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Emerson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 426 students

 

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Posted May 23, 2014

Emerson... My daughter said her fourth grade math teacher is extremely loud, more interested in talking than listening, her "partner" visited once or twice..i feel their personal life out of bonds..I do hope the exisiting Prinicipal stays.. other teachers try hard, this one is overbearing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

I had such a bad respose from them when trying to fid my daughter a school. Even at the school fair they were not very friendly.


Posted November 3, 2009

we are the oldest immersion school in the state of mn.and the students,teachers and parents are always learning from one another.this is a wonderful dual immersion school.the staff is great with kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2009

I love Emerson School because, my daughter is learning to speak a second language. I choose Emerson over a school in nicer area because of the culture my daughter gets.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Emerson rocks because it is a dual immersion school that embodies community and soul. The students, teachers and parents are always learning from one another. I love hearing my children speak in Spanish!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Fabulous learning community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Emerson has an amazing community spirit. The Minneapolis Public Schools recently went through the process of optimizing use of resources and the Emerson parents, teachers, staff, and community members stood together to fight for the integrity of the Spanish-English Dual Immersion Program. The program brings together native Spanish speakers and native English speakers to give both the gift of bilingualism and cross-cultural understanding. It is an incredibly unique environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

this is a wonderful dual immersion school. The staff is great with kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Emerson Spanish Immersion Language Center is more than a great school, it is a community and an extended family that nurtures children in a great educational environment. Emerson has not been very supported by the district and this would be a great recognition for all the hard working teachers, staff, parents and children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Emerson is a dual immersion Spanish program that helps children learn in two languages, which makes them twice as marketable when they go on to higher education or the work force. It is a small, close knit community that deserves recognition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

There's such a great community of parents and staff...our kids have a great accent in Spanish!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

My daughter, a native English speaker, was speaking, listening, reading and writing in Spanish while in kindergarten! Yay Emerson! Staff are warm, friendly, and committed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

This is a warm and friendly school wiht fabulous staff and teachers. it is a spanish immersion so the kids are learning spanish quickly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The Spanish learning community is wonderful and we have the best teachers. I enjoy hearing my 8 year old speaking with and understanding her native spanish speaking grandmother in spanish. Emerson Spanish Immersion rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

I love Emerson Spanish Imersion School because my not is able to learn and study in Spanish. I love the culturally diverse setting and the small school size. I also love that it is a K-8 school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

I love that my kids are learning Spanish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

I don't think the score 2/10 fairly depicts this school as you have to take into consideration the demographics. ~75% of students are latino and many are Spanish speaking. Statistics show that students who attend immersion schools end up doing as well if not better acidemically by 5th or 6th grade. The school is one of several immersion schools in the state and offers an urban setting that can't be found elsewhere. Families who have children here are dedicated and involved and so are the teachers. I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

An astounding school. Last fall, my daughter started kindergarten with no Spanish and unable to read. She is ending the year able to converse in Spanish, reading easily in both Spanish and English, and with math skills such as constructing and reading graphs, adding, and subtracting, etc. The teachers are dedicated, compassionate, and work phenomenally hard. I am in awe of their professionalism and skill. The school commitment to a respectful and healthy environment permeates the classrooms and hallways. I feel welcome 'dropping in' to the classroom at any time, and was impressed by the high level of parent involvement in the classrooms and on field trips. In one year, kindergarten no less, this school has given my daughter a second language, a love of learning, and a commitment to school that will benefit her through her entire life. Simply amazing. I am forever grateful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2007

I worry that rather than putting my son at an advantage by speaking English and Spanish, that he may actually end up behind academically. Also, the school is unorganized, the teachers are overwhelmed and very laid-back on discipline and order in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2007

Thou the school is a great concept it is being run by the Minneapolis School district (can't manage money or children). I have two children in this school and the teachers and the administration have a lack of communication with each other and the parents. Our two children are being held back in class for a large number of the students who either lack the parent involvement or lack of language skills (Spanish or English) to be an successful in education. Our children are being asked to help the other children in class because the teachers are either overwhelmed or don't care. The majority of the schools assets seem to be going to hispanic families when it is a immersion school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2010.

59 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2010.

57 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
33%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

53 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
17%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students56%
Female59%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant56%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students45%
Female52%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant45%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students55%
Female75%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
27%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students43%
Female39%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant43%

Reading

All Students25%
Female25%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities26%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant25%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students46%
Female49%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant46%

Reading

All Students31%
Female37%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant31%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students41%
Female46%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant41%

Reading

All Students27%
Female35%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English40%
Not migrant27%

Science

All Students17%
Female19%
Male15%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic3%
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities19%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant17%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 57% 7%
White 29% 73%
Black 8% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mark Quinn
Fax number
  • (612) 668-3620

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1421 Spruce Place
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