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New Haven, CT
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737 Edgewood Ave
New Haven, CT 06515

(203) 946-8611
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Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
June 11, 2015
A lot of teachers in the middle school are unhappy and angry...and are not updating the curriculum

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Neutral
June 11, 2015
Things change in the Middle school and the issues of bullying or unkindness are not addressed

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2015
My 3rd child is leaving Foote School, and I have to say this school has really changed and lost its passion for "out of the box'" "creative" thinking/teaching . It seems that teachers ( especially in the middle school) are unhappy and this effects their classroom environment. They do the same projects, activities over and over again- it gets boring. As a parent of three I have seen many of the same projects ( humanities, art, language,math)for years- and it is unfortunate that the curriculum has no evolved. My son was frustrated all year and felt that the teachers have "given up" and as a result ,there is lack of enthusiasm in class. He was not excited to stay for 9th grade and we made the decision to have him leave. My son wanted a more diverse education, a school where teachers are comfortable talking about current issues and will foster exciting discussions in the classroom. It seems that so much emphasis is placed on the 9th grade program and encouraging kids to stay, but 6-8th grade is not appealing enough to keep the majority of students. It would be great if administration looked at the other grades and made them more appealing for students. Overall, the school has a sense of elitism and it is hard to have these conversations with faculty, staff, administration and parents. The school does promote and talk about a strong sense of community, and I wish it was true. The parent body is very cliquey and fake. It was disheartening to hear this from parents in the lower as well as middle school, feeling disconnected. It seems that admissions does a lot to get families in but the lack of community feeling on a daily basis is strong and parents feel left out or uncomfortable on campus.

- submitted by a parent

December 28, 2014
Typically developing children seem to thrive at Edgewood. However, my son has a major disability and has not been given the tools he needs to succeed. I do not believe his IEP is being fully implemented, but I would need a team of lawyers and experts to prove this since my son cannot communicate what is going on. The school does not have students getting reading support from a reading specialist until 3rd grade even if they know of a disability. They also do not support having a 1:1 paraprofessional even if it is recommended by doctors and other experts. They ignore outside recommendations and rely on their own experts in order to save money. My son's IEP states that he will learn to play and gain social skills with other kids, but no adults are encouraging him and helping him to play at recess. Sadly, he is not gaining academic or social skills at Edgewood--a school that seems to have so much potential. I wish I could afford more for my son so that I could get him better resources. The teachers and school system are simply not doing all they can to help him despite my best efforts. I would not recommend Edgewood for children with special needs!

- submitted by a parent

October 08, 2013
Our daughter recently started kindergarten at Edgewood and we have been very happy with how it's going. There are two kindergarten classes and both teachers are excellent. Parents are very involved and the school is truly a community school. We considered several options for our daughter, including one of the many private schools in the area, but we chose Edgewood (and were able to get in through the lottery, with preference since we live in the neighborhood) because it seemed like a place that our daughter could 1) learn and play in balance, 2) grow with children in the neighborhood - truly feel like she's part of a community and a village, and 3) go to school in a diverse environment reflective of the real world, which would prepare her for living as a citizen of the world.

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2013
Let me start by saying that recently, there was a change in leadership at Edgewood. This change was met with optimism, at first. I returned a year later to find that Project Pride, the Eighth Grade gym program, had been discontinued, despite teaching about good ideals such as teamwork, and huge success on the overnight trip to Camp Cedarcrest, to name one. As for the new administrators themselves, they'd added the referral system, which took trips for every referral. I am not exaggerating when I say that the administrators went trigger happy with this system. For example, a friend of mine exhaled, and received punishment. She inquired if she should stop breathing, and got another referral. When she told us, she got a third. One of the administrators overheard HALF of a conversation, and the students participating received referrals. A more notable incident: an Islamic student took major prejudice from a self proclaimed priest substituting for a teacher, and when the student got in trouble, the sub called in an administrator, and the student got a referral. I'm saying that Edgewood was a great school under the old principal, but is now a sinking ship of a school, at this point.

- submitted by a community member

May 04, 2011
Great School! We are blessed to have our children attend Edgewood. Great teachers, staff, and most of all GREAT principle.

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2010
We have been very impressed with Edgewood School. We had concerns coming from a small private school, but Edgewood has got to be one of the district's (if not state's) best-kept secrets. The teachers go above and beyond, the parent involvement is strong without feeling exclusive, and the leadership seems experienced and capable. Other highlights include the art program (the kindergarteners replicated Matisse, for example!), the music/band program, and the volunteer-run elective enrichment offered to the 7th-8th graders. The free breakfast and lunch - provided to every child - with whole grain breads and low sugar cereals and local produce, also stands out. Okay, no school is perfect - no child, class or teacher is either. But Edgewood's a wonderful example of a school that is soundly beating the odds in New Haven.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2010
Edgewood is a very high quality school. I care about my daughter's education, and I'm glad she's going to Edgewood. The parental involvement provides students AND parents with a wonderful way to be included, involved, and social. Students can participate in the school play, the school garden run by parents, one of a great many afterschool programs and classes run by parents, jazz band, Soccer, and so many other avenues of participation. Parents can volunteer to help with many of the aforementioned programs (there's also a great many social events that take place that are usually planned by parents). And every other Friday morning, there's even Cafe' Edgewood, where students and parents play music while parents and staff socialize. One concept that has always struck me is the admin and teachers really care about the students and the Principal provides good leadership and is responsive to parental concerns.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 25, 2010
School plays, chorus, band, soccer, great staff and lots of parent involvement.

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no rating
April 25, 2010
Lots of community-building events; strong arts program! And the school play is fantastic!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 05, 2009
Great teaching staff and exciting programs/activities, i.e. Cafe Edgewood! Good PTO.

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2008
This school is fun and provides a very good education for not only students but parents as well. The parents can come to school and participate in everything from the PTA to the school play to just spending a day in their child's classroom. The education standards set by teachers are very high and they encourage their students to think outside the box and in new ways. The kids welcome new classmates but retain bonds with other aquantances they have known since kindergarden. The school has a wide range of activities in and outside of school, including:chorus, drama, band, music, dance, gym, art, math, and much more. Edgewood is also very fun for students because they attend trips, listen to speakers, have a monthly meeting where they display what they have been learning, and create projects that relate to their studies in a creative way.

- submitted by a student

June 18, 2007
This is a fine example of a city school with a highly diverse student body. The staff are wonderful, providing a supportive, nurturing atmosphere and setting high standards. Parent involvement is very high; there are many events, a great school play. The principal is responsive and attentive. Take care to enter the lottery in time!

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2005
Edgewood is a good and safe enviroment the teachers are nice and the school offers alot like after school programs and it is a hot school and a school of arts and Mr. Clough the 6,7,8 math teacher is a great teacher and Mr.Brooks is a nice teacher and Mr.k is an excellent science teacher along with ms.harkins and ms.malafronte these are teachers for 7-8 graders.

- submitted by a student

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Edgewood School
737 Edgewood Ave, New Haven, CT  06515
(203) 946-8611
Last modified Edgewood School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Edgewood School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top