Edison High School

Thomas A. Edison High School

Neighborhood School

151 W. Luzerne St.
Philadelphia, PA  19140

Thomas A. Edison HS/John C Fareira Skills Center is composed of three College and Career Academies: Health and Hospitality, Construction and Engineering and Communications and Logistics. Edison-Fareira’s vision and mission are as follows:
Foster a caring and resourceful school environment that builds and values relationships with all students supporting their social-well- being and college and career readiness skills with high expectations and engagement for academic excellence that yield advancement in the 21st Century workforce. To provide students with an education that challenges them to reach their full potential through career and technical skills and academics for both higher education and entry- level employment. We are committed to supporting the individual learning styles and needs of each student and his or her family through proven data driven strategies. To allow for more internship flexibility, CTE students begin the school day at 7:30. Families of students in grades ten through twelve may request the 7:30 start time, or a roster tailored to support child/family care, employment, or dual college enrollment.

Admission Requirements
Application RequirementsOpen admissions policy for 8th graders in the school’s feeder patter. Students from outside of the neighborhood can apply for admission into the college and career focused programs in each school.

Program Notes(Not Available)
Academic Performance
Overall SPR Peer Rank20th out of 23
Overall SPR Peer Rank25th of 26
Overall SPR Performance TierINTERVENE
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Performance Tier: AchievementINTERVENE
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Performance Tier: ProgressINTERVENE
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Performance Tier: ClimateINTERVENE
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Performance Tier: College & CareerINTERVENE
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Students Who Graduate in 4 Years56%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within 4 years.
College Enrollment Rates8%
School Culture
Student Attendance82%
This is the average daily attendance at the school – on average, what percent of all the students enrolled at the school are in attendance. We don’t know why students may not be attending the school, but if this is a low number it is likely that teachers may have to spend more time reviewing material that absent students miss, making it harder to move forward in a class.
Attendance(Not Available)
Behavior(Not Available)
School Fit
Total Enrollment1055
This tells us the total number of students that attend the school. Use your school as a reference point. Would you like a school that has fewer, more, or about the same number of students in your school?
Black 26.12%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 0%
Filipino 0%
Hispanic 71.13%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 0%
Two or More Races 0%
This tells us about the racial and ethnic backgrounds of the students that attend the school. Is it important to you that there is diversity in your high school? Are you more comfortable being around other students that have a similar racial/ethnic background as you?
General Information
School TypeNeighborhood School
Grades Served9 - 12
School PartnersASPIRABright FuturesCommunities in SchoolsCongreso de Latinos UnidosEducation WorksGEAR UPHispanic Chamber of CommercePeer Group ConnectionsPhenndPhiladelphia Anti-Violence NetworkPhiladelphia District Attorney’s OfficeSchool Advisory CouncilTemple University
Learn Morehttp://philasd.org/edison
Courses Offered
Classes and AcademicsEnglish Literature and CompositionSpanish LanguageStatisticsUS History
CTE Courses and ProgramsAutobody Collision Repair
College and CareerCollege 10%DECAFuture Buisness Leaders of America (FBLA)Skills USAWelding Training Site
College: Dual Enrollment(Not Available)
SportsBadminton, GirlsBaseballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsFishing ClubFootballSoccerSoftballVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, GirlsWrestling
ArtsArts Major programDrama ClubPoetry Club
Media(Not Available)
STEMEARTH Squad Robotics
Cultural/Ethnic Language ClubsDual-Emersion Spanish ProgramESOL/Bilingual Program
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and LeadershipNational Honor SocietyPeer MediationRotary ClubStudent Council/Government
Parents and CommunityCredit Recovery Model
OtherInteract ClubJROTC