I loved everything about Edison Elementary School as a beginning school for my daughter. all of the staff that work there like kids, which is not always or often the case in an elementary school. The focus is very positive, creative, & diverse. I loved how the teachers viewed the children as individuals with individual learning styles. The children are taught that learning is fun - and the person who actively participates actively learns! I love the Edison pledge, the dedication of the staff, and the community. If I did have any issues during the year I knew that my daughter's teachers and the principal were committed to finding an equitable, fast solution that was satisfactory for all involved.
My son attended Edison and absolutely hated it! He could not wait until it was over and counted the days. The program he was in was for the GT/HA students, there was no projects, advanced learning techniques, and outlets for creativity. I feel the numbers speak for themselves: it is an average school and would be rated low if not for the GT/HA students, whom increase CSAP scores or should. The facility is out of date and needs great updating to become a functional school. I found the teaching staff ranging from excellent to poor, as you have at all average schools. The best thing about Edison was the parents, they were very involved, to the displeasure of the principal, staff and teachers. This is the school the DPS's Gifted and Talented department forces you to go if you live in the North Denver Qaudant!
This is our first year at Edison Elementary and we are extremely pleased with the school, the teachers and the parent community. Our child's teacher is amazing - she makes learning fun and exciting. The children in our child's class are all very close (despite the diverse backgrounds), they look out for each other and genuinely care about each others well being. My child is currently learning poetry in her Kindergarten class and has a poetry journal, which she writes in every day. For Social Studies, they travel to different countries and learn about its culture, people and food. Art, Music and PE are rotated throughout the year. The other parents in my child's class are all involved and place a high value on education just as our family does. My daughter is thriving at Edison and absolutely loves school!
Edison is a wonderful school! Between the principal, teachers and parents, this is one community where I would bring my child. The school focuses on the whole child and will ensure his/her success.
Unfortunately, Edison doesn't live up to the hype. The teachers are overwhelmed and overworked, so children who need the slightest extra support are left behind. I highly recommend that parents observe several classes at Edison -- and research and visit the other schools in the area before settling for Edison. From office management to classroom lesson plans, Edison also seems to be quite disorganized. The staff throughout the building clearly needs additional human and technological resources.
This is a good local school for the Highlands/Berkely area's children. The school is in a Harry Potter-esque building, surrounded by a beautiful campus that includes a new 'Shakespeare Garden' and playground, a large soccer field, and hosts lots of weekend and afterschool (and even during school) events and activities like Shakespeare, Drama, Chinese, French, Girl Scouts, Bike Saftey, etc. The downside is that this beautiful old building decorated so wonderfully inside and out is horribly overcrowded and and the staff and teachers there are bending over backwards to accomadate 25+ students per class and are feeling the stretch. If Denver knew what was good for it, it'd give this school some financial backing for some expansion, much needed improvement and new hires! And, I can't say enough positive things about the principal and the teachers at Edison!
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