Thomas A. Edison High School (Fairfax County, Virginia)

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Coordinates: 38°46′51.87″N 77°8′0.77″W / 38.7810750°N 77.1335472°W / 38.7810750; -77.1335472

Thomas Alva Edison High School
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Thomas Alva Edison High School is located in Northern Virginia
Thomas Alva Edison High School
Thomas Alva Edison High School
Thomas Alva Edison High School is located in Virginia
Thomas Alva Edison High School
Thomas Alva Edison High School
Thomas Alva Edison High School is located in the US
Thomas Alva Edison High School
Thomas Alva Edison High School
5801 Franconia Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22310
United States
Information
School type Public, high school
Motto "As eagles we soar"
Founded 1962
School district Fairfax County Public Schools
Principal Pamela Brumfield
Staff approximately 230
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,930 (2015-2016)
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Red, white, and navy blue
Athletics conference National District
Northern Region
Mascot Eagles
Rivals Mount Vernon High School, Hayfield Secondary School
Feeder schools Mark Twain Middle School
Website

Thomas Alva Edison High School is a high school in Rose Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia,[1] administered by Fairfax County Public Schools.

Demographics[edit]

Presented below are the demographics for Thomas Edison during the 2015-16 school year: [2]

Gender Edison Percentage FCPS High School Average
Male 50.4% 52.0%
Female 49.6% 48.0%
Ethnicity Edison Percentage FCPS High School Average
American Indian / Alaska Native 0.2% 0.3%
Asian 14.6% 20.1%
Black/ African American 21.4% 10.3%
Hispanic/ Latino 32.3% 22.6%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.1%
Two or More Races 4.2% 4.7%
White 27.2% 42.0%

Edison Academy[edit]

The Edison Academy acts as a school within a school. Upperclassmen can enroll in Academy courses to gain knowledge and skills in specific careers they want to seek after graduation. Courses offered range from cosmetology to automobile maintenance. Some programs offer students technical certification and job placement upon graduation. Edison is one of the few schools in Fairfax County to offer these programs.

International Baccalaureate[edit]

Edison offers the International Baccalaureate program for its advanced students. The IB program offers high school students the ability to take college level courses. Specifically with a more global perspective. Edison uses the IB program for the majority of its advanced courses, in lieu of Advanced Placement or Honors courses. Edison is one of the few schools in Fairfax County to offer this program.

Athletics[edit]

Edison participates in the AAA National District of the 5A North Region. Sports offered to students include:

  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country (CoEd)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf (CoEd)
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball (Boys and Girls)
  • Gymnastics
  • Swim & Dive (CoEd)
  • Indoor Track & Field (CoEd)
  • Baseball
  • Lacrosse (Boys and Girls)
  • Soccer (Boys and Girls)
  • Softball
  • Outdoor Track & Field (CoEd)
  • Wrestling[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

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