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Davis, CA
Students enrolled: 405

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2121 Calaveras Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

(530) 757-5430
(530) 757-5434
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September 03, 2014
I have worked as a sub teacher and paraeducator at this school as well as many others in the district. Most of the teaching I have observed here has been quite good. Unfortunately, the layout of this school is really a disaster. There are literally dead ends and it feels like a concrete maze. I am sure the school has a much larger population of students than when it was built, making the enclosed hallways claustrophobic and uncomfortable. It's hard to argue for a remodel with education funding being so limited, but the environment created by the architecture here is truly unpleasant.

- submitted by a teacher

August 18, 2014
My daughter has a great science and history teacher but her math teacher is horrible. Overall, she has a positive experience but the school would be better if they do something about the totally non-engaged teachers.

- submitted by a parent

February 16, 2014
This school is a terrible place. People are unwelcoming, and seem to be very rude. There are some great teachers that care and teach very well, but on the other hand, there are teachers that do not care at all about their students, and just kind of throw work in student's faces, and don't care to address problems, or help students, even then- only helping them after the fact that thy needed to know it a long time ago for a test or quiz, or web just to progress in the subject. A disgrace!... Overall- this school was a very unpleasant experience for my child and there was very few enjoyable things. I recommend putting your child in a different school. My opinion is point. Blank. Period.

- submitted by a parent

December 19, 2013
In this age range, kids often succeed or fail for reasons not directly related to the academic content. Attitudes toward school, social stresses, bullying, study skills, and student community all contribute to an environment that determines whether students can reach their individual potential. This school makes an effort to treat its young students with respect - not something I often see extended toward adolescents - and the students I know have a remarkably positive attitude toward school. I have been pleasantly surprised by how well Emerson seems to be successfully navigating the major issues of the preteen years, and my son is thriving there.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2013
I am a current 7th grader, and I go to Emerson Junior High School, and I think it is a great school with amazing teachers who make sure that your experience is great while you are there! And there is an awesome school councelor named Mr. Leahy, and he is a great person that you can talk to about all problems and even just hang out with him! I think the teachers are very supportive, and the office staff is very friendly. I would really reccomend this school for anybody, anywhere, and overall, Davis is just a good place for people to go to school! :) ~Aimee, 7th grader, Emerson Junior High

- submitted by a community member

December 31, 2012
I was a student from 1970 -1973. I've always been greatful to have attended this wonderful school, all the teachers were very supportive, science and math were great. It's great to know it's one of the best.

- submitted by a community member

July 30, 2011
I am a graduate from Emerson Jr. High in Davis, California. I am disappointed to say that my experience at this middle school was far from positive. The instruction I received from a teacher in the math department ruined my math career; problems were done for me instead of being explained to me and his overall teaching methods were destructive, having unfortunate consequences for his students. I spoke with the principle and the counselor and was not allowed to change classes, nor were my complaints investigated. I am extremely sad that my Junior High experience was so negative. As a community we need to show the school district that this type of teaching will not be tolerated. The reputation of Davis Schools is the responsibility of its teachers and administrators, it is extremely unfortunate that their behavior has been consistently inappropriate. As far as junior highs go I would recommend any other school besides Emerson.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
October 12, 2010
I love this school because we despite all of our budget cuts, we have a wonderful visual and performing arts program!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
October 04, 2009
Very low rate of bullying - kids are very supportive of each other.

- submitted by a parent

September 02, 2009
This school trys it best to be involved with the students. There are some problems with the school layout whick is somewhat confusing but not impposible to get used to. The lunches are also very good but that depends on personal opinion. They might be considered unhealthy. But to me they're awesome :) They have vending machines. But So far only a couple work. The schools counselors are also very helpful and supportive and will listen to any problems that a student has. Lockers are hard to get open, so most kids don't really use them. The biggest problem I have is that I wish we had more time to transition from class to class. All said and done emerson junior high is a pretty good school to attend.

- submitted by a student

March 03, 2009
This school is pretty good. I think people should donate money to fund newer classrooms and bathrooms.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 09, 2008
My son (new student) received a warm welcome from the counselors, teachers and vice principal. The teachers have already communicated with me and are supportive of my son. We are relieved to enter such a supportive environment and feel that he will do quite well at Emerson.

- submitted by a parent

December 29, 2007
I am currently attending this school. Emerson jr. high is very advanced scholastically, but lacks discipline or decent supplies. The teachers are very involved and concerned, as well as some of the parents. Some problems at the school are ignored, and some are just dismissed, as 'we'll fix it later.' I recommend this school for the socially adept, not the outcast.

- submitted by a student

May 08, 2006
I believe this is a school with excellent teachers that know the subjects but the campus should be redone.

- submitted by a parent

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Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High School
2121 Calaveras Avenue, Davis, CA  95616
(530) 757-5430
Last modified Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-9. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top