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Emerson Elementary School

22 reviews
4803 Lawton Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 654-7373

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Horrible. I hate that my child attended this school. He still talks about how bad this was.
Posted by a parent on 2/22/2020
Excellent! I am a product of this school. Graduating class of 1977. 6th grade, Dr. C. McDonald. Principal, Lucille P. Martin. I later came back as a Volunteer Coordinator and Receptionist while my children attended. I worked with my Godparents, Mr. And Mrs Lamar Parker on contributing to make Emerson the Great School it is today. Now I have a Grandson in 1st grade attending Emerson.
Posted by a community member on 5/4/2019
I love this school and I abhor this website. I can't believe we allow this ranking system, based solely on test scores and therefore socio-economic status, to tell us what school is "good". Love how I get ads for private schools on this site. Way to further dismantle public education, greatschools.org. Shame on you.
Posted by a parent on 4/10/2019
My son is currently in Kindergarten at Emerson. I am very impressed with the Principal and with the kinds of varied events and activities the school holds to engage students and parents, and to help fundraise. I went to the an event just last week, “Go with the Glow” and this event was catering to Moms (and Mom figures) and Sons. It was fun, it was beautiful, it was well coordinated, there was food, games, a good time to be had by all who attended. At the end of the event, the students came out with roses for each of the Mom figure they brought with them to the event. I was really touched by the idea, and the staff participation. This is a school that is obviously loved by the people work there and attend the school.
Posted by a community member on 5/12/2018
My son is currently in kindergarten at Emerson. I have been consistently impressed with both kindergarten teachers. Ms. Campos approaches the classroom with a sense of calm control. Within weeks my son was bringing home school play having me do writer's workshop and make up math problems for him to do! Recently another parent said to me, "Emerson kids love science!" It's true! Friday mornings my son gets really excited about going to science with Ms. Walsh, who has a great understanding of how to relate to kids and get them interested in science. Emerson still has a long way to go in terms of closing the achievement gap, but Principal Palin is committed to working with ALL constituencies and the PTO is working hard to both build community and raise money for some of the extra programming not funded by OUSD (community garden, choral music, ceramics). My strongest hope for Emerson is to grow into a school that represents the diversity that is Oakland and provides opportunities for all of Oakland's children.
Posted by a parent on 1/8/2016

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Oakland schools - Emerson Elementary School is located at 4803 Lawton Avenue, Oakland CA 94609. Emerson Elementary School is in the Oakland Unified School District. Emerson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K-5.

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