Fast Facts about Unionville Elementary

  • Milestones

    • 1885  Union Institute was founded.Photo of Unionville Entrance
    • 1886  Professor Oliver C. Hamilton was hired.
    • 1890 Original building was expanded. 
    • 1910 School was sold to County Board of Education and renamed Unionville High School.
    • 1917  Original building burned and was replaced with a two story wooden building.
    • 1936  New, brick school building for Unionville High School was completed.
    • 1949  Unionville Barbecue began.
    • 1960 Unionville became an elementary school with 8 grades.  Sixth through eighth later placed in middle school. 
    • 1985 Unionville celebrated its centennial.
    • 1993 Current school building was completed.
    • 2008 Completion of new traffic pattern drive and parent parking lot.
    • 2011 Welcomed our first VIF teacher from England
    • 2012 SPLASH (Spanish Immersion) Program began.
    • 2014 Office Renovation - conference room
    • 2015 Gym Renovation - new bleachers
    • 2016 Media Center Renovation
    • 2017 Added new outdoor classroom

     

    Awards

    • North Carolina  Honor School of  Excellence - 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2010-2011
    • North Carolina  School of  Excellence - 2001-2002, 2002-2003
    • U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School-National School of Excellence 2000-2001
    • North Carolina ABC's Testing Program Exemplary Growth:  1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2001
    • North Carolina ABC's Testing Program High Growth: 2001-2002; 2002-2003; 2003-2004; 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012
    • School of Distinction: (80% or more of students in grades 3-5 performing at or above grade level)
      1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2001,2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2011-2012
    • Exceeded Growth: 2012-2013, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017
    • Triple S Super Safe School North Carolina Department of Public Instruction 2001, 2007
    • Odyssey of the Mind Teams:  Competed and Received Honors at Regional Competition  1996-2008, 2010-2013. Odyssey of the Mind Teams qualified for World Finals 2005-2008 and 2010-2013. In our history, 26 teams have qualified at regionals for the state tournament. Since 2005, Unionville has had 15 teams to advance to World Finals. In 2012-2013, Unionville's "The Email Must Go Through" Team took First Place earning the honor of World Finals Champion.
    • Bright Ideas Grants 1997-1998, 1998-1999 & 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005
    • Education Foundation Mini-grant 2013

     

    ABOUT OUR STAFF

    • 32 Classroom Teachers
    • 5 Exceptional Children Teachers (Resource, Cross-Categorical, PreK, and AIG)
    • Guidance Counselor
    • Media Specialist
    • PE, Art and Music Teachers
    • Computer Lab Assistant
    • Global Studies Teacher
    • School Psychologist, Physical Therapist, Speech Therapist and Occupational Therapist
    • School Nurse
    • 7 National Board Certified Teachers
    • Full time Literacy Coach
    • SPLASH - Spanish Language Immersion Program beginning with 2013-2014 kindergarten students

     

    ABOUT OUR FACILITY

    The current facility was completed and ready for the start of the 1993-1994 school year.

    • 43 classrooms
    • Spacious, high-tech Media Center
    • Computer Lab
    • 40 Promethean Boards
    • 1:1 Laptops for students in 3-5
    • Classroom ipads in K-2
    • Gymnasium with stage area for meetings, performances and sporting events
    • Bright Cafeteria
    • Literacy Lab
    • Leveled Library with a wide range of literacy materials
    • Closed-Circuit Broadcast Facilities
    • Walking Track 
    • Varied playground areas, complete with a climbing wall added in 2005
    • Outdoor amphitheater area
    • Outdoor Classroom

    SCHOOL – SPONSORED ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMS:

    • Broadway Bob Performance Group
    • Broadcast Team
    • Battle of the Books Team
    • SonShine Club
    • Safety Patrol
    • Student Council
    • Character Trait Education Program
    • Fit for Life Day / Fun Run
    • Field Day
    • School Spirit Days
    • Grandparent’s Day
    • Annual Unionville Barbecue
    • Girls on the Run
    • Spelling Bee (Traditional)
    • Boys Adventure Club
    • Leveled Literacy Intervention
    • Art Club
    • Relay for Life
    • United Way

     

    STUDENT RECOGNITION PROGRAMS:

    • Writers’ Wall of Fame
    • Principal’s Paw Awards
    • Honor Roll Recognition
    • Most Improved Students’ Program
    • Academic Excellence Awards
    • Attendance Rewards
    • Terrific Kids Program (Kiwanis Club)
    • Reading Certificates
    • PBIS Schoolwide Program