Poplin Elementary School NC Report Card
Dear Parents and Friends of Poplin Elementary School:
North Carolina's Ready Accountability Model testing program provides a lot of important information about our school and provides criteria to meet all of our Annual Measurable Objectives. However, these numbers only tell part of the story. Other indicators of school quality are important to parents and community members. This information can be found in one place, the North Carolina School Report Card.
The country, state, and school system is committed to providing parents with more information about schools. Well-informed parents are often empowered and more involved with their child's education. The federal No Child Left Behind Act and Race to the Top data allow schools to further analyze student and staff performance.
This report card includes important information about academic performance, class size, attendance, school safety, instructional resources, and teacher quality. Report card data will be available for each school, for each school district, and for the state’s educational system as a whole.
At Poplin Elementary, we recognize students for their academic success, provide quality staff development for teachers, and create a school culture that is safe, supportive, and academically stimulating for our students. Our focus is on continuous improvement cycles and professional learning communities. Both frameworks share one common goal to increase student achievement; our focus—the whole child. Our vision for our students is for them to “dream, reach, grow and become.”
With a dedicated faculty and staff, we are implementing components of the elementary school concept where students are exposed to activities that are developmentally responsive, academically rigorous, and socially equitable. We are continuing this year with the development of students’ leadership skills. Each week, we introduce a new leadership trait which is the focus of daily class meetings, the goal of which is an even better classroom environment.
Poplin Elementary continues its focus on global education with our participation in the Global Gateway program and our partnership with Participate (Formally Visiting International Faculty). This year, we have seven Visiting International Faculty teachers representing the countries of Columbia, Chile and the United Kingdom.
We are excited about the varied ways we are able to support our students as life-long learners and citizens of a larger, global community. In kindergarten, first, and second grade we continue this year with our dual language immersion program in Spanish. New this year, we have added a third grade class. Students in these classes receive their daily academic instruction in Spanish and communicate with each other and their teachers in Spanish. New classes will be added each year. By the time students leave at the end of fifth grade, they will be fluent Spanish speakers.
Also new this year, we have added a new special area class focused on global studies and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). Every six weeks the students will learn about a different continent. Students will complete a STEAM project focused on the continent they are studying. We are excited about this new enrichment opportunity for our students. Also new this year, Poplin is implementing a new attendance initiative called Strive for Five- Be an Attendance Hero. The goal of this initiative is for all students to have five or fewer absences for the school year. Students will be encouraged to attend school daily and on time through grade level, class, and individual incentives for attendance.
As the culture and climate at the home of the Poplin Patriots continue to thrive, I continue to appreciate the vision, passion, and purpose of the faculty and staff, the Parent Teacher Association, the student body and our community. All of these ingredients, combined with talented students and supportive parents, produce one result…success. Poplin continues its tradition as the top performing elementary school in the Porter Ridge cluster.
At Poplin, your involvement is very important to the success of our school. I encourage you to review our report card carefully. Feel free to contact me directly to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding the report card. I also welcome your feedback regarding other interests you have in our school.
Thank you for allowing me to share this report card with you. We appreciate your support in our efforts to provide your child with a high-quality education.
Scott Broome, Principal
To view the UCPS district report card click the "NC School Report Cards" link below then "District Report Card" link and choose the category you wish to view. Once the category page loads you will need to choose Union County Public Schools using the "Select District(s)" dropdown menu. Alamance-Burlington will be selected by default so you may wish to deselect that district to hide their data.
To find your school's report card click the "NC School Report Cards" link below then "School Report Card" Link and choose the category you wish to view. Once the category page loads you will need to choose Union County Public Schools using the "Select District(s)" dropdown menu and then the school using the "Select School(s)" dropdown. Antioch Elementary will be selected by default so you may wish to deselect that school to hide their data if that is not the school you wish to view.