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Edison High School

Public | 9-12 | 1677 students

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Posted August 7, 2013

I graduated in 2012, and after 1 year of college I can confidently say that Edison prepared me well for college. Most teachers I encountered were excellent and engaging. The diverse student body makes the school lively and broad-minded. As a student facing depression, however, I did feel there was some severe lacking in my counselor, the school psychologist, and many of the teachers. But I must say, I look back on Edison with great fondness and it is very easy to get a good education there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2013

Other than some communication issues with my son's counselor during his Sophomore year, we had a very good experience at this wonderfully diverse school. I never had a problem with the teachers and found most of them to be really responsive and invested in their students' well-being. The Theatre Department is fantastic thanks to the director and some very (mostly one) hard-working parents. My son has graduated with a sense of direction and confidence to tackle what comes next and I credit the school with much of that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2012

Edison is a very nice and thoughtful school to go to. They have awesome lessons and really dig deep in their lessons .I never been to a school that thought that hard about what they think,say;do. Its always a pleasure to go to that school every day and teach my beloved kids!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 21, 2010

Edison High School is a fantastic IB school. The school is being renovated so there is a new look to Edison and what seens like an increase in pride. there are so many programs Edison offers after school and academic, things like the Writing Center where students can go to get help on things like there essays during lunch,and also Eagle Time were students can get help in classes they have trouble in,which is held on a certain day during the week which helps students who can't stay after school. There is so much Edison has to offer to its students and it shows with the schools progress. Go Eagles!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2010

This school has a great International Bachelor's program to guide children straight into the Bachelor's program of their choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2010

Edison is a pretty good school. The student body and faculty are very diverse. My children are Class of 2007 and Class of 2012 -- we've been at Edison for awhile! The IB program is rigorous and students are encouraged to enroll in the IB courses they will be successful in even if they do not pursue the full IB diploma. There are plenty of activities and various sports teams. Students should easily find a positive peer group to fit in with. Mr Croghan rules! Go Eagles!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Edison High School offers the full International Baccalaurate program,which is the most advanced high school diploma in the US and is as well qualifying students to study in Europe.At Edison you will find a great variety of IB classes ,which allow students to be much better prepared for college or studies abroad.The IB teachers have to participate in a special training in order to qualify for the program:better teacher education equals better student success .At the student services you'll find exceptional counselors helping parents and students to understand and participate in the IB program. I am grateful for the support Edison has given to my children .I know they will be able to create their life just as they dreamed of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2007

Edison provides strong academics and is a warm, welcoming community. My son is challenged yet well supported. He is thriving, and, bottom line, is happy. You have no idea how lucky you are to be at Edison.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2006

Edison is by far the worst school i've been to so far in all of the 3 high schools i've been to. I'm class of 2008 and i sure hope i move soon!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2006

i would like to say that as a student of the class of 2006 that Edison has helped me out alot... I am going to be a student in the fall attending NYU, on a schlorship and athletics ..I am proud of thier accomplishments and hope that the decisons made for this school work for the best.Go Eagles!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 22, 2005

Edison is a fantastic school. I am a memeber of the class of 2007 there is so much you can do outside of the classroom. The teachers are very friendly and most students are able to confide with many of there teachers. Edison teachers take there jobs very serious and they find that success is mandatory and failure is not optional. Edison is just a great palce to get a great learning experience and I would recommend this school to anyone
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2005

Edison does a good job, especially working with a community that has many low-income residents and many for whom English is a second language. It's college-prep classes (IB) are excellent and it's a very diverse school.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted April 12, 2005

I wont say in detail for the sake of time. I got a couple months left until I leave this institution for some real education. I hope this was helpful to someone (because I never had the luxury of this info). Thanks for giving a place to vent my 4 years of academic oppression. Good luck to you and you children. God bless A.C.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2004

I attended Edison for 2 years & it was by far the best school I have ever attended.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2003

My daughter is going into her second year at Edison and she loves it there. She came from a Christian school and says for the most part Edison has a family atmosphere and is smaller in size than surrounding schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2003

Edison is a great school for anybody who want to great a great education. With all the wireless tecnology and laptops, to being a small school with a family atmosphere, Edison has all the private school like ways just with a better price.Edison's motto is Ging Ho, and that is what every one feels about this school. I am proud to be a graduate of that school.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 76% in 2013.

412 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 83% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 89% in 2013.

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 87% in 2013.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Virginia and United States History

The state average for Virginia and United States History was 86% in 2013.

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
98%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
World History I

The state average for World History I was 84% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
World History II

The state average for World History II was 85% in 2013.

402 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students57%
Female students63%
Male students50%
Black students42%
Asian students82%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial91%
White students59%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient students53%
Proficient in English59%

Algebra II

All Students70%
Female students68%
Male students72%
Black students67%
Asian students82%
Hispanic54%
Multiracial74%
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English71%

Biology

All Students81%
Female students83%
Male students80%
Black students74%
Asian students91%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial87%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students68%
Proficient in English86%

Chemistry

All Students77%
Female students75%
Male students79%
Black students74%
Asian students90%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial79%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English80%

Earth Science

All Students84%
Female students78%
Male students88%
Black students79%
Asian students95%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students59%
Proficient in English89%

English: Reading

All Students91%
Female students92%
Male students90%
Black students89%
Asian students95%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial94%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students81%
Proficient in English93%

English: Writing

All Students93%
Female students94%
Male students92%
Black students91%
Asian students95%
Hispanic94%
Multiracial100%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient students88%
Proficient in English94%

Geometry

All Students74%
Female students75%
Male students72%
Black students65%
Asian students90%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial82%
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students59%
Proficient in English79%

History and Social Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Math

All Students100%
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities100%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Virginia and United States History

All Students94%
Female students90%
Male students98%
Black students96%
Asian students93%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial100%
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities78%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient students89%
Proficient in English96%

World Geography

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

World History I

All Students87%
Female students84%
Male students90%
Black students85%
Asian students91%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial90%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students81%
Proficient in English91%

World History II

All Students85%
Female students80%
Male students90%
Black students86%
Asian students95%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial89%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students72%
Proficient in English89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia 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: Virginia Department of Education

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Pamela E. Brumfield

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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5801 Franconia Rd
Alexandria, VA 22310
Phone: (703) 924-8000

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