Award Year: 2016

Union Elementary School

11750 East 300 South
Zionsville, IN, 46077-8902

(317) 733-4007

Mrs. Jennifer Raycroft, Principal at time of Nomination

Zionsville Community Schools

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Union Elementary strives to create a nurturing and kid-focused learning environment where teachers, students, and parents work together in supportive and collaborative partnerships so all students can meet their potential.

Student Demographics
  • White: 86%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Students and staff plant native plants in the outdoor classroom.

Students and staff plant native plants in the outdoor classroom.

Union Elementary School is located in Zionsville, Indiana, a growing suburban community that maintains a quaint small town atmosphere. Union Elementary opened its doors in the current location in 2007 after the closing of the original Union Elementary School, a rural school with strong traditions. While the student population has grown to over 600, the small school feel of "Old Union" has been preserved through the staff emphasis on relationships and active family involvement.

Union Elementary maintains a high standard for academic excellence. We attribute our success to a rigorous curriculum, innovative instructional practices, a highly qualified and dedicated staff, and parents who remain supportive and engaged. We pride ourselves in meeting students where they are and helping them get to where they need to be. We have been recognized as an Indiana STEM Certified School because of our emphasis upon authentic experiences that challenge students to develop communication and critical thinking skills through the school day.

Positive school culture is a priority at Union Elementary. At Union, every student is a "STAR" by showing they are safe, truthful, accepting of others, and respectful and responsible on a daily basis. The combination of strong instructional practices, collaboration with all stakeholders, and proactive behavior interventions allow for Union Elementary students and staff to focus their time and energy on creating an enriching school experience.