"We are best known for Industry shop certifications."
Students enrolled 2300
School leader MR. MOSES OJEDA
Transportation options Yes
District New York City Geographic District #28

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165-65 84th Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432

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(718) 297-6580
(718) 658-0365
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4 stars
Based on 23 ratings

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no rating October 01, 2009
This school gives students a chance to experience their choice of field to see whether they would want to continue to pursue it or not when they enter college.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 30, 2009
My school offers great programs, great clubs and extracurricular activites, and has great teachers. The students are very determined and ambitious. We learn a lot each day in every class especially our shop classes. The students have great opportunities and great benefits for the future. We strive to advance ourselves and become interested in our future career plans. Nevertheless, our school is a well-rounded vocation high school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
i love it because of the shop classes especially the auto shops and also the teachers are fun and you can talk with some of them about stuff for hours

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
The best thing about Thomas Edison is the selection of shop classes. These classes give kids hands on work related to the field of work they are interested in pursuing. Many times kids question the relevancy of the work they do in other classes to their future. However everyone acknowledges the importance of their shop class, and the experience it gives us for real world application.

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June 25, 2009
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May 07, 2009
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April 06, 2009
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December 30, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 28, 2008
I am part of the graduating class of 08. Coming to Edison was the greatest thing i have ever done for myself. I was part of the A+ computer repair program, i excelled in that field and was allowed to join 'MOUSE squad' a program that allows kids, a select few to work and earn money during their school week. I managed to graduate with top honors in that field get my certification and to top it all off i became and SVA teacher/intern. This school opened up a tremendous amount of opportunities for me. And hey im making 45,000 straight out of high school. The school has many extremely great shop class which are up to date and on par with technology. The teachers are just amazing. The environment simply the greatest. I just hope kids can take advantage of all the opportunities like i did. Go Class of 08

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May 27, 2008
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March 31, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2007
The school has so many outstanding shop classes. That enhance the academic studies. Students have a rare opportunity to build on their future. It is a shame that so many are not taking the blessing offered. Their parents need to encourage them and demand that they see it as a stepping stone for their lives. This is a good school. Keep the scanning going. Its for the students well being.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2007
I think this is a pretty good school. The school is pretty much a school that prepares you for college while in high school, so with that in mind college will be pretty easy since we'll probably be learning about college in high school. So all in all this school is pretty awesome come on by!

- submitted by a student
December 19, 2006
This is perhaps one of the worst school in new york city. The programs are great, but the students abuse their privledges. The teachers are great, however. It's time that there is some type of standardized test to get in this school, so only deserving students can hve access to this great, yet gone wrong school

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November 30, 2006
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- submitted by a student
September 26, 2006
I love the fact that they have so many technical programs.My child was in the computer repair program and right out of high school was earning double the amount of his age...anytime a person makes double their age, you know thats a good job.The staff is very helping, and the teachers are extremely dedicated.There is some violence, but nothing to extreme..i definetly don't regret my three children graduating from that high school.ITS AMAZING!

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2006
excellent programs, few extracuricular activities, parent involment low

- submitted by a student
March 28, 2006
excellent programs, low in art and music, decent extra activities, low parent involment

- submitted by a student
November 15, 2005
THis school is a wonderful place. The population is a good mix of different ethnicities and backgrounds that children will face in the real world. The teachers are experienced and the education is practical for today's society. Parents are encouraged to be involved in all aspects of student activity. There are many arts and sports are available and attainable for those with an interest in scholarships and the like.

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October 27, 2005
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August 09, 2005
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no rating June 10, 2005
very good school. no violence whatsoever. highly educated kids go there.

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May 01, 2005
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March 29, 2005
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February 22, 2005
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September 17, 2004
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- submitted by a student
September 14, 2004
Great school. Very diverse. No violence whatsoever! Everyone in all grades knows eachother & gets along, unlike highschools on TV. Bad thing is that rules is too strict. No cell-phones, detention if late to class or school, signing in and out of bathrooms, library restictions, destination passes, calls home if ever absent or late, etc. Hard to pass in math & science classes, cause of hard curriculum, but I made it through. All in all, a very loving enviroment - just as long as you are on the good side of the deans! The food is great, and building is cleaner than a hotel lobby. Great neighborhood also. I recommend only serious students to attend, they deserve it, and will love it! Also kids: don't let anyone break your heart, it will interfere with your schoolwork! My best years were freshman, and senior (so hang in there, it's worth it!) Good Luck!

- submitted by a former student
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Thomas A Edison Career And Technical High School
165-65 84th Ave, Jamaica, NY  11432
(718) 297-6580
Last modified Thomas A Edison Career And Technical High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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