Are you looking for a new home near Edison High? Finding a new home can be stressful, now, add researching schools to the equation and it can be overwhelming.

What are the most commons things parents want to know when looking for a home in the Edison pyramid? Well, I did a little research.

When looking for a school parents usually want to know about the size of the school and classes, the school’s ratings, what additional programs are offered during school (AP placement and foreign languages) and after school (through the athletic department and clubs). Below I’ve listed 5 things that will help you determine if Edison High is the right fit your you and your family.

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5 Things About Edison Secondary High

School Programs

The Global STEM Challenge Program at Edison is a three-year program for students interested in learning through solving real-world problems. Students in the program take integrated science, technology, engineering and classes working on issues such as food shortages, creating sustainable energy, and making clean water accessible. If your child is interested in a career in science or technology this may be just the program for them.

Edison’s Army JROTC has a Drill team, Raider team, Air Rifle team, and host a JROTC Academic and Leadership Bowl.

Edison is one of eight schools in Fairfax County that offers an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. This program encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. Students in the program must do a personal project, complete certain classes and pass required exams.

Foreign Languages

All Fairfax County middle and high schools offer both French and Spanish, however, Edison also offers classes in Chinese and Latin. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) awards the Virginia Seal of Biliteracy to students who attain proficiency in English and one or more world languages by high school graduation.

After School Activities

Like most other high schools in the area, Edison has facilities on campus to host most athletic competitions. There’s a gymnasium, football field, soccer field, and baseball field.

Edison has a team for every athlete in every season.

There’s competitive cheerleading, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, volleyball, and, wrestling in the fall. As winter approaches and temperatures drop they move on to indoor sports like basketball, gymnastics, indoor track, scholastic bowl, swim & dive, theatre, and wrestling.  By the time spring rolls around students are back outside trying out for baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field.


Enrollment

Student enrollment at Edison High is actually between 2,000-2,100 students per school year with a student-teacher ratio of 15.1 to 1, which is equal to the Virginia state level.

Students attending Edison High School usually attend Mark Twain Middle School for 7th and 8th grades. Students living in Franconia, Bush, Hill, Rose Hill, Clermont, Jefferson Manor, and even parts of Kingstowne will be assigned to the Edison High School pyramid.  It is recommended that future home buyers use Fairfax County Boundary Locator to confirm the schools serving a specific address before making any decisions.

Schedule

If you’re relocating from another part of the country you may be surprised to learn that schools in Fairfax County schools begin the last week of August and end in either the second or third week of June.

Edison High operates on a block schedule where students alternate classes depending on the day of the week. In-class time is roughly one and a half hours rather than attending every class each day for 45 minutes. Here’s an example of what your high schooler can expect on a day to day basis.


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Edison High School Ratings


Fairfax County High Schools have numerous rating systems to measure the performance of schools in Northern Virginia. Two of the most popular methods are GreatSchools.org providing ratings based on test scores, and SchoolDigger.com ranks schools by comparing them to other schools throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.


GreatSchools.org* rated Edison High School as 4/10.
SchoolDigger.com* rating came in at 217th of 326 schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Students attending Edison High School will move through the Fairfax County Pyramid system to Hughes Middle School which feeds into South Lakes High School. It is recommended that future home buyers use Fairfax County Boundary Locator to confirm the schools serving a specific address before making any decisions.


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Edison High School Location

Edison High School is located at:
5801 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, Virginia 22310.

The school’s main phone number is:

703-924-8000

School Website:

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