Every year for the past decade, members of the Harmed Suburban Five - Port Chester, Glen Cove, Westbury, Ossining and Riverhead - have urged Albany for increased funding.
We are overwhelmingly different from other districts in New York State in that we are experiencing: • Significant enrollment growth • Nearly a 50% increase in student receiving Free & Reduced Lunch • Substantial decrease in our communities’ combined income & property wealth ratio • Significant increase in students requiring English Language Learning resources
The Harmed Suburban 5 receives less than 50% of our Foundation Aid level, while the state average is 80%. This directly impacts our students.
ALL children from across the state should be treated fairly!
Edison Elementary School serves about 440 students in grades K through 5. We are a National School of Character and a two-time recipient of the ADL's No Place for Hate Award. We earned these distinctions by demonstrating to outside evaluation organizations that character development has had a positive impact on our students' academics and behavior, as well as on our school climate. Our rigorous academic program emphases literacy, math, science and language development through the arts and music. Edison also offers enrichment programming and an after school program that serves almost half of our students.