Edison High School (San Antonio)

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Thomas A. Edison High School
701 Santa Monica Street
San Antonio, Texas, Bexar County 78212
United States
Coordinates 29°28′19″N 98°30′18″W / 29.471993°N 98.505104°W / 29.471993; -98.505104Coordinates: 29°28′19″N 98°30′18″W / 29.471993°N 98.505104°W / 29.471993; -98.505104
Opened 1929
School district San Antonio Independent School District
Principal Charles Muñoz
Faculty 102
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,705 (2014-2015)
Color(s) Black & Gold          
Team name Golden Bears

Thomas A. Edison High School is a public high school serving the Monte Vista Historic District of San Antonio, Texas (United States).[1][2] Thomas Edison High School has an enrollment of approximately 1700 students with a faculty to student ratio is 1:15.[3] It is in the San Antonio Independent School District.

In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[4]


High School was opened in 1929 on what is now the present-day campus for John Greenleaf Whittier Academy at 2101 Edison Drive, San Antonio, Texas. It was originally a six-year junior-senior school. Increased enrollment and crowded conditions created the need to split the schools into two campuses. In September 1958 grades ten through twelve were moved into the new Edison High School building at 701 Santa Monica street. Grades seven through nine remained in the old building and became the new student body of John Greenleaf Whittier Junior High School. When SAISD moved 9th grade to the high school John Greenleaf Whittier became a middle school housing grades 6th, 7th and 8th. In the fall of 2003 students at the junior high moved into temporary facilities next to the school building while new additional construction was completed. The new school opened in August 2007 as Whittier Health Science Academy. The Academy is partnered with the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

The school received national attention in 1995 as it was at the center of the case of United States v. Lopez.


The Edison Golden Bears compete in the following sports: [5]



  1. ^ "District Map." Monte Vista Historical District. Retrieved on March 25, 2010.
  2. ^ "Edison High Boundary Map." San Antonio Independent School District. Retrieved on March 25, 2010.
  3. ^ Ratio according to SAISD
  4. ^ "2015 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2016-04-22. 
  5. ^ The Athletics Department
  6. ^ jbriggs (January 15, 2010). "Wade Key shares fond memories of Reggie West". mysanantonio.com. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 

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