School Details

Emerson Elementary School

1011 East Caldwell Street, Compton, CA 90221
(310) 898-6170
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 598 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

43%
51%
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65%
67%
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
  • Compton Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
38%
46%
71%
61%
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
  • Compton Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
54%
65%
75%
72%
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
  • Compton Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
44%
60%
61%
64%
65%
29%
37%
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
  • Compton Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Emerson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Compton. The principal of Emerson Elementary School is Sydney Ritchey-Burnett and can be contacted at sburnett@compton.k12.ca.us. 598 students go to Emerson Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 42% of the Emerson Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 92% of the 598 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Emerson Elementary School is 17:1. Eko Multi-Purpose Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 69% 75%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 23%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Pacific Islander 2% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 24779%
Multiracial 1.0% %
Unspecified 1% 0.6%
Asian 0.4% 0.06%
White, non-Hispanic 0.4% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
Filipino 0% 0.05%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 79%
Limited English proficiency 42% 51%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I attended Emerson back in 97 until I graduated in 02 and I have only one thing to say the school system looks bad to the parents who are not invovled. In 99 my class was ranked 3rd in the State for our test scores I was in an excellent Gifted program and only had trouble with one teacher who got fired because of all the conplaints. The staff my have changed but as far as I can tell it has improved the school not damage I've done community service there form 02 to 07 when I stopped attending schools in Compton but they have tons of after school and summer programs to help their students. If a parent leaves it to their children to inform them of these things they are sadly mistaken most kids want their summers and free time.

  • (5 years ago)

    beg to differ with the below statement. The school's API (test score) has been increasing in the past 3 years with a new administrator. Teachers attend various staff developments that are provided by the district and those are the days that they are not there.There's a strong parental involvement and an active PTA that work dilegently for the students. My child went on 2 field trips during the school day and another trip from the after school program. Overall as a parent with three children here in Emerson I am truly content with the rigorous curriculum and with the caring staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    I had posted a review a few days ago and it seems that negative reviews go away after they find it .Well im back with the thought that this school cover a lot of there tail when its time to get down when something thats wrong. Im a parent and all children loves me they talk to me about anything. schools are not like what they are cracked up 2 be. I wonder why do all the kids not just Emerson elemetary inform me that there teachers are never there they do what they wana do. There is no homework and they have no clue what to do when they are home. Emerson elementary needs a review on all teachers and office it seems that they want there jobs not the the kids education. Half of the old folks cant keep up with time things change catch up board

  • (5 years ago)

    It needs a lot of reconstruction. The teachers need teaching. Some of the teachers are never there

  • (6 years ago)

    I think that Emerson is a good school. When my child went there it was an okay school the teachers are very concerned about the students. Overall it is a fairly good school.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son went there but we moved him to Long Beach Unified due to the bahavior of the students and the watered down curriculum.

  • (9 years ago)

    Emerson Elementary in Compton is one of the best schools to work in. Our principal is a superb leader who cares about each one of her students as her own. She works late hours and on weekends to provide excellent education to the children in Comptn. Teachers are dedicated and well respected by the students teachers and community. Emerson offers variety of programs for the children in Compton such as after school tutoring weekend GATE academy as well as state of the art technology program for each and every child.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son attended Emerson Elementary School for Kindergarden during the 2004/2005 semester. This school does have a good curriculum but I found the behavior of some of the children to be deplorable. I did not feel that the principal and the staff had enough control over the children and the way the behaved. Although they would have jazz concerts at the school from time to time I did not see any evidence of any extra curricular activities.

  • (10 years ago)

    Emerson Elementary is a really fair and good school for your child. They motivate your child and help them out in anything neccesarry. Not only that but they even have extra curricular programs that are of good use.

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