Award Year: 2022

Emerson Elementary School

508 West Main Street
Emerson, AR, 71740-9360

(870) 626-3306

Mrs. Jennifer Kyle, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Emerson-Taylor-Bradley School District

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The Emerson-Taylor-Bradley School District, in partnership with the community, will help students to believe in themselves, respect others, and experience the joy of learning.We strive to provide a safe and secure learning environment for every student, as well as, equity of access to quality educational programs and technology and services to ensure students have the tools to pursue a better future.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 20%
  • White: 68%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 4%
Kindergarteners planted flowers for Earth Day with guest, Jamie Collier.

Kindergarteners planted flowers for Earth Day with guest, Jamie Collier.

Emerson Elementary is one of three elementaries in the Emerson-Taylor-Bradley School District, a rural district in south Arkansas. The district is distinctly unique in that each elementary is located in its associated town, and these towns span across 41 miles. Due to the elementary's size, the staff is well aware of many students' needs.With local partnerships, many of those needs can be met to ensure students have the best chance to learn during the school day.

Emerson's elementary students are well supported through community partnerships with charitable service and religious organizations, such as Magnolia Junior Charity League and hometown churches. These organizations help meet students' basic needs by providing items like: clothing, food, school supplies, books, and glasses. Due to Emerson's rural status, many students do not have access to technological advancements or an abundance of opportunities to enhance academic content. However, with local grant opportunities from nearby companies like, Albemarle Corporation and Weyerhaeuser, students have gained experiences with enhanced technology devices; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) equipment; playground equipment, and much more. Teachers can also utilize the expertise of individuals from these companies to support content.

Emerson Elementary overcame tremendous obstacles throughout the pandemic being able to serve its students face-to-face with the majority of students participating in person. Students have persevered and benefited from this opportunity. Above all Emerson Elementary's faculty loves our students and chooses to do what is best for them!