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Edison High School

Public | 9-12 | 1705 students

 

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Posted March 24, 2014

I really would prefer another school. I think most people at this school lack a good education, the formatting from previous student reviews speaks for itself.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2010

i think edison high school is the best because teachers know how to teach us, but there some theachers that dnt, i like alot edison high school n it has teach me alot of stuff this 4 years n im proud of graduating from edison this 2010
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2009

i love Edison im a freshmen and i love it there edison has an awesome magnet program for health professions
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2007

Edison High School is a very good school. I was a part of the magnet program (health professions)and the teachers and curriculum were great. So many great opportunities opened up for me because of it. Year after year the overall curriculum at Edison gets better with so many great opportunities for students to get ahead through AP classes and Dual Credit. My mother was very involved at school which helped a great deal and now that I have graduated and my sister is a freshman I am now very involved with PTSA.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 27, 2006

Well the school has great teacher's and is a good learning enviornment. It has a great magnet program as well. Where the students are taught everything medical. Great for if you want to be a doctor or pharmacist or anything like that. In junior and senior year the teacher's are allowed to take the student's to volunteer and go to the hospital's to help out. Thay have a whole new music building. Which is really beautiful. They have good sports including softball, football, soccer, swimming, tennis, basketball, golf, water-polo and a cheer leading squad. Which also includes the dance team. And all the sports can be for both boys and girls. So that should be much fun. The teacher's are friendly. They have a great principal. ALways on track. Overall the school is great, the enviornment is great. And the school is recognized and is moving it's way up to exemplary.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2005

I want to start off by saying Edison is a good school. There are lots of things that could be improved, like the safety and discipline actions. Edison is an on campus lunch but everyone knows you can leave and they will not tell you anything. The principle is the best I have ever known and works to better the kids education. There is not that much parent involvement within the school or the community. the teachers are some of the best I have ever meet but it is hard for them because they are trying to get there students ready for TAKS. I think that is wrong, there job is not only teach us about some state test but to get us ready for what is to come in our future.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 22, 2004

I am making this review as a former student of Edison HS. The teachers really prepared me for college. They also really cared about us. They made sure we suceeded. I have recieved my BA in History from UTSA and a few hours from completing my masters at OLLU. I would say you guys did a great job. Thank you Coach Williams, Canales, Nalley, Mrs. Martin, Rodriguez, Castillo, and Mrs. Graham.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 24, 2004

The great principal's experience, his leadership, and person interaction with the students give a personal feeling of acceptance in the school.


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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

484 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

476 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
48%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

362 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

353 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

359 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

353 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%

Math

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%

Science

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

419 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

533 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
30%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
21%
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
36%
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
21%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
38%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education27%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education39%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education40%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students73%
Female70%
Male76%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education53%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students50%
Female51%
Male50%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education11%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students33%
Female33%
Male33%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Special education8%
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Gifted/talented73%
Non-Gifted30%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students65%
Female67%
Male62%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education27%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students32%
Female34%
Male30%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Special education6%
Not special education34%
Limited English proficient (LEP)16%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Gifted/talented72%
Non-Gifted28%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students75%
Female63%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%

English III Writing

All Students25%
Female38%
Male13%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education25%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted20%

Geometry

All Students43%
Female53%
Male31%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education29%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted41%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Students50%
Female57%
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted50%

World Geography

All Students64%
Female62%
Male65%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education18%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students58%
Female54%
Male62%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education26%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 96% 52%
White 2% 29%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 17%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • CHARLES MUNOZ
Fax number
  • (210) 738-2408

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: (210) 733-9147

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