I love SJEA! The teachers try to help us the best they can, and they do! They teach us not like they would put a book in you face and tell you to read it, no. They always try to connect it to real-life situations. Also, they have many wonderful clubs. Besides, SJEA gotten 4 gold stars for being on the top 10 best schools in America for the last 4 years! -Marina, 7th grade
Awsome, Teachers at San Jose Edison. I could'nt have been happier with all the faculties. The Noon Aides are terrific with the responsibility of watching over all of our children. Thanks to all.
There is a great deal of rhetoric about all the programs offered, but they are really just on paper. The teaching staff is not very experienced.
San Jose Edision is an overall good school. My daughter is in the 5th grade and she has been attending since Kinder. However, I am disappointed that Spanish was removed. I believe its very important for children to learn different languages. Also I wish the school would take action to a better healty breakfast and lunch program.
I had 2 children attend Edison. At first, there were many perks for the kids; extended day, Spanish class, Computers to take home etc. Every year something was cut. I then let my older son graduate and took out my younger son. Test scores are they only thing the principal is concerned about. Many teachers are great, but they only want to deal with the 'good kids'. I'm glad I got out when I did.
The level of quality in this school is excellent. I first read about the Edison Project online and put my son on the waiting list for Kindergarten the year the school opened. To my disappointment, I had to wait five years for him to finally move up the waiting list. In the meantime, like many parents seeking something better for my kids, I enrolled my son at a Catholic school. There he struggled to keep up with the curriculum, which was geared towards the top 25% of the students. When he transfered to San Jose his reading abilites were assessed and he was placed in a SFA reading group in which he was consisteningly monitored in his improvements. That is what is great about this school. It takes into account every child's indiviudal needs. My younger son, who is top of his class, has also made gains with the challenging curriculm.
The acedemic programs are outstanding, I have three children who have all attended, one needing a little extra help and two who were above average, and the school met all their needs.The parent involvement is unbelieveable. The are also very well rounded. The school day is longer, which give the children more time to learn the extra, ex: Music, art and sports. There are specialty teachers for each subject, not just the teachers themselves teaching these subjects. Have always loved every minute my kids are there. San Jose Edison Parent
My son was one of the lucky students that won the lottery to start with San Jose Edison from 1st grade. I think it's the best public school in our town. The kids got a better education, scored better on tests and transitioned easier from one grade to the next. I'm very disappointed that the town did not approve this charter school to start a high school to finish the educational program. The principal and teachers were very accessible and easy to work with.
This School Is great there is physical education, math, english, history, science, math, after school clubs, and programs for the kids. The teachers are great and they are rated the tp school in California. They were givin the edison excellance award of 4 stars out of 4 stars award.
This school's academic program is wonderful if your child is a high acheiver. If not, the child will struggle and they don't offer programs to help. I wish they offered more extracurricular activities for the elementary level.
Good programs and a really great group of young teachers. Some programs were cut due to budget cuts such as Spanish which had previously been offered to all elementary grades but over all is still a good system.
Good School, not for everyone. Need to have alot parent involvement, challenging school.
This school is very involved. Great teaching skills. Nothing wrong with it.
This school is, in one word 'amazing'! I just cannot say enough positive things about it. I have never seen teachers and staff members work harder. Also, I believe the schools API scores are the highest in the district and they just received the California Distinguished School Award. They have an outstanding technology program and technology staff. It is a shame that the person who first posted had so many negative things to say, but in reality, was it really about their child's education? Perhaps that is where the problem lay. The only negative item about the school is the campus, it looks old and outdated, but that will now change since the school has relocated to a newer school. The new school will now be a much better reflection of what is going on in the inside.
The school is excellent. The parent at the bottom who is complaining about the parents fighting and arguing, how is that the schools fault? The school does not discriminate in the people they allow to register unless there is no room & they cannot be responsible for the foul attitude and mouth other people have. The children do get disciplined when they use foul language. When there are problems that arise with parents if the principle is aware of it she addresses it quickly. There is a 10% of parents that are rude and obnoxious but you are forgetting about the other 90%. The teachers & staff are excellent. My daughter is in 1st grade & she reads at a 2nd grade level. She is also learning things kids in 3rd grade are learning & I know this because her Nana teaches 3rd at another school.
I currently attend the school and am in 6th grade. The staff here is wonderful and ready to help if I need it. My teacher is very understanding and will talk to me if I have a problem. If a student needs help, my teacher will offer to tutor them. She is fantastic. She is also my writing teacher. In her class, I learn more than I expect. I have learned far more in her class than ever before! My math mentor is willing to sit down and help if anyone needs it. In, science, my teacher helps explain what we don't understand. Finally, in history, my instructor will try to guide people in the right direction. Many parents help out in controlling traffic, and watch out for trouble. Our principal provides special activities such as ASB, dances, and book fairs. My school is the best beyond reason.
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