GLENDALE — Three years ago, Edison Elementary School was in a government designation for schools where academic achievement is not growing rapidly enough, or at all.
Now that the campus has emerged with successful and growing academic performance, the latest iteration of Edison Elementary is what happens when parents and staff work together toward a common goal, they said.
After three years of planning, meetings and organizing, the school formalized a Parent Teacher Assn., the school's first in years, outgoing Principal Kelly King said.
"This year was literally the perfect storm," she said. "We had California Distinguished School [award], Title I achieving school [award], and we've became an international Spanish academy. Three years ago it … all of our efforts were focused on academic interventions. As the test scores increased, it really opened us up to have more time to focus more time on other activities, such as parent-community outreach and ultimately creating a PTA."