School Details

Emerson Elementary School

1421 Spruce Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 668-3610
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 396 students 19 students/teacher (MN avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

43%
52%
72%
25%
42%
57%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8, and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Minneapolis Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
50%
71%
31%
39%
54%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8, and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Minneapolis Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
40%
60%
27%
44%
64%
17%
37%
60%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8, and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Minneapolis Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Emerson Elementary School is a public middle school in Minneapolis. The principal of Emerson Elementary School is Mark Quinn and can be contacted at mark.quinn@mpls.k12.mn.us. 396 students attend Emerson Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 79% of the 396 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Emerson Elementary School is 19:1. Stonebridge Community School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 38%
Hispanic 69% 18%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 5%
Asian 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 18% 30%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    we are the oldest immersion school in the state of mn.and the students teachers and parents are always learning from one another.this is a wonderful dual immersion school.the staff is great with kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Emerson School because my daughter is learning to speak a second language. I choose Emerson over a school in nicer area because of the culture my daughter gets.

  • (5 years ago)

    Emerson rocks because it is a dual immersion school that embodies community and soul. The students teachers and parents are always learning from one another. I love hearing my children speak in Spanish!

  • (5 years ago)

    Fabulous learning community!

  • (5 years ago)

    this is a wonderful dual immersion school. The staff is great with kids!

  • (5 years ago)

    Emerson Spanish Immersion Language Center is more than a great school it is a community and an extended family that nurtures children in a great educational environment. Emerson has not been very supported by the district and this would be a great recognition for all the hard working teachers staff parents and children.

  • (5 years ago)

    Emerson is a dual immersion Spanish program that helps children learn in two languages which makes them twice as marketable when they go on to higher education or the work force. It is a small close knit community that deserves recognition.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter a native English speaker was speaking listening reading and writing in Spanish while in kindergarten! Yay Emerson! Staff are warm friendly and committed.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love that my kids are learning Spanish.

  • (5 years ago)

    Emerson has an amazing community spirit. The Minneapolis Public Schools recently went through the process of optimizing use of resources and the Emerson parents teachers staff and community members stood together to fight for the integrity of the Spanish-English Dual Immersion Program. The program brings together native Spanish speakers and native English speakers to give both the gift of bilingualism and cross-cultural understanding. It is an incredibly unique environment.

  • (5 years ago)

    The Spanish learning community is wonderful and we have the best teachers. I enjoy hearing my 8 year old speaking with and understanding her native spanish speaking grandmother in spanish. Emerson Spanish Immersion rocks!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Emerson Spanish Imersion School because my not is able to learn and study in Spanish. I love the culturally diverse setting and the small school size. I also love that it is a K-8 school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a warm and friendly school wiht fabulous staff and teachers. it is a spanish immersion so the kids are learning spanish quickly!

  • (5 years ago)

    There's such a great community of parents and staff...our kids have a great accent in Spanish!

  • (5 years ago)

    I don't think the score 2/10 fairly depicts this school as you have to take into consideration the demographics. ~75% of students are latino and many are Spanish speaking. Statistics show that students who attend immersion schools end up doing as well if not better acidemically by 5th or 6th grade. The school is one of several immersion schools in the state and offers an urban setting that can't be found elsewhere. Families who have children here are dedicated and involved and so are the teachers. I would recommend this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    An astounding school. Last fall my daughter started kindergarten with no Spanish and unable to read. She is ending the year able to converse in Spanish reading easily in both Spanish and English and with math skills such as constructing and reading graphs adding and subtracting etc. The teachers are dedicated compassionate and work phenomenally hard. I am in awe of their professionalism and skill. The school commitment to a respectful and healthy environment permeates the classrooms and hallways. I feel welcome 'dropping in' to the classroom at any time and was impressed by the high level of parent involvement in the classrooms and on field trips. In one year kindergarten no less this school has given my daughter a second language a love of learning and a commitment to school that will benefit her through her entire life. Simply amazing. I am forever grateful.

  • (7 years ago)

    I worry that rather than putting my son at an advantage by speaking English and Spanish that he may actually end up behind academically. Also the school is unorganized the teachers are overwhelmed and very laid-back on discipline and order in the classroom.

  • (7 years ago)

    Thou the school is a great concept it is being run by the Minneapolis School district (can't manage money or children). I have two children in this school and the teachers and the administration have a lack of communication with each other and the parents. Our two children are being held back in class for a large number of the students who either lack the parent involvement or lack of language skills (Spanish or English) to be an successful in education. Our children are being asked to help the other children in class because the teachers are either overwhelmed or don't care. The majority of the schools assets seem to be going to hispanic families when it is a immersion school.

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