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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Emerson Junior/Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Emerson, NJ. It has 496 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.

Emerson Junior/Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
131 responses
Average ACT
27
28 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$123,808
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,896
National
$949
Median Home Value
$486,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
  • Mr. Cavo
    26%
  • Pep rally
    18%
  • Prom Weekend
    13%
  • Basketball Games
    11%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Powderpuff Game
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
496
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,241
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$19,840/ year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Emerson Junior/Senior High School Reviews

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I think that the quality of education is very good for a public school. However, the quality of education is not the problem. It is the fact that student voices aren't heard, administration is trying to make everyone "equal" yet treat AP kids better just to make the school look better. Let me explain. As an NHS officer, I disapprove of a program where us seniors help failing 18 year old seniors try to graduate just by telling them "how to study". I disapprove of telling 20 people who is failing what class without their consent or their consent to even participate. Yet when the flaws of administrations actions are brought up, nothing is done. They want to abolish honors and CP classes, putting people of different learning levels and needs together, to make them "equal". They prevent certain students from taking an AP test just to make the grades look better for the school, and only provide Quarterly testing for AP classes. It seems that this system is only helping AP students success.
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Emerson is a small community, and because of that, it's called a family town. It is very noticeable at school, because everyone knows one another. This way, it is easy to make friends and be connected to both your peers and teachers. People work together and help each other there. Whenever you have questions or concerns, you always have someone to speak to. With less students in the classroom, your every question is answered and you personally develop faster than anywhere else. You feel as though you belong there, because everyone is included. I will be a part of Emerson Junior-Senior High School all my life, because memories of my experiences there will last forever.
EHS is truly a special place. For such a small school, the administration does whatever they can to provide a vast amount of opportunities for students to get involved in based off of their interests. I’ve met some amazing people, whether they are friends or teachers, and the bond that connects the Emerson community is one that can never be broken. Your experience at EHS will depend on whether or not you enjoy a small school setting. It allows students to get direct help and attention from teachers, but it also keeps you in a bubble with the same group of peers, making it difficult for some people to branch out. It’s all about preference.