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Edison (Thomas A.) Charter School

Charter | K-8 | 748 students

 

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Posted December 12, 2013

Our school is a fantastic place to work. The administration supports it's teachers and helps provide the tools for success to better service our students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 10, 2013

Thomas Edison is a great school! Just like any other school it has its ups and downs! The teachers, staff members and the administration staff really do their best to make the adjustment to meet the needs of the children staff and parents! It takes a village y'all and Thomas Edison is making ground breaking thing happen for our children to get into good high schools and colleges! No excuses is their motto! I like that as a parent wanting the best education for my children! Thanks you All who serve for the greater need and educate our students to do their best nothing less at Thomas Edison charter school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 23, 2013

I must say this school is one of the best schools in Delaware. The staff is well rounded and focused on teaching the children to be scholars. I appreciate knowing that the teachers care about the structure of the children s education. My child continues to amaze me with what she is learning in kindergarten, I am so looking forward to each grade of accelerated learning. One thing I continue to tell my daughter is, in order to be great you have to do great things! This school was a great choice! God bless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2009

This school is great i have been there since kindergarden and it has shown me nothing but love and dicipline. I have come a long way and i am achieving alot. It has great programs and excellent staff i recommand this school to anybody who's lokking for a bright future like me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2009

This is a horrible school with the most negative teachers that I have ever seen in my life. I think this school needs to be investigated and closed down. The kids are really not being educated properly at all. The most non professional people that I have ever seen.


Posted April 10, 2008

My daughter is my first and only school aged child, so i don't have any school to compare it to. I think Thomas Edison is a great school with wonderful teachers. She has homework every night and looks forward to doing it. I also appreciate the fact that kindergarteners are subject to detention for bad behavior. It teaches children that bad behavior has a consequence. I would recommend this school to anyone in the district. Thank you 'Thomas Edison' for giving my daughter a wonderful (first year of school) experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

I really like the school and the programs it offers to students I like the fact that there is consistency with the homework and school days it gives more time for learning and less time for slacking with the students
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
40%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
46%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
45%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
10%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
29%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 73% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
25%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Female45%
Male38%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I41%
Special edn/a
Regular ed45%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English41%

Math

All Students54%
Female52%
Male56%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I54%
Special edn/a
Regular ed57%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students55%
Female63%
Male41%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I55%
Special edn/a
Regular ed64%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English56%

Math

All Students63%
Female63%
Male62%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I63%
Special edn/a
Regular ed69%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English63%

Social Studies

All Students37%
Female33%
Male42%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I37%
Special edn/a
Regular ed40%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Female61%
Male67%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I64%
Special edn/a
Regular ed70%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students46%
Female45%
Male48%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I46%
Special edn/a
Regular ed51%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English46%

Science

All Students18%
Female18%
Male17%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I18%
Special edn/a
Regular ed20%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English18%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I63%
Special edn/a
Regular ed71%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students58%
Female66%
Male48%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I58%
Special edn/a
Regular ed62%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Female76%
Male63%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I70%
Special edn/a
Regular ed76%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students70%
Female72%
Male67%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I70%
Special edn/a
Regular ed76%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English70%

Social Studies

All Students58%
Female62%
Male52%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I58%
Special edn/a
Regular ed61%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Female86%
Male88%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I86%
Special edn/a
Regular ed90%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students80%
Female77%
Male88%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I80%
Special edn/a
Regular ed85%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students39%
Female31%
Male56%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I39%
Special edn/a
Regular ed42%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English39%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 97% 32%
Hispanic 2 3% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1 0% 0%
Two or more races 2 0% 2%
White 2 0% 50%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 57%N/A49%
Male 43%N/A51%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Wilmington, DE 19802
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