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THOMAS A EDISON CAREER AND TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

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THOMAS A EDISON CAREER AND TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL
16565 84TH AVE
JAMAICA, NY 11432
718-297-6580
Principal : Moses Ojeda
Total no of students : 2351
Educational Climate : AVERAGE
Special Ed : Y
Magnet : N
Technology Measure : NOT REPORTED
ESL : N
Student Teacher Ratio : 19
Start Date : 09/07
End Date : 06/09
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Reviews

Academics   2013-08-01
The academics at Thomas Edison is amazing. All teachers teach students what they need to know for future tests and they respect all students. There is a wide variety of classes in every subject. This school even offers College Now classes to gain college credits in high school.


Overall Experience   2016-08-01
Edison offers amazing programs for all students! Honestly at first I was not very enthusiastic about attending this high school, but after joining many clubs and activities that enhance both leadership qualities and my grades; I love it there !


Overall Experience   2015-11-01
amazing high school. my daughter brings home 90s all year rund because of the amazing teachers in thomas edison hs.


Overall Experience   2015-11-01
I would choose this school again in a heart beat because they're so many programs offered in order to keep every student occupied.


Overall Experience   2014-03-01
It was a great experience for the past 3 years.


Overall Experience   2014-01-01
I appreciate everything this school has done for me. I was given many opportunities to learn more, attend more challenging classes, join school teams and school clubs, ask for guidance in my college process and receive advice on what to expect after graduation. One of my favorite experiences from attending this school is participating in the school club "Club Caliente". I participated in Club Caliente for four years and this year I am the club's captain. I am impressed at how many victories this school has won in the Skills USA competitions. This school is considered to be one of the top competitors in auotomotive, electrical installation, and medical pharmaceuticals. I'm proud to say that i will be representing my school for Electrical Installation this year. Overall, my experience in this school has been a privilege and if given the chance to go back to when I had to apply to a high school, I would gladly make it my first choice.


Overall Experience   2013-10-01
pretty awesome school can be boring without good friends.


Overall Experience   2013-08-01
Everyone is very welcoming and the staff actually cares about the students and their problems. Even the uptight teachers are nice. I absolutely loved it. There are so many opportunities that if you don't have a an amazing time at Edison its because you didn't take those opportunities.


Overall Experience   2013-08-01
Thomas A. Edison is an amazing high school. This school holds many trips that I went to. What makes Thomas Edison unique is that it has a lot of different shop classes and I am participating in a Robotics class. I love this class because we build robots and work with them throughout the whole year. If I could do high school all over again, I would choose this school because of the opportunity of different shop classes to pick from, many different sports teams to participate in, other clubs and teams to get involved in, and because of the great environment I can study in.


Overall Experience   2013-08-01
it was an amazing experience


Student Culture & Diversity   2016-08-01
At Thomas Edison we have a wide variety of students. We all come together regardless of the age, gender, religion, beliefs, sexual orientation or any other possible detail. We all unite under our differences and we appreciate what each unique student can offer is as a united student body and school.


Overall Experience   2013-03-01
Thomas Edison is a very good school to attend in Queens, New York. There are a mixed group of people- nationality wise. The teachers does help and support us as we achieve our goals. there are many opportunities to graduate if you did not "get it right" the first time around.


Student Culture & Diversity   2016-09-01
All different types of ethnicity


Student Culture & Diversity   2013-10-01
This school is very diverse. In every class, there are students that come from different countries.


Student Culture & Diversity   2013-08-01
This school has a great social environment. Everybody is friendly and everybody makes new friends every year. Whenever somebody needs help with anything, students always help each other. In this school, there is a great diversity of races with no racism occurring. Also, males and females treat each other properly. There is no harassment taking place in school.


Student Culture & Diversity   2013-07-01
It is extremely diverse here because this school is in the middle of Long Island and Queens. I have met a lot of people with different races and ethnicities.


Teachers   2016-06-01
They are fun and they are able to teach children well.


Teachers   2016-01-01
I love all my teachers. They're all amazing and so supportive. They're all willing to help you in your time of need. Whether it's academically or personal issues. You can be friends with them, meaning you're always going to be comfortable around which ever teacher it is, even the principal! You'll feel like family honestly.


Teachers   2016-01-01
Teachers give us an abridge worksheet of all the things we've done, so that it will be easier to study. This helps a lot, especially in social studies were we have to memorize many events.


Teachers   2016-02-01
Teachers at Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical High School are the most open-minded individuals that I have ever met. Whenever I need to discuss something with them after class, whether it is about my academia or other matters, they've helped me through it by giving me advice and sometimes taking matters into their own hands. They teach in a way that not only appeals to myself, but to everyone else in the classroom as well. They keep the environment of the class room very lively and engaging, prompting students like myself to participate more and share our opinions. Through the use of videos, real life experiences, and a correlation to current events, they help us view things from various perspectives. Teachers at the school are up to date with students' grade's. Once an assignment has been received, they grade it and post the grade online through the use of Pupilpath for students' to see. If there are any questions on why a student like myself received a certain grade, we ask the teacher and they tell where we had did good on and the spots where we messed up, allowing us to learn from our mistakes in the process and making them better teachers.


Teachers   2015-12-01
The teachers at Thomas A Edison CTE HS are very dedicated to giving their students the best education possible. They are knowledgeable, and encourage students to strive higher and come to them for anything.


