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Roy Clark Community School

Roy Clark Elementary School was named a National Community School, one of only three in the country to be honored by the National Coalition for Community Schools in Washington, D.C. in 2011.

In May, 2012, then Principal Theresa Kiger, now executive director of Elementary Education for Union Public Schools, was a featured speaker for the national program, highlighting the accomplishments of Clark - which has become a national role model. Since then, Kiger has served as a national speaker at other conferneces.

Community schools provide a web of support and resources to improve the academic, emotional, physical and social development of its students.

Staggering Results

At Roy Clark, the results have been staggering:

  • Absenteeism has dropped to near zero
  • Reading and math scores have risen dramatically.
  • And the school has increased its parent-teacher conference participation to 100 percent.

"We have seen enormous gains in student achievement because we're looking at each individual child," Kiger said.

What is a Community School?

Union Public Schools participates in the The Center for Community Schools Strategies - Community  Service Council

The community school’s philosophy supports school personnel, parents, neighbors and community partners working together so our children can participate in a strong instructional program by living and learning in safe and supportive environments.

See Community Schools for district information.

Roy Clark teacher laughs with two young girls flanking her.

Roy Clark is a nationally-recognized role model for the Community Schools concept.

Students writes in workbook next to his teacher.

Students receive personal attention from teachers, counselors and other professionals.

Caiden Morales

Caiden Morales pictured with Principal Alicia Ewing and Assistant Principal Justin Vannest.

Meet Caiden Morales, the Union High School student who designed the logo for Union’s new mascot. The Board of Education unanimously approved the student-created design, declaring it the official logo of the Union Redhawks.

Morales attended Roy Clark as a youth. He is pictured with Principal Alicia Ewing and Assistant Principal Justin Vannest.

Roy Clark Honored Nationally For Achievements