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Emerson Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 323 students

 

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2014:
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Posted June 19, 2014

Emerson started as a great year and I was impressed by the great ideas and goals set by the new principal. However, as the school year went on, I was extremely disappointed in the leadership. Nothing came out of anything planned. Discipline in this school is a joke. The students are out of control and disrespectful because it is allowed. There are no programs to focus on students that are at or above the learning standards. This school focuses on the students that do not speak English well and the students that are behind in their learning. The school seems to be understaffed and all of the teachers seem to be overwhelmed because of that. Multiple substitute teachers have refused to return to Emerson and all of the families that live right next to school, attend elsewhere. That should speak for itself. There is zero parent involvement. Any active parents that I know of, eventually left Emerson. I believe my child will be leaving Emerson with a smile. With all of that said, I would advise that you send your children to a school that has reading scores above illiterate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2014

Emerson elementary school is an improving school with the leadership of their new principal. Teachers are dedicated and understand students needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2012

It's amazing what passes for education in the south end. I wouldn't send my dog back to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

I think that this school needs total reconstruction on the inside. The district needs to have quality schools and staff across the board. I blame the school district for letting this school fail. The office staff is great but there is poor leadership at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2006

Parent involvement is low and communication is poor. This year has been disappointing. Academic curriculum has not been challenging for at level or above level students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

This will be my child's second year at Emerson Elementary. I am satisfied with the schools academic programs and teachers. However, I feel there needs to be more safety procedures put in place especially for young children when it comes to walking the halls unmonitored.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 65% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
8%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students39%
Female33%
Male44%
Black27%
Asian60%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income35%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education39%
Limited English33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female48%
Male52%
Black41%
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income48%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
Limited English50%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students35%
Female42%
Male27%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income36%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education37%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female68%
Male47%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income57%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students44%
Female58%
Male27%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income50%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students47%
Female56%
Male40%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income50%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female50%
Male55%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income47%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female25%
Male55%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income34%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 53% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 23% 7%
Hispanic 14% 20%
Two or more races 5% 6%
White 4% 60%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 124%N/A8%
Special education 117%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 285%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 15N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 8N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 65%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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School Leader's name
  • Marion Vinson

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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9709 60 Av South
Seattle, WA 98118
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