Emporia Middle School

3.50 5 1 (2 reviews)
2300 Graphic Arts Road
Emporia, KS 66801
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Emporia Middle School serves 968 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 33%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Emporia Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

School Overview

Emporia Middle School's student population of 968 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 72 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students968 students
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Total Classroom Teachers72 teachers
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School Comparison

Emporia Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,265 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Emporia Middle School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#789 out of 1265 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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American Indian
4%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
32%
20%
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Black
2%
7%
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White
53%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.620.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
10%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEmporia School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Emporia Middle School is Emporia High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is W A White Elementary School (3.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Timmerman Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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.
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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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