Emerson Elementary Playground

Emerson Elementary School Fast Facts

At Emerson Elementary we are a community of educators who are built on the foundations of collaborative teams that work together toward one common goal, student learning.

Learning Structure

  • Approximate enrollment of 440 students in grades Kindergarten-Fifth Grade
  • Class sizes
    • K-2–approximately no more than 25
    • 3-5–approximately no more than 29
  • The school day is 7:45-2:55 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. 7:45-1:55 on Wednesdays.
  • The Elementary schools operate on a 6 Day cycle. Students attend Art, Music and PE twice during a cycle while attending Guidance and Media once during a cycle.

Student Demographics and Learning

  • Approximate 5% minority student body
  • Over 80% of students are proficient as measured by the Iowa Assessment for reading, math, science
  • 33% Free and Reduced Lunch population


  • Emerson Elementary was built in 1958
  • Major renovation to the building and playground in 2015. ┬áRenovations included:
    • Safety and security of interior and exterior doors
    • New Media Center
    • New playground
    • New staff parking and bus drop off/pick up
    • All new and updated surfaces (floors, walls, ceilings)
    • Completely new furniture throughout the building
  • Wireless connections throughout the building.

Student Support Services

  • Counselors serve students in whole group, small group, and individual settings
  • Reading support is provided to those students who qualify
  • School-based therapy is available for families in need


  • Approved visitors sign in at the office to receive a visitor’s pass. A photo ID is required.
  • Building newsletter is emailed on Mondays. Paper copies are available.
  • Call the office for all attendance communication and notes from home.
  • Materials are delivered to students by the office secretaries or office helpers.
  • Please reference the elementary handbook on this website for further information.