About Edison High School
What now is Edison High School opened as Los Angeles Heights High School in 1929 at 2101 Edison (now the site of Whittier Middle School), housing grades 7-12.
Soon after opening, the Los Angeles Heights School District campus's name was changed to Thomas Edison Junior-Senior School.
In 1949 the Los Angeles District was merged with the SAISD.
In 1958 the present Edison campus opened for grades 9-12.
Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.