Emerson High School

Public 9-12

 10903 NE 53rd ST
       Kirkland, WA  98033-7508


(425) 936-2300

District: Lake Washington School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
182nd of 442 Washington High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $104,354 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  3.9 Help
Number of students:  39

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.2%
Hispanic:
17.9%
Two or more races:
5.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25.6% Help


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Compare Details Emerson High School ranks better than 58.8% of high schools in Washington. It also ranks last among 7 ranked high schools in the Lake Washington School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.85. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Emerson High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.2%), Hispanic (17.9%), two or more races (5.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 25.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Emerson High School is 3.9, which is the lowest among 10 high schools in the Lake Washington School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Emerson High School is $104,354, which is the highest among 10 high schools in the Lake Washington School District!
Schooldigger Rankings:

Emerson High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Emerson High School 182nd of 442 Washington public high schools. (See Emerson High School in the ranking list.)

Lake Washington School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Lake Washington School District 4th of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Emerson High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 24.02 306th 390 21.5%
2005 38.19 275th 394 30.2%
2006 32.06 299th 395 24.3%
2007 27.33 318th 399 20.3%
2008 23.98 325th 396 17.9%
2009 5.78 383rd 402 4.7%
2010 42.84 269th 423 36.4%
2011 13.35 373rd 440 15.2%
2012 50.59 241st 450 46.4%
2013 53.31 237th 454 47.8%
2022 59.81 160th 434 63.1%
2023 54.85 182nd 442 58.8%
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Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Reviews:
by a parent
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Open Quote Teachers are fantastic. Excellent administrators. This team listens and cares about kids. Lots of individual assistance and small class sizes with very low student:teacher ratio. My teen loves it here and wishes we had founded it sooner. It’s far better than a nearby private school that we were paying $$$ for, the year prior to finding Emerson. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Emerson High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 170 2 2 0 1 n/a n/a 0 175
1989 171 1 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 175
1990 165 2 2 4 2 n/a n/a 0 175
1991 158 4 3 6 4 n/a n/a 0 175
1992 162 1 4 5 4 n/a n/a 0 176
1993 159 5 5 5 5 n/a n/a 0 179
1994 163 4 10 9 3 n/a n/a 0 189
1995 179 4 8 8 7 n/a n/a 0 206
1996 179 4 8 8 7 n/a n/a 0 206
1997 191 4 10 10 4 n/a n/a 0 219
1998 184 9 10 13 1 n/a n/a 0 217
1999 197 6 8 3 5 n/a n/a 0 219
2000 191 2 18 6 2 n/a n/a 0 219
2001 175 3 23 10 4 n/a n/a 0 215
2002 162 2 12 11 4 n/a n/a 0 191
2003 162 2 12 11 4 n/a n/a 0 191
2004 140 7 11 16 7 n/a n/a 0 181
2005 123 3 18 23 9 n/a n/a 0 176
2006 121 8 9 19 8 n/a n/a 12 177
2007 121 5 5 20 4 n/a n/a 14 169
2008 83 1 11 19 3 n/a n/a 11 128
2009 109 2 11 20 5 n/a n/a 11 158
2010 93 3 7 18 4 n/a n/a 8 133
2011 61 2 0 14 5 1 3 0 86
2012 46 2 0 23 1 0 9 0 81
2013 46 1 0 17 1 0 5 0 70
2014 44 1 0 9 1 0 4 0 59
2015 48 2 0 9 2 1 6 0 68
2016 51 0 1 12 1 1 3 0 69
2017 35 0 2 9 2 1 2 0 51
2018 38 0 3 9 2 0 2 0 54
2019 38 0 3 7 0 0 1 0 49
2020 41 0 3 6 0 0 4 0 54
2021 34 0 3 5 0 0 2 0 44
2022 18 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 25
2023 27 0 1 7 0 0 2 2 39

