Site ranks Edison High campus among 'most amazing' in world

The Fresno BeeSeptember 10, 2013 

Edison High School's new campus has been honored by the website BestEducationDegrees.com

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Edison High's new 42,647-square-foot building helped the school be ranked 18th in the world among the 30 most impressive high school campuses in a new online ranking.

BestEducationDegrees.com, a website that reviews publicly available information to create college and K-12 rankings, ranks Edison among eight California high schools for their innovative and eye-popping buildings. The ranking compares schools based on their modern architectural designs.

Edison's building, completed last spring with money from the $280 million Measure Q bond, includes solar panels, a two-story atrium with a skylight and sleek exterior panels in the school's black and yellow colors

It houses 20 classrooms, a theater with seats for 100 and special education classrooms and a computer lab. The building was designed by Fresno-based Darden Architects.

The other California schools -- including Sacramento's Inderkum High School, which topped the list -- joined modern school houses from around the globe. The other California schools were Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts in Los Angeles (30), Diamond Ranch High School in Los Angeles (25), Ánimo Leadership Charter High School in Los Angeles (21), American Canyon High School in Napa County (15), Camino Nuevo Charter Academy in Los Angeles (11) and Pacific Ridge High School in San Diego (6).

The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6412, hfurfaro@fresnobee.com or @hannahfurfaro on Twitter.

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