Emery Elementary School

Last updated: October 14, 2018

Curriculum - Elementary

  • CFISD elementary schools are comprised of students in grades K-5. Students who qualify for the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities or for Pre-kindergarten are bused to sites that provide these programs.
  • Core subjects at the elementary level include reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, technology applications, health, physical education, art, music, and theatre arts.
  • Every campus faculty includes the following members: counselor(s), nurse, diagnostician, speech and language clinician, dyslexia specialists, reading specialist(s), and content-area liaisons, as well as specially trained/certified teachers in the following areas: art, music, physical education, technology applications, English as a Second Language, and gifted education.
  • The District's HORIZONS program is for academically-gifted students. In kindergarten, gifted instruction is provided in language arts and mathematics. In grades 1-5, the program addresses the four foundation areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
  • CFISD's Bilingual and ESL programs provide additional support in English language development for students who have a home language other than English and who have been identified as limited-English-proficient.
  • Elementary schools in Cypress-Fairbanks also feature enrichment activities such as student clubs, tutorial sessions, cultural arts programs, academic competitions, and field trips.
  • Report cards are issued every nine weeks. Academic progress reports are sent to parents after the fourth week of each grading period.


1115 students as of September 15, 2018.


Dr. Debbie Emery

Dr. Debbie Emery

Elementary School No. 51 is named after Dr. Debbie Emery, who retired from CFISD in 2008 after 30 years in public education.

Emery began her career teaching in Aldine ISD’s Inwood Elementary for two years, then came to CFISD in 1978. She served nine years at Lieder Elementary as a fourth- and fifth-grade teacher, librarian and assistant principal; then as principal at Bane and Metcalf elementary schools and Truitt Middle School. She served as assistant to the superintendent and as associate superintendent of school administration and human resources for six years.

Emery was active in professional organizations, serving as president of the University of Houston College of Education Alumni Board. She was also a member of Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and Delta Kappa Gamma.

Emery and her husband, Karl, have a son, Scott, who is a graduate of Cypress Falls High School.

Mission Statement

Emery Elementary will encourage and challenge all students in an individualized, positive, and secure environment where students are engaged and motivated to learn, so that they can live and work successfully in an ever-changing society.


The Emery PTO meets on a regular basis. The organization funds cultural arts activities and field trips, organizes volunteers, sponsors various student events, and conducts fund-raisers, which have provided technology, landscaping, books, and playground equipment.
For more information, please contact Christie Horgan.

President - Terri Alley
VP Membership - Kelly McMahon
VP Volunteers - Lucy Lopez
Treasurer - Andi Wilson

Partners in Education

Partnerships with the community are vital in order to strengthen instructional outcomes for all students. We would like you to develop a collaborative relationship with us that will foster long-term student achievement ... one that offers opportunities for all students ... making a difference together. For more information, please contact Myrthala Fischer.

Emery Elementary School


19636 Plantation Myrtles Dr. Katy TX 77449


8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Michelle Merricks


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