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Thomas A Edison School - Phoenix, AZ

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School NameAddressPhoneGradesCountyTypeDistrict Name
Thomas A Edison School804 N. 18th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 257-3848K-7MaricopapublicPhoenix Elementary District

Ethnic BackgroundPercentYear
White, non-Hispanic1.805052008
Black, non-Hispanic2.346572008
Hispanic93.86282008
American Indian/Alaskan Native1.805052008

Students per TeacherYear
16.43922008

School Head OfficialYear
Fred Graef2009

Students Getting Free LunchYear
83%2008

DateWhoComments
6/28/2012otherI feel sad because this school has so much potential. There are some talented teachers at this school (some of the best I've had the privilege to know, actually), but the leadership is very poor. The expectations are not clearly communicated to staff or students, and there are no clear and consistent consequences for students. As a result, students get away with rude and disrespectful behavior that is excused away because these are inner-city kids. I have seen the results of good leadership on this same demographic of students. I agree with the poster who commented that there is a "teach to the bottom" mentality. The students at this school are very bright, and the main thing they are learning is how to work the system. In my dealings with the Phoenix district, I think the problem is not just with this school, but that entire district could use a fresh dose of quality leadership. Do not send your students here. They will not learn and they will not be safe.
3/24/2011otherA terrible school. Most of the students fo through the grades without gaining proficiency levels required. Some students do well but they are hampered by the teaching to the bottom mentality. The principal is afraid for job, as he has failed to bring up scores for over 3 tears. He panders to the parents and actually believes in those fill in the dot booklets to turn things around. He is a joke to community and professionals there. They should throw him put, throw out the phony teachers, including retired ones, and expect students to be at grade level.
9/21/2008othera amazing school with lots of greate kids with much potential
5/7/2008parentEdison can be a good school but lacks the proper leadership at this time. It somehow needs a closer tie with the community and more diversity training for the principal and teachers since the majority of the parents are Hispanic and non-English speaking. With a spanish speaking principal who can communicate with the parents and understands ESL curriculum and is supportive of those teacher who are doing a good job, improvement will come.
7/4/2006former studentI think Edison is a great school! I went to Edison and promoted in the year 2004. It is a wonderful school because of the education and staff. I really liked the education because the teachernever give up on you and push you until you get it! Edison is an A+ school!
3/29/2003  Edison has a dedicated staff. They work hard and continually try to find better ways to help the children. Although the state doesn't thinking Edison is improving, I have seen the growth in the children's abilities and social skills.


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