Cross Hill Academy, in my opinion is one of the best schools here in yonkers. The teacher & staff are engaged with the students. They encourage as well as challenge the students to give and do their best. Three of my children attend this school. They have been in a tye dance since 2010. I can honestly say that I am so glad they are apart if this school. The principals and staff set a very nurturing and pleasent environment for the children. They set order and show compassion at the same time. This school is well balanced and has come a long way from being Emerson, when in reality it's Cross Hill Academy. So i would pray that when one would look at this school they would look at all of its accomplishments and success of the the students as well as staff. 2012-2013 school year one of the teachers was awarded teacher of the year by yonkers. It was not the first time this has happen in cross hill & it won't be the last. Cross Hill Academy is a place where your child matters and where the staff cares. I am glad my children attend this school.
This school has changed since 2010 when the old Emerson School was closed and the new school started as Cross Hill Academy. It started with Kindergarten, First, Second and Seventh and Eight Grades only. None of the reviews here are accurate anymore since they represent Emerson and not Cross Hill. The school has a whole new set of administrators, teachers and staff - so it is a different school in all aspects. My daughter has been going to this school from KG in 2010 and she is now in the second grade. Her teachers were awesome - plenty of attention & enough homework to prepare them for the tougher grades ahead. Her current second grade teacher won the Teacher of the Year for the entire Yonkers School District. The Principal is well spoken, qualified and has a great personality - he certainly commands respect of the parents and his staff. From my perspective, the little things matter too - the school events like plays & parades were well arranged and coordinated by the teachers and staff and very importantly - started right on time - all of it shows that there is tremendous co-operation among the entire staff. I thank you for creating this great learning environment in Yonkers.
hey i was a former student attending emerson a.k.a cross hill and i agree with the 13% of the angry people here by saying this school and yonker shool disrect has a terrible ....there was fight every week ,lunch detention everyday ...please dont send your hildren there unless you want they to come home to you crying and bloody faces
everyone who is reading this please take my words seriously, emerson is a wonderful school. It has many academical programs and afterschool curricular activities_ parents may feel very secured when their child is in this school. As long as the child knows his/her limits they will have a wonderful time. The teachers are experts in teaching and they repeat work as often as necessary. The staff don't rush your childeren, they give them time but not the students sweet time. There are rules due to dresscode, behaviour etc... but you must realize its only for their good. The parents get involved a lot. We let them know every step of their childs' success. After school activities are numerous and transportation is available. They also provide teacher help after school to move your child further. In emerson we have 2 - 3 honor classes in each grade, where the students learn more!
Dear all readers emerson is a very good school. The teachers are involved in their students work and they are there for every step of your childs success_ you might've heard many rumors as in the fights but you should know it takes two hands to make a noise, so unless your child is involved in a fight or has misbehaved he/she will not get any consequences. The rule applies for everyone principles son or the janitors daughter. DOES NOT MATTER. But anyways it has many extra curriculas avtivities and the parents always recieve up to date reviews of your childs success. They have after school help so your child can stay up to date with us. they don't just provide work they also have dances and proms and bakesale and etc... you'll only know when your child is in here. He/she works hard, sure to be scholars. Choose emerson! Thanks
Parents please don't believe what you read about Emerson Middle School. This is the first year my daughter has attended, and will be the last. I could not believe what I saw with my own two eyes when I visited the school in May 2003. Children walking through the halls during class time, not one class I passed by on the second floor were in their chairs or doing any work, and substitute teachers sitting in corners reading the newspaper. I decided to visit the school to try and resolve an issue with my daughter who was suspended because she was trying to defend herself from a boy in her class. She was told that if she had gone to a teacher, things would've been different. How could she alert a teacher when out of her 7 teachers, 5 are substitutes (we all remember what we did when a substitute teacher lead the class... Nothing!) Obviously while the little boy was bothering her in the classroom, the teacher thought nothing of it. To make my point quickly, the school is too overcrowded, teachers are overwhelmed and have no control over the kids, and they have cut funding so badly - there are no extracurricular activities for the children. Someone should take the time and update Emerson's website so that parents logging on who would like to enroll their children will know the truth. My daughter's grades have never been so low in all her years of school (mind you, she started off the school year on the honor roll... so much for that). So, in closing, if you're serious about your child's education, this is not the school your child should attend.
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