Union Elementary School NC Report Card
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.
Please be mindful that the NC School Report Card is only one way to measure what is happening at Union Elementary. We have many great initiatives in place to support the whole child. We are appreciative of our parental support and community partnerships.
We have many data points to be proud of at Union Elementary. Based on the 2018-2019 EOG scores, we were rated a "B" school which is up from a "C" the previous year! We also met our growth status according to EVAAS. This means that we met the goal set by the state regarding how much students should grow and progress from the previous year.
Staff members at Union Elementary are receiving professional development on a very routine basis. This August, staff members attended a three day training related to Project Based Learning. This is an integrated approach that allows for inquiry, student choice, and problem solving. Union Elementary is one of two UCPS schools participating in the Out-Teach Program for 2019-2020. This has a Science focus with hands-on learning and experiential learning. You should notice that more lessons are being taught outdoors so students can learn about the environment and explore.
Other examples of staff development include a focus on Word Study in K-2, Guided Reading, and the Great Leaps program. We believe that literacy skills are the most important tools that we can give students before they head to middle school. Reading and writing are life skills that will be used in every job and situation that students will face through adulthood. All teachers will receive a five day training in the Spring of 2020 related to Reading instruction.
For the 2019-2020 school year, Union Elementary is excited about two new positions. We have added a STEM teacher position as part of our Special Area rotation. Students will love the experiments and hands-on learning in this class. We've also added a Behavior Management Technician to help with students' social-emotional needs and behavior.
Union County Public Schools received a $27 Million grant from the federal government to hire, train, and retain teachers at its Title I and high priority schools. One benefit that Union Elementary received from this grant is the addition of two master teachers. They will teach students for half of the day this will help to reduce class size. They will coach teachers the other half of the day to help grow instructional practices. We believe this will help increase growth in our students and the percentage of students working on grade level.
I encourage you to review our Report Card carefully, then feel free to contact your child’s teacher or me 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.
Jennifer Deaton, 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.