Edison is under reconstruction in my opinion and it seems this principal is much better than the previous one but the middle school leaves a lot to be desired. It consists of young adolescent teachers who treat their students like peers. They need to grow up. If we parents complained to the district about half the things our kuds come home and tells us, they would be out of jobs. They continuously show favoritism and some students have even bragged to their friends that they can't get in trouble because their families are friends with the teachers outside of school. This is a school that has their middle school students exesize (P.E) in the MPR room on days when it rains. That is disgusting, filthy and unhygenic. This is the same room where food is prepared and students eat. I'm surprised the principal allows this, it's got to be a health code violation. Atleast this principal seems to care.
I believe Edison Academy is an exceptionally amazing school. I myself, as a student, have first hand knowledge of what really goes on. Our principal is an amazing principal. Our teachers are outstanding. Everyday I am exposed to Edison's middle school program. Not once have I noticed favouritism or unfair treatment to students. The teachers are also there for us when we need them. They stop the spread of rumors. They check up on us to see if we are okay. They generally care for us, and I wouldn't have it any other way. As for the student government issue, the one female never gave her application to the teacher, let alone did she print it. She relied on technology the night before it was due. We used the method of our teachers selecting students because the campaign was way too chaotic, and constructed no order. Additionally, the students running for these positions did not put their names. Instead, they wrote a number code that only they knew. It just so happened that the same team was picked. Nobody was aware it was the same girls until after they announced the numbers. These girls deserved the positions too. Last year, I watched them not be able to do anything because "they had a tittle". But in fact, they were never recognized and put to the side,, but they ended up doing all the work. The amount of order was very low, but this year they can make a change and fix the mistakes. I know they have the power to influence and achieve greatness for our school. -Edison Academy 8th Grader
I gave this school a great rating solely because of the teachers. The teachers really care about the students and work really hard for them. It finally has a good principal. This is our third year at Edison and my experience with the support staff has been subpar to say the least. The former principal was non existent and uncaring about the school. The front office staff with the exception of the principal's secretary is disappointing. The nurse is not a nurse and does not have it together. The other lady at the desk is flighty, drops the ball all the time, it is really frustrating dealing with her and the noon aides lack professionalism and are too personal with the students. I work for a different district and have volunteered when I could, these noon aides have no boundaries. My kids went to another school before Edison and it just does not compare as far as education goes. If you can overlook these small but really annoying people, then your kids couldn't be at a better school.
A lot of us took a stance to not volunteer or support the school anymore because it did not support us. The biggest slap on the face was to see those parents be hired by the principal. If you have only been there for 4 years then you have no idea what went on at Edison. Now they are hurting for volunteers and it is their own fault. A new principal is only the beginning to a fresh start but it won't make a difference until those parents and their negative and damaging legacy move on. This is my kid's last year so we are happy to be leaving.