After reading a previous parent's post I felt obligated to write something. My child attended kindergarten at Edison from 2011-2012. I helped out in the classroom when reading groups were in session. Right after was snack time and every student lined up and washed hands with soap and water. There were weeks when I was in the classroom helping with projects sometimes 4 days a week and never noticed any of the conditions mentioned by the previous parent. I also have to commend our teacher for the foundation that she gave her students. When they graduated kindergarten they had 80 sight words. They are doing things in math this year that she started teaching them last year. I'm truly amazed at the education these kids are getting. I was also impressed with how they handled problems at the school. We had a scary incident in which a parent was video taping students at recess. The school handled the problem very well. I believe the teachers at Edison do a wonderful job. They are not "glorified babysitters". They are educators. Anyone who thinks they are babysitters have never been a teacher and maybe should spend one day in the life of a teacher. You'd probably have more respect.
I am so happy that my children are at Edison. We have been here for a couple years and feel blessed to be apart of the Edison family. I have always felt completely welcome walking into the office. The staff in the office and in the school are very welcoming and friendly. My children are getting a wonderful education and extra help when needed. The teachers go above and beyond for the students. I am excited for the years to come for my children at Thomas Edison Elementary.
I reside 2 blks away from Edison, just behind Richards Middle & Fraser HS & now drive 20 min 1way & pay for private school. My son was in Kindergarten 2011-12 & we pulled him out in the middle of the year. Edison and Fraser Schools have a great Public Relations staff and have hired the best advertisers. Edison does not practice hand washing, despite signs every where. They give the kids hand sanitizer all day and encourage the sanitizer over actually washing. They play all day, sanitize then eat at thier assigned tables which are NOT wiped down daily. Filthy floors w/ rugs that are caked w/ food and dirt. Other grade level parents say none of the desks and tables are wiped down daily. My son was on antibiotics 5x in 4 mo. The recess field backs to a creek & public park where strangers walk through with 1 adult to 30+ child supervision ratio. Harassment is a problem Rules are not enforced,throughout the district. Kids are mistakenly put on wrong busses. There are Great teachers & Principals in district, but they are seldom. Test scores and money is priority. Teachers are overwhelmed glorified babysitters. PTA consists of the principal and 4 parents. It seemed a Fun place to party!
What a wonderful school! All of the staff is excellent. I couldn't ask for a better school for my girls.
This is my son's first year at Edison and just beginning his elementary education. He loves it and his teacher. I'm pleased with the staff and school. I do recommend being involved in the PTO to get a better understanding of the struggles our schools go through to fund events. Also, it's a great way to stay informed with your children's education. Fraser is a great school system and a great community.
My son attended Kindergarten here. He had too much homework, was treated badly and pressured to perform by his teacher. He hated going. He excels now that we've changed schools. homework
Great leadership. Outstanding parent involvement. Nice neighborhood to raise a family.
I have been extremely pleased with the education my child has received at Edison. She is now in first grade, and very well prepared, both academically and socially. Kudos to the staff and parents that make Edison work.
I am so proud to have my children attending Thomas Edison Elementary there aren't enough good things to say about our school! The principal and the staff here truely care about our children.
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