We build community and self respect daily and at our monthly all-school meetings where we recognize children for positive citizenship traits and celebrate our talents and accomplishments through song, poetry, spoken word, and skits. We practice a positive approach to student development, teaching children to do things the Emerson Way. Our fifth graders learn to contribute to the community by engaging in school service projects such as tutoring in lower grade classrooms and helping in the office, cafeteria, and school yard throughout the year.
In addition to excellent classroom instruction, Emerson has many systems in place to support and enrich our students. Our outstanding intervention, after school, and tutoring programs provide additional enrichment and support to more than half the student population at Emerson. Our math tutor provides challenge activities to students both during and after school as well as extra support to students who need it. Our intervention teachers and BUILD tutors work with students individually and in small groups to provide extra instruction in reading, writing, and math. Kids’ World, our on-site after school program, provides homework support as well as a broad range of classes and activities to keep students engaged in the afternoons. With this level of expertise and support, students do not fall through the cracks at Emerson School.
Finally, we have an enthusiastic parent community whose members volunteer many hours working in classrooms, at events, and on special projects. We are a truly unique community, committed to working and learning together the Emerson Way.
Emerson Elementary was named a California Distinguished School in 2018.
Jana Holmes, Principal
Gabriella Arechiga, School Admin Assistant II
Emerson Bell Schedule
Grades 1-3: 2:15 pm (Wed: 1:25 pm)
Grades 4-5: 2:20 pm (Wed: 1:30 pm)
Directory & Staff List
Emerson Elementary School Landscaping Project
School Site Plan 2019-20
School Site Plan 2018-19
SBA Spring Testing Letter 2017
Smarter Balanced Factsheet for Families:
English | Español
Family Guides to the Smarter Balanced Assessment (Bilingüe)
Program Improvement Letter for 2014-15
Emerson PTA Website
School Accountability Report Card 2017-18
School Accountability Report Card 2016-17
Family Guides To Report Cards
History of Emerson
The teachers at Emerson School have been amazing. My child was challenged and engaged all through his years at the school and I couldn’t be more pleased.
– Parent of an Emerson Graduate
My child has had a wonderful learning experience at Emerson. The teachers and tutors have gone above and beyond to meet her needs and build upon her interests and she is thriving under their care.
– Parent of an Emerson First Grader