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Sicklerville, New Jersey
Camden County
Gloucester Township Public Schools
Union Valley Elementary School is a public school located in Sicklerville, New Jersey with 467 students in grades Pre-K-5.
Offers after school Champs Clubs to 5th grade students
Offers after school enrichment/remediation to identified students in grades 3-5
Students in grades 1-5 utilize 1:1 Chromebooks

In 2016-2017, Union Valley applied for and was awarded a grant from the Gloucester Township Educational Foundation to purchase Sphero robots to be used in a 4th grade STEAM unit. The students learned how to work together in a small group, program their robot using code, and complete a challenge. In September, 2019, Gloucester Township applied for and was awarded money to implement a preschool expansion program. Union Valley now houses 3 full-day preschool expansion classrooms.

1300 Jarvis Road
Sicklerville, NJ 08081
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White 56%
Black 24%
Asian 6%
Hispanic 9%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 4%
School size
Female 45.2%
Male 54.8%
Economically disadvantaged students 31%
Students with disabilities 26%
English learners 1%
Homeless students 1%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 4%
Kindergarten 13%
1st Grade 13%
2nd Grade 14%
3rd Grade 18%
4th Grade 19%
5th Grade 19%
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English & language arts proficiency
of students

Math proficiency
of students

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Crime per 100 students
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 2
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 0
Total incidents 2
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 3%
1 to 5 days 38%
6 to 10 days 38%
11 to 15 days 15%
Over 15 days 5%
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English 96.8%
Other 1.9%
Spanish 1.3%
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Learn more about Union Valley Elementary School.


The mission of Union Valley remains constant: to provide a safe, stimulating environment which offers a wide variety of opportunities and experiences designed to develop the whole child…academically, socially and emotionally. Classroom practices and instructional strategies are developed and implemented in alignment with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.


Our Language Arts program for grades K-1 is Superkids and is aligned to the standards. It encompasses whole group instruction, phonics, spelling, writing, and small group instruction. The Superkids program has 14 relatable characters paired with an animated song reinforcing new letter sounds. Second grade uses the Wonders program by McGraw Hill. This is a core literacy curriculum. It teaches all aspects of reading seamlessly integrated with the language arts. Grades 3-5 adopted a new language arts program this year called Wit & Wisdom. This program was created by Great Minds. Our Literacy program is complimented by the My Math McGraw Hill curriculum. Students receive weekly instruction in Art, Computers, Library, Spanish, Music and Physical Education.


Union Valley offers the Champs Clubs to 5th grade students in both the Fall and Spring. These club offerings change but have included Art, STEAM, Coding, Chess, Running, Music, Cheerleading, Zumba, and board games. Students in grades 3-5 needing assistance are offered the Snap program after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students in 4th and 5th grade can apply to be on Student Council and/or serve as Peer Helpers in Specials in our reverse mainstreaming concept.


The district offers a before and after school Latchkey program for students in Preschool through 5th grade. This program has a cost for parents/guardians.


District staff participates in regular Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) through their teacher schedules. In addition, staff have both full and early dismissal days, trainings, and meetings designed to better plan for and meet student achievement goals. Staff can attend monthly S.O.S.(Support on Site) meetings in addition to participating in numerous voluntary trainings and learning communities.


Union Valley offers a full range of services for students including: Gifted and Talented, Individualized Educational Programs for students with disabilities, Federal 504 accommodations, and an excellent Tiered Response to Intervention program. A daily intervention and Enrichment period(FIRM) is offered to students in grades 1-5 to meet individual needs.


The district participates in the school breakfast and lunch program with students having Physical Education and recess. Union Valley also implemented a walking club at recess this year. Annually, we partner with our PTO to provide a Run for Recess student fun run which is enjoyed by all students.


Union Valley proudly recognizes our strong commitment to our community. An active PTO works in collaboration with the school to provide school assemblies, school functions both during the day and in the evenings. Parents run the school store and the Helping Hands committee that provides supplies/food to needy families. Parents run monthly pretzel sales, help with the Giving Tree, organize the Science Fair, take pictures during assemblies, and create the yearbook.


Union Valley opened its doors in 2001. It has central air conditioning and is the newest Gloucester Township school. We have brand new cafeteria tables, two computer labs and our classrooms are equipped with 1:1 chromebooks in grades 1-5. Kindergarten through Fifth grade classrooms have newly added Smartboards.

School safety

Union Valley conducts monthly fire drills and security drills. Last year,, a new emergency lockdown system was installed which includes flashing blue lights around the perimeter of the schools. If this emergency alert went into effect, a pre-recorded lockdown message would immediately alert the staff, students, Gloucester Township Police, and the Superintendent.


Union Valley has incorporated STEAM units into each grade level that correspond with a Science unit being taught. Each grade level works together to incorporate activities that focus on incorporating science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Our fourth graders do a unit on robotics and use Sphero robots to code Sphero through a maze as the culminating project. Our new Wit & Wisdom ELA program incorporates multiple science units in the modules.


Union Valley is proud of the positive school climate which has been established through our various Character Education programs. The Union Valley monthly Bylaws, student led daily announcements, Student Council, and Spotlight Student program allows staff to recognize students for demonstrating good citizenship and sets the tone for positive behavior within the walls of the valley. Students being recognized as a Spotlight Student each month participate in a special "Lunch with the Principal" sponsored by our PTO. We celebrate the Week of Respect with school-wide activities as well as planned Spirit Week activities to unite the students as a whole. We honor our bus drivers during School Bus Safety Week. Our Special Area teachers select fifth graders to serve as "helpers"throughout the school year. Our student council works hard doing service activities. Most recently the student council sponsored a food drive and all the food was donated to The Unforgotten Haven. They also collected donations including sweaters and other outdoor wear for veterans.

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