Teachers   2015-03-01
They are all very interesting.


Teachers   2014-03-01
Teachers give the best learning experience.


Academics   2016-08-01
Financial class was great, the teaching style was superb and allowed students to take interest and relation to their future. Ferri's retiring tho..


Academics   2016-01-01
Every school is hard and easy at the same time. It depends on how you work. To me, once I work hard enough, it all becomes simpler to me. Not easy, but much better for me to understand and be capable of the work. Thats how it is for most kids at my school. We all work for our grades.


Academics   2014-02-01
The academics is very manageable.


Academics   2014-01-01
The teachers are very well experienced and very professional. We receive a fair amount of workload in class and for homework. The curriculum taught is adaptable to current events and information. I can honestly say our education is in good hands.


Academics   2013-10-01
The academics offered in this school is very high. All the students have required classes they need before they graduate. Students have to take health class and gym.


Academics   2013-10-01
The level of opportunities to be successful at this school are limitless.


Academics   2013-10-01
I give my school a five because Thomas Edison offers its students a variety of choices of classes. We have the best CISCO program in the state, we have the a new Collision repair program which is amazing because we won nationals in the SkillsUSA competition.


Academics   2014-03-01
The education received here will benefit you after high school.


Academics   2016-09-01
the academics offered influences the students and teachers to continue and do their best


Teachers   2014-07-01
Most teachers in my school are very helpful and kind. They are approachable and they have great communication skills.


Teachers   2014-04-01
I loved all of my math teachers, but my shop teachers are the worst. They have no desire to teach and they do favoritism, well only in my junior year so far.


Academics   2014-08-01
My child is and has always been an overachiever. She spent a great deal of time on her homework and never settled for satisfactory and submitting half ass assignments. Her shop teacher, Ms. Cruz, was an exceptionally gifted teacher that she talked about often. She taught her the craft of web design that has been exceptionally helpful in her pursuit of jobs and internships since graduating. One of her favorite classes was English with Ms. Klarman, a stern yet approachable teacher who taught her the value of words.


Academics   2014-07-01
Most teachers in my school are great. They help me in many ways. There's honors and APs


Academics   2016-01-01
My teachers in my academic classes gives the three necessary types of learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic to accommodate student needs.


Academics   2016-01-01
The curriculum is great! It would be perfect if two things were removed: One is the Common Core and the other one is that the classes teach for the Regents Exam whereas it should prepare students for College more. To be honest, my senior year sucks. I don't see many of my friends anymore. I have extra classes that I do not need (is five hours really necessary to keep a student in school?).


Academics   2015-12-01
Edison has many great teachers, especially in the social studies and science departments. The teachers are lively and keep your interest. The curriculum would be better if we didn't have common core. We even have assignments and projects for P.E. The scheduling process is okay,except they try to lengthen the time you stay in school. A senior who has most of the required credits has to stay the same length as a freshman, who barely have any credits.


Academics   2015-02-01
It's good since I do my work.


Academics   2015-01-01
Most of the teachers and students care and it shows.


Academics   2015-01-01
The Cisco class is the best


Academics   2014-12-01
Common Core, there is no point of a common core. It just waste time and lowers grades. In English, we did a lot of common core work, when we could have been prepping for the regents. Science classes, physics need to be more understandable.


Academics   2014-09-01
I would prefer that the students have the options that some of the more advanced schools have where the students can submit all or most of their work online. Since students are always on their computers, tablets and smart phones it would make it easier for them to do and submit assignments. Would also like to see a better notification system. I would like to know all the assignments my child has and when they are due because kids get lazy and in high school it's very hard to stay on top of them.


Academics   2014-09-01
the academics are really good at this school and you actually learn.


Academics   2016-08-01
We are currently under the common core standards. And the teachers are amazing at helping each and every student understand the given material to the best of their ability. Whenever one feels as if they do not know the answer or they do not know how to solve an arithmetic problem, the teacher will be there to guide the student. As students we know How significant our academics are to our lives. And the teachers at Edison push us to assure we comprehend what is necessary for is to succeed. No question is ignored, no concern is not addressed and no student is left behind.


Academics   2016-06-01
sometimes teachers dont give work but when they do, we get so many projects all at once


Academics   2016-02-01
The academic courses offered is great, but I wish that there were more. I really wih there was a marine biology course. I think that this class was once offered but then it was no longer avaiable.


Teachers   2013-11-01
The teachers there made students learn better and made the topic easy to grasp. Also many teachers remember there students.


Teachers   2013-10-01
Most of the teachers look our for you ann wants you to achieve high marks. The treat you like their own child and make sure you're on the right path


Teachers   2013-10-01
The teachers are my school is very experience in there jobs. They know exactly how to get our attention when we need to get started on our work. They know how to make us do work without us thinking we are actually doing work. One of my teachers who teaches me government, can tie anything we are talking about to the government. I think that is pretty cool because i did not think that, that would be possible to do.


Teachers   2013-08-01
All of my teachers were reasonable graders and although I may not have liked every grade received, I could always approach the teacher to discuss my grades as well as how to improve them.


Teachers   2013-05-01
every teacher i've had was always willing to help me better myself.


Teachers   2014-03-01
The teachers here want their students to succeed.


Teachers   2014-02-01
In my four years at Edison i would say i have gotten a good mix of teachers that help students to the greatest of their ability and those teachers that never have the time to help students. Majority of my teachers always helped me if i asked for more help and even spoke to me outside of class time, they would find time in their own schedules to tutor me or give me advice on things.


