Edison Middle School

Summary:

Edison Middle School is a public middle school located in South Bend, Indiana, serving grades 6-8 with a student population of 381. The school is part of the South Bend Community School Corporation, which is ranked 307 out of 364 districts in Indiana and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Edison Middle School consistently performs significantly below the state and district averages in ILEARN test scores across all subjects and grade levels. For example, in 2022-2023, only 8.68% of Edison students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 20.01% for the South Bend district and 40.8% statewide for 6th grade. In math, only 2.88% of Edison students were proficient or better, compared to 15.27% for the district. Additionally, Edison Middle School has extremely high chronic absenteeism rates, reaching 50.9% in the 2022-2023 school year, significantly higher than the district average of 20.01%. The school also has a very high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, reaching 83.46% in 2022-2023, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

When comparing Edison Middle School to other nearby schools within the South Bend district, it becomes clear that Edison is one of the lowest-performing schools in the area. For example, Navarre Middle School and Jackson Middle School have slightly higher ILEARN test scores and lower chronic absenteeism rates than Edison. Looking at schools outside the South Bend district, such as Discovery Middle School and Schmucker Middle School in the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation, the performance gap becomes even more pronounced, with significantly higher ILEARN test scores, lower chronic absenteeism rates, and a more socioeconomically advantaged student population.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 2701 Eisenhower Dr
       South Bend, IN  46615


(574) 393-4400

District: South Bend Community School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
475th of 489 Indiana Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,512 Help


Students who attend Edison Middle School usually attend:

High:    Adams High School
    Rise Up Academy at Eggleston

Feeder schools for Edison Middle School:

Elementary:    McKinley Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.2 Help
Number of students:  381

Racial breakdown:

African American:
49.1%
White:
21.8%
Hispanic:
15.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  83.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Edison Middle School ranks worse than 97.1% of middle schools in Indiana. It also ranks 5th among 6 ranked middle schools in the South Bend Community School Corp District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 6.83. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Edison Middle School has the smallest middle school student body size in the South Bend Community School Corp District. Student population at Edison Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (49.1%), White (21.8%), Hispanic (15%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 83.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Edison Middle School is 9.2, which is the lowest among 6 middle schools in the South Bend Community School Corp District! (See more...)
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Compare Edison Middle School employs 41.1 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Edison Middle School is $18,512, which is the highest among 6 middle schools in the South Bend Community School Corp District!
Schooldigger Rankings:

Edison Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Edison Middle School 475th of 489 Indiana public middle schools. (See Edison Middle School in the ranking list.)

South Bend Community School Corp:

SchoolDigger ranks South Bend Community School Corp 307th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Edison Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 10.39 210th 222 5.4%
2005 13.15 345th 370 6.8%
2006 17.39 347th 375 7.5%
2007 12.11 357th 382 6.5%
2008 8.89 370th 392 5.6%
2009 8.71 396th 423 6.4%
2010 18.48 383rd 428 10.5%
2011 15.64 413th 451 8.4%
2012 22.66 392nd 447 12.3%
2013 22.09 389th 444 12.4%
2014 19.81 406th 470 13.6%
2015 15.25 424th 485 12.6%
2016 9.27 454th 494 8.1%
2017 2.85 455th 472 3.6%
2018 2.97 464th 473 1.9%
2019 5.93 448th 470 4.7%
2021 6.98 459th 483 5.0%
2022 7.59 470th 490 4.1%
2023 6.83 476th 489 2.7%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Edison Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 400 126 26 10 2 n/a n/a 0 564
1989 414 149 6 7 2 n/a n/a 0 578
1990 385 123 18 14 5 n/a n/a 0 545
1991 389 154 10 16 1 n/a n/a 0 570
1992 434 164 9 16 1 n/a n/a 0 624
1993 419 157 13 16 0 n/a n/a 0 605
1994 443 159 5 16 0 n/a n/a 0 623
1995 396 154 3 17 0 n/a n/a 4 574
1996 396 154 3 17 0 n/a n/a 4 574
1997 354 148 10 15 1 n/a n/a 0 528
1998 355 163 14 20 0 n/a n/a 0 552
1999 342 181 10 18 3 n/a n/a 0 554
2000 327 171 9 27 3 n/a n/a 0 537
2001 332 187 12 28 1 n/a n/a 0 560
2002 306 218 9 22 2 n/a n/a 0 557
2003 306 218 9 22 2 n/a n/a 0 557
2004 311 301 15 34 1 n/a n/a 0 662
2005 293 286 12 35 1 n/a n/a 0 627
2006 278 282 17 38 1 n/a n/a 0 616
2007 237 272 18 50 3 n/a n/a 40 620
2008 230 261 12 48 1 n/a n/a 51 603
2009 221 264 16 54 1 n/a n/a 64 620
2010 221 261 16 49 6 n/a n/a 63 616
2011 207 258 18 51 7 0 75 0 616
2012 190 231 15 48 6 0 70 0 560
2013 173 215 13 46 5 0 63 0 515
2014 157 192 10 56 2 0 57 0 474
2015 137 185 7 52 4 0 48 0 433
2016 133 185 5 57 4 0 46 0 430
2017 118 181 8 60 2 0 39 0 408
2018 108 203 8 64 0 0 37 0 420
2019 95 184 11 56 0 0 32 0 378
2020 102 231 10 66 1 0 40 0 450
2021 97 252 7 69 1 0 39 0 465
2022 87 190 5 61 1 0 47 0 391
2023 83 187 7 57 1 0 46 0 381

