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Thomas Edison Preparatory High School

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Posted September 5, 2013

Having moved from Ann Arbor, MI to Tulsa, OK several years ago, I have to admit that the public school system here is pretty abysmal. The general population in Tulsa is sorely lacking on the educational front. Fine Parenting is a rarity. Too often, parents rely soley on the public school system to teach their children the differences between right and wrong, left from right, and the most basic of social ediquette. Edison Prep. is an average American High School. It does it's job, but nothing more. I won't boast about how fantastic it is, but I will tell you this...our student is happy there. No longer bullied or picked on, he is making friends and working hard. We have rescued our teen from a bad situation. He has been out of school for almost 2 yrs. Getting him caught up this summer was a challenge, and it is a blessing in disguise that they have lowered expectations. He is doing surprisingly well, and I will be exceedingly proud to see him graduate from this school. I only hope, that when my own daughter is old enough to attend High School, that they raise the bar a little. I want her to be challenged; I want her to grow. Sincereley, A person who loves children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2011

As a prior montor and acting coach in the athletics department. I had some of the best years of my life working with MS and HS students in my son and daughters classes.The mindset and commitment to Edison and it's extracurricular activities are commendable.The parents are also the true force behind these events getting off the ground.The support systems are amazing and the time dedicated to the activities are ongoing.You need only ask,and these parents will deliver.This support is felt also in the students.A win win for the parents,students,and school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

Post on February 29, 2008- I am glad that you enjoy tearing down Edison, but upon reading your grammar I don't think you have any room to talk! To large? If your in TPS? I went to Edison and graduate college next week! I am making good greats and don't feel disadvantaged to my friends who went to Union, Jenks, BA, or Owasso!


Posted November 20, 2009

this school is amazing.since my daughter has went there her grades have been inproving (:
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2008

decent school, but you're better off sending your kids to booker t. my son had a much better experience there than my daughter did at edison, and he got a significantly better education. edison has some bright students but the students overall attitude about learning seems to be quite poor.


Posted February 29, 2008

Tulsa public schools are a bad place to put any child trying to get an education. The system is to large and your child becomes lost in the beauracratic shuffle. Every bad thing you can think of, from these educaters, happens at TPS. If you are moving to Tulsa to work or live, dont take a chance, move into an outlying district. Do your child a favor if your inTPS and move get out before something bad happens. I regret very few things in my life. I regret sending my kids to TPS. I am 50 and have two children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

edison is so structured in the academic dept..mr mayfield is the best. the athletics (basketball)is awesome.coach neil is awesome..edison middle and high does not tolerate anything that brings down confidence..u can talk about any thing with mr. mayfield..positive or negative..hes open ..edison has the most school spirit ..in tulsa..hands down..proven..come see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

We came from a very small school district into this very large one. My son fit in quickly and made great new friends. Mr. Mayfield is an excellent Principal. We're so happy we moved into this district.
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Posted June 5, 2005

I am a parent of two high school students at Edison Prepatory and I feel that the academics are decent as far as the classroom learning. It seems to me that the students have to do a lot of homework and on both of my children, that's where they learn the most. The students there are very different in some good but mostly bad ways. If I didn't live in the district, my students wouldn't be going there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

Edison is the best High School in Tulsa. I have toured every public High Scool in Tulsa and Edison has the best enviroment, teachers, and pincipal. I love Edison and all of its faculty and Oppertunities.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 14, 2004

My experience at Edison has been the best years of my life. I love this school with all my heart. It has a good atmosphere, acadimics, sports, and just all around respect. I think if you have a child you should really consider having them go there. I say this is the best school in Tulsa, better yet in Oklahoma!
—Submitted by a student


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Grade level

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 87% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 81% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
62%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%
English II

The state average for English II was 91% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
English III

The state average for English III was 96% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 89% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 81% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
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In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests End-of-Instruction (OCCT EOI) exams to test students in high school in several subjects. The OCCT EOI is a high school graduation requirement. The OCCT EOI exams are standards-based tests, which means they measure specific skills defined for each subject by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 59%
Black 23% 9%
Hispanic 10% 14%
Native American 9% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Source: State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 161%N/A61%
Special education 215%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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2906 East 41 St
Tulsa, OK 74105
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