Union Park Middle

Summary:

Union Park Middle is a public middle school in Orlando, Florida, serving 706 students in grades 6-8 and part of the Orange County School District.

Compared to nearby schools like Orlando Gifted Academy and Odyssey Middle, Union Park Middle has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (70.82%) and lower percentage of White students (8.78%). The school also faces significant challenges, with a very high chronic absenteeism rate ranging from 47.0% to 49.6% over the past few years, compared to 10.4% to 45.0% at surrounding schools. Academically, Union Park Middle consistently underperforms the Orange County and Florida state averages on standardized tests, with proficiency rates ranging from 21% to 59% in 2023-2024.

Additionally, Union Park Middle has a very high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 67.34% to 73.8% over the past few years, significantly higher than the 25.33% to 66.34% range at nearby schools. These factors, along with the school's declining performance and statewide ranking, suggest the need for targeted interventions and support to improve student outcomes at Union Park Middle.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1844 Westfall Dr
       Orlando, FL  32817


(407) 249-6309

District: Orange

SchoolDigger Rank:
982nd of 1,196 Florida Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,575 Help


Feeder schools for Union Park Middle:

Elementary:    Little River Elementary
    Union Park Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  15.6 Help
Number of students:  706

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
70.8%
African American:
15.7%
White:
8.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  73.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Union Park Middle ranks worse than 82.1% of middle schools in Florida. It also ranks 34th among 42 ranked middle schools in the Orange School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 21.16. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (70.8%), African American (15.7%), White (8.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 73.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Union Park Middle is 15.6, which is the 2nd best among 42 middle schools in the Orange School District. (See more...)
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Compare Union Park Middle employs 45 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Union Park Middle is $12,575, which is the 3rd highest among 42 middle schools in the Orange School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Union Park Middle was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Union Park Middle 982nd of 1196 Florida public middle schools. (See Union Park Middle in the ranking list.)

Orange:

SchoolDigger ranks Orange 31st of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Union Park Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 41.92 371st 593 37.4%
2005 43.02 372nd 602 38.2%
2006 32.83 475th 675 29.6%
2007 36.13 505th 736 31.4%
2008 31.30 537th 740 27.4%
2009 30.43 570th 780 26.9%
2010 35.88 584th 839 30.4%
2011 35.08 623rd 891 30.1%
2012 35.80 596th 897 33.6%
2013 36.03 625th 956 34.6%
2014 26.96 753rd 999 24.6%
2016 28.72 714th 997 28.4%
2017 25.80 780th 1031 24.3%
2018 18.39 877th 1035 15.3%
2019 12.89 983rd 1099 10.6%
2021 16.08 988th 1136 13.0%
2022 20.68 954th 1148 16.9%
2023 23.16 933rd 1177 20.7%
2024 21.16 982nd 1196 17.9%
See the entire list of Florida Middle School Rankings!

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Union Park Middle Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Union Park Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1005 16 29 86 3 n/a n/a 0 1139
1989 1068 23 28 124 2 n/a n/a 0 1245
1990 1047 27 35 155 4 n/a n/a 0 1268
1991 1101 35 42 161 2 n/a n/a 0 1341
1992 638 41 37 198 6 n/a n/a 0 920
1993 688 48 44 250 4 n/a n/a 0 1034
1994 677 55 56 284 3 n/a n/a 0 1075
1995 671 87 53 369 6 n/a n/a 0 1186
1996 671 87 53 369 6 n/a n/a 0 1186
1997 692 106 43 391 7 n/a n/a 0 1239
1998 673 125 40 397 4 n/a n/a 0 1239
1999 671 132 42 449 3 n/a n/a 0 1297
2000 629 117 56 509 5 n/a n/a 0 1316
2001 589 112 52 599 4 n/a n/a 0 1356
2002 486 136 51 691 2 n/a n/a 0 1366
2003 486 136 51 691 2 n/a n/a 0 1366
2004 457 150 48 726 2 n/a n/a 0 1383
2005 445 162 42 734 6 n/a n/a 0 1389
2006 355 146 34 778 10 n/a n/a 0 1323
2007 314 139 33 747 7 n/a n/a 22 1262
2008 266 126 37 707 7 n/a n/a 28 1171
2009 252 121 45 711 5 n/a n/a 25 1159
2010 244 110 40 630 4 n/a n/a 31 1059
2011 242 102 33 626 3 0 33 0 1039
2012 198 108 31 590 1 1 34 0 963
2013 195 108 36 576 0 0 16 0 931
2014 195 121 33 557 0 0 7 0 913
2015 175 98 23 561 0 1 15 0 873
2016 144 96 21 544 0 1 19 0 825
2017 112 92 26 541 3 0 20 0 794
2018 100 88 34 541 3 2 11 0 779
2019 97 86 27 556 5 1 10 0 782
2020 90 106 20 536 2 2 9 0 765
2021 80 106 19 528 1 3 7 0 744
2022 67 124 21 497 1 3 14 0 727
2023 62 111 14 500 1 6 12 0 706

