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About This School

Thomas Edison Elementary School is a public elementary school in Glendale. The principal of Thomas Edison Elementary School is Carmen Labrecque, whose e-mail is clabrecque@gusd.net. 718 students go to Thomas Edison Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 52% of the Thomas Edison Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 75% of the 718 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Thomas Edison Elementary School is 20:1. Artek Child Education Center, Inc. is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 52% 21%
White, non-Hispanic 33% 55%
Unspecified 2% 3%
Asian 11% 13%
Filipino 10% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.09%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 26187%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 43%
Limited English proficiency 52% 25%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two children in the dual-immersion Spanish program at Edison. I couldn't ask for a better school! However I have to point out that the traditional English side does not have the parental involvement that the dual side does so it makes for a very lop-sided school. I am one parent that does try to encourage all other parents to help out where and when they can. In response to the kinders getting walked to their lines when my kids started here we could walk our kids to their lines. However with tragedies such as Sandy Hook the district and administration has had to respond with increased security for all schools. As for Edison parents are allowed to walk their children to their lines for the first week of school. After that sixth graders are tasked with waiting at the gate and walking the kinders up to their lines. There are also often parent volunteers who can do this as well. If you are concerned about there being a problem then I suggest becoming the solution to that problem. The school's admin is very open to parental advice help volunteers etc. They love to have parents spear-head projects to improve the school.

  • (2 years ago)

    To the parent who recently posted that she is unhappy with Edison. May I suggest that you speak with Mrs. Labrecque the Principal about your concerns. She is very approachable and listens to parents' concerns and ideas really! My son attended Edison last year and he loved it! As a parent volunteer I worked with Mrs. Labrecque and the Tech Program Coordinator Ms. Kully. Both ladies are always so genuinely appreciative of parent involvement. Last year older kids walked the younger ones to their respective lines and parents can join them in the assembly area but not inside the buildings. You have to sign in at the Office to get access to the classroom and only if you have an appointment to see a faculty member or doing volunteer work.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is over crowded. My child just started here and I am not happy I choose this school. I think the school talks up their FLAG and Magnet program to try to get as many people as they can enrolled. The process of school drop off is a joke. They expect tiny kids to walk all the way to line up on there own? It can be pretty scary for a kindergardener and a very long walk. They do not encourage parents to help them to the school yet they do not have people helping the kids to their lines? I will not be staying with this school for the long haul.

  • (3 years ago)

    great school my daugther study in This school goes in 3rd grade and speak read and write in english and spanish thanks Thomas Edison School

  • (4 years ago)

    4th graders did really bad! and 5th graders hardly did any good. I'm getting my kids out that school

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two kids in the Dual Immersion (Spanish) program. One in first grade and the other in 6th grade. At the beginning seven years ago I had doubts since bilingual education was not popular or was thought to be only given to foreign-born students. What a change of attitude I have now! I can claim success in having two American-born kids that can handle both English and Spanish proficiently. And I mean speak read and write. Teachers are very dedicated and it reflects on their leaders very well. I wish this program was available as a standard everywhere. The world is getting smaller and we will need more multilingual workers to help our country be even more competitive. Great work Dr. Kelly King!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am so pleased to have my child in the Dual Language Program at Edison. I have been impressed by the staff teachers and administration and my child is very happy to go to school every day!

  • (4 years ago)

    Dr Kelly King is a welcome addition to the leadership of this school. All parents I've spoken with say the previous leadership was lacking. I am glad to say the Dr King interfaces with me personally anytime that I needed her assistance. She has taken the time to know both of my boys and in my opinion goes out of her way to make the school safe and progressing academically. Good job Edison!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teacher do explan good . The food is bad my child got sick of chick nuggets.

  • (7 years ago)

    Thomas Edison is improving and is going through many changes. A new Principle is arriving this year and many parents are looking forward to a new leader. The school may not be up to par in all areas but this may be due to a number of political issues. However my child has done very well in the Dual immersion program where the parents are very active with each other volunteer in the tutoring of the kids support each other and have open communication with teachers at meetings and socials. The teachers and coordinator of this program are truly dedicated to this program which is expanding. For the Dual Immersion program I have chosen for my child I am very happy with the

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is identified as a Program Improvement School because it hasn`t made an Adequate Yearly Progress for two consecutive years. I will be looking for alternative enrollment options for my child.

  • (7 years ago)

    Thomas Edison is an excellent school whose curve is on the way up. The dual immersion program is Outstanding with dedicated teachers and program staff. The campus itself is top notch -- the library (just first rate) computer center science room et cetera. Parent support is strong and the Family Center has lots of parent volunteers every day. This school is wonderful and we are so glad our child is a student here.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am shocked to see that people wrote about high parent involvement nothing could be further from the truth.

  • (8 years ago)

    Awesome school and teachers

  • (8 years ago)

    Just researching potential schools in the area. Have not visisted school yet. However school appears new with a park and public library on campus.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has a great place they call the Family Center. The Family Center is a place where parents can come and volunteer by doing a variety of things. Parent involvement is greatly encouraged at this school. The teachers have a caring attitude toward their students.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is wonderful and has afterschool classes for the gifted and talent music assemblies for the parents to come every month where they give out awards to children and have a very diverse mix of all equally great students.

  • (9 years ago)

    Awesome campus with capable innnovative teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    The school is not bad but the kids are at the low level of intelligence.I am not happy with the kids surrounding my child

  • (10 years ago)

    Edison offers a unique opportunity with its dual immersion Spanish/English program. This is the first program in Glendale Unified and enrollment is open to all GUSD students. Dedicated bilingual teachers provide standards-based instruction. The goals of the program are * To develop fluency and literacy in two languages English & Spanish * To ensure academic excellence that meets or exceeds District and State Standards * To cultivate understanding and appreciation of other cultures and to strengthen positive attitudes towards their peers their families and community.

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