yes yes yes! a new and qualified and inspiring principal has been named and considering how he presented himself at the public forum held earlier this month, we are expecting great things. if you are considering Emerson (and you should be) please come to the first tour of the year on November 17.
I agree that this is an above average school. I sent my son here because of the racially diverse demographics but found a tremendous amount of disparity. Limited Spanish translation services (criminal, considering the backgrounds of many of the parents); and African American boys are unfairly targeted for often minor infractions. One teacher confused our son with another student of color for the ENTIRE SCHOOL year and kept giving him low grades (this is a common occurrence). There are some great teachers here but the school needs to be more culturally aware and sensitive. You *have* to be a pro-active parent at Emerson and not be afraid to confront particular teachers.
Emerson is an above average public middle school with a diverse population and caring teachers. My child thinks the drama program is the best in Southern California! However the current principal is not as effective as her predecessor, and would benefit from learning how to make sure her excellent staff is appreciated, so that teachers are not taken for granted. Despite this, the school is wonderful.
teachers and administration willing to try new ideas to engage students and improve the environmnet for learning
They have the most caring and responcible princple,teachers and staff .
Emerson has so many terrific programs: Emerson Sports Academy, MESA, drama, costume design, four students will now participate in Coca Cola's C5 Challenge until they go to college. Teachers who go the extra mile: 8th graders wrote 10,000 word novels! 6th graders visit Yosemite! And teachers who came back again - they are Emerson alumni and returned to give back! Emerson reflects the diversity of Los Angeles in its population.
The school is small enough where everyone knows your name. The kids and teachers are wonderful.
Emerson is a great school! My son is part of the Emerson Sports Academy and is loving it! Thanks to all the great staff for 3 great years.
Emerson has a great IHP program, and is doing a fine job educating our son. He's happy and has made many new friends. The school is smaller than other local middle schools, with a great principal and many good teachers.
It is a small middle school, students are encouraged to learn the staff is caring
The leadership - Kathy Gonnella - she and the faculty truly care about the academic and personal well being of the students. Even for a large, urban, public school, Kathy and the teachers have been responsive to individual needs of students. Truly gems!
Emerson has a wonderful principal, caring teachers, and a small (by LA standards) but diverse student body. Love the neighborhood too -- safe, clean, and easy to get to.
My daughter is in 6th grade and we are very happy with the school. The principal is wonderful and the teachers are great.
Emerson is a great school. My daughter is very happy there and she loves her wonderful teachers. And the after-school program, Prime Time, is outstanding!
Both my daughters are happy there, they have made many friends. The principal is a wonderful lady and educator who listens to all parents, teachers and students and there are many wonderful teachers.
It's become a real neighborhood school again, while still retaining the diversity and intimacy that set it apart from other options.
Great school! Wonderful teachers, super principal and fantastic after school program - they really care about each individual student
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