School Details

Edison Middle School

306 W Green St, Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 351-3771
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 647 students 13 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

52%
58%
60%
56%
54%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Champaign Community Unit School District 4 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
57%
59%
50%
51%
59%
71%
73%
79%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Champaign Community Unit School District 4 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
55%
59%
58%
53%
60%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Champaign Community Unit School District 4 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Edison Middle School is a public middle school in Champaign. The principal of Edison Middle School is Mr. Justin Uppinghouse and can be contacted at uppingju@champaignschools.org. 647 children attend Edison Middle School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Edison Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 48% of the 647 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 55% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Edison Middle School is 13:1. Holy Cross Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 10%
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 42% 41%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 33% 35%
Hispanic 11% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 56%
Limited English proficiency 6% 6%
Economically disadvantaged 48% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    A nice size for a middle school... not too small not too big. We also appreciate the diversity of the student population and the extracurricular activities available. Our son is now in 7th grade and his found his niche thanks to the band and cross country programs. The teachers and principals all work hard to keep the kids engaged and keep a positive energy flowing through the school. Several teachers have gone above and beyond for our son and I think he would consider many of them awesome teachers!

  • (1 year ago)

    6th Grade has been a GREAT experience and we look forward to continuing our envolvement over the next 2 years!

  • (1 year ago)

    Our daughter is in 6th grade at Edison and has enjoyed every minute of it. Middle school can be a miserable place and we are so relieved about how comfortable she is and how much fun she's having. In addition to the solid education offered Edison has excellent band and sports programs. They are also the only middle school in town with recess which is fantastic for kids this age.

  • (1 year ago)

    The school is well organized professors are highly qualified and the administration office is always helpful.

  • (1 year ago)

    Edison has been a wonderful experience for my daughter and our family. We were nervous going in as a new 6th grade parent but after she became involved in athletics band and made great friends we love it! There are always improvements to be made at the middle school level; however the administration is always willing to listen to the parents and students when they have questions or concerns. Teachers have been responsive when I have contacted them and overall I feel like my daughter is learning. I am in the building quite a bit and when I go in the hallways are quiet and students are in their classrooms learning. I always used to think that the middle school transition was going to be difficult for my daughter but that has not been the case. We love Edison!

  • (1 year ago)

    Edison is doing amazing things with severely limited facilities and modest resources. I am continually impressed with the quality of the band program. The science team is doing very well with their Science Olympiad competitors. The "no-cut" cross-country sports program is a huge benefit in keeping these kids fit and healthy.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bad management bad funding and bad school district. Some of the teachers are really cool however.

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to Edison Middle School 6-8 grade. It is an amazing school though some of the teachers may come off rude its all because they want to help you. I really loved this school and I learned so much sometimes I wish I could just go back! -- SIgned student

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