Edison Middle School
Edison Middle School is rich with tradition in the Champaign community.
We want to ensure high expectations are set, diversity is respected and honored, and the entire Edison community works cohesively with welcomed and valued input for our students’ success. Our ultimate goal is for Edison to be a school where current and future students will be academically challenged and developmentally enriched in an atmosphere that is socially equitable.
In 1914, Champaign High School was opened at 306 West Green Street. The school remained a high school until 1956. From 1956-1977, the building was known as Edison Junior High School. During the 1977-78 school year, Edison became a middle school. During the 2014-2015 school year, Edison is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a community open house and student performances.
The core middle school subject areas of math, reading, language arts, science, and social science are offered throughout the regular school day. Additional Encore opportunities of art, music, drama, and a STEM experience are also available to all students. Foreign language opportunities specific to French and Spanish are offered to seventh and eighth graders. Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a support class intended to support and prepare students for more advanced course work.
Edison Middle School has an active mentoring program. Many people from the community volunteer time to spend with our students and share their experiences.
Edison Middle School is Internet accessible and computers are available for student use both in the classroom and in the computer labs.
- Association of Illinois Middle Schools Demonstration Site
- Award-winning band program
- Illinois Spotlight School
- National Junior Honor Society
- Student Council
- Jazz Band
- Leadership Academy
- Creative Writing Club
- Pom/Cheer Squad
- Art Club
All of the Champaign Middle Schools offer the same interscholastic sport opportunities. Fundamental skill building, athleticism, training and sportsmanship are the key areas of focus. The aims and objectives of middle school athletics reflect the aim and objectives of the total school program. Available interscholastic middle school sports include:
- Boys Cross Country
- Girls Cross Country
- Boys Basketball
- Girls Basketball
- Girls Volleyball
Parent - Teacher - Student Association
The Edison PTSA is very active and welcomes participation by all parents, guardians and families of Edison Middle School students. The PTSA:
- Promotes all school endeavors
- Sponsors fine arts club
- Coordinates volunteer efforts
- Sponsors dances
- Runs concessions at athletic events
- Sponsors PTSA mini-grants for classroom activities
- Sells Edison spirit wear