School Details

Charles G. Emery Elementary School

8600 Somerset Street, Buena Park, CA 90621
(714) 521-5134
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 692 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

65%
51%
56%
69%
55%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Buena Park Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
38%
46%
72%
58%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Buena Park Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
62%
65%
87%
75%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Buena Park Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
56%
60%
69%
59%
65%
70%
52%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Buena Park Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
62%
60%
65%
57%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Buena Park Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Charles G. Emery Elementary School is a public middle school in Buena Park. The principal of Charles G. Emery Elementary School is Debbie Diaz. 692 students go to Charles G. Emery Elementary School and identify as Unspecified, Hispanic, and Asian. 38% of the Charles G. Emery Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 45% of the 692 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Charles G. Emery Elementary School is 21:1. Gordon H. Beatty Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 5% 5%
Hispanic 41% 58%
Asian 41% 14%
Filipino 4% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 12% 11%
Pacific Islander 1% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 5333%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 64%
Limited English proficiency 38% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Emery is a great school run by a very active and strong principle and staff sincerely caring teachers and parent volunteers. My son is graduating this week and having attended this school for the last six years even he agrees that all of his teachers were excellent and fun some more serious but overall he says he learned so much from the hard Gates populated classes and most importantly he had fun learning.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is run by several parents who dominate the PTA and the principal is not aware of this.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school my daughter has been there since kindergarten she's in 6th grade now. Every single teacher she's had was an outstanding professional extremely dedicated and caring and making learning fun! There is also a very active parent group (PTA). My son will be entering kindergarten there in the fall. I love Emery Elementary and I highly recommend it!

  • (5 years ago)

    Emery Elementary is a well managed and competently run School. Teachers are qualified and are sincere in their desire to educate my children. I specifically moved to Los Coyotes so that my kids could study there.

  • (6 years ago)

    fantastic school. principal is visbible -always out and about with the students. teachers and administations have high expecations for kids. this school cares about kids and expects a lot of and for them. I love this school

  • (8 years ago)

    Charles G. Emery Elementary school provides a superior learning environment for each student as well as excellent information and events for parents. My children absolutely adore the school as well as their teachers. I can without inhibitors clearly certainly definitely and truly recommend Charles G. Emery Elementary school for any parent who seeks premier pre-eminent and prolific academic instruction for their children now and beyond. - Dr. Darrell C. Hartley

  • (8 years ago)

    I have never seen a more dedicated school. The teachers are wonderful and the parent involvment is excellent! My children love it here.

  • (10 years ago)

    Charles G. Emery Elementary school provides a superior learning environment for each student as well as excellent information and events for parents. I clearly certainly and definitely recommend Charles G. Emery Elementary school for any parent who seeks pre-eminent academic instruction for their children.

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