School Details

Emerson Elementary School

2421 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53704
(608) 204-2000
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 416 students 11 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

55%
46%
49%
47%
35%
34%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Madison Metropolitan School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
69%
75%
37%
51%
51%
41%
38%
36%
63%
70%
75%
84%
86%
91%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Madison Metropolitan School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
46%
50%
22%
36%
33%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Madison Metropolitan School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Emerson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Madison. The principal of Emerson Elementary School is Karen Kepler. 416 students go to Emerson Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 17% of the Emerson Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 67% of the 416 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Emerson Elementary School is 11:1. Holy Cross Lutheran School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 44% %
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 24% %
Hispanic 16% %
Multiracial 12% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 49%
Limited English proficiency 17% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Our oldest child is in 2nd grade at Emerson and it has been a great experience so far! Classes are kept small - less than fifteen students per class and there are often assistants in the classroom as well. The curriculum is strong and carefully adapted to for each member of the diverse student body. The teachers are dedicated and the principal is truly remarkable - a strong leader who is responsive to parents and has recruited great new teachers. The PTO is active - a small but growing and dedicated group. PTO has sponsored a number of family activities including a carnival plays science night (big fun) and literacy night. The PTO recently led efforts to remodel the school library through a grant from a private foundation. The population is diverse with students from many income levels and backgrounds. A big challenge. We have been impressed with how well the staff effectively deals with these challenges and encourages respect and pride in Emerson students. We've seen the staff help solve conflict and implement proactive strategies to promote respect among students. In our experience so far so good! We feel lucky to send our kids to Emerson.

  • (4 years ago)

    A nurturing environment for young minds.

  • (5 years ago)

    Emerson Elementary has the homor of teaching most of the children of the homeless in our area. Emerson steps up to the task but it is a challenge and extra money is always needed for supplies etc. that these children can't afford. My daughter attened this school 25 years ago and they do a great job in teaching.

  • (5 years ago)

    Emerson is a fantastic elementary school; as well as serving the community it's a site for children in transitional housing to attend school as well.

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