Teachers   2014-01-01
All my teachers have great communication skills. They walk around the classroom and speak in a loud but broad voice. Before they continue with their lesson, they ask us, the students, if we understood what they finished saying. If we did not understand something, he or she will go over it until every student understands.


Teachers   2015-01-01
It's helpful in a way to help the students accomplish certain task, like passing a test,etc.


Teachers   2014-12-01
I don't know about every teacher in the school but the teachers that I have, I know they try their best to educate us, students, properly. Sometimes it's their fault but there are times when it's our fault. The main problem are time and common core.


Teachers   2014-09-01
they teach the student really good, just should teach them about college planning and real world things we will utilize and do in the future


Teachers   2014-09-01
teachers are there for you when you need them, but they don't help everyone.


Teachers   2015-02-01
Teachers do their best and help when they can.


Teachers   2015-01-01
There is a wide variety of clubs, sports teams, and other extracurricular activities that students can participate in. The staff can be welcoming and most teachers go above and beyond and make sure that we are on the right track.


Teachers   2015-01-01
The teachers in general are great. They get even better during class, if you need something they will come to your rescue as soon as possible. They will not leave you hanging.


Teachers   2015-05-01
The teachers overall help you if you need it and make sure you understand the lessons being taught


Teachers   2016-02-01
The teachers are great and try to make lessons as fun as possible!


Teachers   2016-01-01
Every teacher had their unique way of teaching and gaining their student's attention and keeping it. Majority of the teachers help students when they need it. Some teachers misunderstand some students and resort to yelling and screaming.


Teachers   2015-12-01
For the most part, the teachers try their best to get all students engaged and to understand the lesson.


Teachers   2015-12-01
The teachers help us with what ever we need and are always there to support/listen to us


Teachers   2015-12-01
Great, engaging teachers who go above and beyond when they teach.


Teachers   2016-01-01
Most teachers in my school are nice and easy to communicate with. However some of their teaching methods are confusing. Despite this the school atmosphere is fun and encourages students to learn.


Teachers   2015-12-01
The teachers are great. They care about you and are always willing to help you. The teachers are knowledgable and all have degrees.


Teachers   2016-01-01
Some teachers are always on time and prepared for class. They provide tutoring for their students. Some teachers shows up late to class or excessively absent.


Teachers   2016-01-01
There's a variety of teachers in my school thus, not all of them are the best Fortunately for me, majority of my teachers really like what they're doing and really like helping us, students, out.


Teachers   2016-01-01
Many teachers at this school are willing to help anyone in need. The teacher however will offer more than they need to but it is always up to the child to take the help. They're very willing, caring, and always looking for our success and it is always appreciated by me that i know someone will be there for me when i need.


Teachers   2016-04-01
They always get to the point when teaching they reach out to others who are struggling, provide before and after school tutoring.


Teachers   2016-03-01
Like any other highschool, a excellent one though.


Student Culture & Diversity   2014-03-01
There are people from different backgrounds and cultures.


Student Culture & Diversity   2014-03-01
you can learn about different cultures from the students that go here


Teachers   2016-08-01
Thomas A. Edison CTE high school, is an amazing school for any student to attend. Thomas Edison high has a variety of different CTE courses to help all students engage in positive activities that will benefit both themselves and their future. The CTE courses provide the students with certification exams, if the students pass they will advance into college being "ahead of the game" the welcoming staff, and positive influences help Thomas Edison to be a great home away from home. Us students spend most of our time there, hence with all of the support, ongoing technological innovations and activities to engage in we are comfortable in our school.


Teachers   2016-07-01
The teachers in this school is quite friendly and grades directly based on your work and rarely plays favorites in terms of grading. Maybe a little when it comes to class participation. The teachers know what they're teaching and have teaching styles that help student have interest in the subject/eagerness to learn. Its quite nice.


Teachers   2016-06-01
some teachers know exactly what they're doing and the other ones are absolutely crazy


Student Culture & Diversity   2013-06-01
Mostly West Indians and African-Americans. I had a friend who was gay who was bullied everyday. Kids will make fun of you if they just suspect. It's all about chasing trends in this school.


Student Culture & Diversity   2013-05-01
My school is extremely diverse. Nationalities of all kinds and everyone is respectful of each others cultures. When my school has its main annual show, the people of the different cultures like to share their cultures dances and its beautiful.


Student Culture & Diversity   2013-03-01
This school works hard to be one of the top career and technical high schools in the nation. The school has many different people each with their own creative minds. The future engineers who learn a lot before college.


Teachers   2016-09-01
Every teacher tries to encourage their students to do their best daily.


Teachers   2016-08-01
The teachers teach students with care and prepare us for the future.


Student Culture & Diversity   2013-10-01
The social scene at Thomas Edison High School is just terrific. The school is definitely safe, and the school officials do everything they can in order to keep the scene safe for us. The academics you receive here are totally worth it, especially with there being so many choices. Whether it be the diversity of the school or the approach of the school, Thomas Edison High School excels at everything.


Student Culture & Diversity   2013-10-01
Everyone is a big happy family. It's a very good school where everyone gets together with one another.


Student Culture & Diversity   2013-10-01
This school has multiple ethnic groups, everyone gets along with each other and everyone looks out for each other. I believe that everyone gets accepted in Edison, I have not seen anyone be picked on just because they are different. We are one big family, and that's what we want to be.


