Emerson Middle School

Public 6-8

 318 - 18th Street
       Union City, NJ  07087


(201) 348-5900

District: Union City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
234th of 745 New Jersey Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,615 Help


Students who attend Emerson Middle School usually attend:

High:    Jose Marti STEM Academy
    Union City High School

Feeder schools for Emerson Middle School:

Elementary:    George Washington Elementary School
    Jefferson Elementary School
    Robert Waters Elementary School
    Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.0 Help
Number of students:  981

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
96.1%
White:
1.5%
African American:
1.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  87.2% Help


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Compare Details Emerson Middle School ranks better than 68.6% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 63.56. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (96.1%), White (1.5%), African American (1.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 87.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Emerson Middle School is 14. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Emerson Middle School is $8,615.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Emerson Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Emerson Middle School 234th of 745 New Jersey public middle schools. (See Emerson Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Hispanic students:


Union City School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Union City School District 354th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Emerson Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Emerson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 62.72 310th 615 49.6%
2007 38.69 462nd 631 26.8%
2008 29.18 495th 640 22.7%
2009 30.65 515th 664 22.4%
2010 43.00 460th 677 32.1%
2011 42.00 469th 684 31.4%
2012 35.77 501st 677 26.0%
2013 33.33 517th 704 26.6%
2014 26.59 549th 717 23.4%
2015 33.51 479th 713 32.8%
2016 39.91 451st 713 36.7%
2017 36.31 473rd 712 33.6%
2018 49.56 367th 716 48.7%
2019 54.07 342nd 745 54.1%
2021 34.15 395th 652 39.4%
2022 63.56 234th 745 68.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Emerson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.74 44th 202 78.2%
2019 64.73 47th 227 79.3%
2021 44.87 75th 197 61.9%
2022 79.95 20th 270 92.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Emerson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.89 258th 471 45.2%
2019 60.00 149th 492 69.7%
2021 23.84 321st 401 20.0%
2022 60.78 135th 535 74.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Emerson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.17 75th 522 85.6%
2019 77.24 60th 541 88.9%
2021 60.76 103rd 467 77.9%
2022 84.16 33rd 549 94.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Emerson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.06 360th 680 47.1%
2019 53.42 344th 703 51.1%
2021 37.49 364th 625 41.8%
2022 62.58 245th 726 66.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Emerson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.71 355th 675 47.4%
2019 53.74 313th 697 55.1%
2021 32.92 391st 635 38.4%
2022 64.43 215th 730 70.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Emerson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.82 138th 504 72.6%
2019 70.37 117th 524 77.7%
2021 52.06 185th 480 61.5%
2022 79.17 70th 591 88.2%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Data source: New Jersey Department of Education

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Open Quote This school has the most dedicated teachers and administration. I grew up in Union City and Emerson was tough and rough.. Today it's organized and thriving! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Emerson Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 18 4 3 548 0 n/a n/a 0 573
2006 12 9 5 573 0 n/a n/a 0 599
2007 10 8 3 544 2 n/a n/a 0 567
2008 12 6 5 539 0 n/a n/a 0 562
2009 13 5 4 524 0 0 0 0 546
2010 10 14 9 784 1 0 0 0 818
2011 10 10 13 809 0 0 1 0 843
2012 13 4 13 810 0 0 0 0 840
2013 12 6 10 830 0 0 0 0 858
2014 20 9 17 900 0 0 0 0 946
2015 17 7 17 961 0 0 0 0 1002
2016 19 7 14 963 0 0 0 0 1003
2017 20 6 12 971 0 0 0 0 1009
2018 24 6 13 962 0 0 0 0 1005
2019 22 10 8 982 0 1 0 0 1023
2020 18 14 11 1017 0 1 1 0 1062
2021 21 13 10 1001 0 1 0 0 1046
2022 15 13 10 943 0 0 0 0 981

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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 Emerson Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 573 47.0 12.2 n/a
2006 599 45.0 13.3 91.5
2007 567 43.0 13.2 95.2
2008 562 36.0 15.6 91.8
2009 546 49.3 9.1 93.8
2010 818 47.0 17.4 93.5
2011 843 49.0 17.2 94.1
2012 840 58.7 14.3 93.1
2013 858 58.0 14.7 95.5
2014 946 59.0 16.0 96.2
2015 1002 62.0 16.1 94.4
2016 1003 60.0 16.7 95.2
2017 1009 61.3 16.4 92.8
2018 1005 64.1 15.6 92.4
2019 1023 62.0 16.5 89.7
2020 1062 68.9 15.4 88.4
2021 1046 70.0 14.9 n/a
2022 981 70.0 14.0 87.2

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 Emerson Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 573 47.0 12.2 n/a
2006 599 45.0 13.3 91.5
2007 567 43.0 13.2 95.2
2008 562 36.0 15.6 91.8
2009 546 49.3 9.1 93.8
2010 818 47.0 17.4 93.5
2011 843 49.0 17.2 94.1
2012 840 58.7 14.3 93.1
2013 858 58.0 14.7 95.5
2014 946 59.0 16.0 96.2
2015 1002 62.0 16.1 94.4
2016 1003 60.0 16.7 95.2
2017 1009 61.3 16.4 92.8
2018 1005 64.1 15.6 92.4
2019 1023 62.0 16.5 89.7
2020 1062 68.9 15.4 88.4
2021 1046 70.0 14.9 n/a
2022 981 70.0 14.0 87.2

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Emerson Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $483 (5.6%) $8,132 (94.4%) $8,615

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Emerson Middle School

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
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 342nd of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 234th of 745 Middle schools
 14.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Emerson Middle School)60.771
 10.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Union City School District)58.458.1
 0.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.147.6
 8.5%
6th Grade Mathematics (Emerson Middle School)25.231
 5.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Union City School District)30.128.9
 1.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.631.3
 9.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Emerson Middle School)73.370.5
 2.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Union City School District)67.966.5
 1.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.852.7
 10.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Emerson Middle School)3231.2
 0.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Union City School District)36.134.6
 1.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)42.134
 8.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Emerson Middle School)6465
 1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Union City School District)63.158.8
 4.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.951.4
 11.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Emerson Middle School)40.129
 11.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Union City School District)46.430.5
 15.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)29.315.4
 13.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students10231046
 2.2%
African American1013
 30%
American Indian00
Asian810
 25%
Hispanic9821001
 1.9%
Pacific Islander11
White2221
 4.5%
Two or More Races00




Frequently Asked Questions about Emerson Middle School

In the 2021-22 school year, 981 students attended Emerson Middle School.

Emerson Middle School ranks 234th of 745 New Jersey middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Emerson Middle School are 96% Hispanic, 2% White, 1% African American, 1% Asian.

Students who attend Emerson Middle School usually go on to attend Jose Marti STEM Academy


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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