About Poplin Elementary

About Poplin Elementary

  • Welcome to Poplin Elementary School, home of the Patriots! Built in 2009, Poplin is the newest elementary school in Union County Public Schools. Our school colors are yellow and green.

    Poplin is one of five elementary schools in the Porter Ridge Cluster. After our fifth-grade students leave us, most attend Porter Ridge Middle School and Porter Ridge High School.

    Poplin is one of two schools in the Porter Ridge Cluster to host the Dual Language Immersion Program in Spanish. Currently, we have one class in kindergarten through grade 5. Students are taught curriculum for each subject area in Spanish. The goal of the program is for our students to be fluent in Spanish once they leave the fifth grade. To learn more about Dual Language Immersion in UCPS, click here.

    In order to broaden the scope of global learning at Poplin, we have a Global STEAM Lab. In this lab, students study current global issues through the lens of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). We also have a 3-D printer that allows teachers and students hands-on experience from conception to creation.

    Poplin is fortunate to have a Parent Teacher Association (PTA) that supports our school in a variety of ways. Our PTA has provided shade structures and additional swings for our playground, provided SMART boards and iPads for our classrooms, a projector in our gymnasium, and refurbished our entire Media Center. This past year PTA hired an outside artist to paint over 25 activities and games on the black-top areas for students to play!  There are multiple ways to volunteer and become involved in our PTA. Click here for more information.

    At Poplin Elementary we work together to create a learning environment that is safe, inviting, and secures the success of all students.

    Mission: At Poplin, we provide a safe and engaging environment. Students strive to reach their full potential as critical thinkers, leaders, skilled collaborators, respectful communicators, and responsible problem solvers within their communities. 

    #AlwaysForward       #EVERYOpportunity     #PoplinNation  

    Vision - Growing leaders, thinkers, and problem solvers that positively impact others. 

    Accelerate student learning by providing:

    • Collaborative opportunities

    • Supportive environment 

    • Student leadership

    • Celebrations of achievements 

    • Contributions to Poplin’s school culture

School Information

Meet Our School Administrators

  • Shanda Lauri (Principal)

  • Randal Watts (Assistant Principal)

School Performance Director

Professional Advisory Council Representatives

  • Poplin Elementary

Fast Facts

    • Traditional Calendar
    • Start Bell: 7:30 a.m.
    • End Bell: 2 p.m
    • Mascot: Patriots
    • Colors: Green and yellow