Student Culture & Diversity   2013-09-01
I have never heard about anyone being bullied in our school. We are taught to respect others and their religion, ethnicity, background, etc. The students accept each other and have respect for everyone


Student Culture & Diversity   2013-09-01
This school has a lot of mixed students such as Asian, Indian, Latin American and African America


Student Culture & Diversity   2016-08-01
Students are very involved. Not much peer pressure, if any, it would be to succeed and not fall behind.


Overall Experience   2013-03-01
As a junior in Thomas A Edison my overall experience at this school has been amazing. Years may go fast but, i have made plenty of good friends and many networking opportunities. One of my favorite experiencs at Edison, was me being able to become a Spark peer educator and facilite my own workshops. But, if i where to choose high school all over again i would not change it for the world. Edison has changed my life physically and mentally. It brought me to the experience of working on computers and learning more into technology.


Overall Experience   2013-03-01
In my past four years in Edison, i would say that i was pretty content with this school. Unlike other schools in my area, Edison keeps all the students focused with its no-nonsense policy. The best part about my school is that we have special "shop" classes that are majors in different career fields such as Med- Pharm, Automotive, and Architecture to name a few.This has given many students a 3 year head start for when they begin their college studies.My school has offered a safe environment and so many different clubs, groups, and optional classes for its students to become involved in. By senior year,everybody became so close like a little family. The only thing that i didn't like was that there isn't enough diversity within the school, but that has never caused an issue. I would definitely reccommend this school to anybody.


Student Culture & Diversity   2016-06-01
people are just mean to each other for no reason, its annoying


Student Culture & Diversity   2016-02-01
There are hardly any fights or bullying that takes place in school. It is easy to make friends because everyone is pretty friendly and easy to talk to.


Overall Experience   2013-07-01
I enjoyed my experience at THOMAS A. EDISON HIGH SCHOOL! I learned so much and met so much wonderful people who have impacted my life. High school has shaped me into the person I am today, and also given me the foundations necessary for success in college.


Overall Experience   2013-10-01
I love my school but it can have it's downsides to it. There are plenty of clubs and committees I always join.


Overall Experience   2013-10-01
I was accepted into a school that I probably would have not enjoyed as much as my High school. I'm glad I got a second chance to be accepted into my High School. Unlike most other schools, I'll go out the door with alot of Knowledge to be used in the next step of my life; college.


Overall Experience   2013-10-01
This school showed me how to become a leader and how to keep myself out of trouble. I learned that if you actually tried your hardest at doing something for yourself such as school work you would get a high grade in school. Once your teachers see that you are actually trying they tend to go out there way to help you understand the things you need to learn in order to pass the class. If i was to pick a high school again to go to, i would definitely pick Thomas A. Edison CTE H.S because the teachers in the school are the best and they are very friendly. They make sure you understand all the work before they move on in a lesson which is really good.


Overall Experience   2013-09-01
There are many clubs available and it is easy to make friends. Most people seem to get along very well. The staff and teachers always try to make is the best 4 years in school.


Overall Experience   2013-09-01
This school has the most wonderful staff and teachers that helps you with the problems you have, they guide you through your struggles and place you on the right path. This school offers many clubs that make you feel welcomed and do not make you feel left out.


Overall Experience   2013-11-01
Overall, I enjoyed my high school. Some teachers and students did effect my feelings towards the school at times, but generally it is actually an okay place. I've had many great experiences, especially in the SPARK office. Which is where I made most of my friends and broke out of my shell. This school is unique because it doesn't just focus on academic classes such as english, and math, but they offer classes pertaining to your interest. Classes that can help guide you on your career path, such as graphic design, engineering, automotive. These classes make this school stand out from most.


Overall Experience   2014-01-01
My high school years have been great. Sure, I've had to deal with struggles regarding classes but in the end, I have gotten an education. This school lets me take challenging courses such as AP classes and honors classes. There are many clubs and societies that I am a part of.


Overall Experience   2014-11-01
The school overall is great and very diverse. I feel welcomed in school and get to meet people from different cultures. I get to learn a lot and the staff is really helpful. The school is strict on security and cell phone usage which is good.


Overall Experience   2014-09-01
I made a lot of friends in the school. Overall, it was academically challenging and it allowed me to grow. My favorite was shop (mechanical engineering). Had a great time learning.


Overall Experience   2014-08-01
When I first applied for High Schools, I wanted to got to Francis Lewis. Thomas Edison was my sloppy seconds. But to be honest if I was anywhere else I feel like I would be overlooked. I'm not the type of student to put myself out there on purpose, or one of the "popular" kids. Or maybe I was and didn't realize it. Anyway, If I was in another school I probably wouldn't be so high achieving and leave high school with a certification to fall back on in case anything happens. It even helped me get my first internship that lights up my resume for the future. The students there weren't the best, but they weren't the worst. I feel like Edison wasn't the best, but it was the school for me.


Overall Experience   2015-10-01
I loved this school.Edison is dedicated to making sure students are ready for college and careers. Students are in CTE programs and get certifications in their programs. These certifications can be used to get jobs when students graduate. Through the CTE programs, students also get internships and experience in the work field.


