Edison High School (Minnesota)

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Thomas Edison High School
700 22nd Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Coordinates 44°56′44″N 93°15′06″W / 44.9456°N 93.2517°W / 44.9456; -93.2517Coordinates: 44°56′44″N 93°15′06″W / 44.9456°N 93.2517°W / 44.9456; -93.2517
Type Public secondary
Motto Belong, Believe, Become
Established 1922
School district Minneapolis Public Schools
Principal Carla Steinbach[1]
Asst. Principal Jon Peterson, Carly Jarva[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1055[2]
Color(s)           Blue and Gold
Athletics Minneapolis City Conference
Mascot Tomcat
Nickname Tommies
Newspaper Edison Record
Yearbook Wizard

Thomas Edison High School is the only public high school in the Northeast community of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was named for American inventor Thomas Alva Edison. Located in the Holland neighborhood, the school's academic focus areas are: American Studies, Business Enterprise, Candidate International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Personal Care & Therapeutic Services, and Technology & Multi Media.[2]

The school opened in 1922.[3] Additions have been made to the rear of the building, and a gymnasium was built across Monroe Street. The track and football field are behind this gym, and the school's baseball/softball field is in adjacent Jackson Square Park.

As of 2000, many Hmong students who were not fully fluent in English chose to attend Edison.[4]


Edison competes in the following sports, some in co-ops with other schools.

  • Fall: Football, Cross Country Running, Girls Tennis, Boys and Girls Soccer, Volleyball
  • Winter: Dance Team, Wrestling, Boys Swimming, Boys and Girls Basketball, Gymnastics, Boys and Girls Hockey
  • Spring: Track and Field, Boys Tennis, Baseball, Badminton

Famous alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Thomas Edison High School Administration". Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Edison High School". Minneapolis Public Schools. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Edison-Northeast Community". Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hmong not happy with school choices." Minneapolis Star Tribune. August 21, 2000. Retrieved on May 10, 2013. "His son, Long Xiong, will return this fall to Edison High, a popular school for Hmong students who need help with their English."

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