School Overview

Charles G. Emery School is located in the central region of Buena Park and serves students from transitional kindergarten through sixth grade, following a traditional calendar. It was founded in September of 1961 and was built on the land where Charles Emery owned his ranch.  

As of August 2019, 640 students were enrolled, including 13% in special education and 30% qualifying for English Language Learner support. The ethnic distribution includes 39% Hispanic, 9% White, 38% Asian, 5% Filipino, 1% African American, and 8% Multi-ethnic.  Charles G. Emery School is both a California Distinguished School (2010) and a National Blue Ribbon School (2011).  
The staff and community of Charles G. Emery School are committed to the district's mission of "Improving the Lives of Students and Families."  Our school has very active parent groups including School Site Council, ELAC (English Learner Advisory Council) and EAGLES (HSO).  We encourage and support parent involvement in the classroom, at school activities, on school committees, etc.