The school raised from the ashes practically and it's become what it is today!. Disgruntled individuals will always have their funny little opinions. An opinionated individual will always want to come to make disruptive changes in the classroom If their will is not fulfilled, then they will post a nasty message on this site. So sad. Those who go around hating the school, those are the ones who never helped with their "little grain of sand." Teachers and staff are really committed a 110% to the wellbeing of the students. complain, complain, complain.
Please read all the reviews of this school, as it shows the progression of change that has and continues to occur at Edison. The new (as of 2010) principal, Ms. Morrell, seems to be directing Edison toward a steady and stable path of focused academic performance.
i feel that this school is a great school so far, my son transferred to this school in the middle of the 2010-2011 school year from a private school and I feel he has learned more at eidison then the private school, he was able to fit in very well and improve his skills. I've olny dealt wth the kindergarten teacher and she is AMAZING!!!!! I was so impressed that i am hoping to transfer my oldest son and nephew to this school!!!
I have been working here for the past 7 years as a teacher, and have stayed because it's been an amazing place to work. The community of kids, parents, and teachers is outstanding, supportive, and overall has very positive attitude about education. Our biggest challenge has been high turnover in our leadership, but now that we have Ms. Morrell, I feel like we have a strict principal who knows what needs to be done to boost our test scores and create an environment that prepares kids for high school and college. I hope our leadership remains consistent because I think after a few years with the same direction people will start to see our true strength.
Teachers at this school are great, they work with kids needs and are there anytime for a student. Afterschool program is great. On the other hand the principal is new to the school and has not once sent a letter or took time to intrudce herself. She is only about making her money and has no concern or care of kids needs. My kids has been going there since kinder and this will be there last year there. She treaten my son and interigated him in saying something he didnt do. She's really rude and maybe the reason she s there is just to be close to her boyfriend a teacher. The school is great other then her and the Teachers are Wonderfull!!
My son has been in second garde this year. It's the first year and as a parent I'm satisfied with the way the staff responds to concerns of parents. They really try to work with my needs and take everything into consideration. I've had a great experience thus far. The curriculum is great too I'm happy with what my son is learning and he has interacted a lot with others. I see more confidence in him.
I LOVED this school when I went there. The classes were great and the teachers I had definitely tried to get to know me on a personal level in order to help me. My attendance there has shaped a lot of decisions i've made (where I went to school after wards/where I plan to go) and changed my life in general. I do not regret going there; it's helped me with my educational decisions and has given me great friends, both staff and students.
We had are child at Edison since Kindergarten and as she went up in grade the school kept deteriorating. The teachers and after school tutoring is what kept her there. After Mrs Sampson left we should of known it was time get out. If it wasn't for the teachers and Ramon up in the office we would of pulled our child out before she graduated.
Unfortunatley, this school has not lived up to the hype. The staff is sub par, the Administration is focused on clicks and groups of whos' friends with what teachers. Then those teachers and classrooms get special treatments. The teachers are young and untrained. They would rather have their boyfriend on the field trip instead of parents going so they can get their quality time in. And don't expect help from the admin regarding any teacher that is in there click of friends. You will be shunned and disappointed. This is not the environment I want for my child. I have pulled my child from this school after 6 yrs. That says alot to a parent who does not want to up and change there childs whole system after 6 yrs in the same place. But as a parent you must do what is best for your child first. School gets aF.
This school turned out to be a nightmare. My kids were here for 5 years. And when ms. sampson left i should have took them out immediately. The staff is biased, they always side with there teachers. Even when the teachers are clearly wrong. There is no leadership, the principal has changed at least 3x in 3 years. There are very few activities, or programs for the children to participate in. The staff is not diverese and is incapable of dealing with a diverse student population. The do not even practice their core values that they try to promote to the children. Compasion, integrity, etc. The staff is lacking in all of these things. I would think 2x no 3x befor putting my child in this school. To put them here would be detrimental to there mental and emotional health. I am happy my kids have been transfered to another school.
it is aswesome staff is strict but allsow kind and caring. children have fun even thought they complain but at the end they learn a good lesson.
I was in Ms. Cooks class and it was great. She is the best teacher ever. She got me to succeed.
i LOVE this school , just the staff needs to be WAYY WAYY WAYY more strict .
This is a bad school which is in Program Improvement by the California Department of Education for failing to meet its Academic Performance for two years in a row! Back in '07, a new group of Board members were installed after the founding members resigned, but, unlike the previous Board, they don't seem to know what they are doing. The school hasn't had a good principal in years. The once pristine library is a shambles. Good administrative staff (Rhonda Sampson) have left the school. There isn't even an active parent organization. Don't need to be on board a sinking ship - my child is being transferring to another school. Do your research before looking into this school. It may not be around for very long.
Unfortunately, my experiences at Edison Charter Academy have turned into a nightmare for my family. My oldest graduated a few years ago when there was still a decent administartion running the school, for the most part. My daughter who has attended since kinder is now in sixth grade , has been threatened, bullied, and insulted by the new principal Edwin in Winchester that she is just a drama girl so I am assuming he agrees that she deserves it. She has been going through alot of changes because of this and I am looking for a better location for her. I will not let them get away with this and will look into further help. The teachers in my opinion seem focused on the kids but without an administration that stands behind them, they are also without help. I need help. There is too much to write but really help.
The teachers are great . The Secretary Ramone is Beautiful! The office staff aside from the above listed need severe improvement. F- Principal Winchester
Edison was the worse decision I made for my child there so call special learning and dedication to there children is a joke my child lost 4yrs of his education at this school now he is in middle school and struggles so much Edison does not care about there students
Edison has been a blessing for my two daughters. One is in 4th grade, Ms. Cook's class. She is dedicated. A great teacher. With so many students, she is still able to cater to each person's needs and sees each students different potential and works with that. She keeps them motivated and interested. My other was in Ms. Levie's for kindergarten and it just doesn't get any better than Ms. Levie. If I could, I would have kept her in Ms. Levie's class til they graduated high school! She is now in Mr. Brown's class who is awesome! i have found all the teachers to be willing, able and flexible. I have to admit, that with the loss of Ms. Sampson and the turnover of principals, I was a bit nervous. But so far so good. The new principal seems genuine and ready to make Edison top 10! Underrated ...
Just a few years ago, this school was so great. But familiar faces resigned a couple of years ago, and the new folk just didn't move the school forward. Be very wary. Turnover of admin is very, very high. I'm glad to say that my daughter has graduated out, and we won't have to deal with this place, since it turned out to be an incredible disappointment. The principal was very disengaged and didn't value the imput of parents. The Board was also very, very rude and indifferent to families. The teachers seemed to be focused on other matters besides the education of the students. So sad when those in charge don't have the welfare of the children in mind.
I have had my children at this school for the past five years. The school has seen somewhat of a decline due to leadership changes. This school has become more focused on standard test and student behavior. the school has lost its focus. You still have the dedicated few at the school but those too are dewindling down wihtout the administrations support. I am very disappointed in the direction this school is taking. This may be our last year.
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