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 175 8.0 21.8 0
1989 175 8.0 21.8 n/a
1990 175 7.2 24.3 0
1991 175 7.8 22.4 n/a
1992 176 9.2 19.1 n/a
1993 179 8.9 20.1 n/a
1994 189 8.7 21.7 n/a
1995 206 10.0 20.6 n/a
1996 206 10.0 20.6 n/a
1997 219 10.0 21.9 n/a
1998 217 10.2 21.3 n/a
1999 219 10.0 21.9 n/a
2000 219 8.7 25.2 n/a
2001 215 10.3 20.9 n/a
2002 191 10.4 18.4 13.1
2003 191 10.4 18.4 13.1
2004 181 10.0 18.1 15.5
2005 176 9.9 17.8 23.3
2006 177 11.0 16.1 23
2007 169 10.0 16.9 20
2008 128 8.7 14.7 28.2
2009 158 8.7 18.2 30.6
2010 133 10.0 13.3 31.2
2011 86 9.7 8.8 15.1
2012 81 10.0 8.1 39.5
2013 70 9.5 7.3 47.1
2014 59 n/a n/a 25.4
2015 68 10.0 6.8 27.9
2016 69 10.0 6.9 27.5
2017 51 9.5 5.3 25.5
2018 54 9.8 5.5 16.7
2019 49 10.0 4.9 22.4
2020 54 10.3 5.2 20.4
2021 44 10.3 4.2 15.9
2022 25 10.3 2.4 20
2023 39 10.0 3.9 25.6

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 175 8.0 21.8 0
1989 175 8.0 21.8 n/a
1990 175 7.2 24.3 0
1991 175 7.8 22.4 n/a
1992 176 9.2 19.1 n/a
1993 179 8.9 20.1 n/a
1994 189 8.7 21.7 n/a
1995 206 10.0 20.6 n/a
1996 206 10.0 20.6 n/a
1997 219 10.0 21.9 n/a
1998 217 10.2 21.3 n/a
1999 219 10.0 21.9 n/a
2000 219 8.7 25.2 n/a
2001 215 10.3 20.9 n/a
2002 191 10.4 18.4 13.1
2003 191 10.4 18.4 13.1
2004 181 10.0 18.1 15.5
2005 176 9.9 17.8 23.3
2006 177 11.0 16.1 23
2007 169 10.0 16.9 20
2008 128 8.7 14.7 28.2
2009 158 8.7 18.2 30.6
2010 133 10.0 13.3 31.2
2011 86 9.7 8.8 15.1
2012 81 10.0 8.1 39.5
2013 70 9.5 7.3 47.1
2014 59 n/a n/a 25.4
2015 68 10.0 6.8 27.9
2016 69 10.0 6.9 27.5
2017 51 9.5 5.3 25.5
2018 54 9.8 5.5 16.7
2019 49 10.0 4.9 22.4
2020 54 10.3 5.2 20.4
2021 44 10.3 4.2 15.9
2022 25 10.3 2.4 20
2023 39 10.0 3.9 25.6

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.

Immunization Rates

Emerson High School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201986.0%0.0%4.0%10.0%96.0%92.0%90.0%94.0%90.0%94.0%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Emerson High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $364 (0.9%) $38,156 (99.1%) $38,520
2020 $09 (0.0%) $46,477 (100.0%) $46,486
2021 $342 (0.4%) $79,624 (99.6%) $79,966
2022 $510 (0.5%) $103,844 (99.5%) $104,354

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Emerson High 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.

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Emerson High School)41.765
 23.3%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Washington School District)90.788.4
 2.3%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)72.865.9
 6.9%
All Grades English Language Arts (Emerson High School)41.765
 23.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Lake Washington School District)84.781.4
 3.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students4939
 20.4%
African American00
American Indian00
Asian31
 66.7%
Hispanic77
Pacific Islander00
White3827
 28.9%
Two or More Races12
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.4%25.6%
 3.2%


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Students at Emerson High School are 69% White, 18% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 5% Not Specified, 3% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 39 students attended Emerson High School.

Emerson High School ranks 182nd of 442 Washington high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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