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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Thomas A. Edison Career & Technical High School is a highly rated, public school located in Jamaica, NY. It has 2,034 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
About Thomas A. Edison Career & Technical High School...
Address
165-65 84th Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432
Telephone
(718) 297-6580
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Thomas A. Edison Career & Technical High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1140
487 responses
Average ACT
24
36 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$57,926
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,545
National
$949
Median Home Value
$391,413
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.71 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.71 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 222 responses
Report
  • Le Show
    28%
  • Gym Show
    21%
  • Karaoke Night
    13%
  • Fright Night
    10%
  • Sports events
    9%
  • School Dances
    9%
  • Spirit week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,034
Free or Reduced Lunch
81%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.80 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.80 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.80 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.97 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.97 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.97 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.102 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.102 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.102 responses
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It was nice being a student of this school. There were competent teachers and staff, and the career-based classes were educational, but definitely not as much as they should have been. The classes were usually interactive and engaging. The teachers were sometimes inadequate in controlling their loquacious and rowdy students, but that could be seen as the fault of the latter. The facilities were generally clean. College readiness is something that is poorly inculcated in students, by the beginning of senior year, as students are practically given deadlines for things they have no idea what are. But they learn what they need to in time. In reality, the image I had of high school when I started was not what I received. I was given something better, and it was worth every second. I wish it didn't pass by so quickly.
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This school allows all students to be apart of a career and technical education. These include web design, graphic design, computer repair and more. I was lucky to be placed in the Web Design program and learned about entrepreneurship, business and code. The teachers are great and they are always willing to help you in any way possible. Anyone applying to this school should know that this school is very competitive and makes sure you do you’re best!
I would say my experience at Thomas A Edison CTE HS was okay(Class of 2015). I was pretty much an introvert and not somebody who made friends easily. Most of the people are nice if you try to stay with a good crowd, usually students with higher grades. Joining a sport was difficult because some of the coaches, PE teachers were a little discouraging or had favoritism to whom they want on the team. This school needs to be open-minded with students in shop classes because many students got put into shop classes they didn't like after a sophomore year and were stuck there till graduation. This school needs more AP classes because I wanted to try chemistry or physics at the college level to be better prepared. If I could go back I will either try to be a little bit more engaging or experiment another High School.