Edison High School (Minnesota)

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Thomas Edison High School
700 22nd Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418
United States
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 Eryn Warne
Teaching staff 59.64 (on a FTE basis)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 756[1] (2014-15)
Student to teacher ratio 12.68
Color(s) Blue and Gold          
Athletics conference Minneapolis City Conference
Nickname Tomcats
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 after the 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.[3]

The school opened in 1922.[4] 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.


The demographic breakdown of the 744 students enrolled for 2013-14 was:[2]

  • Male - 51.3%
  • Female - 48.7%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 3.4%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 11.7%
  • Black - 51.0%
  • Hispanic - 16.3%
  • White - 17.3%
  • Multiracial - 0.3%

85.8% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.


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, Girls Swimming
  • Winter: Dance Team, Wrestling, Boys Swimming, Boys and Girls Basketball, Gymnastics, Boys and Girls Hockey
  • Spring: Track and Field, Boys Tennis, Baseball, Badminton, Softball

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "EDISON SENIOR HIGH". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 16, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - Search Detail for Edison Senior High". nces.ed.gov. US Department of Education. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Edison High School". Minneapolis Public Schools. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Edison-Northeast Community". Archived from the original on February 7, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 

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