Union Elementary School NC Report Card
We provide regular updates to you about your student’s academic progress by sending home a Report Card. Once a year we provide you with updates on our school’s achievements through the North Carolina School Report Card.
Please be mindful that the NC School Report Card is only one way to measure what is happening at Union Elementary. We have many great initiatives in place to support the whole child. We are appreciative of our parental support and community partnerships.
We have many data points to be proud of at Union Elementary. Across the state of North Carolina, schools can fall into one of three categories for their growth index (exceeds growth, meets growth, or does not meet growth). Union Elementary exceeded growth for 2018 for the second year in a row. There were only three out of thirty elementary schools in the county to exceed growth for two straight years. We were third highest out of the nine Title I schools for the overall Reading score. Union was second out of the nine UCPS Title I schools for our Math growth index (+2.62). Unfortunately, we missed being rated a "B" school by only 1 point. We will continue to work hard this year and strive to make a "B" based on our 2019 scores.
Staff members at Union Elementary are receiving professional development on a very routine basis. During the Fall of 2017, we began a two year journey working with Safe and Civil Schools to learn strategies for creating an orderly, positive environment. This training will enhance the work that we have done the past several years with PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support). Staff members spent two days in August of this year at Champs training to continue the focus on classroom management and building relationships. We kicked off the year with reviewing PBIS expectations with students regarding behavior. Students are being held to high expectations and rewarded for making good choices. Office referrals have been cut in half over the past couple years! Union Elementary was named a Model School for PBIS by the state of North Carolina for a second year in a row.
Other examples of staff development include a focus on Word Study in K-2, Guided Reading, and the Great Leaps program. We believe that literacy skills are the most important tools that we can give students before they head to middle school. Reading and writing are life skills that will be used in every job and situation that students will face through adulthood.
Union County Public Schools received a $27 Million grant from the federal government to hire, train, and retain teachers at its Title I and high priority schools. One benefit that Union Elementary received from this grant is the addition of two master teachers. They will teach students for half of the day in 4th and 5th grade Reading and Math; this will help to reduce class size. They will coach teachers in 3rd-5th grade for the other half of the day to help grow instructional practices. We believe this will help increase growth in our students and the percentage of students working on grade level.
I encourage you to review our Report Card carefully, then feel free to contact your child’s teacher or me 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.
Jennifer Deaton, 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.