Overall Experience   2015-10-01
The only thing thats is wrong with the school is the hallways. Other than this, the school is amazing. Teachers care if students are falling behind, students care about one another, security guards are very very strict but extremely friendly and courteous, as is the rest of the school staff. There are many programs and clubs for students to join that satisfy their interests. Furthermore, the shop classes prepares students for careers in that particular field of work. Its an amazing school. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.


Overall Experience   2015-09-01
I really enjoyed attending Thomas Edison. When you apply for Thomas Edison, you apply for a specific "shop" or major. I applied for Commercial Art. Commercial Art has been very fulfilling, helping me better develop my art skills, and learn how to incorporate my creativity in order to create something that is not only beautiful but also functional by introducing me to things like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. Thomas Edison also has other shops, like biotechnology, Cisco etc.


Overall Experience   2015-09-01
Thomas A. Edison CTE High School is a great school! I personally like that there are teachers who geniunely care about their students, and try to push them to do well. If I could apply to highschool all over again, I would definitely choose TAEHS, but I would choose a different major.


Overall Experience   2015-08-01
My overall experience was great. The teachers are very helpful and there's always someone to go to if you are struggling. Compared to other high schools they offered a lot of opportunities and good programs.


Overall Experience   2015-07-01
At first, Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical high school, was not the school that i wanted tot attend to. I felt like I didn't belong in the atmosphere of people pursuing occupations in graphic designing, biotechnology, computer science, networking, CAD, or automotive technology. In freshman I year, I had told myself that I would work rigorously to achieve a substantial average that would allow me to transfer to a school of my choice. Once I finished freshman year, I realized that i didn't want to go anywhere else because the advantage of going to a vocational school is that it allows you to gain skill in different areas that can be applied to anything in life. In Sophomore year I decided to challenge myself by taking on challenging courses such as AP World History, Chemistry, and Trigonometry. I performed extremely well in all of these classes and i soon realized that by challenging myself, I am preparing myself for the rigid academic requirements of college. I also experienced the type of work that architects and designers have to produce in my shop class, Mechanical drafting. However, one thing that disappointed me was that some teachers were very strict and they were not understanding because they would purposely administer tests every week based on the behavior of some kids that sought to create havoc in the classroom. Next came my junior year, junior year was my favorite year in high school. I was enrolled in many societies such as; The National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Student Council, and Freshmen Orientation. Also I took an extremely challenging course, AP Calculus AB. I struggled the whole year and worked hard and at the end I received a 4 on the AP exam. Also, I became certified in Auto-CAD software. However, I was extremely upset at the program office because I did not get programmed for Physics in my junior year even though i was was one of the most qualified students. As senior year approaches, I am truly intrigued.


Overall Experience   2015-09-01
I love this school, even though it may have its flaws. Everyone in the school is willing to help one another, at any time. The staff and students have respect for each other. I would choose this school again, because since it is a CTE school, it will prepare you on how to get a real life job on the program you came into the school for.


Overall Experience   2015-07-01
It is currently under construction, so certain activities are limited. Other wise I had an amazing time. Made relations with the teachers and and had a wonderful experience doing what I did there.


Overall Experience   2015-06-01
This School provided all that students need to have a successful college and provide trade so that students have the options of entering the work force after graduation.


Overall Experience   2015-06-01
Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical High School is a great school which prepares many students such as myself into a career path. With its outstanding programs and events, I manage to experience a great chapter in my life which has made me make new friends and wonderful memories. The teachers care about your education and try their best to help you improved for the real world. This high school allows you to become certified in many fields such as IT, CISCO, automotive, architecture, robotics and many others which is a great help when trying to apply for a job. I would choose this school again if I can do it all over again because it is fun, and it opens many doors in my life.


Overall Experience   2015-06-01
I like the web design classes because it's a hands on experience for anyone interested in the art of computer design. I also like the sports in this school because you have more opportunities to try something new for yourself. I am currently in volleyball and I take self defense class in gym. It is the best! However, we do not have the best teachers here because some of them do not take the time to make sure that their class is getting a good quality education. Some students are forced to learn a topic all by themselves because they couldn't get the teacher to explain to them properly or in a way they can understand.


Overall Experience   2015-05-01
I really like this school mainly because of its shop classes which help prepare you for the specific field.


Overall Experience   2015-11-01
This school is okay if you focus on your own work.


Overall Experience   2015-11-01
The shop classes in my school help you get certificates in the career you may want to work in. Since Thomas Edison is a CTE highschool it prepares you for the future, and helps you learn more about the career you may want in the future.


Overall Experience   2015-12-01
This school is heavily student oriented. This is unique because we get to run our clubs and organizations. We volunteer and do things that help real people, like individuals with cancer, HIV/AIDS, or a suicidal past. This school has had a positive impact on me, and I would do it all over again.


Overall Experience   2015-12-01
it helps me better prepared for college.


Overall Experience   2015-12-01
Parents involve themselves with our school


Overall Experience   2015-12-01
Great experience at the school with the CTE programs.


Overall Experience   2016-02-01
At first i had second thoughts of the school, but when my daughter attended it, i love the feedback i was getting from her and the teachers. i totally recommend that school.


Overall Experience   2016-01-01
I have had my fair share of high school drama and without seeking help my teacher knew something was wrong and asked me about it from there I was able to seek help from another adult in the building and I am very pleased with this.


