Edison HS/Fareira Skills

151 West Luzerne St, Philadelphia, PA 19140
(215) 324-9440

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Public Grades 9-12 1443 students 15 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Edison HS/Fareira Skills is a public high school in Philadelphia. The principal of Edison HS/Fareira Skills is Dr Jose Lebron. 1,443 students attend Edison HS/Fareira Skills and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 99% of the 1,443 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Edison HS/Fareira Skills is 15:1. CEP/Hunting Park is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 80% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 56%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 7%
Asian 0.6% %
Multiracial 0.3% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This Is The Worst School I Ever Been To & This Is My 3rd Year In Edison . What I Don't Like About Edison Is That The Students Are Really Ignorate & Dirty And What I Don't Understand That Why They Change The Uniforms Knowing That A lot of Students Is Not gonna come in full uniforms & Other Thing Why The Building Is So Disgusting & Nasty . Lack Of Teaching Rude Nta's & The Deens Schools Polices Won't Control These kids in the lunchroom KIds Smokes In The Hallway Included The Bathroom Like Why Can't These Peoples Make This School Better & Safer ??? Thank God Im Leaving That Dirty School This Year

  • (5 years ago)

    i too attended edison this year and the overhaul experience was great. i felt safe i felt school spirit i feel prepared for my next journey of school my teachers were phenomenal they made me eager to learn. i feel honored to go there. compared to other school this really feels like home away from home. Thanks Ms Berry for loving math cause it shows by your student for this was my favorite subject

  • (6 years ago)

    Outstanding environment and support for all. Its like a suburban school in the inner city of Philadelphia.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter was at Edison for two years. This school is pretty bad from many perspectives. The principal is very hard to reach and he has his office staff support this. She learned absolutely nothing at this school and my daughter came from a private boarding school.

  • (11 years ago)

    As a graduate of Edison I am now atteding college this school provided me with little to no writting skills or academic support that is needed to enter a unversity.

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