Emerson Academy

Summary:

Emerson Academy is a public charter elementary school serving 641 students in grades K-8 in Dayton, Ohio. The school has a predominantly African American student population (56.32%), with significant representation from White (22.62%) and multiracial (16.38%) students. Despite serving a diverse community, Emerson Academy has consistently been ranked in the bottom quarter of Ohio elementary schools, receiving a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger for the past several years.

Emerson Academy faces several key challenges that set it apart from nearby schools. The school struggles with high chronic absenteeism rates, reaching as high as 54.8% in the 2021-2022 school year, significantly higher than the state average and the rates of nearby schools like Harman Elementary (9.3%) and River's Edge Montessori (13.6%). Academically, Emerson Academy's proficiency rates on Ohio state tests are consistently below the state averages across all grade levels and subject areas, with its 3rd-grade math proficiency rate at 39.3% compared to the state average of 62.2% in the 2022-2023 school year.

While Emerson Academy's African American students perform better than the school's overall averages, they still lag behind the state's African American student population, ranking 311 out of 610 Ohio elementary schools and receiving a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's student-teacher ratio has also seen significant fluctuations, ranging from 11 students per teacher in 2022-2023 to 27.7 students per teacher in 2021-2022, which may impact the consistency of instruction. Compared to nearby high-performing schools like Harman Elementary in the Oakwood City district, Emerson Academy's struggles suggest the need for targeted interventions and support to improve student outcomes and better serve the Dayton community.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-8

 501 Hickory St
       Dayton, OH  45410-1232


(937) 223-2889

District: Emerson Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
1232nd of 1,596 Ohio Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,303 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  11.0 Help
Number of students:  641

Racial breakdown:

African American:
56.3%
White:
22.6%
Two or more races:
16.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Emerson Academy ranks worse than 77.2% of elementary schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.05. (See more...)
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Compare Details Emerson Academy ranks worse than 65.7% of middle schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 36.26. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Emerson Academy is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (56.3%), White (22.6%), two or more races (16.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Emerson Academy is 11. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Emerson Academy is $11,303.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Emerson Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Emerson Academy 1232nd of 1596 Ohio public elementary schools. (See Emerson Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Emerson Academy 689th of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See Emerson Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Emerson Academy 598th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Emerson Academy

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Emerson Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 25.77 1339th 1609 16.8%
2008 34.33 1197th 1582 24.3%
2009 29.22 1284th 1610 20.2%
2010 28.55 1321st 1662 20.5%
2011 24.51 1377th 1686 18.3%
2012 38.36 1263rd 1709 26.1%
2013 49.54 1106th 1701 35.0%
2014 39.10 1217th 1687 27.9%
2015 28.16 1290th 1684 23.4%
2016 21.95 1322nd 1678 21.2%
2017 13.82 1420th 1651 14.0%
2018 12.68 1433rd 1636 12.4%
2019 23.80 1316th 1676 21.5%
2021 22.76 1195th 1610 25.8%
2022 27.28 1170th 1588 26.3%
2023 23.05 1232nd 1596 22.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Emerson Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 23.59 710th 856 17.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Emerson Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.79 1282nd 1465 12.5%
2019 33.23 1085th 1465 25.9%
2021 29.53 983rd 1404 30.0%
2022 37.05 949th 1419 33.1%
2023 30.05 1068th 1447 26.2%
See the entire list of Best Ohio Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for elementary school Female students at Emerson Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.47 1341st 1518 11.7%
2019 20.83 1222nd 1502 18.6%
2021 19.57 1122nd 1467 23.5%
2022 22.83 1158th 1488 22.2%
2023 19.04 1187th 1483 20.0%
See the entire list of Best Ohio Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for elementary school Disabled students at Emerson Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.22 542nd 1021 46.9%
2019 24.47 777th 956 18.7%
2021 16.57 716th 765 6.4%
2022 37.69 491st 824 40.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Emerson Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.82 1384th 1536 9.9%
2019 22.36 1246th 1535 18.8%
2021 15.38 1194th 1499 20.3%
2022 24.90 1133rd 1518 25.4%
2023 21.94 1172nd 1498 21.8%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Emerson Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.61 428th 598 28.4%
2019 50.86 283rd 605 53.2%
2021 50.73 196th 533 63.2%
2022 53.42 230th 601 61.7%
2023 43.94 311th 610 49.0%
See the entire list of Best Ohio Elementary Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for elementary school White students at Emerson Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 3.39 1284th 1309 1.9%
2019 9.30 1197th 1271 5.8%
2021 8.89 1137th 1249 9.0%
2022 15.58 1111th 1242 10.5%
2023 17.44 1067th 1215 12.2%
See the entire list of Best Ohio Elementary Schools for White Students!

Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Emerson Academy

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Rank History for all middle school students at Emerson Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 26.60 681st 837 18.6%
2008 30.74 664th 835 20.5%
2009 33.58 663rd 858 22.7%
2010 32.69 702nd 895 21.6%
2011 43.41 669th 925 27.7%
2012 40.21 719th 989 27.3%
2013 61.00 542nd 1001 45.9%
2014 43.95 701st 1008 30.5%
2015 27.30 774th 1035 25.2%
2016 26.67 771st 1050 26.6%
2017 21.76 786th 1038 24.3%
2018 12.31 866th 1010 14.3%
2019 23.50 791st 1050 24.7%
2021 27.12 732nd 1037 29.4%
2022 42.54 625th 1017 38.5%
2023 36.26 689th 1048 34.3%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Emerson Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.31 804th 924 13.0%
2019 31.37 700th 945 25.9%
2021 34.34 621st 923 32.7%
2022 55.98 404th 947 57.3%
2023 46.23 543rd 974 44.3%
See the entire list of Best Ohio Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for middle school Female students at Emerson Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.93 773rd 897 13.8%
2019 25.53 705th 917 23.1%
2021 26.94 658th 910 27.7%
2022 37.96 612th 925 33.8%
2023 29.57 679th 943 28.0%
See the entire list of Best Ohio Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for middle school Disabled students at Emerson Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.51 270th 643 58.0%
2019 68.89 109th 658 83.4%
2021 19.09 547th 576 5.0%
2022 24.11 471st 565 16.6%
See the entire list of Best Ohio Elementary Schools for Disabled Students!

Rank History for middle school Male students at Emerson Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 7.90 846th 916 7.6%
2019 15.96 782nd 933 16.2%
2021 16.22 731st 924 20.9%
2022 37.35 616th 946 34.9%
2023 34.90 650th 963 32.5%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Emerson Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.03 303rd 384 21.1%
2019 42.23 226th 405 44.2%
2021 55.06 129th 385 66.5%
2022 69.48 88th 413 78.7%
2023 64.49 111th 436 74.5%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Emerson Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.13 723rd 781 7.4%
2019 17.15 695th 796 12.7%
2021 14.00 695th 781 11.0%
2022 40.08 522nd 809 35.5%
2023 27.02 640th 805 20.5%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio 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.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Ohio Department of Education

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by a parent
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Open Quote The teachers are focused on helping the children learn and to reach their maximum potential. The staff are always ready and willing to help resolve any issues and the building is kept clean. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Emerson Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 158 52 1 6 2 n/a n/a 0 219
2006 259 102 1 4 1 n/a n/a 0 367
2007 267 110 2 8 1 n/a n/a 0 388
2008 295 151 2 8 3 n/a n/a 0 459
2009 350 147 1 3 2 n/a n/a 48 551
2010 363 148 1 10 1 n/a n/a 38 561
2011 462 156 1 15 1 0 17 0 652
2012 470 170 1 14 1 0 20 0 676
2013 491 181 1 10 1 0 16 0 700
2014 502 230 1 16 0 0 15 0 764
2015 448 250 1 13 0 0 21 0 733
2016 408 257 0 24 0 2 32 0 723
2017 345 270 0 30 0 2 41 0 688
2018 283 255 0 32 0 2 53 0 625
2019 264 306 0 32 0 1 52 0 655
2020 202 372 0 26 1 0 57 0 658
2021 212 402 0 34 0 0 69 0 717
2022 173 376 0 38 1 0 89 0 677
2023 145 361 0 29 0 1 105 0 641

