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The Emerson School

Grades: 6-8
108-35 167 Street
Queens NY 11433
Phone: 718-657-4801

Our Insights

What’s Special

Partnership with an arts and literacy program

The Downside

Many children miss too many days of school

The Emerson School, opened in 2013, partners with the Hispanic Coalition for Family Services, which runs an Arts and Literacy program during and after school. Teachers seem happy here, they are rarely absent, and all would recommend the school to other families.

Principal Jakub Lau was born in Poland and moved to the United States when he was 7 years old. Prior to taking the top spot at Emersob in 2015, he taught English to high school students in the South Bronx and served as an assistant principal in Harlem, according to his bio on the school website.

Test scores are below average. Many children miss more than 13 days of school, interrupting the flow of lessons, as teachers must decide whether to repeat material or move on.

The school offers high school­–level (Regents) courses in math, science and history.

Emerson shares a building with JHS 8, a low-performing and sometimes disorderly school in the South Jamaica section of Queens. The Department of Education bet that shrinking the size of JHS 8 and opening a new school would offer children better options than the large JHS 8 has done. The building also houses York Early College Academy.

ADMISSIONS: Priority to children who live in the JHS 8 zone. (Lydie Raschka, web reports and DOE data, January 2018)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
68%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
73%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
69%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
64%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
75%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
3%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
81%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
4.9

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
24%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
33%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
John Adams High School and Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment, US History

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
23%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
358
Asian
23%
Black
44%
Hispanic
25%
White
2%
Other
7%
Free or reduced priced lunch
81%
Students with disabilities
24%
English language learners
11%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
91%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
30%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
3%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
5%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
5%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
7%
6% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location

Location

Jamaica (District 28)
Trains: N/A
Buses: Q111, Q112, Q113, Q114, Q4, Q42, Q5, Q60, Q83, Q84, Q85, X64

Contact

Principal
Jakub Lau
Parent Coordinator
Darnell Childs

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with York Early College Academy and JHS 8
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Call school to confirm.

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