Total Enrollment: 810 Emerson Middle School serves 810 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from downtown Union City. The building is situated on two sides of New York Avenue, connected on the inside by a walk-way on the second floor. Over 80% of the students are Hispanic, and speak both English and Spanish. Many staff members are certified to teach English as a Second Language in addition to their content areas. Emerson’s mission is to empower individuals to develop their 21st Century Skills in a technology rich environment that fosters character education themes and a true love of learning.