Ralph Emerson Elementary

Public K-5

 720 E. Cypress Ave.
       Burbank, CA  91501-1812


(818) 729-1200

District: Burbank Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1672nd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,077 Help


Students who attend Ralph Emerson Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    John Muir Middle
High:    Burbank High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.0 Help
Number of students:  566

Racial breakdown:

White:
64.7%
Hispanic:
15.5%
Two or more races:
10.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31.4% Help


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Compare Details Ralph Emerson Elementary ranks better than 71.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 8th among 11 ranked elementary schools in the Burbank Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 67.95. (See more...)
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (64.7%), Hispanic (15.5%), two or more races (10.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 31.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ralph Emerson Elementary is 24. 6 elementary schools in the Burbank Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ralph Emerson Elementary is $11,077, which is the 5th highest among 11 elementary schools in the Burbank Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ralph Emerson Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Ralph Emerson Elementary 1672nd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Ralph Emerson Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


English Language Learner students:
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Female students:
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Hispanic students:
White students:


Burbank Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Burbank Unified 367th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ralph Emerson Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Ralph Emerson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 79.21 931st 4809 80.6%
2005 76.23 1084th 4822 77.5%
2006 75.73 1106th 4818 77.0%
2007 66.93 1519th 5113 70.3%
2008 69.36 1433rd 5113 72.0%
2009 77.42 1114th 5193 78.5%
2010 76.65 1148th 5314 78.4%
2011 76.14 1197th 5377 77.7%
2012 75.10 1267th 5390 76.5%
2013 80.98 1004th 5530 81.8%
2015 74.56 1330th 5611 76.3%
2016 73.59 1368th 5614 75.6%
2017 72.38 1453rd 5692 74.5%
2018 76.52 1290th 5662 77.2%
2019 77.91 1254th 5789 78.3%
2021 74.86 329th 1417 76.8%
2022 79.16 1229th 5883 79.1%
2023 67.95 1666th 5848 71.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Ralph Emerson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.87 793rd 3246 75.6%
2019 54.49 1024th 3275 68.7%
2022 76.32 355th 3311 89.3%
2023 48.48 1268th 3240 60.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ralph Emerson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.95 1032nd 5084 79.7%
2019 78.21 793rd 5173 84.7%
2022 88.00 430th 5264 91.8%
2023 76.73 906th 5355 83.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Ralph Emerson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.06 1286th 5413 76.2%
2019 78.25 1156th 5492 79.0%
2022 78.94 1158th 5635 79.4%
2023 71.51 1429th 5595 74.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Ralph Emerson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 70.57 496th 2585 80.8%
2022 69.06 426th 2227 80.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Ralph Emerson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.32 1256th 5431 76.9%
2019 74.69 1311th 5510 76.2%
2022 76.67 1257th 5663 77.8%
2023 61.58 1869th 5627 66.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Ralph Emerson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 37.23 830th 1154 28.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ralph Emerson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.82 1743rd 4830 63.9%
2019 66.31 1337th 4963 73.1%
2022 50.90 2145th 5084 57.8%
2023 51.30 2157th 5079 57.5%
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Rank History for White students at Ralph Emerson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.52 1398th 2737 48.9%
2019 54.75 1391st 2834 50.9%
2022 54.03 1336th 2726 51.0%
2023 41.84 1664th 2659 37.4%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Ralph Emerson Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 336 2 50 113 1 n/a n/a 0 502
1989 362 6 53 99 1 n/a n/a 0 521
1990 330 12 73 126 2 n/a n/a 0 543
1991 300 14 66 113 0 n/a n/a 0 493
1992 286 16 81 104 0 n/a n/a 0 487
1993 281 12 100 121 0 n/a n/a 0 514
1994 316 17 75 140 0 n/a n/a 0 548
1995 306 21 82 126 0 n/a n/a 0 535
1996 306 21 82 126 0 n/a n/a 0 535
1997 327 17 81 129 2 n/a n/a 0 556
1998 326 18 96 114 0 n/a n/a 0 554
1999 333 13 94 116 0 n/a n/a 0 556
2000 333 15 97 126 0 n/a n/a 8 579
2001 351 20 100 114 0 n/a n/a 0 585
2002 326 12 93 112 1 n/a n/a 1 545
2003 326 12 93 112 1 n/a n/a 1 545
2004 315 11 73 108 4 n/a n/a 1 512
2005 302 10 66 110 2 n/a n/a 26 516
2006 330 10 82 94 2 n/a n/a 4 522
2007 341 11 65 90 2 n/a n/a 5 514
2008 344 7 55 90 1 n/a n/a 0 497
2009 359 9 52 101 1 1 6 0 529
2010 371 11 59 109 0 0 4 0 554
2011 373 11 62 117 0 1 4 0 568
2012 377 13 69 128 1 1 7 0 596
2013 368 18 79 131 1 1 6 0 604
2014 380 12 69 125 2 2 13 0 603
2015 377 15 72 112 3 1 16 0 596
2016 382 18 70 111 3 2 13 0 599
2017 379 15 81 100 2 4 15 0 596
2018 395 20 78 88 1 4 20 0 606
2019 407 17 74 87 1 2 33 0 621
2020 422 18 65 84 1 2 38 0 630
2021 396 14 67 80 0 1 45 0 603
2022 370 14 55 98 0 0 54 0 591
2023 366 9 42 88 0 1 60 0 566

