Edison Charter Academy served 734 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was 35% (which was lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 43% (which was lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 was higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment was 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which was higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)(17-18)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)(17-18)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Total Sports Offered
Basketball, Football, Soccer, Volley Ball
Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
Art, Dance, Music, Physical Education
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education
- Thomas Edison Charter Academy provides a positive learning environment that promotes educational excellence and includes creative and performing arts for all students. Students are motivated, accomplished, and self-sufficient participants in a diverse community of learners. We envision a school where students take ownership of their education and are prepared to be successful in high school and aspire to pursue college.
- The mission of Thomas Edison Charter Academy is to nurture the artistic, social, emotional, and intellectual growth of each child so that all of our students become lifelong learners and innovative problem-solvers. The instructional process is a model of collaboration and community in a safe, socially just, and respectful environment. Student experiences provide opportunities for exploration, expression, challenge, and success.
- Thomas Edison Charter Academy (TECA) is a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through 8th grade elementary/middle school located at the junction where the Mission community and the Noe Valley community meet. TECA serves a population of over 700 students who reflect of the diversity of San Francisco residents. TECA is currently one of 16 charter schools operating within the city of San Francisco and since 2010 has been authorized by San Francisco Unified School District. TECA received its original authorization as a K-5 charter in 2001, and in 2004 expanded to 6th grade by a unanimous vote of the California State Board of Education, the original authorizer of the TECA charter. In 2005, TECA added 7th grade, and in 2006 became a K-8 elementary/middle school.
- A unique feature of TECA is its community-based, collaborative governance model which includes input from administration, teachers, staff, parents, students and community members. This shared responsibility model has produced a school focused on academic achievement; dedicated to arts innovation; committed to ensuring that all students achieve at high levels; and centered in caring and empathetic practices. For TECA, success is supporting the social and intellectual development of all students so that they progress through their years of primary, secondary and higher education as critical thinkers and innovative learners and are prepared for 21st century success.
- TECA is committed to student wellness and has a board approved and adopted wellness policy that guides our practices around nutrition and student health. The school instituted its universal breakfast program in 2015, which supports all students beginning their day with a full belly. Revolution Foods provides organic, healthy meal options for breakfast and lunch daily.
- TECA implements a rigorous standards-based educational program design that promotes a positive learning environment in which all students can succeed. Teachers work in grade-level collaborative teams to create an interconnected instructional model that builds on each previous grade`s foundations. TECA`s curriculum and instruction is aligned to the Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Teachers develop Science and Social Studies curriculum aligned with Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. Our curriculum model is designed to support students in becoming self- motivated, competent, life-long learners. Our curriculum provides students with opportunities for exploration, expression, and insightful understanding. TECA`s teachers integrate technology within the curriculum, including student research, presentation, and technical skills such as coding. TECA also implements California Visual and Performing Arts standards including dance, drama, music, and visual arts, into its educational program. All instruction at TECA is based on a comprehensive and ongoing multi-level diagnostic assessment strategy that determines student strengths and needs and designs instruction to specifically target needs of individual students. Teachers review formative benchmark assessments, as well as classroom and state assessment data, to inform instructional strategies and learning practices. TECA`s Dual Language Program provides Spanish instruction for 50% of the day to students who participate in the program from Kindergarten through fifth grade. Beginning in third grade, students who do not participate in the Dual Language Program begin to receive Spanish instruction for enrichment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
35% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CA state average), while 43% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% CA state average).
How many students attend Edison Charter Academy?
734 students attend Edison Charter Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
84% of Edison Charter Academy students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Black, 4% of students are White, 3% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Edison Charter Academy?
Edison Charter Academy has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Edison Charter Academy offer ?
Edison Charter Academy offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8
What school district is Edison Charter Academy part of?
Edison Charter Academy is part of San Francisco Unified School District.
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