Edison Elementary School

515 East Sixth Street, Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 984-5618
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 766 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

67%
49%
56%
78%
58%
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
  • Ontario-Montclair Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
33%
46%
65%
59%
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
  • Ontario-Montclair Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
53%
65%
86%
70%
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
  • Ontario-Montclair Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
47%
60%
67%
64%
65%
51%
40%
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
  • Ontario-Montclair Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
52%
60%
64%
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
  • Ontario-Montclair Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
47%
60%
95%
54%
52%

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
  • Ontario-Montclair Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Edison Elementary School is a public middle school in Upland. The principal of Edison Elementary School is Jennifer Harrison, who can be contacted at jennifer.harrison@omsd.k12.ca.us. 766 students attend Edison Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 26% of the Edison Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 76% of the 766 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Edison Elementary School is 20:1. Vina Danks Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 80% 87%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 2% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 12% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.5%
Filipino 0.4% 0.7%
Unspecified 0% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 85%
Limited English proficiency 26% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    The former principal did nothing but worsen relations between parents and administration by displaying favoritism for the PTA moms. I have been an Edison parent now for 6 years and I care about my children's teachers but I have personally seen the former PTA clique go from being disbanded to being hired at the school. The clique continues and it should be no surprise that she kept these parents by her side. My advice to parents is to try and ignore what you see nothing will be done not even a slap on the wrist. Instead of letting go of these people they were hired as staff. It does not matter what we Edison parents feel or think. Take your children to school drop them off help where you can but know that in the end those moms win.

  • (6 months ago)

    A lot of us took a stance to not volunteer or support the school anymore because it did not support us. The biggest slap on the face was to see those parents be hired by the principal. If you have only been there for 4 years then you have no idea what went on at Edison. Now they are hurting for volunteers and it is their own fault. A new principal is only the beginning to a fresh start but it won't make a difference until those parents and their negative and damaging legacy move on. This is my kid's last year so we are happy to be leaving.

  • (6 months ago)

    My child has been at the school for 4 years now. She speaks very highly of how all the Noon-Aides and staff treat her and any issues she has. We went to that school because she is in the GATE class. The teachers there are amazing and this is best choice I have made putting my child at Edison. We have been to schools were the Noon-Aides and staff were not nice at all. This is the greatest place for my child to get the best education and be supported by a wonderful staff! I do not see the negativity with the staff or Noon-Aides. My child is very happy to be an Edison Bobcat and I agree with her!!

  • (7 months ago)

    My rating of Edison is strictly based on the lack of professionalism of some of the staff. This school hires its own parents and places them in classified positions parents who do not exercise discretion. I have walked into the front office or helped in my kids classrooms and heard the office/ noon aides engaged in conversation with other staff members gossiping about students or their families or the latest product a teacher is selling or latest invite to a teacher's home. I am not against hiring parents but place them in a different school where they are not privileged to our kids personal information. I hold administration responsible but they are more worried about who writes these reviews than they are addressing the issues that have given their school a bad reputation. Why don't we speak to the administration directly? It is because they bad mouth their parents when we do. You think it is disrespectful for parents to post on the internet? It is disrespectful to degrade your parents (behind their backs of course) when they do. You do not respect us. Our GATE children are there because in spite of your lack of professionalism your TEACHERS are OUTSTANDING!

  • (8 months ago)

    It's such a shame that certain people think so little of our own kids. It's a greater shame that they took it online to voice their concerns and vilify an innocent child.

  • (9 months ago)

    This is an amazing school with dedicated teachers and administration. Our family is very happy with Edison!

  • (10 months ago)

    My daughter has been at Edison since Kindergarten and will graduate from 8th grade this year. She has loved her years here and so have I. Nervous about the GATE program and even the middle school years I'm happy to say my daughter is super smart and will be totally ready for high school next year. I've loved the great relationship she has had with her teachers and their continued encourement. I'm so thankful for all Edison has given to my daughter's education.

  • (10 months ago)

    Edison Academy is a great place for your student. I had my kid there for 7th and 8th grade so when I read this last post I had to speak up for our terrific teachers and for our terrific parent volunteers! I also have a kid in primary and yes the school is a bit overcrowded but it is a small price to pay for the rewards and academic success those teachers have achieved with the students .Amazing amazing teachers! I also want to mention that I know the lady with the purple hair because she worked in kindergarten with my kids class and she is a pretty terrific lady. I was surprised to see her serving at the ceremony because believe it or not her kid was being promoted and there she was! Helping when she could have just been a guest like the rest of us. People help where they can and she helps a lot at our school. So what if she did not attend PFO meetings? A lot of us don't or can't! That school is full of parent volunteers who do many different things My kids are big fans of the lady with the purple hair and so am I. That school should count her as one of it's biggest blessings the students love her! Edison Acadrmy is the best school to put your kids in! Bet on it!

  • (11 months ago)

    Standing in line this morning talking with several other parents from other district schools while signing our 8th graders up for a district trip.... everyone was comparing notes about their kids and asking eachother what school their kid attended. When I said Edison and finished explaining about the junior high program several of the parents commented that they had no idea where the school was and didn't know it was a K-8th school. I told them that the only drawback was that it's a relatively small campus with a huge student population (4 year olds all the way to 14 year olds - many of them taller than the staff) but all works out well.... with a dedicated staff and plenty of elbow grease from the involved parents. Another lady interrupts and says "well it's no wonder it's crowded... have you seen the schools scores? Everyone wants in there! " - I'm not gonna lie.... I honestly didn't know our scores (but was pretty sure we ranked good in comparison to the other schools) and I was more than happy to feel a little proud. Go Edison!

