Emerson Academy


Emerson Academy is the sole public charter school serving grades K-8 in Dayton, Ohio. With just 641 students, the school has a diverse student population, but its academic performance lags behind state averages across most grade levels and subject areas. While the school's student-to-teacher ratio is relatively low, its per-student spending is below the state average, and it faces significant challenges with high chronic absenteeism rates.

Academically, Emerson Academy struggles, with proficiency rates ranging from 21.4% to 60% in math and 26.8% to 52.8% in English Language Arts, well below the state averages of 47.6% to 66.8% and 55% to 67.4%, respectively. The school's performance on 5th and 8th grade science tests was also below the state averages. This suggests the school may need to implement more effective instructional strategies and interventions to improve student learning outcomes.

The school's high chronic absenteeism rate of 45.8% is a significant concern, as it is closely linked to lower academic achievement. Additionally, the relatively low per-student spending of $8,281 may contribute to the school's challenges, despite its small class sizes. As a public charter school in Dayton, Emerson Academy serves a diverse student population and may need to ensure its curriculum, instructional practices, and support services are culturally responsive to meet the needs of all its students.

District Detail

 501 Hickory St
Dayton, OH 45410-1232

 (937) 223-2889

SchoolDigger Rank:
598th of 835 Ohio districts

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Grades served: K-8
Students: 641

Primary Schools: 1
Middle Schools: 0
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Ohio Department of Education.

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