Emerson Elementary School is an OUSD school serving kindergarten through 5th grade.

The school is between 45th and 49th Streets and Lawton and Shafter Avenues in Temescal. The address is 4803 Lawton Avenue. The school mascot is The Cheetahs. Emerson was named for writer Ralph Waldo Emerson. 1

Art classes take advantage of the nearby Studio One Art Center.

Fish mural on the outside of Emerson Elementary, by greenkozi


A building designed by John Galen Howard and John J. Donovan was completed in 1913. In 1978, it was torn down because it was considered seismically unsafe. The current building was constructed in [ ??? ]. 1

1913 building 31914 photo at Emerson 3

Links and References

  1. Emerson School website
  2. Emerson History ousd.org
  3. Oakland History Room