  • (1 year ago)

    Tonight Edison had its first talent show and I must say I am so impressed. Not only are our students given a first class education but also the oppurtunity to express their creative side. I love our school!!!! Christina Garcia Proud Edison Parent

  • (1 year ago)

    Having a closed campus isn't something new we are just one of the last schools to do it. Now our kids will be receiving a quality education and be a little safer. Any problems we had in the past were addressed by the staff. We are very happy with this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have read all of the reviews as well as some that are no longer on here before I left for the holiday and I have to say how sad all of the negativity is on here. I know that people do not always see eye to eye but I think people lose sight of what is most important and that is our students education. As for the issue of trust I previously gathered information from the staff PTA and the District and feel more comfortable with the situation. Coming on here and making things seem more than they are is only creating drama and a negative environment. I m thankful that my daughter goes to a school that gives her opportunities and enriches her education. I will pray for all involved that you may all find peace.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is my son's 2nd school year here. He started last year as a 4th grader in the GATE academy and although he was very nervous to start at a new school the teacher and staff/friends made him feel very welcomed. I was super happy with his 4th grade teacher and now his 5th grade teacher. My son had raved last year with how much he loved the new school and how he calls Edison his HOME !!!!! I am so happy this school opened up the GATE academy and I love my son's teacher and the staff there. They pay attention to the kids and I love the support here !!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Went to our first event at this school. Saturday they had a fall festival. The principal did a great Jon organizing this event! There was games for all kids! all ages! The pta put some good food together but their chocolate cake and desserts weren't good at all. The principle had the right idea with the carnival. She had a lot of game booth. The only negative thing is I hardly saw any teachers there. You would think the principal would make it mandatory. We might want to support them more if they did I mean its there school to. Had a great time! Hope they do it again next year.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a new family at Edison Academy and I am considering taking my child out of the PM Kindergarten class she is in only to find out that there is a waiting list for the AM class in same class.I talk to parents in the morning classes on Tuesday's and each Tuesday I get more fusterated with the quality of education my daughter is recieving. I don't know a whole lot about the teachers at the school but I clearly see that my childs teacher does not meet the standard. She doesn't even seem interested in the morning opening songs to engage her class. She depends on the other nice teacher to do those extra things with the class. Like the parent said below..nice is one thing but getting the job done is another. Where and when does the principal step and notice these things? I've never seen nor heard of a Kindergarten teacher teaching the class from her chair. As ridiculous as thatsounds it happens daily.

  • (4 years ago)

    Edison is a great school. The teachers and the staff are great people. I've never had any problems. I really miss Mrs. Parker.

  • (4 years ago)

    While this is a forum for opinion it isn t a place to attack people. Let me start by saying that I have been a parent and PTA member at Edison for over 10 years and I work at a school so I ve seen many a lot of things over the years. As for the PTA I have in past years seen what people have referred to as a click . However this year I noticed a shift new activities/events and openness unlike before. Although I can t attend all PTA functions I know that these parents work hard to support the staff and OUR children. I know enough about the PTA to know that they can be limited on what they can spend funds on. If you had a 6th grader and spoke with your teacher you d know that they ultimately have the final say on what the class party will be and when my child was leaving what was then 5th grade it was the parents that worked with the PTA to do something extra for the students. Please remember it is all VOLUNTEER and unless you re willing to do what they do you shouldn t really bad mouth them especially if you don t know the ins and outs of the PTA.

  • (4 years ago)

    As for the staff I ve seen many come and go and can honestly say I agree with the post about people not accepting change. Whether you agree with every decision in the end it s about educating your children and giving them every opportunity available which as a parent should be among your highest priority along with keeping the safe and healthy. The school is only doing what they can to make sure every child has the best education possible. Think about what the staff and PTA do for the school. How many students they care for and how many hours they put in to support Edison families. Keep in mind it stretches from teachers administrators aides custodians office staff and yes even to the PTA to keep the school running

  • (4 years ago)

    I have 3 kids who have attended Edison my oldest is now a 6th grader who will be leaving & she is very sad at the prospect. i have found all the teachers @Edison to be incredibly helpful & very caring. as for the edition of our new principle and her new ideas change is hard for everyone but for the most part i see it headed in a good direction. i too miss ms. parker but i am unwilling to bad-mouth the new principle just because she didn't come up to me and personally introduce herself. maybe the mother who is complaining about that should of gone up and introduced yourself. i'm sure it's hard for a new and young principle to meet personally with every parent there. as for the PTA moms strutting around like "peacocks" i am one of those moms and i'm sorry to say i don't have time to "strut" around anywhere as i & the other P.T.A. moms especially the president were too busy running around making copies buying things teachers asked for and generally helping out in classrooms even if we didn't personally have a child in that class. & it looked to me as if the 6th graders enjoyed their pizza & graduation cake today. if one thinks they can do better join & do it... kat

  • (4 years ago)

    I think I am an active parent of a child who attends Edison School. I have a child that will be going into Kindergarten & 2nd Grade for the 2011-2012 school year. Yes I am a newer parent at the school and have seen the change from the previous school year. As a whole I think the change has been for the better. PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS OPPOSE UNFAMILAR THINGS. Any concern I have had I have approached the principal or teacher I have had a question & was given an answer that met my expectations. I think instead of slandering the people who volunteer their time to benefit ALL the children who attend the school should take the time to say a simple thank you to the parents who stay to make copies take the initiative to be an extra hand in the classroom when the teachers are doing they're best to make our children's education the best it can be with our states budget crisis. The PTA president walks around the school always with a smile on her face and never asking for a thing in return but a simple thank you goes a long way. For the people who complain where are your ideas? and a new principal deserves and chance not to be disrespected. It doesn't make for good moral. Proud Parent- Sasha

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