Edgewood Elementary School

709 Highland Ave, Selma, AL 36701 | (334) 874-1640
  • Grades: PK-5
  • Student Enrollment: 433
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5 out of 5 | 1 Review
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Mr Joe Peterson
  • Fax: (334) 874-1641
  • Website: edgewood.selmacityschools.org
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details
  • Selma City School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $8,452
  • Graduation Rate: 55.1%
  • Dropout Rate: 0.6%
  • Students Per Teacher: 18.1
  • Enrolled Students: 4,146

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 433
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 20.3
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 21.4
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 243 (56.1%)
  • Females: 190 (43.9%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 16 (3.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 325 (75.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 341 (78.8%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Edgewood Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Edgewood Elementary School
  Number Percent
1st Grade6715.5%
2nd Grade5212.0%
3rd Grade6414.8%
4th Grade6615.2%
5th Grade6114.1%
Source: AL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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1 review for Edgewood Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on August 24, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Not a very good. Teacher allowed to use verbal abuse on student. calling them Duck face, monkey, jigga boo. A third grade teacher Ms. Dotty Miller call her student and told her the 2nd week their she would not pass her class. When reported the principal Mr. Peterson allowed this teacher to continue to teach after admitting she did it. Then he allowed her to fail the student after only begin in the class one month, for getting a F in Math for one grading period in ms. Miller class. The teacher told the student in front the class she didn't know as much as her students. More mental abuse to a 9yr old. I don't know who hired this lady but they need to do background check and check her credential's. Her behavior is clearly child/verbal/mental abuse to a student. this woman should not be within 500 feet of any child in my opinion. In less than 30days she expect a student new to the state, school, and system to be on the same level as "her students" in math. Now does this say the child fell to learn a year of her requirements in 20 some days, Or she fell to teach the student. It's clear who need to be retain to the 3rd grade and it not a child. It makes you wonder are our children safe anywhere anymore! Now Mr. Peterson want to put the child back into this womans class I don't think so. Verbal abuse (also called reviling) is a form of abusive behavior involving the use of language. It is a form of profanity that can occur with or without the use of expletives. Whilst oral communication is the most common form of verbal abuse, it includes abusive words in written form.

    According to the University of Cincinnati, there is no universally accepted definition of emotional or verbal attack.

    Verbal abuse is a pattern of behavior that can seriously interfere with one's positive emotional development and, over time, can lead to significant detriment to one's self-esteem, emotional well-being, and physical state. It has been further described as an ongoing emotional environment organized by the abuser for the purposes of control.

    The underlying factor in the dynamic of abuse can be viewed as the abuser’s low regard for him- or herself. As the abuser may fear not being "good enough" and/or meeting other’s expectations, the abuser may attempt to place their victim in the position to feel or believe similar things about him or her self.

    Verbal and emotional abuse can occur to one of any race, culture or sex, though the vast majority of reported cases are women.[1][2]

    Verbal abuse typically increases in intensity over time and often escalates to physical abuse as well.

    With couples usually during intense verbal abuse, the target of the abuse usually suffers by having lower self-worth and low self-esteem. Because of this, victims may fall into clinical depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. Verbal abuse, although not physically harmful and having no visible signs, is damaging nonetheless. Verbal abuse is arguably the most common type of abuse which is emotionally traumatic and not yet looked at or taken nearly as seriously as the many other forms of abuse. In reality, however, moderate to severe cases of verbal abuse in which the victim is under constant attack, especially a child, may be even more detrimental to a person or child's health than physical abuse or other forms of abuse.

    Verbal abuse starting from a young age may contribute to inferiority complex, machismo attitudes, and many other negative behaviors that plague many people into adulthood. People who feel they are being attacked by a verbal abuser on a regular basis should seek professional counsel and remove themselves from the negative environment if possible. Staying around verbal abusers is damaging for a person's overall well-being and all steps to change the situation should be pursued. Children in school violence may be victims of verbal bullying. A child should be watched closely by professionals if they notice changes ex: isolation or, not having friends, or knowing the child to change friends or grades falling, as professional teachers and guidance counslors this should be observerd and action should be taken to ask the child how are they doing maybe make a note of this, ask them if changes are going on in their lives to cause this type of behavior. Or a call to the parent however they may be feel as if they are medaling in others business or it may cause more problems for the child but these children whom do display changes or out of the ordinary may be suffering from verbal abuse. Professional teachers should never verbally abuse children though it can cause a very deep rooted phsycological damage to a child, who maybe suffering from adaption during a struggle with hardships or emotional and physical changes during puberty. I hope this will help Edgewood in training there teachers and removing abuser out of the system.

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