The Principal knows each students name and greets everyone each morning by their name or if multiple children arriving at one time - then "Good Morning Edgewood Friends" Also, awards and points and prizes awarded regularly.
Edgewood Elementary School has an active PTO and Principal. The school is centrally located. Majority of the teachers/staff have been at Edgewood for 9+ years. The school is all one level and is adjacent to playground, tennis courts, parks, and other recreational activities. It is near major attractions, city library, but far enough away for safety issues. It has separate pick-up and drop of areas for buses and parents.
My son started in Kinder Garten and this year he started his 2nd greade. I am very happy with the teachers and the knowledge he gained in the school. He is reading books on his own and doing well in all subjects. Though little more time for lunch would be better.
I am a parent in the district, and am thrilled with the quality of this school. My daughter is in kindergarten, and is so excited to go to school every day. There is great emphasis on student achievement and success, teamwork, cooperation, and community. I find this refreshing in a world where academics are seemingly taking over. Though I would appreciate more time spent in phy ed, music and art, the teachers really do the best they can with what they've got. The communication between school and home is excellent. I have never been in the dark about anything. The PTO even sends communications home about their involvement in the school.
Edgewood and the special ed dept are great with childern with learning disabilities. The curriculim is good also. My son started there in early childhood and will be in 2nd grade. There are only issues where parent and teacher do not see eye to eye in the classroom but that is personiality conflict. It is a great school the lunch program thou could use some different food. My son did get bored with the same menu all the time. Other than that this is a perfect school for children.