2300 Graphic Arts Road
Emporia, KS 66801
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Emporia Middle School serves 976 students in grades 5-9.
Emporia Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Kansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Emporia Middle School's student population of 976 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 72 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-9
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
976 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
72 teachers
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School Rankings

Emporia Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,267 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Emporia Middle School is 0.60, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#949 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
48%
20%
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Black
2%
7%
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White
42%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.60
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
16%
9%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

School Reviews

4   5/6/2021
Some staff are in cliques, but for the most part are very supportive and friendly. The administration is both helpful and hurtful, mostly due to lack of follow through on their part when it comes to discipline and teacher support. The students are fairly undisciplined, so not having the support of administration on discipline is difficult. Overall, though, I loved working at this school, made many dear friends with my coworkers, and taught some incredible students! I will miss EMS dearly.
- Posted by Teacher - Former teacher
5   8/27/2020
This is the best school I ever been here, and if you speak any less of it, I swear it's on sight. The students here are snakes, especially the lime team in 6th grade. Green team is the best two.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - A random student here
2   4/10/2012
The teachers here are incredibly dedicated and take their time to get to know students. Unfortunately, the administration is extremely rigid and self-serving, which takes its toll on the teachers and students. There are too many different rules and programs for anyone to follow all of them, and the district doesn't seem to care to make positive changes. If you're planning on moving to this area, be very careful about choosing your school district. USD 253 can be a very harsh place for students, and you won't find a lot of support as a parent. Take the time to look at the other rural districts in the area before you settle on Emporia Public Schools.
- Posted by Parent - empor

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 5-9
  • Students: 976 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in KS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.60

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