About Our School

The mission of Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School is to develop leaders of tomorrow by preparing all students to meet the high academic, technical, civic and workforce challenges of the twenty-first century. We believe that strong leadership throughout our united community of faculty members, students, parents and associates will move us towards the following goals: academic rigor, high standards for assessing students' performances and continual school improvement.

Rules and Regulations

Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School is a secondary public high school located in Jamaica‚ Queens. Our school is one of the few high schools in NYC which offers college-preparatory career and technological programs such as:

Career and Technical Education (CTE) gives high school students the chance to get a head start on preparing for college and careers. Through CTE programs, you have the opportunity to participate in hands-on training in your chosen course and gain real world experience. Many programs offer you the opportunity to earn nationally recognized certifications which you can use to get a job to pay for college or as the start of your career.

Upon the completion of the programs listed, students will be industry certified in their career and technology subject area. The certifications offered are administered through industry recognized testing partners such as, CompTIA, Pearson VUE, Certiport, NOCTI, and NCCER. As a Career & Technical Education High School‚ teams from Edison have competed and won in Annual Competitions in Auto Repair, Cisco, Graphic Arts, Visual Arts, Robotics and Science.

Edison Values

Like our homes, our school is a place where we want to accomplish our goals and support and respect each other, feel safe and create a positive environment. There are people of great character all around us who enrich our lives and our world. They show:

Tell the truth. Be sincere. Do not deceive, mislead, be devious or tricky. Don't betray a trust. Don't withhold important information in relationships of trust. Don't steal or cheat.

Be courteous and polite. Judge all people on their merits. Be tolerant, appreciative and accepting of differences. Respect the right of individuals to make decisions about our own lives. Don't abuse, demean or mistreat anyone. Don't use, manipulate, exploit, or take advantage of others.

Self Control
Exercise self-control by thinking about your feelings and actions. Think about the negative and positive consequences of doing something or not doing it. Understand yourself and your immense importance in the world. Be disciplined in order to earn respect and build on your successes.

Think about the effect on yourself and other before you act. Be reliable. Be accountable by accepting the consequences of your actions. Don't make excuses or blame others for your mistakes. Set good examples that will bring you honor.

Stand up for your beliefs about right and wrong. Be your best for yourself. Resist social pressures to do things you think are wrong. Do as you say you will. Show courage and self-discipline.

Health and Wellness
Healthy bodies and minds are important in order to enjoy life. Treat your body as a sacred place and your mind as your most valuable possession.

See yourself as a strong individual who has an important role and contributions to make in your home, school, community and country. Follow your conscience and set a good example. Bring honor and respect to everything you do. Be a leader.

By working together, each one of us becomes stronger and reaches new heights. Cooperation makes a difficult task easier to accomplish. Support and caring eases the pain when we face a problem. Sharing often leads to new ideas and understanding.

Achievement & Excellence
Do the best with what you have. Keep trying. Don't quit or give up easily. Be diligent and industrious. Keep focused on your goals.

Serve & Share With Others
Show you care about others so that they will care about you. Show kindness, caring and compassion. Live by the Golden Rule: Treat other as you would like to be treated. Don't be selfish. Don't be mean, cruel, or insensitive to others' feelings. Be charitable and give to those who are in need or less fortunate.

Facts about Edison

  • 93%+ Graduation Rate
  • 86% Received State Industry Certification in CTE programs
  • 94% of students pursue higher education
  • Over 5 million dollars in scholarships awarded to graduates
  • Over 7,000 applications to our school
  • Numerous Advanced Placement classes offered
  • School Newspaper
  • Over 30 school clubs
  • Numerous community service opportunities
  • National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society and National Science Honor Society
  • Vibrant Student Government and Leadership Programs
  • Student internship opportunities