Edison High School (Huntington Beach, California)

Edison High School is a public high school located in Huntington Beach, California which first began operation in 1969. It is a part of the Huntington Beach Union High School District. Edison is a California Distinguished School. The graduation rate at Edison is 94%. Thirty-three percent of Edison graduates attend a four-year university and 61% attend community college or trade school. Twenty five total AP, Honors, and Accelerated level courses are offered at Edison. Edison is a largely sports-centered high school, with 30 CIF championships and 255 League championships.[2]

Edison High School
21400 Magnolia Street

TypePublic High School
School districtHuntington Beach Union High School District
PrincipalJennifer Graves
Faculty109.11 (FTE)[1]
Number of students2,497 (2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio22.89[1]
Color(s)Green and Gold         
Athletics conferenceCIF Southern Section
Sunset League
Team nameChargers
RivalFountain Valley High School


The school was built on land donated by Southern California Edison, from which its name is derived.

Academic programsEdit


The Academy of Sustainability and Engineering at Edison (ASE) is a STEAM-based program which emphasizes real-life application of mathematics and sciences. The program is directed by Andrea Harrell.[3] ASE students take slightly specialized math and science classes which are directed towards sustainability and engineering.[4] The ASE program and, specifically, students who are ASE Lab Specialists, often use the Innovation Lab, an area at Edison which implements sustainable aquaponics systems, houses a variety of marine specimens, and is used by the robotics team, among other features.[5] The establishment of the Innovation Lab was spearheaded by Edison science teacher and Assistant Director of ASE Greg Gardiner. Mr. Gardiner was named 2018 California Teacher of the Year due to his ability to engage students, his work with developmentally disabled students, his hands-on teaching style, and his positive energy.[6] ASE also runs several gardens at Edison which showcase native plants such as succulents in their natural habitats.[3] All ASE students participate in a stewardship event, in which they take part in some type of action that will positively affect the local environment. ASE also offers a Robotics and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Program, which competes against other schools as well as an E-sports team.[5]


The Model United Nations (MUN) program at Edison simulates United Nations committees in order to teach students skills of research, public speaking, debating, and writing, as well as critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership.[7] This Honors-level program also teaches students basic social studies information alongside MUN assignments, projects, and conferences. After Freshman year, a typically small cut occurs, allowing only two classes (seventy-four students) as Sophomores in MUN. After Sophomore year, the program is reduced to one class, which remains until Senior year.


Edison students typically attend four conferences per year, mostly in the Southern California area. Sophomore, Junior, and Senior MUN students participate in one trip outside of the area each year in order to attend conferences.


  • SOCOMUN - Santa Margarita High School Novice Conference, October. First conference for MUN students, committees focus on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), rather than typical UN committees.
  • THSMUN - Tustin High School Novice Conference, November. Not recommended for most Freshman MUN students at Edison, known for lack of formality and organization.
  • LAIMUN - Mira Costa High School Novice Conference, November/December. Known for docket-style conferences. Mira Costa MUN and Edison MUN have a moderate rivalry, largely perpetuated by Mira Costa students, and accuse each other of bias when chairing conferences.
  • EHSMUN - Edison High School Novice Conference, January. Students attend first Edison conference, all committees are Security Council. According to student interviews, only one committee is single-delegate, while the rest are dual-delegate. This single-delegate committee is often a historical committee.
  • HBHSMUN - Huntington Beach High School Novice Conference, March. Final conference of the year for Freshman MUN students.


  • EHSMUN - Edison High School Advanced Conference, October. First advanced conference for MUN students, considered most competitive conference in Southern California area.
  • THSMUN - Tustin High School Advanced Conference, November. Not recommended for most Sophomore MUN students at Edison.
  • LAIMUN - Mira Costa High School Advanced Conference, November/December. Docket-style conference. Occurs simultaneously along with LAIMUN Novice Conference.
  • HBHSMUN - Huntington Beach High School Advanced Conference, January/February. Attended by almost all Sophomore MUN students at Edison
  • BMUN - University of California Berkeley Advanced Conference, February/March. Forty highest ranking (with some influence from Freshman year rankings) Sophomore MUN students are invited to the Berkeley Conference and a four day trip to Berkeley, California. Most students will be participating in dual-delegate committees, although generally there are one or two single-delegate students.
  • Sophomore Interclass - Edison High School Advanced Interclass Conference, March. A conference consisting of only Edison Sophomore MUN students. Generally, this is attended by students who have not yet attended three or four conferences and are ranked lower than thirty. Students who attend Berkeley do not attend the Interclass.


  • EHSMUN - Edison High School Advanced Conference, October. Juniors will co-chair committees.
  • THSMUN - Tustin High School Advanced Conference, November. Not recommended.
  • RUMUN - Rutgers University Advanced Conference, November/December. Juniors travel to New Jersey and New York to attend the Rutgers Conference.
  • EHSMUN - Edison High School Novice Conference, October. Juniors will co-chair committees.
  • HBHSMUN - Huntington Beach High School Advanced Conference, January/February.


  • EHSMUN - Edison High School Advanced Conference, October. Juniors will chair committees.
  • THSMUN - Tustin High School Advanced Conference, November. Not recommended.
  • EHSMUN - Edison High School Novice Conference, October. Seniors will chair committees.
  • HBHSMUN - Huntington Beach High School Advanced Conference, January/February.
  • International MUN Trip, February. Seniors will travel to Europe, typically to multiple countries, viewing many international landmarks, locations, etc. Senior MUN students are able to experience a European style MUN conference, as opposed to American conferences.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b c Edison High
  2. ^ "Edison High School". www.edisonchargers.com. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Preparing our students for the future through STEM". Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "About Us". Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Our Programs". Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  6. ^ James Jordan (February 13, 2018), 2018 California Teacher of the Year - Greg Gardiner - Orange County promotional video, retrieved February 25, 2019
  7. ^ "What is MUN?". EDISON HIGH SCHOOL MUN. January 12, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "Edison 2017 Alumni HOF Recipients" (PDF). edisonchargers.com. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  9. ^ Hamilton, Tom (September 9, 1981). "Rick DiBernardo Is Edison High School's Man for All Positions". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. (subscription required)
  10. ^ ussoccer.com - Bio - Biography
  11. ^ http://www.ocregister.com/2016/07/07/higashioka-selected-to-all-star-game/
  12. ^ "High School Baseball". The Baseball Cube. Archived from the original on November 18, 2008. Retrieved October 8, 2011.
  13. ^ "Jeff Kent Awards by Baseball Almanac". Baseball-almanac.com. October 18, 2002. Retrieved October 8, 2011.
  14. ^ Sciacca, Mike (August 7, 2013). "Shields sensational". Huntington Beach Independent. Retrieved August 10, 2013.
  15. ^ "USMNT camp update: A few words with Huntington Beach's Eugene Starikov and the Galaxy's A.J. DeLaGarza - 100 Percent Soccer". Retrieved February 1, 2011.
  16. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/thayeda01.shtml
  17. ^ Carpio, Anthony Clark (June 12, 2014). "Jazz sax player enjoys getting into a jam". Huntington Beach Independent. pp. A4.
  18. ^ Plushy - Page 1 - Music - San Francisco - SF Weekly

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Coordinates: 33°39′08″N 117°58′10″W / 33.6521°N 117.9694°W / 33.6521; -117.9694