Emporia Middle School

  • Emporia Middle School serves 909 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 32% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 34%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 29% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Kansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 35%.

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School Overview

  • Emporia Middle School's student population of 909 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students909 students
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Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Emporia Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Emporia Middle School is 0.60, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KS)
Overall School Rank#859 out of 1,268 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Emporia Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Emporia Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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American Indian
3%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Emporia Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
36%
19%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Emporia Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Emporia Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
52%
65%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Emporia Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Emporia Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KS.
Diversity Score0.600.31
This chart display the diversity score of Emporia Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Emporia Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Emporia Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEmporia School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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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.
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