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About This School

Emory Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Diego. The principal of Emory Elementary School is Jil Palmer, who can be contacted at jpalmer@sbusd.k12.ca.us. 671 students go to Emory Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 35% of the Emory Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 67% of the 671 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Emory Elementary School is 21:1. Teofilo Mendoza School is one of the nearest elementary 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 5% 4%
Asian 13% 1.0%
Filipino 12% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 0.6%
Multiracial 1% %
Pacific Islander 0.8% 1.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 7680%
Unspecified 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 79%
Limited English proficiency 35% 47%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 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

  • (3 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.

  • (4 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.

  • (5 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.

  • (6 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.

  • (6 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.

  • (6 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.

  • (8 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

  • (9 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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