Overall Experience   2016-01-01
My overall experience with school has been amazing. I have many friends and we have a great time together. We study together at the school library sometimes. We also help each other with homework. We have many shows at our school such as the Leh Show, Gym show, Karaoke night, Fright Night, Winter Dance and many more. We have so much fun together. We have many clubs at our school also. I was in the HOSA club. It is for the medical students. Our school has many programs that students can take. It gives us a peek into what we really want to do in the future. My experience in the Medical Assisting program has been very good. We learned the roles of a medical assist. We also learned how to take the vital signs and blood pressure. We do a lot of hands on things in our program which makes it even better.


Overall Experience   2016-01-01
My personal experience at Edison has been great. We all have our bad days when we hate our school, but there are days when I come to school in a bad mood and leave feeling great. My friends here make me happy, they can't solve all problems but they without knowing they can make things tolerable. There's young teachers to relate to, select people have a brain and you have conversations with. They only change I would make would be to add a football team.


Overall Experience   2016-01-01
Overall at Edison, I have made life time friends. I got to join the volleyball team and learn more about being more outgoing since i was always a shy kid.


Overall Experience   2016-01-01
The fact that my school is a CTE school is what makes it unique and a great experience for each and every student. There are many courses that is offered to a student when they first apply such as robotics, medical assisting, and commercial art (just to name a few). The teachers teaching has prior experience in the field, so they know exactly what they are talking about and how to make it fun. We get to do a lot of hands on work. My shop is Medical Assisting and so far I've learned every possible to take a person's vital signs and eventually we will learn how to give CPR. It is totally amazing since we are given opportunities to be better prepared for our future careers.


Overall Experience   2015-12-01
I love this school because this school has offered me many opportunities to succeed and prosper and follow my dream career in engineering. This school has offered me internship with the NYPD FLEET SERVICE DIV. in Shop 1: Truck Shop, where I assisted in diagnosing and repairing system and components in many of the NYPD trucks. In addition to the internship, this school offers CTE courses where students follow and learn different career and technical skills to better themselves in a professional career.


Overall Experience   2015-12-01
Theres alot of help and tutoring available for students that need help with regents and classes. Good Teachers and if I would choose this again I definetly would I would want to be in a different program.


Overall Experience   2016-07-01
The school's is pretty nice. People actually care and reach out to help.


Overall Experience   2016-03-01
My overall experience at this school is great. I have access to multiple resources, clubs, and people that could help me. I am in 3 clubs, and all motivate me to do my utmost best academically. There are also many other clubs for people who have different interests than I do. It is very easy to become involved in this school and to make a difference. The CTE programs at the school give you a foundation for the major you would most likely pursue in college. I would choose this school if I had the option to do it all over again because there are a large amount of clubs and programs you could join and I would take even more advantage of the opportunities that are given at this school.


Educational Outcomes   2013-08-01
Although I ended up in some unexpected circumstances, I still believe I dealt with them better than most due to the teachings of this high school.


Overall Experience   2016-09-01
The career programs this school offers is unique and gives students something new to learn


Overall Experience   2016-08-01
My favorite experiences in the school involve spending timelearning in classes where the teachers genuinely care about my education as well as being involved in fun clubs and organizations.


Overall Experience   2016-08-01
I have had an overall great experience at this school so far. The teachers are fantastic and the students are also. The school itself is also a great environment.


Academics   2013-08-01
there were always new options everyday


Academics   2013-07-01
The school offers few AP classes but it has over 5 vocational programs that are both challenging and interesting.


Academics   2013-03-01
Teachers work hard to teach and help you understand the material. There are AP Classes and many honors classes.


Academics   2013-09-01
Web Design, Graphic Arts, Technical Electronics


Academics   2013-09-01
My school provides students with a wide variety of AP and honors classes. However, they require higher than a 90 grade point average for students to qualify for these classes. This is a great policy because not just anyone can get into these difficult classes, only students who work hard earn their right to get into these classes. On the other hand, most teachers are great teachers. Some teachers give a lot of work, however. But overall, the best part of this school is the academics.


Educational Outcomes   2014-08-01
I was one of the lucky people who got noticed and nominated for a full-tuition scholarship called Posse, which I won! Despite that I do feel like the school prepared me through experiences. I was president of an organization and saw both the beauty and the ugliness that the world had to offer. It was a huge wake up call to how the actual adult world would be like.


Educational Outcomes   2013-12-01
Thomas A.edison high school ran under a staff of excellent teachers, counselors, and leaders. The teachers there prepare us not only for college but expose us to the real world through their intended tagging subjects. Incorporating these things in the classroom I feel is imperative for any student willing to succeed. The counselors are always ready and available to help you with any sort of guidance you may need. My guidance counselor is the reason I am where I am and why I am currently majoring in risk management & insurance. The leaders at the school sometimes do things for students that is outside the scope of their job. Through programs such as skills USA teachers and students can get together and compete against other schools in fields such as auto repair (which we came out victorious in the national circuit in 2012) as well as graphic arts.


Educational Outcomes   2013-11-01
Because the school was a technical school I was well prepared for the field I am studying, architecture. I graduated high school with a certificate in AutoCAD and Revit phase 1.


Academics   2013-08-01
Medpharm program needs to be solidified instead of changing their minds about it a million times.


Educational Outcomes   2014-09-01
Nobody encouraged me to do great on the SATs, everyone just cared about the regents.


