This school is horrible!! The kids are bullies and the teachers/principle does nothing about it!!! They have busses drop kids off at intersections.. They don't care about the students at all! Kids are allowed to do as they please. My kids stuff has gotten stolen, and they do nothing! This school is a NIGHTMARE!! Stay away from this school if you care about your kids! I am doing everything I can to get my kids in a different school. Please, please do not bring your kids here!!
I would not recommend this school to other parents to take there kids. I went through the whole year and didn't go to my sons class to volunteer. My son would come home intimidated with a slip to sign that he didn't make his day. Finally, the last day of school I went with him and stayed in his classroom and noticed that the kids were very uncomfortable with answering their points. I think that there is other ways of showing the students involvement in class. Teachers should acknowledge the students one on one instead of getting put down by others.
My daughter attended this school from kindergarten through 5th grade- Teachers are great! loved everyone she had. Administration? not so great- by the time she reached 5th grade they were on their 3rd principal The second principal, we liked- he was addressing many issues with problem students- but he left due to health reasons (thats what we were told)- My daughter did well academically- mostly because we worked with her at home as well. Too much focus on AR over the last couple of years, not enough focus on math- as you can tell by the low math scores- lots of low income families attend the school- which i'm sure doesn't help testing- bottom line is without parent support at home, the school will never have better scores.
Great programs, specialists, PTA, after school activities, before and after school childcare through Boys and Girls clubs on site. Have attended K-2nd and so far have had great teachers, especially for K and 2nd. Kindergarten teachers work together and go the extra mile. In first grade, there were two teachers sharing classroom space and I didn't like that. My son struggled with reading in first grade, but got a lot of support from reading specialists to bring him up to par. Now he's excelling in the AR reading program. Teachers have been very interactive. They have an effective disciplinary system called Make Your Day and emphasize respecting others. On the down side, they have had three principals in three years. They have low test scores, from what I hear, mostly due to non-English speaking kids.
After having some great teachers in past years, I pulled my child from this school because of her current teacher, I am rating the teachers as average, because some are fantastic, and some are below average. I would keep a close eye on my child's well being. The office staff are great. The school concentrates on studying for the state tests and nothing else. The administration leaves a lot to be desired, just Google the principle and see why the move from the last school.
My daughter has attended this school k-1st.I thought it was and ok school. Then I get this letter about the test scores .I did feel they could use more teacher help in the classroom(teacher+ teacher-aide).Like when I was growing up.
This school has low academic standards. Everything seemed to be dumbed down. No written reports were required in fourth grade.
After reading reviews here about Emerson school I was really sad that my daughter will have to go to this school we start looking for other options but at the end we had to send our daughter to this school. Now after sending my daughter for one year we realize that we are the lucky to be in this school because everybody there is soooo nice and helpful. teachers are nice , we are really happy.
All my children attend this school. Their teacher and principle are very nice. The school is accomodative to what we need. They always send class material home so we know what my children learn at school. I really appreciate their working.
My child attends Emerson Elementary. The teacher works with me to ensure that my child is getting everything she needs to be successful in class. The staff is always happy to see us as parents show up to help out with special events or daily support. For my child's IEP meeting there were 8 people in the meeting from the school and the district, all had made sure that they were familiar with my child and her needs. We came from a school that was in a 'higher' ranked school district, with a much higher median income. I must say that Emerson has provided us with better services and a higher level of support. The 'make your day' system and structure of the school provides a safe environment. I was apprehensive at first about moving to Emerson, now I am very glad we did.
While I feel that the teachers themselves are of good quality, the dicipline program is far to strict. I do not feel that the expectations are age-appropriate. The end result being a very discouraged child. Wea re changing schools next year.
The leadership/principal at Emerson leaves a lot to be desired. Overall the teachers are outstanding. I just wish they could get the administrative support that they all deserve.
This school is outstanding! We have been there for three years now and each year has been a great experience. The teachers and staff go out of their way to make education as interesting and fulfilling as possible. I commend the school on it's discipline and ability to work together toward the common goal of educating our children.
This school is too strict in some areas and in other areas is too lax. My children are not thriving there and we are changing schools next year.
The make your day program leaves children with learning and/or behavior disorders with low self-esteem and should be called public shaming.
I have 2 daughters attending Emerson. One daughter constantly tells me that they are not allowed to talk during lunch on most days. My other daughter missed a field trip because the teacher lost her permission slip, and didn't inform me of the lack of permission slip till the day of the trip! My girls have made good friends, but I feel the teachers play favorites, and the rules change depending on the situation or the kids involved. I think that is an unfair way for children to learn.
would not recommend this school for children you would like to see as our future leaders.
My son trnsfered into Emerson from a Seattle school. After 3 days and 2 physical attacks on his person I removed him from that school. Not only was my son assaulted by another student but the lack of reponse by the whole faculty was astounding. I am so upset with this school and the type of people who work there and go to school there that I would suggest to any parent that cares for their children not to ever allow them to go here. Do not move into this schools area! Horrible School and Horrible Staff ! Our neighbor boy was almost involved in a stabbing at that school, him being the victim. Do not let your innocent children attend this school.
My son has been going to this school now going on almost 3 years. I have had incredible luck with his teachers. They have so far been very helpful and keep in touch with me when problems arise. I have no complaints at this time, and I hope that continues. I have a 3 year old that will will also be starting Kindergarten in 2 years.
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