Emerson Public School District (03-1360)

Emerson Public School District

Dear Resident:

On behalf of the Emerson Board of Education, I am pleased to present our most recent edition of the New Jersey School Report Card. We are proud of the education offered to the children of Emerson, and look forward to sharing it with you through the information contained in this report.

The Emerson Public School District is comprised of three schools serving a population of 1200 students in grades Pre-K to 12. Each school is able to design its offerings for the age and developmental needs of the students. The Emerson community is rightfully proud of the school district’s legacy of excellence in serving the town’s children. Building upon this history of success and service, the district continues to distinguish itself in the areas of academic achievement, early childhood literacy, the arts, athletics, and the integration of technology into its curriculum.

Along with a strong and successful school system, Emerson is a wonderful place to raise your children. Known affectionately as “The Family Town”, Emerson has been home to generations of residents who have developed both strong bonds with each other, the community and the school system. All three of our schools, with their smaller populations and a culture and caring and learning, take pride in not only their academic rigor but also the personal touch that is brought to each child’s experience.

Memorial Elementary School, serving our PreK - 2nd grade students, excels in helping our youngest learners and their families become familiar with the school day, develop their early childhood literacy and math skills, and become members of a warm and caring community. Along with their classroom work, students also experience a full slate of special subjects, including Library/Media Center, World Language, Physical Education, Visual Arts, and Music Appreciation. In addition, students take part in a wide range of community building activities, service projects and special programs designed to make them fully participating members of the Emerson Public School District.

Patrick M. Villano Elementary School, serving our 3rd - 6th grade students, builds upon the work of Memorial Elementary School by further developing the broad range of academic and social skills necessary to be engaged members of a school learning community. Along with the higher academic expectations, students also take part in a full slate of special subjects but now offered in mini-courses allowing for more continuity of instruction and depth of learning. All students participate in a Digital Citizenship/Digital Literacy course designed to help them become fully informed consumers of the Internet and related technology.

Emerson Junior-Senior High School (EJSHS), serving our 7th - 12th grade students, is the culminating experience for our students. Building upon the academic, social and community experiences of Memorial and Villano Schools, our students are prepared for the high expectations at EJSHS. Student achievement includes, but is not limited to, high participation in Advanced Placement classes, the opportunity to perform on both the stage and the playing field, and involvement in a wide variety of clubs and activities. The 2016 - 2017 school year is being used to complete our 7th - 12th 1:1 Chromebook Initiative, and to continue our expanded use of Google Classroom. This robust distribution of technology, combined with our ubiquitous technology usage in other grades, helps to prepare our students for the rigor of their post-high school academic career. Recent graduates have received over seven million dollars in college scholarships and grants, and have been accepted to top-tier colleges and universities, including Ivy League schools. With numerous arts-based, academic, and athletic opportunities for our students, Emerson Junior-Senior High School has something for everyone.

The Emerson Board of Education believes that effective education is best achieved by educating the hearts, minds, and bodies of the district’s students. This belief has become one of the most important “building blocks” for all of the educational programs and experiences provided to the students of Emerson this past year.

As always, please feel free to reach out to me if I can be any further help or assistance.

Go Cavos!