Fast Facts about East Elementary

  • UCPS Vision: Prepare students to be successful, productive, contributing members of our global society.

    Mission Statement: The mission of East Elementary School is to provide a positive cooperative school environment where all students will experience academic success.

    East Elementary School General Information:

    • Mascot:  Eagle
    • School Colors:  Red, White, Navy Blue and Black
    • Number of Students: 477
    • Student / Teacher Ratio: East is committed to keeping class sizes small, with no more than 20 students in a class.
    • Dress Code: Uniforms
    • Address:  515 Elizabeth Avenue Monroe, NC 28112
    • Business Phone Number:  704-296-3110
    • Fax Number:  704-296-3112
    • Schedule: Traditional Calendar
    • School Hours:  Arrival and breakfast-7:00 a.m. Tardy bell/Instruction-7:30 a.m..; Dismissal- 2:00 p.m.
    • Office Hours:  The main office is open during the normal school day from 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    • Summer Hours of Operation: Days and hours do vary.  Times and dates will be posted on the school website at the end of the school year.

    East students will be exposed to the following content areas: Math, Literacy/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Art, Computers, Music, STEM and Physical Education.  East has been designated a School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.STEM concepts are integrated in all areas of the curriculum and instruction. The school follows the Positive Behavior Instructional Support (PBIS) philosophy for classroom management and discpline, a system which emphasizes positive student behavior and it is rewarded.

    Home / School Communication

    Online:        

    • East Elementary School  website (events and  policies)--http://ees.ucps.k12.nc.us/
    • East Elementary School has a Facebook fan page and Twitter account. please feel free to "Like" or join! -- https://www.facebook.com/EastES.NC

    Paper:

    • Progress Reports--Student progress is sent home in the form of a progress report, four and half weeks into every grading period.
    • Report Cards--Student progress in all areas is sent home in the form of a report card at the end of every grading period.
    • Newsletters --Our newsletter, the Eagle Nest, is sent home on a regular basis. Each issue is also posted on the school website. Grade level newsletters go home weekly.
    • Student Planner/Agenda--School and county policies are included in your child’s planner for easy reference.  In addition, teachers often communicate by writing notes in your child’s planner and asking you to sign the planner once you have read it yourself.  Using the student planner properly and regularly is the key to staying organized and informed at East!

    Telephone:

    • Blackboard Connect Ed--A UCPS service that allows our principal to pre-record important messages for the entire student body and have them electronically sent to your phone line and email at a predetermined time. Parents, please be sure the school has your most up-to-date contact information.

    School Visits:

    • Please call the school to make appointments in advance if you need to meet with an administrator, counselor, or teacher. We encourage parent involvement at East, but drop-in visits are discouraged. Visitors may only be in the classrooms during instructional time if it has been approved by the adminstration.