School Details

Emory Elementary School

1915 Coronado Avenue, San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 628-5300
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 691 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

44%
42%
56%
52%
57%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • South Bay Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
30%
46%
72%
59%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • South Bay Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
45%
65%
60%
60%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • South Bay Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
48%
60%
48%
44%
65%
40%
39%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • South Bay Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
52%
60%
39%
47%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • South Bay Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Emory Elementary School is a public middle school in San Diego. The principal of Emory Elementary School is Jil Palmer, who can be contacted at jpalmer@sbusd.org. 691 students go to Emory Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 32% of the Emory Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 76% of the 691 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Emory Elementary School is 21:1. Mar Vista Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 9%
Hispanic 70% 79%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Multiracial 4% %
Filipino 13% 5%
Asian 1.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.6%
Unspecified 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 79%
Limited English proficiency 32% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    We are new to this school. My daughter was accepted into the 3rd GATE program which we accepted and has been the best decision we could have made for her. Her teacher Ms. Hernandez is a great person and truly enjoys her job. She has given my daughter a new look on learning and my daughter is growing everyday. Ms. Hernandez is definitely giving her students a great start to a great education when in these times is had to find. Having come from a private school for kindergarten and first grade and second grade in another south bay school district Emory is a great school by far and I hope to have any great years here for my daughter. We also have a daughter in the TK program and glad they added this program at this school this year.

  • (10 months ago)

    Our children transferred to Emory this year because our older child was accepted into the GATE program. It's only the beginning of the school year but we are so thrilled with how much better this school is compared to their last school! Our 3rd grade child in the GATE program is finally in a more fitting peer group. His teacher was very good at thoroughly explaining the class to us. We've gotten some emails about class stuff and we can email her at any time which I have once and I got a response fairly soon after. Our younger child is in the 1st grade class that has two teachers both teachers are great. Both are kids are enjoying this school we are very pleased. I don't have any complaints.

  • (10 months ago)

    I think Emory is a great school. My kids came as transfer students from another district school when they were accepted into the GATE program. I definitely disagree with the previous post. I thought the third grade GATE teacher was excellent. We were anxious about the transfer and that teacher was very helpful approachable and nice. She also went above expectations by finding excellent learning opportunities for the students. I am thankful that this school has teachers that care about their students success and are willing to give extra to their students.

  • (11 months ago)

    This is an excellent school. The GATE program teachers from grades 4-6 are extraordinary! The 3rd grade GATE teacher was very rude and disrespectful to both the children and their parents though. The principal however is very kind attentive and helpful. My kids have enjoyed attending this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    GATE program is an excellent program. My daughter has been in Emory since 3rd grade through 6th grade and is going to graduate this year.she tells me she doesn't want to leave.If you are given the choice to your student to go there it is a very good choice.the principal has a great leadership she has done a lot of inprovment. Emory is the best school ever

  • (4 years ago)

    My children are in 1st and 4th grade and have not enjoyed Emory at all. We are moving mainly because of how unhappy our girls are. They have been called terrible names physically harrassed and yelled at by intolerant teachers. My 10 yr old actually said "that school has no control over the kids". The office staff is very friendly and principal seems nice enough but the bullying and inattention to it bothers me greatly.

  • (5 years ago)

    All my children have attended Emory. Although there are some teachers that could use improvement most teachers are very helpful. There is a new principal this year and she is very involved in every detail. She has been nothing but a positive addition to this already great school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent GATE program. Very satisfied with said curriculum. Lots of educational field trips. Kudos to the dedicated and hardworking teachers who have made learning fun and challenging to our 'gifted' children.

  • (7 years ago)

    There is no effort made to accomodate a working parent with early meetings or later in the afternoon. I was so frustrated with the lack of caring for my children that I moved to a new neighborhood in order to change schools.

  • (7 years ago)

    I don't feel like my son is getting the help he needs. The teachers say he doesn't need special help but I know for a fact that he does.

  • (7 years ago)

    the teachers are not accommodating to the parent's . it is difficlt to schedule a visit or a conferance at the school. the is no accountability on the part of the principal to keep parents up-dated on the status of teachers returing from illness. my child had al least 5 differnt subs at least twice a month for several times a month during the last school. this was a poor way to start kindergarten.

  • (9 years ago)

    Emory Elementry has been a great school the whole staff there are very in tuned with all the needs of the children and parents and if there was more money avaible to their school I know that they would indeed have more extracurricular activities my daughter has more help and understanding there than when she went to mendosa elementry I feel the staff is and school is wonderful

  • (10 years ago)

    Emory Elementary School is a very good school. This school is the only one that has a special program for advanced students. From third grade through six grade. It is called the Gate Program for very advanced students. Students will be test and have teacher recommendations and have very high scores in the cat tests. There is one class of each grade level for the Gate Program. The expectations are higher for these students. They are challenged everyday and are highly motivated by teachers staff and parents. They have beginning middle and advance Band. There is always different activities going on in the school. One important thing about this school is there is a lot of parent involvement. The parents are always welcome in the classrooms and around the school. They believe students are successful when parents show interest.The teachers really care about the students.

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