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Edison Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 449 students

 

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Posted February 13, 2014

Edison has a lot to be desired. The principal there is great, but that does not reflect the attitudes of the rest of the staff. My son's teacher is rude and has a 'thats not my problem' attitude about everything. I am happy my son got into the dual language program, but I hope that after kindergarten the rest of the teachers in the program will be willing to be friendly with parents and put effort into the education of the students. Every time I interact with the school I feel as though Im inconveniencing them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2013

I love Edison Elementary. Mr. Kanard is a wonderful Principal and the staff are are very friendly. The low test scores have little to do with the quality of teachers that are at the school. There are a lot of low income students whose first language is not English. This creates a big problem for trying to convey the subject matter to those students. Our daughter attends Edison and we have been pleased with her education. I know her teachers care about her and want her to learn. I also substitute teach at Edison quite often and prefer to teach at Edison verses the other low income schools in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

I was very happy with Edison. My kids loved school there. Everyone on staff is very friendly and helpful. They seem to be doing a great job educating students. I was really happy about how much my kids learned there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

It is unacceptable to me for this school to be getting a failing grade! I would definitely not send my children here again! If you care about your children s education do your research. Edison rate the lowest of all kennewick elementary schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

We had our house for sale because my kids went to Edison and it was pretty bad. That was until Ted Mansfield arrived on the scene. He and another former principal brought organization and structure to Edison. The teachers were pushed to expect more and teach more. It is hard to believe what he accomplished in only one year with us. Our scores and good behavior both sky-rocketed. We took our house off the market and stayed because it was so much better. Bill D. parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

I think that this is a good school, I have 3 kids going there now and they seem to be doing quite well. The teachers are great, they are very helpful in communicating with me. I think that the level of your kids success starts at home. School is the place to learn, but needs to be continued at home. Parents need to get involved and I think that is why I like the school, I know the teachers and they know me.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
37%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
8%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students26%
Female17%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White34%
Low income19%
Not low income56%
Special education15%
Not special education28%
Limited English12%
Migrant14%

Reading

All Students51%
Female45%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income42%
Not low income88%
Special education39%
Not special education53%
Limited English27%
Migrant27%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students22%
Female16%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White27%
Low income16%
Not low income37%
Special education0%
Not special education25%
Limited English4%
Migrant8%

Reading

All Students41%
Female34%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Low income33%
Not low income59%
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English25%
Migrant35%

Writing

All Students45%
Female52%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income39%
Not low income60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
Limited English13%
Migrant31%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students20%
Female21%
Male19%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White22%
Low income13%
Not low income54%
Special educationn/a
Not special education23%
Limited English0%
Migrant11%

Reading

All Students50%
Female53%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income41%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English20%
Migrant24%

Science

All Students38%
Female42%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Low income31%
Not low income69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited English10%
Migrant12%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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 51% 60%
Hispanic 44% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Black 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 131%N/A8%
Special education 10%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 277%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 37%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Bruce Cannard

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201 South Dawes St
Kennewick, WA 99336
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