The Mission of the Public Schools of Edison Township is to ensure that all students achieve at the highest level of academic success. The district, in partnership with the community, will provide a safe, supportive learning environment which promotes self-worth and encourages productive contributions to a diverse and constantly evolving global society. The Edison School District Class of 2010 had 95.7% of graduates attending college. Our students annually receive millions of dollars in scholarship awards. In national and state testing, our students do remarkably well. At John P. Stevens High School, the SAT scores are outstanding with an average of 1165 for combined verbal and math. At Edison High School, 81% of students who took Advanced Placement exams scored a 3 or better. Our two district high schools had a total of 28 National Merit Scholars. Aside from academic achievements, our schools are recognized for their co-curricular programs. Our district continues to have high numbers of students excelling in Odyssey of the Mind, Model United Nations, New Jersey Regional and All-State Choirs and Bands. Our student leaders hold offices in National and State-level organizations. In athletics, our students excel as well, competing in one of the most challenging conferences in New Jersey, maintaining a tradition of sportsmanship and winning against highly competitive teams. As we look toward the future, we are proud to continue the Edison School District’s tradition of NOTHING LESS THAN EXCELLENCE for our students.
September 5, 2012
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Today, we are reunited as a school community and I look forward to seeing all of you with anticipation and
excitement over the next few weeks at the many school functions and Back-to-School Night activities.
It has been a very busy summer for the district and there is much to be excited about. Throughout the district
we have been preparing for the school year to ensure that everything is in place as your child(ren) arrived this
The 2012-2013 school year will be an exhilarating time for all of us as we embark on new district and school
goals, that include new curricula, technology initiatives, new academic programs, facility upgrades and a
commitment to equity and increased student achievement, all within an optimal learning environment for all
We are very eager to see our preparations come to fruition as we welcome back our students and staff on this
first day of school. We are fortunate to have the best, most dedicated faculty and support staff that work hard to
ensure our students have what they need for a successful learning experience. We will welcome 88 new staff
members and approximately 15,000 students back to school this year. In looking ahead, this year will bring
many opportunities for community involvement and we welcome your participation. We all know the
important role that parents and guardians play in student achievement, so this year I will ask you again to
rededicate yourselves to increasing your involvement in our schools.
As always, we continue to seek new and better ways to keep our families informed of our efforts. Please visit
our district web site at www.edison.k12.nj.us
, or download our app “My Edison”, for information you may
need throughout the year, including back-to-school announcements, lunch menus, calendars, curriculum
updates, and Board of Education meeting agendas, minutes and policies. If you use e-mail, subscribe to our
district website to receive information through your home or work e-mail address. It’s quick, easy and
convenient. Moreover, if you are new to our area, remember to register to vote so that you can take part in the
annual school elections.
I am enthusiastic about the possibilities that lie ahead for our school district. Every school year holds
innumerable opportunities for each of us to grow. It is only by working together and striving toward a
common goal that those opportunities may become a reality. Our common goal is the well-being and
education of each and every child!
Richard O’Malley Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools