Porter Ridge Elementary School NC Report Card
Dear Porter Ridge Parents, Guardians, and Friends,
Thank you for taking the time to visit our site to learn more about Porter Ridge Elementary School. We are very fortunate to have a staff who works collaboratively to provide the optimal environment for children to learn and succeed. We are very proud of the fact that we improved our School Report Card grade to a B for the 2017-2018 school year. We also Exceeded Growth with our students. This is quite an accomplishment!
The NC School Report Card includes important information about school and student performance, class sizes, attendance, school safety, instructional resources, and teacher quality. Report data is available for our school district and for the state’s education system as a whole.
I have enclosed with this letter a summary of our Report Card called the Report Card Snapshot. Our school’s full Report Card can be found on the NC School Report Cards’ website. Our school district’s report also is available on the Report Card website. School Report Cards are provided for regular public schools, charter schools and alternative schools.
All Porter Ridge Pirates are proud of our accomplishments and this report card only tells part of our story. At Porter Ridge we are committed to making sure our instruction fits each student’s unique learning needs. Teachers are focused on individualized instruction using a Balanced Literacy Approach and a workshop model in reading, writing, and mathematics. Through a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), teachers work to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all students. The MTSS structure ensures we are having conversations about our core instruction as well as interventions for students who may need layers of additional support.
This year we are expanding ways to reach our students and to help them succeed by incorporating clubs during the school day and a STEM Lab to build on inquiry, critical thinking and problem-based learning. Beyond the school day students can also participate in extra-curricular clubs such as Porter Notes and Girls on the Run.
When we think about social and emotional learning, through Positive Behavior Instruction and a strong emphasis on character education, students learn the importance of caring for others and modeling good character traits. Specific instruction and service projects throughout the year help our students understand how to be problem solvers, collaborate with others, and do their part to make the world a better place. We have been recognized by the state as a Green Ribbon School for promoting positive behavior supports and character building education within every classroom.
At Porter Ridge Elementary your involvement is very important to the success of our school! I encourage you to review our Report Card carefully, then 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 and thank you for supporting our efforts to provide your child with a high-quality education.
Cheryl Lawrence, Principal
Porter Ridge Elementary
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.