs of the PTA.
It seems that there are a lot of complainers on here that want to bash what they don't understand. First off, the new principal is a very friendly person who has made efforts to get to know all of her Edison family. She is brand new and cannot meet/greet every family by name like the previous principal simply because she hasn't met everyone yet. As for the PTA moms strutting their stuff, I am not on the PTA but I must say that they put in 100's of hours helping in the classrooms, fundraising, and providing activities and opportunities at NO benefit to themselves. They ve tried very hard this year to involve more parents and work hard to reach out to all who choose to participate. Edison every year puts on an event for the 6th graders. This school is making big improvements and those who take the time to constructively comment to those who can make a difference rather than hiding behind anonymous online websites would know that. It IS a good school and with the new academy it ll be a great school again, reaching out to all students academic levels.
I have 3 kids who have attended Edison, my oldest is now a 6th grader, who will be leaving, & she is very sad at the prospect. i have found all the teachers @Edison to be incredibly helpful, & very caring. as for the edition of our new principle and her new ideas, change is hard for everyone, but for the most part, i see it headed in a good direction. i too, miss ms. parker, but i am unwilling to bad-mouth the new principle just because she didn't come up to me and personally introduce herself. maybe the mother who is complaining about that should of gone up and introduced yourself. i'm sure it's hard for a new, and young, principle to meet personally with every parent there. as for the PTA moms strutting around like "peacocks", i am one of those moms, and i'm sorry to say i don't have time to "strut" around anywhere, as i & the other P.T.A. moms, especially the president, were too busy running around making copies, buying things teachers asked for and generally helping out in classrooms, even if we didn't personally have a child in that class. & it looked to me as if the 6th graders enjoyed their pizza & graduation cake today. if one thinks they can do better, join & do it... kat
I think I am an active parent of a child who attends Edison School. I have a child that will be going into Kindergarten & 2nd Grade for the 2011-2012 school year. Yes, I am a newer parent at the school and have seen the change from the previous school year. As a whole I think the change has been for the better. PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS OPPOSE UNFAMILAR THINGS. Any concern I have had, I have approached the principal or teacher I have had a question & was given an answer that met my expectations. I think instead of slandering the people who volunteer their time to benefit ALL the children who attend the school should take the time to say a simple thank you to the parents who stay to make copies, take the initiative to be an extra hand in the classroom when the teachers are doing they're best to make our children's education the best it can be with our states budget crisis. The PTA president walks around the school always with a smile on her face and never asking for a thing in return but a simple thank you goes a long way. For the people who complain where are your ideas? and a new principal deserves and chance not to be disrespected. It doesn't make for good moral. Proud Parent- Sasha
I think its the best school in the district I love the teachers and the principle they work very hard for these kids!!!!!!!!!! Go!!!!!!!!!! Edison
I do agree that Edison is a great school. I have helped in the classroom a number of times as well as taken work home in order too be of assistance to the Teachers. I also know many parents who do and have done the same. There are many ways to help and volunteer aside from helping in the classroom. Teachers should be supported in the best way possible and if they choose to not have a parent in the classroom they may very well have good reason, afterall it is their class and perhaps a parent may prove too be of more help from home. I dare say other times parents may prove too be a distraction or even a niussance, I feel Edison Teachers display too much class and respect to express this openly to a parent they may not desire in the classroom. Go Bobcats!
Edison is a great school! I feel that the staff and Teacher are the best in the area.
I think that this is one of the better schols in the district. The staff is wonderful. The teachers are dedicated to helping their student succeed.
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