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2700 Buena Vista Ave

Alameda, CA 94501

(510) 748-4002

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 500

Students Per Teacher: 25

Parent Reviews

16 Parent Reviews for Edison Elementary School

My first and fourth grade daughters are new to Edison this year after transferring from a local charter school. I am so impressed by the school! I We had 100% parent participation at back to school night and the PTA is well-funded and well-run. Both of my daughters have excellent teachers - and both ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/12/13

Having sent two children to Edison I feel like I feel confiednt in speaking to its strengths and weaknesses. Edison is a very good school with some very dedicated teachers. My child had one teacher in particular who was sooo great. Ms. Boese, a third grade teacher, took what felt like a personal interest ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/10/12

We are new to the school this year so I can't give it a real rating but I have to say, no matter what, people will have complaints as they do below and some folks will be super excited. Really, it is about your involvement in the school and your childs life. Previously, our child was in the most diverse ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/05/12

Teachers don't have the heart to teach, like the old days. They teach the children the rights well before they make sure the children undersatnd their duty toward their families, themselves and the community. That makes it really difficult to teach the children later on. It is a white school and there ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/09/12

One thing I loved about Edison was that it was walking or biking distance. The neighborhood is wonderful and many families who live in the area also send their kids to Edison. The school consistently earns great test scores, but I believe this has more to do with the neighborhood's socioeconomics than ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/09/12

Edison is a wonderful school and a center for activity in the neighborhood. There is a sizable amount of parent participation in supplementing the curriculum, from PTA sponsored events and activities (fall carnival, multicultural potluck...) to the art docent and garden docent programs to extra monitors ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/16/11

My family sure has had a different experience than the 9/20/10 reviewer. Edison has been a terrific place for our kids, with outstanding teachers, a dedicated principal, a welcoming environment as a new family, an accepting student culture and lots of parent involvement. Hard to ask for more than that.

Posted by a parent on 02/16/11

Great school for stepford wives. Not great for regular people. I know of two families in the neighborhood who pulled their kids from Edison because of bullying. The PTA is a gaggle of stuck-up stay-at-home moms. The teachers were just okay. The principal should be fired and the office lady is a ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/20/10

My child has been at Edison 4 years and I think it's important for parents to be aware of some 'lacking' areas. The test scores are stressed to the point where teaching isn't always the focus. I have to supplement a lot of teaching at home to catch my son up to speed. Maybe my philosophy on education ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/04/08

My 8 yo twins started at Edison this fall in 3rd grade. They were at a great school in Oakland and I was really worried that their new school would not measure up, but I had nothing to fear. Edison welcomed us immediately and my kids had a seamless transition. One of my daughters is in speech and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/14/07

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Test scores for Edison Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Edison Elementary School
Alameda City Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Alameda schools — Edison Elementary School is located at 2700 Buena Vista Ave, Alameda CA 94501. 2700 Buena Vista Ave is in the 94501 ZIP code in Alameda, CA The school district for Edison Elementary School is the Alameda City Unified School District. Edison Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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