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Thomas A. Edison High School (Fairfax County, Virginia)

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School type  Public, high school
Founded  1962
Staff  approximately 230
Mascot  Eagles
Motto  "As eagles we soar"
Principal  Pamela Brumfield
Phone  +1 703-924-8000
Thomas A. Edison High School (Fairfax County, Virginia)

School district  Fairfax County Public Schools
Address  5801 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310, USA
District  Fairfax County Public Schools
Feeder school  Fairfax County Public Schools
Similar  Bush Hill Elementary School, Wakefield High School, TC Williams High Sch, Thomas Jefferson High Sch, Bishop Ireton High School

Thomas Alva Edison High School is a high school in Rose Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia, administered by Fairfax County Public Schools.



Presented below are the demographics for Thomas Edison during the 2015-16 school year:

Edison Academy

The Edison Academy acts as a school within a school. Upperclassmen can enroll in Academy courses to gain knowledge and skills in specific careers they want to seek after graduation. Courses offered range from cosmetology to automobile maintenance. Some programs offer students technical certification and job placement upon graduation. Edison is one of the few schools in Fairfax County to offer these programs.

International Baccalaureate

Edison offers the International Baccalaureate program for its advanced students. The IB program offers high school students the ability to take college level courses. Specifically with a more global perspective. Edison uses the IB program for the majority of its advanced courses, in lieu of Advanced Placement or Honors courses. Edison is one of the few schools in Fairfax County to offer this program.


Edison participates in the AAA National District of the 5A North Region. Sports offered to students include:

Notable alumni

  • Eric Barton, NFL Linebacker
  • Charlie Hales, Mayor of Portland, Oregon
  • Andy Najar, soccer player for Belgian Pro League side R.S.C. Anderlecht
  • Pat Toomay, 1966. Played college at Vanderbilt University and played NFL with Dallas Cowboys.
  • References

    Thomas A. Edison High School (Fairfax County, Virginia) Wikipedia