Charles G. Emery Elementary School

8600 Somerset St.
Buena Park, CA 90621
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Charles G. Emery Elementary School serves 677 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Charles G. Emery Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 677 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 28:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Charles G. Emery Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Charles G. Emery Elementary School's student population of 677 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
677 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Charles G. Emery Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Charles G. Emery Elementary School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#840 out of 3649 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
28:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
55%
12%
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Hispanic
32%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
6%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Charles G. Emery Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Charles G. Emery Elementary School's ranking?
Charles G. Emery Elementary School is ranked #840 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in California.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
<50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while <50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
How many students attend Charles G. Emery Elementary School?
677 students attend Charles G. Emery Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of Charles G. Emery Elementary School students are Asian, 32% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are White, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Charles G. Emery Elementary School?
Charles G. Emery Elementary School has a student ration of 28:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Charles G. Emery Elementary School offer ?
Charles G. Emery Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Charles G. Emery Elementary School part of?
Charles G. Emery Elementary School is part of Buena Park Elementary School District.

School Reviews

1   12/15/2021
I love this school. They have wonderful teachers, who really enjoy teaching kids. The principal Is great and very involved in all school activities as well. The front office and cafeteria staff are great and always greet kids with a smile. Mostly all staff is good except for a few aides who don''t like to do their job and doesn''t love to help kids. They talk nicely when parents or other teachers are around, but privately they don''t wanna help needy elementary school kids. All non-efficient aides need to go, please bring some energetic aides who love to work around kids. Except for these aide issues Emery is a great school.
- Posted by Parent - Emeryparent

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 677 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 28:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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