Welcome Letter From Board of Education

  • Welcome to Union County Public Schools, one of the best school systems in North Carolina. That is quite a boast, but we believe that it is merited. As a Board, we are proud of the accomplishments of our students and staff. We also take great pride in the partnerships we have established with parents, businesses and the community.

    Nearly 70 percent of UCPS schools earned an A or B School Performance Grade from the NC Department of Instruction during the 2017-18 school year. Additionally, UCPS leads the 12 largest schools systems in the state in more than 20 Key Performance Indicators, including reading, math biology and English II. Seventy percent of schools either exceeded or met growth during the 2017-18 school year, and nine out of 12 high schools earned a graduation rate of 90 percent or higher. 

    The UCPS Class of 2018 earned scholarships totaling $135 million, the highest amount of scholarship offers to date for UCPS graduates. UCPS has the highest 2017-2018 graduation rate in the state among large school systems with a four-year cohort rate of 92.6%.

    Union County Public Schools leads the state in dual language immersion programs, offering its Dual Language Immersion programs at 12 elementary schools and two middle schools in the district during the 2018-19 school year.

    In addition, three schools, Central Academy of Technology and Arts, Shiloh Elementary and Weddington Middle were named Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.

    There are many challenges that face our school system today. While recent local, state and federal funding cuts have taken a major toll on the educational system, we are still committed to offering quality instruction for all children to support our mission of “Preparing All Students to Succeed.”

    Again, welcome!

    Sincerely,
    Union County Board of Education

     

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