Edison High School (Fresno, California)
|Edison High School|
540 E. California Avenue
Fresno, California 93706
|Type||Public high school, Magnet School|
|Motto||One Tiger, Many Stripes|
|School district||Fresno Unified School District|
|Faculty||88.40 (on FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||27.84|
|Color(s)||Black and Gold|
|Athletics conference||County/Metro Athletic Conference|
|Information||559-457-2650 (Phone) 559-457-2742 (Fax)|
Founded c. 1906, the school was first named Edison Technical High School until a major renovation in the 1960s, when the name became the current Edison High School. In 1982–1983, Irwin Junior High School, located adjacent Edison High School was finally integrated by 1985, forming a larger campus; Edison Computech High School.
It is currently a Magnet school in the academic areas of Math & Science. Academically, it is one of the highest ranked schools in the San Joaquin Valley. It is also competitively ranked among the highest on an academic level among all high schools in the State of California.
Edison is also a public school. The school integrates neighborhood students with magnet students.
As of the 2009–10 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,326 students and 90.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 25.7. Budget cuts have allowed a wider ratio.
Awards and recognition
Edison High School has been consistently recognized as one of the country's top high schools in Newsweek magazine's rankings since their inception, which are based on the number of Advanced Placement Program (AP) exams. On May 13, 2011, Edison has created an all-time state record of the most students taking the AP Human Geography Exam at one time. The school has been ranked #79 in the 1998 listing, #83 in 2000, #166 in 2003 and #331 in 2005.
The school was recognized by the California State Board of Education as a California Distinguished School in 2001. The school was also honored with the award in 1990 and 1992, and again in 2007.
In 1975 Edison High School Football Team won the Valley Championship with a 13-0 Record.
In 2014 Edison High School Football Team won the Division One Valley Championship for the first time in 39 years with a 12-1 record. Boys Basketball holds State Record 23 Section Titles
In 2009, the school's Academic Decathlon team had its historic run of 13 consecutive titles of the Fresno County Academic Decathlon competition ended. They have since managed to win one title.
As of 2006 holds weekly meetings of The Simpsons Club. This particular chapter is titled EHS DOH, Edison High Schools/Edison Honors Simpsons Divine Order of Homers.
As of 2007 published Feckless, the first student run humor magazine.
FHA-HERO club has competed in several events such as Apparel Construction, Prepared Speech, Fashion Design, Chapter Activities Manual, Consumer Education, and other competitions. Not only do the students win awards for their achievement in these events, but a number even won sewing machines, cash, and scholarships that range up to $24,000.
Other student-run clubs include Hmong Club, Philosophy Club, Model United Nations, Thread (literary and artistic magazine), Future Business Leaders of America (F.B.L.A.), Science Olympiad, Bad Movie Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), German Club, French Club, Rock Paper Scissors Society, Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA), the award-winning Math Team, and Students With Amazing Talents (S.W.A.T.).
- Young Corbett III (1905–1993), boxer, Welterweight and Middleweight champion.
- Marvin X (1944-) born Marvin Ellis Jackmon, poet, playwright, essayist.
- Sherley Anne Williams (1944–1999) African American poet, novelist, professor, social critic
- Ervin Hunt (1947–), former Green Bay Packers defensive back and U.S. Olympic track team head coach, 1996 Atlanta Olympics
- Donald Slade (1947–), former San Joaquin Valley Player of the Year in basketball 1965, Director of Basketball Operations for Fresno State University
- Charle Young (1951–), former NFL tight end, NFL Rookie of the Year, All Pro. and Super Bowl champion
- Charles Anthony (1952–), former NFL linebacker with San Diego Chargers
- Greg Boyd (1952–), former NFL defensive end with New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers and Super Bowl champion
- Randy Williams (1953-), 1972 Olympic gold medalist in the long jump at 1972 Munich Olympics and silver medalist at 1976 Montreal Olympics
- Joe Henderson (1947-), former professional baseball player for Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds.
- Jarvis Tatum (1947–2003), former professional baseball player for the California Angels
- Elbert "Ickey" Woods (1966-), former running back for Cincinnati Bengals; notable for performing the "Ickey Shuffle"
- Tim McDonald (1965-), NFL strong safety for Phoenix Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl champion
- Bruce Bowen (1971-), retired small forward for NBA's San Antonio Spurs was a 3 time NBA champion; television sports commentator
- Planet Asia (1976-), underground hip-hop artist
- Joaquin Arambula (1977-), emergency room physician and Democratic politician in California State Assembly representing 31st State Assembly district
- Ricky Manning, Jr. (1980-), cornerback for St. Louis Rams; varsity football coach at Edison High School in 2012
- Clifton Smith (1985-), All Pro kickoff/punt returner for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Cliff Harris (1991-), former Oregon State University football star and Philadelphia Eagles draft pick
- T. J. McDonald (1991-), defensive back for St. Louis Rams, son of former NFL player Tim McDonald, graduate of USC and Edison
- Villyan Bijev (1993-), professional soccer player signed to FC Liverpool of England's Premier League
- Greg Smith (1991-), professional basketball player for Houston Rockets
- Joey Wells (1968-), comedian/writer, "Laugh At My Pain", "Let Me Explain", "Real Husbands of Hollywood"
- Jay Obernolte (1970-), owner of FarSight Studios, and Republican politician in California State Assembly representing 33rd State Assembly district
- Ryan Braun (1980-), former professional baseball player for Kansas City Royals
- Lolly Vegas, member of the band Redbone
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- Letter to Edison High School Archived 2008-04-11 at the Wayback Machine, National Forensic League, dated September 24, 2007. Accessed November 15, 2007.
- James B. Roberts, Alexander G. Skutt, The Boxing Register: International Boxing Hall of Fame Official Record Book, McBooks Press, 2006, p.90
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- Wise, Mike. "Bowen Has Every Right and Reason to Be Defensive", The Washington Post, June 14, 2005. Accessed November 15, 2007. "Bowen was the first great athlete I interviewed at my first job. In 1988, he was the star of Edison High School's varsity basketball team."
- Fontana, Cyndee. "Patriotic Exercise Fresno coach cheers his former player in defeat"[dead link], The Fresno Bee, February 2, 2004. Accessed November 15, 2007. "It's the ring that eluded Ricky Manning Jr. in 1998, when his Edison High School Tigers lost to Sanger in the championship game."