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Edison Middle School - 06

Public | 6-8 | 825 students

 

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Posted May 14, 2013

I am the grandmother of one of your 8th graders and attended the program last night. I must say that the presentation by the Inventions was very outstanding. I enjoyed it very much. I know there was a lot of effort put into it


Posted April 19, 2013

Are you kidding? Leadership here is sooo lacking, from the top down. Fair and balanced? I don't think so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

Great teachers. Wonderful academic courses that really challenge the kids. Thomas Alva Edison Middle School is a wonderful place to learn new things.


Posted March 24, 2012

I love this school! All the teachers are great and it is really up to date on recent technology. The sports are amazing and wide varitey of choices . The band is beyond a middle school level. It's a great place to start new friendships . and school spirit is in everyone! Go Cats!!


Posted June 22, 2009

My dauthers went to edison and had a great 3 years they were in all acclerated classes, and had all a's the teachers were excellent! i love it there!
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

269 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
81%

2008

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

269 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
76%

2008

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

242 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
82%

2008

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

242 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2012.

241 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
88%

2008

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

241 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
88%

2008

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2008.

243 students were tested at this school in 2008.

2008

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female79%
Male83%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native American54%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female80%
Male78%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native American73%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the South Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Students91%
Female96%
Male86%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native American83%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female84%
Male78%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native American67%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the South Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female80%
Male87%
Black74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female78%
Male80%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the South Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 76%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 16%
Black 5% 2%
Hispanic 5% 3%
Asian 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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School basics

Fax number
  • (605) 367-8457

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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Sioux Falls, SD 57105
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