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Edison Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 564 51.9 10.8 23.6
1989 578 36.2 15.9 19.7
1990 545 36.2 15.0 21.5
1991 570 36.7 15.5 27.7
1992 624 n/a n/a 30.6
1993 605 39.2 15.4 34.2
1994 623 44.1 14.1 30.8
1995 574 41.5 13.8 39.3
1996 574 41.5 13.8 39.3
1997 528 37.7 14.0 32.2
1998 552 35.0 15.8 36.4
1999 554 35.6 15.6 44.2
2000 537 37.1 14.5 47.3
2001 560 36.5 15.3 49.8
2002 557 39.5 14.1 57.1
2003 557 39.5 14.1 57.1
2004 662 49.9 13.3 65.7
2005 627 46.9 13.4 64.3
2006 616 45.4 13.6 67
2007 620 n/a n/a 76.9
2008 603 42.5 14.2 79.3
2009 620 46.2 13.4 83.6
2010 616 48.0 12.8 82.5
2011 616 41.8 14.7 68.8
2012 560 44.8 12.4 77.3
2013 515 34.0 15.1 77.9
2014 474 31.0 15.2 79.3
2015 433 2.0 216.5 83.1
2016 430 18.0 23.8 82.1
2017 408 29.3 13.8 77.9
2018 420 27.7 15.1 81.4
2019 378 28.4 13.2 77.2
2020 450 30.0 15.0 79.6
2021 465 32.8 14.1 77.6
2022 391 41.4 9.4 74.9
2023 381 41.1 9.2 83.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Edison Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 564 51.9 10.8 23.6
1989 578 36.2 15.9 19.7
1990 545 36.2 15.0 21.5
1991 570 36.7 15.5 27.7
1992 624 n/a n/a 30.6
1993 605 39.2 15.4 34.2
1994 623 44.1 14.1 30.8
1995 574 41.5 13.8 39.3
1996 574 41.5 13.8 39.3
1997 528 37.7 14.0 32.2
1998 552 35.0 15.8 36.4
1999 554 35.6 15.6 44.2
2000 537 37.1 14.5 47.3
2001 560 36.5 15.3 49.8
2002 557 39.5 14.1 57.1
2003 557 39.5 14.1 57.1
2004 662 49.9 13.3 65.7
2005 627 46.9 13.4 64.3
2006 616 45.4 13.6 67
2007 620 n/a n/a 76.9
2008 603 42.5 14.2 79.3
2009 620 46.2 13.4 83.6
2010 616 48.0 12.8 82.5
2011 616 41.8 14.7 68.8
2012 560 44.8 12.4 77.3
2013 515 34.0 15.1 77.9
2014 474 31.0 15.2 79.3
2015 433 2.0 216.5 83.1
2016 430 18.0 23.8 82.1
2017 408 29.3 13.8 77.9
2018 420 27.7 15.1 81.4
2019 378 28.4 13.2 77.2
2020 450 30.0 15.0 79.6
2021 465 32.8 14.1 77.6
2022 391 41.4 9.4 74.9
2023 381 41.1 9.2 83.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Edison Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,094 (8.9%) $11,173 (91.1%) $12,267
2020 $1,237 (10.1%) $11,003 (89.9%) $12,240
2021 $1,808 (13.5%) $11,622 (86.5%) $13,430
2022 $4,031 (21.8%) $14,481 (78.2%) $18,512

Data source: Indiana Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Edison Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 448th of 470 Middle schoolsRanks 476th of 489 Middle schools
 2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Edison Middle School)18.93.4
 15.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (South Bend Community School Corp)2019.3
 0.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.840.8
 7%
6th Grade Math (Edison Middle School)9.62.2
 7.4%
   6th Grade Math (South Bend Community School Corp)18.213.7
 4.5%
   6th Grade Math (Indiana)46.438.3
 8.1%
6th Grade Science (Edison Middle School)198
 11.1%
   6th Grade Science (South Bend Community School Corp)21.419.5
 1.9%
   6th Grade Science (Indiana)48.638.2
 10.4%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Edison Middle School)18.112.8
 5.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (South Bend Community School Corp)24.621.4
 3.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)49.739.5
 10.2%
7th Grade Math (Edison Middle School)13.25.8
 7.4%
   7th Grade Math (South Bend Community School Corp)18.710.7
 8%
   7th Grade Math (Indiana)4232.9
 9.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Edison Middle School)159.2
 5.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (South Bend Community School Corp)29.824.8
 5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)50.743.8
 6.9%
8th Grade Math (Edison Middle School)60.8
 5.2%
   8th Grade Math (South Bend Community School Corp)18.89.8
 9%
   8th Grade Math (Indiana)3831.4
 6.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students378381
 0.8%
African American184187
 1.6%
American Indian01
Asian117
 36.4%
Hispanic5657
 1.8%
Pacific Islander00
White9583
 12.6%
Two or More Races3246
 43.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients77.2%83.5%
 6.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Edison Middle School

Edison Middle School ranks in the bottom 2.9% of Indiana middle schools.

Students at Edison Middle School are 49% African American, 22% White, 15% Hispanic, 12% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 381 students attended Edison Middle School.

Students who attend Edison Middle School usually go on to attend Adams High School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Indiana Department of Education.

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