School Details

Edison Middle School

75 William St, W Orange, NJ 07052
(973) 669-5360

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6 & ungraded 475 students 8 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade


New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • West Orange School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Edison Middle School is a public middle school in West Orange. The principal of Edison Middle School is Mr Xavier Fitzgerald, who can be contacted at 475 students go to Edison Middle School and identify mostly as Asian; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Edison Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 42% of the 475 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Edison Middle School is 8:1. Orange Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 45% 42%
Hispanic 25% 25%
White, non-Hispanic 22% 24%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 38%
Limited English proficiency 3% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Communication and efforts to make your child an excellent student and above expectations here at Edison. My daughter is in her 1st term here and I've have an overwhelming response from her teachers in the blue teams on improving any unacceptable grade. My daughters science grade went from a C to an A.. What more can I ask for. Wonderful Mr Fitzpatrick and staff.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son had a wonderful year in Edison. All his teachers in the Orange team were very good. The HAP program is outstanding. The assistant principal is devoted and eager to help with any problem. Very happy.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a previous student from this school and looking back I realize how badly I dreaded coming to school. This faculty members were very kind but some were not good teachers. The kids in my grade were horrible; always breaking the rules and they were quite mean. The amount of bullying in the school was atrocious. I'm quite glad I moved to a different town because the school has better students and much better teachers.

  • (1 year ago)

    Poor. My child has two poor teachers this year in key subjects and has not learned in these classes. When I raised concerns at a meeting with the teachers and guidance counselor my concerns were dismissed. As a result I will have to pay for tutoring so that my child can learn over the summer what she should have learned this year. Before coming to this school my child was a highly motivated student who loved school and at Redwood brought home mostly "A" grades with a "B" now and then. After her experience at Edison she now actively dislikes school.

  • (5 years ago)

    My second son just finished his year at EMS. My oldest is an honors student at WOHS and my youngest is a high achiever heading to LMS. I cannot say enough about the Central Sixth Principal Fitzgerald Asst. Principal Melendez the teachers and staff. A wonderful experience for our children!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am on the green team and I love everyone and everything there. The teachers are all great and the school itself is very unique. I have made friendship that will last a lifetime. I just want to shout out to my group JellyPie!.....

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school I made so many friends from all the different teams. the school is unique in many ways and there are many nice and caring teachers. I can tell you I made many friendship for life!

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attended Edison Central Sixth Middle School during the 2007-2008 school year and my daughter will attend this year. This school is unique because all students are sixth graders. It was a wonderful way to experience the freedoms and responsibilities that are so important in the middle school environment while keeping young students under the close watchful eyes of the talented and dedicated teachers and administration.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is my daughter's second month in the school. So far I can say that she's exploring middle school in a sheltered environment. And that's reassuring to me as a parent.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is so wonderful. It has gave my child the full potential of his middle school education.

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