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 Emerson Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 219 1.0 219.0 80.8
2006 367 22.9 16.0 73
2007 388 36.8 10.5 79.6
2008 459 25.5 18.0 n/a
2009 551 28.4 19.4 93.8
2010 561 29.0 19.3 94.8
2011 652 30.0 21.7 90.8
2012 676 31.0 21.8 89.3
2013 700 32.0 21.8 91.1
2014 764 32.0 23.8 85.9
2015 733 n/a n/a 100
2016 723 31.0 23.3 100
2017 688 29.0 23.7 n/a
2018 625 29.0 21.5 n/a
2019 655 32.0 20.4 n/a
2020 658 33.5 19.6 n/a
2021 717 30.5 23.4 n/a
2022 677 24.4 27.7 n/a
2023 641 57.8 11.0 n/a

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 Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 219 1.0 219.0 80.8
2006 367 22.9 16.0 73
2007 388 36.8 10.5 79.6
2008 459 25.5 18.0 n/a
2009 551 28.4 19.4 93.8
2010 561 29.0 19.3 94.8
2011 652 30.0 21.7 90.8
2012 676 31.0 21.8 89.3
2013 700 32.0 21.8 91.1
2014 764 32.0 23.8 85.9
2015 733 n/a n/a 100
2016 723 31.0 23.3 100
2017 688 29.0 23.7 n/a
2018 625 29.0 21.5 n/a
2019 655 32.0 20.4 n/a
2020 658 33.5 19.6 n/a
2021 717 30.5 23.4 n/a
2022 677 24.4 27.7 n/a
2023 641 57.8 11.0 n/a

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 Academy

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $8,281
2022 $10,046
2023 $11,303

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Emerson Academy

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 1316th of 1676 Elementary schoolsRanks 1232nd of 1596 Elementary schools
 1.3%
Ranks 791st of 1050 Middle schoolsRanks 689th of 1048 Middle schools
 9.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Emerson Academy)40.339.3
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ohio)67.162.2
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Emerson Academy)35.339.1
 3.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)66.762.3
 4.4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Emerson Academy)41.844.4
 2.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)74.366.8
 7.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Emerson Academy)5734.7
 22.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)63.358.9
 4.4%
5th Grade Science (Emerson Academy)43.845.3
 1.5%
   5th Grade Science (Ohio)6563.9
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Emerson Academy)43.828.3
 15.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)62.556.6
 5.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Emerson Academy)5052.8
 2.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)69.867.4
 2.4%
6th Grade Mathematics (Emerson Academy)37.321.4
 15.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)60.150
 10.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Emerson Academy)40.726.8
 13.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)56.155
 1.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Emerson Academy)33.335.6
 2.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.547.6
 9.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Emerson Academy)53.750.7
 3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)67.764.8
 2.9%
8th Grade Science (Emerson Academy)34.750
 15.3%
   8th Grade Science (Ohio)68.264
 4.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Emerson Academy)22.460
 37.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.346.4
 10.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Emerson Academy)38.845
 6.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)58.357.5
 0.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students655641
 2.1%
African American306361
 18%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic3229
 9.4%
Pacific Islander11
White264145
 45.1%
Two or More Races52105
 101.9%


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Students at Emerson Academy are 56% African American, 23% White, 16% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 641 students attended Emerson Academy.

Emerson Academy ranks in the bottom 22.8% of Ohio elementary schools.


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