Kensington Elementary School NC Report Card
Dear Kensington Parent:
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.
This Report Card includes important information about school and student performance, class sizes, attendance, school safety, instructional resources, and teacher quality. There also is information about how our school measured against federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) targets and the number of suspensions and expulsions in our school. Report data is available for our school district and for the state’s education system as a whole.
I have enclosed with this letter a summary of our Report Card called the Report Card Snapshot. Our school’s full Report Card can be found on the NC School Report Cards’ website at http://www.ncreportcards.org. Our school district’s report also is available on the Report Card website. School Report Cards are provided for regular public schools, charter schools and alternative schools that were open during the 2017-2018 school year.
Although we are proud of the data our school report card shares, these numbers only tell part of the story. We believe in continual improvement and will continue working towards higher student success! We are in our sixth year of offering Mandarin Immersion to our students, a wonderful program which gives our students the opportunity to be fluent in a second language. We have opened up a "computer lab" class as part of the special areas rotation in grades K-2. We also have created an "InfoSkills" class for grades 3-5. Taught by our media specialist, this class emphasizes the appropriate use of technology when doing research and other instructional projects. Our global focus this year is "Natural Resources" and we are beginning some amazing learning projects in this area!
These are just a few of the things we are doing in alignment with our mission of "creating global learners anchored in academic excellence"! You are welcome to review our school improvement plan, located on our school website, which contains specific goals and strategies for student achievement.
In addition to high academic standards and learning opportunities, we also offer a variety of extracurricular activities, such as Odyssey of the Mind, Broadcast, Recycling Team, Safety Patrol, and a number of musical performance opportunities. Our PTO also provides community events, such as “Mother/Daughter Crafts and Cocoa Night”, “Father/Son Night Out”, “Valentine Bingo” and other fun events for our students and families!
State and local education leaders are committed to providing parents with more information about schools. Well-informed parents who participate in their children’s education and school enhance the learning environment for students and educators alike. In addition, the federal No Child Left Behind Act requires schools to issue Report Cards.
At Kensington Elementary your involvement is very important to the success of our school! I encourage you to review our Report Card carefully, then feel free to contact me directly 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.
Dr. Rachel Clarke, 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.