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Edison Senior High School

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Posted February 26, 2009

I am alumni class of 07 and I just have to say how wonderfukl this school was in my short time there. There have been alot of changes that I dont care for and I hope that the school keeps its charm with the new princtple. Nakiesha Dent


Posted March 11, 2008

I am currenlty going to Edison as a junior heading into the tail end of second quarter. I must say there are not that many teachers who seem motivated by much. A handful of teachers showed dedication and genuine concern for the students and their well-being. I am not particularly content attending Edison because the school only seems to focus on sports, clubs and school spirit. Which I find to be rather annoying and a turn-off cosidering the fact that I pefer artsy oriented curriculum.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2007

I'm a current student at Edison, I graduate year 2010. I'm sick of all the bad things I hear about Edison from people who have never been there. I switched from supposingly one of the best schools you can be in in Minnesota, and I absolutely HATED it there, and when I switched to Edison I absolutely loved it. There's such diversity, and the teachers actually show passion for teaching, and they make it interesting to learn. I know Edison may not have the 'best courses', but if you're taking Pre AP or AP classes they have much more to offer you. Some of the students are reckless, but then again, there's students like that at every school. And if you're son or daughter, or even you, had a bad time while at Edison, they probably got involved with a bad crowd, or just didn't join the right areas.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2007

My son attended this school and it was the worst decision that he made. There was no parent communication and the school does not care if students roam the hallways or anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2006

Edison is a great school for spanish speaking they offert program fit the need of each student also involve students with the need of the community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

Edison was a great school. I am currently a college student and I feel that the classes I took at Edison prepared me for college very well. There is a wide selection of music classes from garage band to choir. Art was interesting; I enjoyed my begining sculpture class. Edison is a very diverse setting. The best thing about Edison (for me) was it's Small Learning Community's (SLC's). I was in the Careers in Education and Public Service SLC. I had the opportunity to help a teacher in an Elementary classroom. My experience at Edison has prepared me for a future as a High School Math Teacher which is what I am studying for in college. -Ms. Powell
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 15, 2005

When I went to school there, I had a lot of teachers who cared. I just graduated from there in June of 2005. Most of the teachers I knew, and had, cared a lot about the students and where they were going in their future. The extracurricular activities were good. Except for the fact that the girl sports didnt always have the good equipment, most of the guy sports had really good equipment. I had a lot of fun with the three sports that I played. I felt safe in the school. I would rate Edison a four out of five for the overall quality. It could have been better.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 3, 2005

This school is by far the worst school any of my children have attended. The school does have programs for children who excel, but for the average student there is nothing but apathy. There are some very good teachers at this school, but the administration is sorely lacking. The average classroom is filled with disruptive kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2005

I think that the quality of the academic programs are great because some of them are college coursed. Edison Senior has all of the above. They also have plenty of programs that parents are involved in.
—Submitted by a student


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.
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
17%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Writing

All Students62%
Female69%
Male55%
Black50%
Asian88%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners37%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students38%
Female33%
Male43%
Black24%
Asian53%
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant38%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
33%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
10%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2011.

184 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
6%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
8%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students35%
Female32%
Male38%
Black24%
Asian56%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant35%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students26%
Female21%
Male32%
Black13%
Asian42%
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities29%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant26%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 61% 9%
Hispanic 16% 7%
White 11% 74%
Asian 8% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Carla Steinbach
Fax number
  • (612) 668-1320

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Internet access
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Performing arts
  • Drama
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700 22nd Ave NE
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