School Details

Thomas Edison Elementary School

1267 Southgate Avenue, Daly City, CA 94015
(650) 991-1250
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 411 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

64%
61%
56%
75%
70%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jefferson Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
51%
46%
67%
68%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jefferson Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
67%
65%
66%
72%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jefferson Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
57%
60%
73%
62%
65%
67%
48%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jefferson Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
57%
60%
72%
52%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jefferson Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Thomas Edison Elementary School is a public middle school in Daly City. The principal of Thomas Edison Elementary School is Lea Castro, whose e-mail is leacastro@jsd.k12.ca.us. 411 students attend Thomas Edison Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; Unspecified; and White, non-Hispanic. 46% of the Thomas Edison Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 51% of the 411 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Thomas Edison Elementary School is 22:1. Fernando Rivera Intermediate School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% %
Unspecified 5% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 10%
Filipino 45% 36%
Asian 23% 12%
Hispanic 18% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 1.0% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.8%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 50%
Limited English proficiency 46% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The principal teachers and staff at Thomas Edison are very dedicated to creating a good learning environment for children. I also like the way the parents are very supportive of school activities and fund raisers.

  • (2 years ago)

    I say that God sent an angle to your school when Dave Pelzer went there. You saved his life.

  • (3 years ago)

    great school at daly city safe and teacher are teaching very well.My kid willing to go to school.Because teacher are nice and they know how to handle the kid

  • (3 years ago)

    Thomas Edison Elementary School is a wonderful place for our children. We love the school the environments the outstanding teachers and staff. It feels like a family at school. We have limited participation of parents and we hope that we can increase parents participation in the future... Parents the most valuable gift we can give to our children is education.... I encourage all the parents to come and actively participate at the school. With your participation we can make difference in our children education.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have two kids here as well and have been an active parent with the PTA now PTO for 7 years. This school l believe is the best example of a school faced with major Gov fiscal cuts lack of PTA district assistance lack of facilities upgrades with minimal parent involvement persevering to become a leader in the district in making sure the Kids come first in all aspects of their education. The principal on staff teachers and overall attitude is just wonderful. slowly but surely we as parents can make change happen. If you have kids at TE please help volunteer.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have two children attending this school and I have to say I'm pretty satisfied with the school. Despite the budget cuts and limited resources the teachers are working hard to help the students to learn and improve their education. The dedicated efforts of the teachers and the principal to improve the school can be seen from the continuously improving score on the STAR test. This is a great school overall school environment is safe teachers and the principal are dedicated students are generally well behaved. I only wish there are more after school activities for the students other than the day care program.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am privileged and honored to be involved with the schools fundraising event and help raised funds for the children of Thomas Edison School. It helps finance to go on field trips and other activities that will enhance their personal and educational experience. The principal of this school is doing the best she can to be supportive and active in fundraising activities. The teachers are exceptional. I am very proud that my son goes to school here coming from a private school. The PTA are doing a wonderful job in raising funds in order for our kids to experience outdoor activities as well as indoor functions. If we join hands and be part of the school every penny time and effort you invested in the school is pass along to our children.

  • (8 years ago)

    Thomas Edison is a good school with the potential of being a great school. I agree with the previous review that the PTA has done wonderful things for the staff and students. Unfortunately these PTA parents will go into burn out mode soon if more parents don't step up. These are our kids we need to be a part of their education. If we work with the school and not expect the school to do all the work our kids will excell. Before you write a bad review ask yourself what have you done for the school lately? The teachers are dedicated and need our help. The principal has opened the doors for our help and is there to organize the partnership. Our kids and school need our support. Let's make TE live up to the potential the staff has envisioned.

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm heavily involve with the PTA and I would like to correct the last comment. The only turn over of staff is our principal the rest of the faculty have been there for an average of 5 years or more. The PTA is the one who pays for all the field trips and activities. It is a great school with a very dedicated faculty. We just need more parent involvement. If parents were more involve they would know what a great staff we have and how much work PTA puts into the childrens success.

  • (9 years ago)

    I love this school. My daughter started kindergarden in the middle of the school year without going tp preschool and Thomas Edison and us work hard to get her caught up and she is. I though tshe would hate going to school after what she gone through but no. Now she's a regular girl in first grade and loving it. This year they have a new principal; i'm not sure how she is yet. Also the PTA works so hard trying to raise money for the school. Over all this a great school.

  • (10 years ago)

    To much turn around of staff. School closures in the district have made this school over crowded. No money for field trips or extras.

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(based on 16 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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