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5830 South Pine St
Tacoma, WA 98409

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(253) 571-1700
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September 19, 2015
My son just started there.. I was pulled into the office by a " counslor " and litterly asked why my sons clothes are too tight. I was ataken back. My son has all brand new clothes and i proceded to show the counslor that actually my sons clothes are big and asked her if she seen the same dirty kids i seen in her school with dirty clothes and holes in their pants. I asked why she isnt bothering those parents. Im appauled im offended and my feelings are so hurt i dont even want my son in that school. Im so uncomfortable.

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March 22, 2015
My son has gone to edison for a few years. Love how diverse it is. My kids learns Spanish and Russian from his classmates. Like any school it has its struggles but the staff genuinely care and want to make the school better each day. We had the option to attend a higher rated north Tacoma school but we wanted to keep our kid at Edison. My youngest can't wait to attend.

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2015
2014-2015: First time at this school. The leadership, specifically the principle is an elitist, who is out of touch with this community, clearly not from this district, not understanding or sharing the values of this school. I have never seen her. In the events that it required me or my husband to interact with her she has pushed us off on the assistant principle. I hope TPS finds someone who is more capable of running the school and who can understand the needs of this community. I don't want to feel like I'm dealing with someone who would rather not have to work in or around people like me. People of this side of Tacoma.

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January 17, 2015
Edison Elementary School is an exciting environment for rich learning experiences and social development for its 500+ students. At Edison Elementary, we believe that all students are capable of success. Situated in South Tacoma's Edison neighborhood, Edison Elementary has a rich legacy of academic excellence. At Edison Elementary, we take pride in the leadership potential of our students. In fact, Mayor Marilyn Strickland is a graduate of Edison Elementary. Edison Eagles soar by following the Eagle Way: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe.

- submitted by a school leader

January 17, 2015
Teachers care about students and keep the lines of communication open. My son loves the school. I can hardly wait for my youngest daughter to attend.

- submitted by a parent

January 10, 2015
One thing I truly love about this school is how welcoming the faculty and staff are to our family. Each morning the principal and assistant principal are of front welcoming kids to school and greeting parents. I just love it!!

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2012
@10-27-12 post Four different parents observed what happened at the playground that day so, I am sure that a few people do know what happened. If you are receiving better communication today--- it is probably in part because all of the negative response to that over-the-top teacher at the playground. So a I am for them no matter what is not as constructive as getting teachers to be better communicators ( which often happens in response to criticism.) Also if you are going to state how wonderful a school is it might be a good idea to proof-read your response. I do not critique a few typos but 11 misspellings in one paragraph, I mean good lord!

- submitted by a parent

October 27, 2012
I love this school both my children are close with every teacher they have had and I also made great friends with my children friends parents. great involvment with parent volunteering. If my children ever have reached a problem in school there teacher or principle was always quick at contacting me either by phone or email as soon as an issue has occured. for the parents that want to have a sour attitude about the teachers or with the school period are usually the ones that don't have much involvment with the school or there child is the problem and has to point fingers at others. The issuse with the teacher and parent conflict at the begining of the year noone knows what truely happen so just because you hear somethinig it always gets miss interpertated so you can't really judge anything by that day. Have you ever heard of any other issues of a parent teacher conflict no so let it be. Edison one of the top elementary schoold for high reading and math classes and since my children have been in kidergarten they both been in the top math and reading classes. Also the school is very well funded. For parents the school has a 100% open door policy so if you want to spend the day do it

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September 16, 2012
The School needs to do something about that teacher with no communication skills attacking parents at the playground on Sept. 6th.

- submitted by a parent

September 16, 2012
Many of the teachers at this school seem to be starting this year off very angry. There seems to be some kind of trickle down attitude problem here. I believe that the superintendant should do a review here.

- submitted by a parent

September 06, 2012
I can't say enough about Edison! My son has been going for the last 3 years and every teacher was the best for that grade. He loves his school and all the staff, he has learned so much. If ever a problem the situation was handled appropriately and quickly. I can't wait till my other children are old enough to go there!

- submitted by a parent

October 06, 2010
my children started here at the end of last yr (3-2010), I felt good about it at the time and there current teachers seemed really nice but since the new yr started and they are in new classes I have had nothing but problems. my children come home upset and they don't want to go to school... this bothers me because my children have always enjoyed going to school until they started at Edison. I have alot of problems with the teachers not communicating with me and always putting my children off when they come to them with issues. This is a big problem!!!! I'm thinking about transferring them

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2010
My son started at Edison two weeks ago and we're incredibly unhappy. The curriculum is behind what my son was doing previously; the teacher yells at the disobedient class and the children are rude and use foul language. We were not made to feel welcome and I am taking him out and putting him in a school that cares about community and involving the parents in everyday life.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2005
Edison is a shining light in this neighborhood. Over the past few years I have come to know and love many members of the Edison Elementary family. Edison is warm and wonderful school. Through the active participation of families and the love and dedication of great teachers, principal, and staff Edison children not only learn academics, they learn that they are responsible for themselves and everyone around them. It is obvious in the energy that flows throughout the building that these children are loved. It is evident in the bright and loving eyes of each child that attends Edison that they know that they are safe. I have been very blessed to be a part of this great family. I hope everyone else feels the same. P.S. Mrs. R.Johnson,Miss Fisher,Mrs. Kirby,Miss Keys,Mrs. Keel,Miss Baxter,Mrs. Coley,Mr. Tolwe, and Mr. Hitchcock- We Love You!

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January 20, 2004
At this school they try very hard to promote ethnicity. However, pledge of allegiance states 'one nation'. Our children have been raised to believe that there are no color boundaries. If they are going to teach history, it should be for all ethnic backgrounds. Most of the teachers at this school are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2003
I LOVE Edison Elementary! We transferred our 1st grade special needs son to Edison 2 years ago. (Previously our son had been in one of Tacoma's highest rated public schools, but they were not effectively meeting my son's special needs.) Edison staff are committed, caring and have the most up-to-date teaching methods for reading. Their 'Walk to Read' program ensures that each child is taught reading at their level and is allowed to progress at their own pace. Look at the gains this school has made in test scores. My special needs son made > 2 years' progress in reading, writing and math in one year on standardized testing. This is THE BEST school in Tacoma for special ed, and Ethel Trawick is THE BEST principal with THE BEST team in Tacoma. My severely dyslexic son can read -- he now has a chance at a future. THANK YOU, EDISON ELEMENTARY!!

- submitted by a parent
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5830 South Pine St, Tacoma, WA  98409
(253) 571-1700
Last modified Edison is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Edison Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top