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.
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.
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.5%||%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0%||%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||67%||49%|
|Limited English proficiency||17%||18%|
A nurturing environment for young minds.
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.
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.