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Ralph Emerson Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 502 19.5 25.7 n/a
1989 521 18.1 28.7 n/a
1990 543 21.6 25.1 n/a
1991 493 20.7 23.8 n/a
1992 487 21.0 23.1 30.8
1993 514 20.7 24.8 34.6
1994 548 20.7 26.5 37.2
1995 535 20.9 25.6 36.1
1996 535 20.9 25.6 36.1
1997 556 21.4 26.0 33.8
1998 554 29.4 18.8 31.4
1999 556 31.0 17.9 31.1
2000 579 28.0 20.7 25
2001 585 30.0 19.5 35
2002 545 26.5 20.6 27.8
2003 545 26.5 20.6 27.8
2004 512 24.5 20.9 24.9
2005 516 25.1 20.6 22.9
2006 522 26.0 20.1 23.6
2007 514 26.0 19.8 18.7
2008 497 28.0 17.8 15.5
2009 529 24.0 20.3 21.7
2010 554 20.0 27.7 27.8
2011 568 n/a n/a 34.7
2012 596 22.0 27.0 n/a
2013 604 21.5 28.0 34.6
2014 603 23.0 26.2 31.5
2015 596 22.0 27.0 35.1
2016 599 24.0 24.9 30.1
2017 596 24.2 24.6 32.2
2018 606 26.0 23.3 36.8
2019 621 26.0 23.8 35.9
2020 630 n/a n/a 34.6
2021 603 26.0 23.1 30.7
2022 591 26.1 22.5 30.1
2023 566 23.5 24.0 31.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Ralph Emerson Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 502 19.5 25.7 n/a
1989 521 18.1 28.7 n/a
1990 543 21.6 25.1 n/a
1991 493 20.7 23.8 n/a
1992 487 21.0 23.1 30.8
1993 514 20.7 24.8 34.6
1994 548 20.7 26.5 37.2
1995 535 20.9 25.6 36.1
1996 535 20.9 25.6 36.1
1997 556 21.4 26.0 33.8
1998 554 29.4 18.8 31.4
1999 556 31.0 17.9 31.1
2000 579 28.0 20.7 25
2001 585 30.0 19.5 35
2002 545 26.5 20.6 27.8
2003 545 26.5 20.6 27.8
2004 512 24.5 20.9 24.9
2005 516 25.1 20.6 22.9
2006 522 26.0 20.1 23.6
2007 514 26.0 19.8 18.7
2008 497 28.0 17.8 15.5
2009 529 24.0 20.3 21.7
2010 554 20.0 27.7 27.8
2011 568 n/a n/a 34.7
2012 596 22.0 27.0 n/a
2013 604 21.5 28.0 34.6
2014 603 23.0 26.2 31.5
2015 596 22.0 27.0 35.1
2016 599 24.0 24.9 30.1
2017 596 24.2 24.6 32.2
2018 606 26.0 23.3 36.8
2019 621 26.0 23.8 35.9
2020 630 n/a n/a 34.6
2021 603 26.0 23.1 30.7
2022 591 26.1 22.5 30.1
2023 566 23.5 24.0 31.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Ralph Emerson Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201295.0%5.0%0.0%0.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%
201396.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%98.0%98.0%99.0%98.0%96.0%
201496.0%2.0%0.0%1.0%96.0%98.0%98.0%96.0%96.0%
201599.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201687.0%1.0%1.0%11.0%88.0%89.0%90.0%87.0%87.0%
201893.0%0.0%5.0%2.0%94.0%94.0%95.0%93.0%94.0%
2019≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
202096.9%1.0%1.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Ralph Emerson Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,077

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Ralph Emerson Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1254th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1666th of 5848 Elementary schools
 6.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ralph Emerson Elementary)57.745.3
 12.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Burbank Unified)65.256.5
 8.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Ralph Emerson Elementary)58.847.4
 11.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Burbank Unified)6356.6
 6.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ralph Emerson Elementary)62.261.7
 0.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Burbank Unified)66.462.5
 3.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Ralph Emerson Elementary)58.257.9
 0.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Burbank Unified)59.657.9
 1.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ralph Emerson Elementary)7459
 15%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Burbank Unified)73.861.8
 12%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Ralph Emerson Elementary)58.352.1
 6.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Burbank Unified)51.946.6
 5.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Ralph Emerson Elementary)5129.2
 21.9%
   5th Grade Science (Burbank Unified)48.243.4
 4.8%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students621566
 8.9%
African American179
 47.1%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian7442
 43.2%
Hispanic8788
 1.1%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White407366
 10.1%
Two or More Races3360
 81.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients35.9%31.4%
 4.5%


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Students at Ralph Emerson Elementary are 65% White, 16% Hispanic, 11% Two or more races, 7% Asian, 2% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 566 students attended Ralph Emerson Elementary.

Students who attend Ralph Emerson Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : John Muir Middle
High : Burbank High

Ralph Emerson Elementary ranks 1672nd of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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