Weddington Elementary School NC Report Card
Dear Weddington Elementary Stakeholders,
State and local education leaders are committed to providing parents with more information about schools, believing that well-informed parents and community members will be empowered and more involved with their children's learning. North Carolina's Ready Accountability Model provides information about our school through the North Carolina School Report Card. This yearly report card includes important information about school and student performance, class sizes, attendance, school safety, instructional resources, and teacher quality. There is also information about how our school measured against federal targets. School Report Cards are provided for regular public schools, charter schools and alternative schools that were open during the 2017-2018 school year. Our school’s full Report Card can be found on the NC School Report Cards’ website at http://www.ncreportcards.org. Report Card data is also available for our school district and for the state’s education system as a whole.
Union County Public Schools students and specifically, Weddington Elementary students, made exceptional academic growth against the new, tougher common core and essential standards. Weddington Elementary boasts one of the highest student growth index of all elementary schools. During the 2017-2018 school year, Weddington Elementary's Performance Composite for College and Career Readiness is one of the highest in the district at 90.4%. Weddington Elementary also achieved one of the highest Performance Composite for Grade Level Proficiency at 94.8%. During the 2017-2018 school year, Weddington Elementary exceeded the growth status as defined by the state of NC with a 3.93 % growth index. This is an increase from the 2016-2017 school year of over 2.5%. Weddington Elementary School earned an NC Report Card grade of an A.
The assessment data only represents a portion of the excellence at Weddington Elementary School. The Weddington Cluster's Global Focus and Service Learning identity instills an appreciation for serving our community and understanding various cultures all over the world. When you enter our building, it is evident our students have developed a passion for global learning. The Weddington staff is dedicated to continual improvement of our school. We are constantly looking for innovative ways to advance our instruction and learning environment. Our teachers are committed to the execution of high level differentiated instruction to meet the individual learning needs of all students. Our mission of "Empower, Strive, Succeed, Excel" displays our committment to high level, differentiated instruction to meet the individual learning needs of our students. The Weddington staff participates in professional development and Professional Learning Communities to add innovative and collaborative strategies to their teaching repertoire. They also spend an extensive amount of time disaggregating student data to ensure their instruction is individualized according to student academic needs. With 1 to 1 technology access in grades 3-5 and teacher use of technology, our students are continually engaged in 21st century learning and instruction.
The first priority of all Weddington staff is, and will continue to be, the safety of all students. We make a collective effort to ensure we practice diligence in protecting our students and their school environment. The staff consistently takes every necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our children.
Weddington enjoys a rich history of academic and cultural excellence that is the result of a collegial partnership between the school staff and parents who provide a diversity of experiences for our students. Parents, teachers, support staff, and administration all have an important role to encourage our children to be innovative and globally competitive students. Weddington Elementary staff also places a significant focus on qualities and attributes which are crucial to the success of students as they transition into adulthood and enter the work force. Through our Terrific Kids award program, Principal Award program, “Paws”itive Reward Program, individual classroom rewards, Children's Chat, and A/AB Honor Roll program, we consistently celebrate all students as they exhibit these qualities.
We are also extremely proud of our Spanish Dual Language program. Due to its demand, Weddington Elementary is the first UCPS school to accommodate two tracks of the Dual Language program. Our Dual Language classrooms consist of one Fourth Grade class, one Third Grade class, two Second Grade classes, two First Grade classes, and two Kindergarten classes. Our youngest children enter with a minimal command of the Spanish language and develop into fluent Spanish speakers within one school year. I encourage you to review our "Dual Language" tab under "Quick Links".
At Weddington Elementary, stakeholder involvement is critical to student success. Our school Site Based Team, the Weddington Elementary PTO, and our parent volunteers play a vital role in the success of our school. There are numerous opportunities to volunteer and we welcome all parents to participate in these opportunities.
I encourage you to review our Report Card thoroughly. Please feel free to contact me should you have additional questions about our school. Together, the Weddington staff, students, parents and community stakeholders will work collaboratively to continue the excellence that surrounds Weddington Elementary School.
Kristen Sebek, Principal
Weddington Elementary School
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.