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Union School

Public | K-4 | 306 students

 

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Posted November 4, 2012

For Christmas I would like to buy my grandson some of the books he will need next year when he is in the 2nd grade. Can someone please provide me with some titles? I would really appreciate it! My son and daughter-in-law tell me that The Union School is an excellant school! Thanks!


Posted August 3, 2012

I LOVE Union School! I have three children who have been in several different academic settings (private, private Christian, and then public school). Before we made the transition to Union School, everyone told us it had the feel of a real neighborhood school, and it is such a warm place. There is a wide variety of opportunities for kids to discover interests and get involved, including string lessons, orchestra, choir, sports, student council, Editorial Board, ski club, various after school classes, and additional opportunities such as the Hershey Track Meet and the worthwhile Lauren Avezzie Fun Run. Each of my child's teachers was very devoted and very loving, all while holding students to a high standard. I felt that my child's teachers really knew what his strengths and weaknesses were, and helped him work to his potential. There is a great school spirit, with kids really enjoying their time with each other. There is significant participation in school events. I have been impressed with the quality of the education and leadership at Union School, and all for no more than the cost of our taxes! Families in Unionville are extremely fortunate to have this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2008

My daughter has thrived at Union School! Every staff member really cares about the kids, from the principal through the teachers and right down to the maintenance staff. The PTO is welcoming and active. They support lots of extra programs during and after school. Families are always welcome in the school. My little one loves to visit his big sister for lunch in the cafeteria. (Those little packages of chocolate milk are exciting) Starting in second grade all children are given the opportunity to take stringed instrument lessons in school. I was shocked when my seven year-old was able to play the violin. That skill was a big boost to her self-esteem. As a former teacher and mom I wouldn't send my kids anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2008

My daughter is in the third grade, she loves her friends and teachers, enjoy her school days there. Her report card is awesome. I couldn't have asked any better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2006

Union Elementary School is a thriving educational and social environment. The teachers and staff are attentive and caring to All students and to each other. Parents are welcome to be involved in the classroom, on field trips, with PTO and extra curricula activities. There are before school sports, amazing music and drama programs, special programs, author visits, and so much more offered to the children in this community. The safety of the children always come first and any issues are addressed with parents and children if they arise. I am a proud parent of Union School children and proud of the work that our teachers and staff put forth everyday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2006

There is a definite lack of concern relating to bullying and major physical abuse. On the other hand, there is an overstated policy with regard to peanut allergies. More parental involvement is necessary for children to actually be safe in this environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2006

'My Son has gone to Union Elementry School since he was 5.5 years old. He started there as a kindergartner and now is in 2nd grade. Union Elementry is a school where it is everything about children. There teachers are all very skilled, work really sincerely and soft spoken. The school has so many extra programmes like art classes, music play ground activities, field trips and holiday celebrations. The principal is kind and smiling lady. I feel proud to be part of Farmington School district because it is known as one of the best school district in Connecticut and we definately have seen best so far in Union Elementry school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Writing

All Students95%
Female100%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Writing

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Black 7% 13%
Hispanic 5% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
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173 School St
Unionville, CT 06085
Phone: (860) 673-2575

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