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About Us

Welcome to Emerson Elementary School! The Emerson school community consists of students, teachers, families, staff members, volunteers and community members who care deeply about children, their success and well being.

Emerson follows the OUSD curriculum and we are focused on meeting the needs of a diverse population. This year, our school enrollment will be approximately 320 children in Transitional Kindergarten through Fifth grade. We have a robust special education program serving students with a variety of needs both in our full-time special education classes and through an inclusion class. We have a speech and language therapist and part-time counseling services on site. Supplementing our regular classroom activities is a variety of enrichment opportunities including dance (TK-3rd grade), instrumental music (4th/5th grade), visual art, gardening, weekly library time, and outdoor education. We have volunteer groups that come in to assist with reading and math, as well as daily volunteers from Oakland Tech.

Contact Us

4803 Lawton Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609

Our Vision

Emerson prepares students for lifelong success by embracing and nurturing the whole child. We create learning environments centered around students, facilitated by teachers, and supported by families and our community, so that every child grows and succeeds.

Our Mission

We are a relationship-centered school:

  • students are known, valued and celebrated.

We are committed to equity:

  • we eliminate racial, socioeconomic and gender inequities through culturally relevant learning experiences.

We support all students:

  • academic and social emotional programs meet students where they are and accelerate them forward.

We are a learning community:

  • with a learning stance, we use inquiry and reflection to improve our practice.