Educational Outcomes   2014-09-01
I didn't go straight to college after HS. 15 years passed before I started college. Now that I'm a junior at university, I feel that HS prepared me the right way for life. When I graduated Edison in 1997, I started working. I worked for medical office for 12 years. I'm not quit sure how the school prepared me but at least I know that I learned how to be responsible and hand in projects within a timely manner.


Overall Experience   2016-02-01
This school has not enough diversity and deans should be more respectful to students. This school has great CTE programs which no other high school has.


Overall Experience   2016-07-01
You will have a good time at this school as many teachers ( if you are lucky) do trey hard to get you to learn, but alas that don't have very good supervisors that allow them to expend their teaching experience. If many of the APS, teachers, abs students didn't act like they worked on the device, this would be a much nicer place.If only this school had the funding it needs and the students abs teachers it deserves, this would be a really good school. But, due to the kind of neighborhood of its on you can't help some of it prying into the school. People try hard, but apparently, not alot of them. You will learn to hate this school eventually, but will learn some important things along the way.


Overall Experience   2015-12-01
It's an okay school however, i do not feel excited attending this school or the programs at this point.


Overall Experience   2016-01-01
Its been a blast. I transfered to this school on my sophomore year, I didn't like it at first because I felt like a freshman again, but the teachers really help.especially my global studies teacher because we had so much in common. I have learn more things here then I think I wouldn't have in my last school.


Overall Experience   2015-12-01
There are fun events and clubs. Many of these students are respectful and generous to one another.


Overall Experience   2015-12-01
Most parents don't bother to find out what's going on


Academics   2013-09-01
This school has many different studying opportunities such as saturday school, sunday school, regents prep, lunch tutoring in a variety of subjects, etc. They also have a lot of college classes such as, college now, AP, honors, etc. The scheduling process is hectic. At the beginning of the year, it is hard to get to your guidance counselor to discuss the classes you want or need.


Overall Experience   2015-02-01
I wouldn't choose this school if i had the chance to again. Most of the teachers don't seem to care and i want to be taught by people who care.


Overall Experience   2015-01-01
I just wish there are more clubs


Overall Experience   2015-07-01
The school have determined students and teachers who cares for their students. The problem is that the bathroom is messy and overcrowded. There can also be problems with scheduling.


Overall Experience   2015-09-01
It is a okay experience at this school because some of the teachers don't have good methods of teaching. The school guidance counselors and assistant principals take 2-3 days to get back to a parent who is trying to get into contact with. The hallways are crowded and the school deducted the time to get to each class by 2 minutes. So now we have 3 minutes to get to class which isn't enough. Also it's hard to get to talk with your guidance counselors.


Overall Experience   2015-07-01
The teachers are what makes this school unique. They always make take the time to make sure you are okay in every way. If you are ever feeling down they will speak to you to make sure everything is okay or if we are struggling with any subject we can get the help we always need.


Overall Experience   2015-10-01
My experience in this school has been okay, i've had my ups and downs. I've had some excellent teachers and some that are not so great. However, they do encourage you to work harder in school and keep you focused on choosing a career that you love.


Overall Experience   2014-04-01
I mean I truly hated the shop classes. This isn't even my intended major in college and my school didn't change my shop when I deliberately asked them. I will mostly regret shop, but I loved my math classes, the teachers are phenomenal.


Overall Experience   2014-09-01
I made great friends, but the teacher did not want to help my friend when she wanted to change her schedule, she recived little to no help. She wanted to pass but they didn't do anything to help her thus she failed yet she did join groups and received a great GPA and was part of leadership.


Overall Experience   2013-11-01
I enjoyed my architecture class. Also the friends I made during the time I went to school there.


Overall Experience   2013-09-01
This school is a good school. I've made so many good friends and met great teachers. I've also been involved in extracurricular activities at this school both academically and athletically. Unfortunately, this school can sometimes be boring and not "fun" because of the lack of events, such as school dances. It is also a very crowded school. However, I have made good memories from this school and most of the staff are caring and just great.


Overall Experience   2013-05-01
I love my school, I have became a better person by attending this school. I now know a lot more about technology field and also about economics and how to survive and live in life. My favorite experience in this school is passing the cisco CCENT certification with a 950 out of 1,000. This is a favorite experience for me because the minimum to pass the test is a 850 and to pass with such a high score when no one else did is a great and most memorable experience in my life.


Student Culture & Diversity   2015-05-01
Everyone is respectful of each other's enthic/racial diversity


Student Culture & Diversity   2015-01-01
Not much going on now.


Student Culture & Diversity   2014-09-01
most people are from Guyana or Bangladesh but there are other culture diversity, in culture day there are most indian clothes worn.


Student Culture & Diversity   2014-09-01
The school's diversity was okay. There were a lot of students from the west indies,. There was a large number if African Americans. Not many Latinos, Asians or white students.


Student Culture & Diversity   2014-08-01
This High School had a majority of students who were of Southern Asian decent as well as the Caribbean. Students who chose to be involved in organizations remained active despite the demands as long as they were given the correct guidance and were mutually interested. Any student not interested in drugs or alcohol certainly weren't pressured to heavily. With the mix of many different religions such as Christianity, Judaism, and predominantly Hinduism and Islam, many knew and respected a persons morality and choices pertaining to these subjects. There weren't many openly homosexual people, but those who were usually clung together and weren't really ridiculed for it. All in all this school was very diverse and I graduated a more well rounded and cultured person because of it.


