I have two daughters that attend this shcool, my oldest was part of the first graduating class at Edison. I find the education to be challenging, the teachers are tough but fair, the principle has always worked with us on issues. Up until this year Edison had spanish as one of their subjects and that started in 1st grade, but had to stop because of the state budget cuts. Two of my duahgters came from public schools where we thought they were doing well, until we found out how far behind they really were. Edison has helped them get up to speed. My oldest daughter went to public high school after edison and we had to move her to private high school, because even after taking some honors classes she found public high school not challenging enough. My youngest who started edison in kindergarden reads at 4th year 9 month, she is in 3rd grade. Most of the people I have met that take there kids out of this school have had issues with there kids bitching that it's too hard, they have to much home work and they want to quit. This school is not for everyone it takes alot of dicipline not just from the students but from the parents, making sure their child is getting the work done. Edison has high standards! I am a product of a private education I know how much this type of education costs.
Our son is now attending San Jose-Edison and enjoys it very much. His teacher is just the best, she is very kind and nurturing but also strict which is just what our son needed. The advantages of having a student at San Jose-Edison are overwhelming. Every student at San Jose-Edison attends music, physical education and technology classes something I have only seen in a private school. The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) has also been wonderful. Their envolvment in the school is outstanding. My younger brother has attended Son Jose-Edison since the school has opened and has also enjoyed it very much, he has spanish class and has even been able to take home a computer. There is a madatory parent-teacher confrence 3 times a school year for all students to make sure there is a complete understanding of how your student is performing in class. Which I feel is very helpful in our son's development. The staff at San Jose has been extremely helpful and is very saftey oriented. During drop off and pick up times you can usually see on adverage 10-11 teachers including Dr. Patton the school Principal helping with trafic control to make sure that the children are safe. Overall I see San Jose-Edison as being a safe nurturing enviroment for any student.
I am a current student at this school. Staff there is horrible at the front office. The teachers will treat you with respect but that can only do so much. School grounds are very dirty. Litter is everywhere. The current principal has no leadership at all and does not care about the students or parents. My overall rating for this school is a 2 out of 10.
My son was a student here for 2 years. I finally became so frustrated and miserable I pulled him out and put him in our local public school. I've never regretted that decision. I had expected this is be a good, strong school with a good deal of parent involvement. What I discovered was that the parents and office staff here are horrible. In the 2 yrs I was there I witnessed a fist fight between 3 sets of parents (yes mom's included) at the annual uniform sale in front of the school. On the night of my son's first open house my husband saw two male parents exchange foul insults and then blows in front of their children and many other children in the area! Foul language seemed to be a normal way of speaking for most parents in front of children. The office staff is horrible. They can't answer simple questions without sacrasm or an attitude. What it came down to is the office staff just gave the overall impression that they never seemed to care very much about the students or the parents. The principal is a weak leader and should never have been given a school this size to run. It's obviously over her head. The majority of the teaching staff is inexperienced but they work hard with the kids and the ones I knew did try to get the kids to meet or exceed expectations. However these fine teachers will probably not stay in this school. They'll put in a few years for the experience (and from what I hear the pay is pretty good) and then move on to a traditional school.
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