Award Year: 2021

Union Elementary School

4875 Reepsville Road
Vale, NC, 28168-9771

(704) 276-1493

Mrs Kellie Dellinger, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Lincoln County School District

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Union Elementary School communicates a purpose and direction which will engage students in activities, allow them to explore possibilities, and empower our children to be competitive in the 21st century. We will provide opportunities for Union Elementary students to find their wings and soar high above all others. We strive to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of each individual student by providing a safe and respectful environment. Involving all stakeholders, we embrace these endeavors to teach our students to be lifelong learners and productive citizens.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 88%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Two or more races: 6%
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UES Book Character Day

Union Elementary is a school that welcomes all students, families, and the community. Being a school that emphasizes a student's overall growth has made Union the successful school it is today. As most schools have faced challenges in the past year, Union took the initiative to make learning during COVID-19 the best it could be by having students in the classroom safely and utilizing digital tools to ensure standards are being taught to the Union Owls each day - even at home. Union Elementary serves students pre-K through fifth grade. Students are actively engaged in art, music, physical education, STEAM, and social and emotional learning on a weekly basis in addition to their academic instruction. Ensuring that students receive enrichment classes helps students to be well prepared for life in the 21st century. As a 1:1 school, Union's teachers are able to personalize academics for all students through digital and inquiry-based learning. Union Elementary is a school that makes sure their students' well-being is taken care of before instruction takes place, which is why students are extremely successful when they leave Union Elementary.