Family Engagment

Parents and Families play an important role in the academic success of our students. We want to partner with all of our parents/guardians to help all our students in achieving their academic goals.

Please click here to read our Family Involvement Plan for the 2020-21 School Year

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We're with you.

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We're with you.

Video: Spanish

Somali Family Engagement

We're with you.

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  • Attend parent teacher conferences

  • Attend parent/guardian meetings

  • Enroll in Connecting Parents to Educational Opportunities (CPEO)

    • Informative classes for parents

    • Classes are offered in English, Spanish, and Somali

  • Join Edison’s Activity Council. To learn more visit:

  • Attend Edison Site Council meetings

  • Participate in various family and community involvement opportunities (plays, sporting events, band and choir concerts, student led celebrations)

What is Title I?

Title I is a federal program that provides money to schools and districts to help us make sure all children have equal access to high-quality education, and to meet our state’s educational standards. Title I status is based on the number of students in our school from low income families. Our school is a schoolwide Title I program, which means all our students are able to benefit from the services we provide with our Title I funding. We are required to use Title I funding to improve the educational achievement of all students and engage our families in that process. School staff members work, with input from parents and the community, to develop a School Improvement Plan. The purpose of this plan is to improve our school’s entire educational program.

Our Title I Budget

For the 2020-2021 School Year

Edison High School's Title I Budget is:


This is 5% of our school's overall budget.

Title I Spending

Title I money cannot be used to replace a teacher or staff member, but can be used to add to what we already have. This is how Edison has added to our support for our students:

  • 2.5 Classroom teachers

  • 2 Student Coaches (Hallway and classroom support)

  • 1 Associate Educator (classroom support)

  • 1.5 Family Advocates (Spanish and Somali bilingual)

  • .3 Social Worker

  • 1 Bilingual Associate Educator

  • .7 Testing Coordinator and Public Relations Associate

Your Rights in a Title I School

At a Title I School, you have the right to:

  • Request information about the qualifications of your child’s teacher(s) or paraprofessional(s)

  • Know how your child’s school is rated on its state test scores

  • Know any rules for student participation in mandated assessments

  • Expect regular communication with your school in your chosen language

  • Work with other families and staff to develop a compact between our school and our families

  • Help plan how money for family involvement should be spent

  • Work with teachers, other families, and the school principal to develop a family involvement plan

  • Ask for a meeting with your school principal or your child’s teacher at any time

Please select one of the following links to read more about your rights as a parent in a Title I school:

Title I English

Title I Hmong

Title I Somali

Title I Spanish


Thomas Edison High School is a place where students, staff, families, and community members work together to help all students reach their full potential in a positive learning environment. This agreement (also known as a “compact” under Title I law) shows our collective commitment to our responsibility in ensuring all students at Thomas Edison High School are successful.