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Edison School

Public | K-6 | 255 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2013

I drove by this tiny school many times and thought i would never enrolled by children there not because of the size but as a parent i thought of the education level. Being that it is an older building i thought of the technology and ways my kids were going to be taught. Yes I did enrolled them there. My kids love the teachers, friends, and environment. The principal is always attentive in the a.m and p.m hours. The staff and teachers are friendly and welcoming. As a new parent there it seems like it is a family like environment. i would not change anything. Security is always on guard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

I am a former Student and now proud parent of a current Edison Student. Edison is an amazing neigborhood school, with a family environment. The teachers are exceptional they take the time to get to know your child and find what works and doesn't work for their specific needs. The students get the attention they need without sacrificing other students needs. The security gaurd welcomes all parents and students by name and makes you feel at ease. They secretary is an amazing woman with knowledge of everything that goes on and is very welcoming. There are not enough words to describe the exceptional Principal whose door is always open to all students parents and visitors anytime. All around wonderful experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2009

My child started attending Edison in kindergarten and as a parent I love Edison. In kindergarten she had 2 wonderful teachers Mrs.H and Ms. Amaro, they taught my daughter to read,and now she loves to read. Now she has Ms. Huff,she is also wonderful. I believe that it first starts at home with your child education and also teach your child how to behave in school so that the teacher can do his or her job. As for the parents work along with the teacher on your child education and believe me it works. I rate the school a 4 out of 5. The only bad thing is the drop off and pick up and that can also be worked on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

edison is a great school the staff is great the security guard is terrific he keeps the kids safe, if you don't like the school then don't have your kids go there but for me i think its great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

Edison isn't a bad school at all, when I went there it was great, they did try their best but at the time the principal wasn't the best either, but saying negative things about the school doesn't help, if you don't like the school then dont have your child go there. Anyways, I had fun, I was taught a lot, all the years I've been there I had great teachers. And Edison isnt a stereotypical school for Bridgeport, just because it doesn't have enough funds, it still manages to function. So I give big props to Edison!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 31, 2004

Get your child into a magnet school at all costs! Edison is run as poorly as I've ever seen. The principal has no control over the students and doesn't allow the PTA to function properly. Discipline problems start in kindergarten and don't stop until they go to 7th grade and become someone else's problem. Dropping and picking up your kid is like going into a demolition derby, parents have zero regard for their children's safety or anyone elses. The teachers do try their best with what they have to work with, they are great. Unfortunately, Edison is the stereotypical Bridgeport school, our exorbitant taxes go for a school not worthy of this country.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2012.

21 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

20 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
17%

2009

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

24 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
55%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
74%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
20%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
60%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

24 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
75%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students24%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%

Reading

All Students20%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Writing

All Students21%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Black48%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%

Reading

All Students27%
Femalen/a
Male28%
Black30%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%

Writing

All Students34%
Femalen/a
Male26%
Black32%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students43%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%

Reading

All Students38%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%

Science

All Students32%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%

Writing

All Students42%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students44%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%

Reading

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Writing

All Students29%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 55% 13%
Hispanic 32% 19%
White 10% 62%
Asian 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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115 Boston Terrace
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Phone: (203) 576-7183

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