Emperor Elementary School

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Emperor Elementary School
Location
6415 North Muscatel Avenue
San Gabriel, California 91775
Coordinates 34°06′58″N 118°04′42″W / 34.116015°N 118.078244°W / 34.116015; -118.078244Coordinates: 34°06′58″N 118°04′42″W / 34.116015°N 118.078244°W / 34.116015; -118.078244
Information
Type Public
School district Temple City Unified School District
Principal Robert Westgate
Staff about 35 (teachers)
Grades K6
Number of students 638 (2004-2005)[1]
Mascot Bald eagles
Information (626) 548-5084
Website

Emperor Elementary School is a traditional seven-year K–6 elementary school, or primary school, located in San Gabriel, California, in the west San Gabriel Valley and is part of the Temple City Unified School District.

Awards[edit]

This elementary school won the following awards:

  • A California Distinguished School
  • National School of Character
  • Title 1 Academic Achievement School
  • California Business for Education Excellence Award

Arson Incident[edit]

Around 11:00 PM, on January 11, 2006, a former student purposely started a fire in the school, burning four classrooms and causing over one million dollars in damages. The arsonist also spray painted an insult to the school principal on a wall. Following the incident, the school tried to maintain a normal routine for the students by continuing classes as usual. Counseling was provided if needed to any children in the school.

A $25,000 reward was offered for "information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the arson fire...", $12,000 of which was approved by local law enforcement.[2] The remaining $12,500 was provided by the school board's Special Reserve Fund.[3]

The community helped to raise money to rebuild the school's damaged classrooms, while portable classrooms were used in the time between. The local ValuMart held a benefit fund-raiser, serving hot dogs and other food and donating all money earned to the school. A local McDonald's held a "McTeacher Night" and donated 20% of that night's sales to the Emperor PTA Fire Relief Fund. The local Kiwanis Club held a Pancake Breakfast and donated the proceeds of the funds raised to the fire relief fund as well.

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