RALPH WALDO EMERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL

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1650 SELBY AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90024
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Phone: 310-234-3100
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 3
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 21:1
  • Students/Grade: 216.7
  • Number Students: 650
  • Number Teachers: 30
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Damone Watson
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (83 ratings)
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    School Reviews (90 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-09
    "I have a sixth grader entering Emerson Middle School. She attended Camp Emerson, the transitional program that orients the kids to middle school and the campus. Even though she knew many other kids from elementary school attending with her, she came home from the camp and talked about all of the new kids she met from other elementary schools. She rotated through classrooms and met many of the teachers. They played flag football and had a blast even though she didn't win. The school is very inviting, has dynamic teachers, a principal that has been very accessible and an amazing new assistant principal. Most of all, it has a very diverse and involved parent body. Couldn't be happier that this is our neighborhood school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-08
    "It is the best school ever we just had a camp emerson before we go to school the teachers are great and nice :) I reccomend Ms Graham the drama teacher she is such an amazing teacher !!!! There academics are great all the students have a lot of dicipline they are very nice !! The Principal Dimmone Watson is the best:) All the staff are very polite and respectful they listen to what u need to say :) The classes are really advanced even if u dont get into the SAS program !! Well All I Can Say Is That Emerson Middle School Is A Perfect School !!!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-22
    "To be completely honest, Emerson's academics are not that great. I studied there for a year before moving on to a private school. I went through the IHP program and got straight AEEs, but despite all that, I was still behind my peers at the private school. The school is not academically rigorous and there were students in the IHP program that would not be considered "IHP worthy". There seem to be more bad teachers than good. They don't seem to really inspire their students and many are easy graders (but that does not give one an excuse to not work hard). Social life is decent. As long as you are not overweight or weird looking/acting, you will do fine. It sounds cruel, but it's middle school. Many kids love to make racial slurs (if your Asian) or fat jokes to their peers (the students are very unimaginative and it shows by the insults they come up with). Though I do not have as favorable of a view of Emerson, I was glad to spend a year here. I made many friends and enjoyed a stress free year."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-11-17
    "Our neighborhood middle school is Palms. Though a Magnet, we thought Palms was too big. We hoped to get into LACES because it is 6-12th grade, has a great reputation, and lovely learning space. Emerson was our back-up. We were attracted to Emerson because of its size, welcoming spirit, friendly Principal, an active parent group, and programs that challenge my child. We were excited to be a part of the IHP program, which allows kids to test in to a higher level Honors class in Math and English, the Emerson Sports Academy, which focuses athletes on self-dicipline in fitness and study habits, as well as the Costume Design Workshop a year-long elective in which kids work together to build costumes for the fabulous 8th grade drama productions & the week-long experiential science Yosemite trip, where kids get to learn about glaciers and history and teamwork while surviving snowshoe hikes, cross-country ski outings, ice skating, mountain climbing, cave exploration and night hikes while also taking care of themselves and keeping their feet dry. Because "the only thing that stays the same is change" there's been changes while we've been here at Emerson. Read on for more."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-11-16
    "I have a daughter in 7th grade at Emerson. She loves the small school environment and has been academically challenged throughout her time at Emerson. The teachers and administration are committed to creating a supportive and creative learning environment for the students. I have been particularly impressed with the curriculum development and collaboration amongst the faculty."
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