Student Culture & Diversity   2014-07-01
I think that students at this age have a lot of peer pressure. Especially with drugs. I are many kids outside of school smoking


Teachers   2016-08-01
My teachers are generally nice and know how to engage students into the lesson. They strive to teach us and make us understand everything we learn in class. Before each lesson ends, they make sure we understand it and review everything we learned.


Student Culture & Diversity   2013-05-01
this is not a ordinary school. what once started as a all boys school with high activity rate and lots of school spirit, it has burgeon to so much more. This school has now being opened to girls, since this is a technical school there are many shop programs being offered and for girls that is not what they would really be interested in. Since we have such a great principle, he was able to replace some of the shops with less students and give the girls a fighting chance, because boys love a competition.


Student Culture & Diversity   2013-11-01
The school welcome many people from different cultures. You were always greeted when you met someone new. Everyone was friendly towards others.


Teachers   2016-03-01
The teachers at my school are okay. They are not great, and they are not horrible. The majority of the teachers teach what is required to be taught. Some help the students and some disregard the students. Each teacher is different. If you respect the teacher, you could get a reasonable grade. If a student doesn't understand the lesson most teachers try to explain it in a different way as an attempt to help the student. All the teachers know what they are teaching. Additionally, most teachers use pupilpath.com to be consistent in their grading and to make the students aware of what their grade in the class is so far and what work they are missing.


Teachers   2015-12-01
I feel teachers grade my classs differently cause im stuck in a class of lackers n my grade doesn't a lot.


Teachers   2015-12-01
Most of the teachers to take their teaching very seriously to their students but there are others that give students a hard time understanding the topic. Some students get confused and a few are to shy to ask and the teachers doesn't see it.


Teachers   2015-01-01
Some teachers lack skill in teaching. There are a few teachers who are unable to engage students in lessons, there are teachers who do not respect the students yet they expect to be respected, and there are teachers who are completely unreasonable. On the other hand, there is a handful of teachers who excel in their teaching abilities and make sure their students understand what they are teaching.


Teachers   2015-01-01
The teachers are good. They have an alright knowledge of what they are teaching. But i feel like if we were explained more easily then i would understand things a bit more. But overall they are good.


Teachers   2015-01-01
The teachers at this school are somewhat committed to helping the students learn and accumulate knowledge. However there are some teachers that just try to keep you occupied for the class time and don't really feel responsible for teaching and making sure that every kid learned the information. The staff and faculty are very helpful as well as the guidance counselors.


Teachers   2015-02-01
The teachers don't really seem to care about their jobs but there are a few teachers who actually try.


Teachers   2014-08-01
I've never had a really bad teacher. Even the ones I didn't like were actually good at teaching, but I didn't like their attitude toward their students. There was only but one who quit mid-year leaving us with little to no knowledge and a bad substitute teacher. Passing the end of the year test with flying colors was all thanks to work books and self determination.


Teachers   2013-11-01
Most of the teachers I had were relatively good teachers. They actually cared about you and your progress and they provided support and put in extra efforts to what they were teaching. However, some were quite the opposite. They made it clear that they were only there for the money, or put you down if you weren't doing well, or just simply didn't take the time to actually be sure that you understood the work.


Teachers   2013-05-01
Teachers at my school are one of a kind. They are caring. compassionate, loving and also shows tough love for most of the student. Even though a student might be doing the wrong thing, teachers will make it their duty to make sure that student get back on the path of passing a class or graduating. One on my teacher in my senior year, in which I was enrolled in economics was one of the best teachers I had. I say this because he not only thought me a lot about how to live on my own and how to shop wisely but he provided more than enough of his own life experience that touched my heart and also inspired me to follow the path he is in.


Academics   2014-08-01
Your course load revolves around your shop class after your freshmen year. Your shop class trumps any honor of AP course you want and or gym class, or any requests for that matter. It takes about a month into the school year to have a stable schedule. Most teachers are fair and good. Some eccentric and questionable, but what schools don't have those few?


Academics   2014-04-01
Some classes are advanced and some classes are just base-less.


Academics   2013-11-01
For the most part, teachers are knowledgeable of what they are teaching and helpful in getting students to understand. At the same time, not all of the curriculum can be considered challenging, but it is usually fair. The workload is manageable and the only reason you may have a difficult time managing is if you aren't putting in the required work to do so. The scheduling is rather easy because they do most of it for you and it is also fair. As you move up in grades, your schedules are more light depending on if you are on task with the classes. They also provide tutoring and pm and Saturday classes to those that are struggling.


Academics   2013-11-01
The teachers pushed students to try to get good grades in there classes. They also give students a curve on tests if the whole class did bad.


Academics   2013-10-01
The academics offered are general classes and AP/honors classes. students can take things from cisco shop to med pharm as well as automotive, some honors classes require certain prerequisites like living environment or earth science before chemistry or physics. you can get along with some teachers.


Academics   2014-02-01
At Edison for most shops the work load is not too bad but when your in the Med Pharm program the work load as a senior and as a junior is heavy its hard to give time to other subjects. The scheduling process in Edison isn't that great every year many students are frustrated with their schedule. There is a verity of different classes at Edison such as leadership, model UN, etc.


Teachers   2015-01-01
The teachers at this school don't really stress about if the child learns and understands the information being taught. They mainly just teach to get the period over with. There are times when questions are left unanswered by teachers that don't know the information they should know to teach.


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