School Details

Edison Elementary School

1 Edison Drive, Gainesville, TX 76240
(940) 665-6091
NR

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-1 626 students 15 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Edison Elementary School is a public elementary school in Gainesville. The principal of Edison Elementary School is SHARON NORWOOD, whose e-mail is snorwood@gainesvilleisd.org. 626 students attend Edison Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 34% of the Edison Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 83% of the 626 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 86% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Edison Elementary School is 15:1. Gainesville Alter Ed is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
Multiracial 6% 5%
Hispanic 54% 56%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 31%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.5%
Asian 0.6% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 80%
Limited English proficiency 34% 20%
Economically disadvantaged 83% 65%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attended this school pre-k thru 1st & I can honestly say that he enjoyed all his teachers as did I. I cant wait for my other child to attend.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is the most positive and student-focused school I have ever had the privilege of working at. The Principal is very supportive and she really cares about the students. The comment about needing a lawyer to check out your child makes me laugh because we are very tight about security and student-safety. I would think that a parent would appreciate the extra measure of protection. At this school your child will be safe will learn and will be loved. I love this school! KS

  • (9 years ago)

    My son has attended Edison elementary for two years. I have been really impressed with the whole school. Couldn't have asked for better teachers both years. A+++++++++ on our 2 teachers!!!!!! very compasionate about teaching and loving towards children. The principal is really fun and is the right person for this school. I enjoy all the ''''extra'''' time and there is a lot of it; teachers the principal and staff put in to make learning fun for the children.My son enjoyed every day of school from speech class to cool school to the very last day. As a parent that warms my heart. I feel he has received a very good start to his education by attending edison. My only complaint about this school would be the size aprox 600 kids in one school is too much for us!!!

  • (9 years ago)

    I could not wait to get my daughter out of this school they have a new principal and the school is run like it is a prison. there is no open door policy and you just about have to get a lawyer to check your child out of school early. The staff is not friendly. They have maybe 3 to 4 friendly people in the entire building.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child is a special needs student and instead of trying to help my child learn the past principal and staff scuffed him off to other classes just to get him through the day without actually having to work with him. His test scores going into 2nd were very low and due from the lack of proper education from the staff. The best thing for this school was the change of leadership. I cuold care less if someone is nice to me my main concern is my child and there education. Im not there for someone to be nice to im there to give my child the education he is entitled to.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school year really has been a rude awakening for most parents. When parents are asked to participate they are rudely turned away. It has been seen more than once the principal talking down very rudely to the parents and staff. Having principal change was not good for our children in any way. You actually seen and felt the sincerity from the past principal. Was always invited to get involved with open arms and recieved a warm thank you. Never rudely spoken too! As for the academics the teachers teach from their hearts just communication with parents make it suffer. Some teachers actually make you feel very uncomfortable to be there. I hope this improves before my next child enters this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am well pleased with this school so far this year. The change of principals as already proved that is was the right thing. I think Edison is heading back on track now. I'm looking forward in seeing how the rest of the school year turns out.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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