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Union Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 476 students

 

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Posted June 5, 2012

Loving and caring staff, innovative programs, responsive classroom, art, music, computer classes, and a well-stocked library. Strong anti-bullying policy. This is a truly great school. I trust that when I send my child to Union that they will be safe, they will be intellectually challenged with well-designed curricula, and that they will be supported when they have difficulties. I love that the Principal is available to parents, and that when he is sitting in his desk and looks at his door, above the door is an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper that in big bold letters, says LOVE. What more could any parent ask for?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2011

The new Principal has made cut's in the schools programs, such as the Summit program. The Summit program is a wonderful program for student's that need social emotional teaching as well as working with learning disability's. this was done with out any notification to the parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

We love the outstanding teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2009

This school has strong parent and community support and is a great learning community for children.Our parent group is well attended and plays an active role in school policy decisions.The school is a safe and nurturing place for learning and provides strong veteran teachers.We love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2004

2 parent teacher conferences a year plus report cards twice. Good after school programs. Strong parent group. Teacher involvement in decision making. Community involved with new strategic plan .
—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 64% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
58%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%

Reading

All Students85%
Female91%
Male76%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students58%
Female55%
Male63%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)45%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Reading

All Students71%
Female76%
Male68%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)45%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%

Science

All Students47%
Female61%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students76%
Female83%
Male70%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Reading

All Students83%
Female91%
Male75%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Writing

All Students54%
Female76%
Male37%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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

Source: Vermont Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 93%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian 3% 2%
Black 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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