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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Edison High School is a highly rated, public school located in Alexandria, VA. It has 2,119 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Edison High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1180
441 responses
Average ACT
26
69 responses
AP Enrollment
1%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$122,245
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,827
National
$949
Median Home Value
$477,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 134 responses
  • Homecoming week
    21%
  • Plays/Musicals
    15%
  • PROM!!!
    15%
  • International night
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    9%
  • Football games
    7%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,119
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.52 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.52 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.52 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,579
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.6%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.64 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.64 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.64 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,186/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.65 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.65 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.65 responses
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When I was at Edison, I thought it was the smallest and most run-down school in the county (except for Lee). And within Fairfax County that may have been true, but once I go to college I realized my graduating class was bigger than many of my classmates entire schools and that the quality of education at ANY Fairfax County school was far superior than most else in the state and the country. The whole IB thing, not a huge fan after the fact since all my classmates came into college with so much AP credit and I got ZERO. The max HL classes a student can do is four but you can take as many AP tests as you want, plus AP tests are easier! Sure, you may not learn as much or be as good of a writer if you do AP rather than IB, but that college credit could enable you to graduate earlier and save a lot of money. For students that don't do IB there's little hope of getting into a top rated school (like UVA) and maybe one student every few years goes Ivy League from Edison.
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Edison High School was a very interesting experience. I had a lot of amazing teachers, but there were a few that I struggled with. My first 2 years of high school were very hard on me emotionally. My junior year was amazing, I struggled in math and had a bad teacher but I made it out alright. Senior year so far is the best! I am having a lot of fun with my classes and my grades are good. Edison itself is an amazing school with mostly great teachers. It's the students that ruin the view of Edison. Every year a new freshman class comes it gets worse.
Thomas A. Edison is a well rounded, diverse, and caring school environment. The teachers are top notch - all of them care for their students and help them to achieve their full potential. They’re always willing to help a student out (whether it be something personal like you’re having a rough day, or something academic - many teachers will stay after school with students for further help) and they often form agreeable relations with students - creating an inviting and jovial learning environment. Our school facilities are also very pleasant - a recently renovated library with bean bag chairs, computers, and anything else you could need to do research. They also offer soccer fields, tennis courts, a softball field, a baseball field, a football field/track, and multiple gyms for sports year round. Another notable thing about Edison is the diversity - one of the most diverse schools in fairfax county - so the overall environment is super accepting and inclusive.