About Our School

"Emerson, we love to learn". Emerson sits in a quiet Salt Lake neighborhood called Liberty Heights, not far from Liberty Park. Emerson's administration and staff are committed to providing a quality education for all of its students. Our diverse school population works well together to create a caring school environment.

Our Mission: The mission of Emerson Elementary School is to develop a partnership among students, teachers, parents, and community and to promote the educational development of our children. We strive to instill a lifelong love of learning and a respect for everyone in our society.


Facts About Emerson

There has been a school on this site for over 100 years.

  • The first Emerson Elementary was opened in 1896.
  • The current Emerson Elementary School is a unique structure. It was built in the late 70"s for energy-efficiency and is surrounded by earthen berms.
  • Emerson has always had a strong PTA and SCC and parents are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the school


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