Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School serves 504 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 28% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 22% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School's student population of 504 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students504 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#1253 out of 1,842 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:119:1
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American Indian
4%
6%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
84%
45%
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Black
5%
5%
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White
5%
38%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.290.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhoenix Elementary School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School is Genesis Academy (0.3 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school is System Phoenix (0.5 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is System Phoenix (0.5 miles away)
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