Welcome to Emerson Elementary

Every child an honored student.

Cultivating the potential in every student to thrive.

We take great pride in continuously improving in order to create a well-rounded, balanced education for all students. We have strong relationships with our families and community partners. Our staff is caring, student centered, collaborative, and committed to ongoing growth and learning.

We commit to valuing, including and engaging all students, staff, and families. We commit to supporting all students’ pursuit of dreams, development of full potential and growth as citizens of our community and the world.

What Makes Emerson Unique:

  • Highly dedicated staff provide a learning environment that supports academic and social-emotional success.
  • Students are encouraged to set goals, maintain a “growth mindset,” monitor their progress, build on strengths, and learn from challenges.
  • Students engage in a variety of academic, social, emotional, and fine arts activities and learning.
  • Community partners and volunteers support and strengthen the school’s programs.



Get in Touch


Emerson Elementary
2421 E. Johnson St
Madison WI 53704

Office: (608) 204-2000
Emerson Elementary School Website

Give a Gift

Interested in supporting our school? Give a gift to Emerson Elementary School.

Are you an MMSD Alum? Connect with us and share your story.

“SHOUT OUT to the staff at Emerson Elementary School. You welcome our families into your building each day. At every entrance, every turn, there is a smiling and helpful face. Your efforts and coordination are VERY MUCH appreciated!!”

Support Our School


Through the Foundation’s Adopt-a-School program, Madison’s public schools are “adopted” by a local business, organization, or government agency, forming mutually enriching partnerships.

Friends of Emerson


Kiwanis Club of Downtown Madison


Interested in adopting a School?

Why I Give

When I began as a principal in the district, a representative from the Foundation and I had the opportunity to meet. Her warm welcome coupled with the selfless mission of the organization inspired me to get involved initially. I was then able to see the meaningful contributions the Foundation makes to our schools each and every day, which inspired me to continue my support.


We support the Foundation because we believe in public education. We strongly believe that the public school system is a bedrock community institution that provides opportunity for all children. Through the Foundation’s financial support, many innovative projects that enhance the educational experience of Madison children have begun and been sustained over the years.


As a strong believer in the public school system, I’m convinced that a strong preK-12 program is the way to ensure equitable opportunity for all. The Foundation’s enthusiastic attitude supports promising educational practices and exemplifies philanthropic leadership. It’s a phenomenal ally and advocate of Madison’s schools, and as a high-caliber, well-managed organization, it is richly deserving of our support.