Thomas A Edison Elementary School

  • Thomas A Edison Elementary School serves 1,091 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 26% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 39% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Thomas A Edison Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Thomas A Edison Elementary School's student population of 1,091 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 77 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students1,091 students
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Total Classroom Teachers77 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Thomas A Edison Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,234 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Thomas A Edison Elementary School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#1741 out of 2234 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:112:1
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Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
97%
27%
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Black
1%
16%
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White
1%
45%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Thomas A Edison Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.060.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Thomas A Edison Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameUnion City School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I have experienced my entire childhood in this school and I'm just very glad that I did! All of the teachers are noteworthy and have beautiful ways of teaching. There is many activities for the students to do in this school! I would personally say that this is a great school and is very independent. I feel very lucky and thank my parents for choosing this elementary for me.
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5  
My son has been attending Edison School for the past three years and now that they have the new principal, Mr. Aleman who was previously the vice principal of the union city high school i think he is doing a great job here in edison
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