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Westfield, New Jersey
Union County
Westfield Public School District
Thomas Edison Intermediate School is a public school located in Westfield, New Jersey with 844 students in grades 6-8.
Edison facilitated events to further student appreciation of diversity, anti-bias education, & prejudice reduction, including guest lectures from Holocaust survivors & children of Holocaust survivors.
TLRNC (Teens Learning Respect & Compassion) Peer Leadership program is a key initiative at Edison.
Interdisplinary team teaching supports students' academically, socially and emotionally.

An EIS Odyssey of the Mind team placed 2nd in the state competition, advancing to the world finals of this creative problem-solving competition. A team of Edison students was recognized as finalists in the 2018 State Cyber Robotics Coding Competition at NJIT. Our 8th Grade Woodwind Quintet performed at Lincoln Center. All four auditioning EIS students were accepted to perform in the All State Intermediate Orchestra. Students are recognized quarterly for their positive contributions to the school through Personal Best Awards.

800 Rahway Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
Principal: Dr. Matthew Bolton
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White 76%
Black 4%
Asian 10%
Hispanic 8%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 3%
School size
Female 48.5%
Male 51.5%
Economically disadvantaged students 3%
Students with disabilities 19%
English learners 0%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
Grade Percent of total students Students
6th Grade 35%
7th Grade 33%
8th Grade 32%
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English & language arts proficiency
of students

Math proficiency
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Crime per 100 students
Incidents per year
Violence 9
Weapons 1
Vandalism 1
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 4
Total incidents 15
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 8%
1 to 5 days 52%
6 to 10 days 24%
11 to 15 days 10%
Over 15 days 5%
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English 79.4%
Other 8.5%
Spanish 5.9%
Chinese 4.7%
Portuguese 1.4%
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Learn more about Thomas Edison Intermediate School.


School theme: Have Faith, Be Courageous, Move Forward. District Mission Statement: The Westfield Public School District, in partnership with families and community, educates all students to reach their highest potential as productive, well-balanced and responsible citizens who respect individual differences and diversity in an ever changing world.


Team teaching in five core academic areas enables collaboration and provides interdisplinary experiences to students. Curriculum: Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Choice of French or Spanish, Physical Education & Safety, Health, Fine & Performing Arts, resource-based Media Center,Computer Education, Technology infused curriculum. Electives are available for Grade 8 as well as student leadership opportunities.


Baseball (Boys), Field Hockey (Girls), Softball (Girls), Wrestling (Boys)


The following clubs were offered in 2018-2019: French, Yearbook, Bird Club, Book Club, Good Vides Tribe, Kindness Rocks Club, Math Counts Club, Science Club, EIS Card Games Club, AMC 8 Math Competition Team, Homework Club, Drama, Chamber Music, Broadway Singers, Graphic Novel, Hamilton, Girls Learn International, Jazz Band, Video Game, Stone of Hope (making lunches for a local food pantry), and Student Government Association.


Community Service projects are offered through the Edison Advisory program.


Teachers and administrators are enrolled in graduate study programs and regularly take part in in-district and out-of-district professional development. Each grade level teacher participates in Professional Learning Community meetings to identify standards they expect students to attain, develop learning experiences, craft assessments to evaluate student performance, analyze student performance, and plan ways to differentiate instruction.


Basic Skills, Reading and Language Centers, Special Education Departmentalized Classes/Resource Centers, Adaptive Physical Education, Occupational, Physical & Speech/Language Therapists, English Language Learners, Gifted & Talented program, Intervention & Referral Services, Child Study Teams, Guidance Services, and Peer Counseling.


Edison Intermediate School is committed to the district initiative of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), providing many opportunities for SEL in our classrooms and throughout the school. In addition to the wellness emphasis through health and counselor programs, Edison students participate in Physical Education classes and Field Day. Hot and cold lunches are available in school cafeterias.


The Edison Intermediate School Parent-Teacher-Student Organization distributes a weekly newsletter for all parents, fundraises to support the school's initiatives, and holds events providing tips in parenting the middle school child. A Parent Portal provides access to grades and other information.


Edison Intermediate School was built in 1958 with an addition in 1964. The EIS auditorium was completely renovated in 2017-2018 and air conditioning in all classrooms was installed. Our Buildings & Grounds Department provides regular maintenance while our IT Department keeps the building technologically up-to-date.

School safety

Safety is a priority at Edison Intermediate School which holds regular safety drills. The building is equipped with interior and exterior security cameras. Key exterior doors are equipped with access control readers. The building is equipped with an audio and visual alert system, integrated with the fire and burglar alarm system.


Our school's media center is equipped with an interactive projector with whiteboard and fully-networked computer stations, including Chromebooks. Mobile computer labs of laptops and Chromebooks are available. To support technology classes, two dedicated technology labs are available which include robotics instruction.


There is an online newsletter for parents and PTO meetings are held in which a Board of Education liaison reports on district goals and answers questions from parents. Annual assemblies include Veterans Day, Black History Month, and presentations on Cyber Safety / Bullying. Students volunteered for food drives and raised funds for charity. Students participated in Youth Art Month with their artwork displayed around town in merchants' windows.

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