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Union Park Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1139 56.0 20.3 28.5
1989 1245 60.0 20.7 26.8
1990 1268 65.0 19.5 30.6
1991 1341 73.0 18.3 26.8
1992 920 54.0 17.0 0.2
1993 1034 47.0 22.0 5
1994 1075 49.0 21.9 22.8
1995 1186 54.0 22.0 33.1
1996 1186 54.0 22.0 33.1
1997 1239 60.0 20.7 32.7
1998 1239 62.0 20.0 29.6
1999 1297 72.0 18.0 50
2000 1316 75.0 17.5 56.4
2001 1356 76.0 17.8 58.6
2002 1366 82.0 16.7 58.9
2003 1366 82.0 16.7 58.9
2004 1383 75.0 18.4 58.9
2005 1389 83.0 16.7 56.2
2006 1323 75.0 17.6 69.2
2007 1262 81.0 15.6 70.6
2008 1171 74.0 15.8 64.4
2009 1159 70.6 16.8 69
2010 1059 63.0 16.8 79.5
2011 1039 68.0 15.2 81.4
2012 963 67.0 14.3 78.1
2013 931 65.0 14.3 89.2
2014 913 53.0 17.2 99.7
2015 873 52.0 16.7 99.7
2016 825 51.0 16.1 99.6
2017 794 47.0 16.8 88.5
2018 779 49.0 15.8 68
2019 782 40.0 19.5 63.7
2020 765 45.0 17.0 92.2
2021 744 44.0 16.9 67.3
2022 727 42.0 17.3 71.9
2023 706 45.0 15.6 73.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Union Park Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1139 56.0 20.3 28.5
1989 1245 60.0 20.7 26.8
1990 1268 65.0 19.5 30.6
1991 1341 73.0 18.3 26.8
1992 920 54.0 17.0 0.2
1993 1034 47.0 22.0 5
1994 1075 49.0 21.9 22.8
1995 1186 54.0 22.0 33.1
1996 1186 54.0 22.0 33.1
1997 1239 60.0 20.7 32.7
1998 1239 62.0 20.0 29.6
1999 1297 72.0 18.0 50
2000 1316 75.0 17.5 56.4
2001 1356 76.0 17.8 58.6
2002 1366 82.0 16.7 58.9
2003 1366 82.0 16.7 58.9
2004 1383 75.0 18.4 58.9
2005 1389 83.0 16.7 56.2
2006 1323 75.0 17.6 69.2
2007 1262 81.0 15.6 70.6
2008 1171 74.0 15.8 64.4
2009 1159 70.6 16.8 69
2010 1059 63.0 16.8 79.5
2011 1039 68.0 15.2 81.4
2012 963 67.0 14.3 78.1
2013 931 65.0 14.3 89.2
2014 913 53.0 17.2 99.7
2015 873 52.0 16.7 99.7
2016 825 51.0 16.1 99.6
2017 794 47.0 16.8 88.5
2018 779 49.0 15.8 68
2019 782 40.0 19.5 63.7
2020 765 45.0 17.0 92.2
2021 744 44.0 16.9 67.3
2022 727 42.0 17.3 71.9
2023 706 45.0 15.6 73.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Union Park Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $741 (8.0%) $8,521 (92.0%) $9,262
2019 $741 (8.1%) $8,354 (91.9%) $9,094
2020 $1,609 (15.2%) $9,008 (84.8%) $10,617
2021 $2,516 (24.0%) $7,971 (76.0%) $10,487
2022 $3,495 (28.3%) $8,874 (71.7%) $12,369
2023 $2,679 (21.3%) $9,896 (78.7%) $12,575

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Union Park Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 983rd of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 933rd of 1177 Middle schools
 10.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Union Park Middle)2840
 12%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Orange)5252
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Union Park Middle)3423
 11%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Orange)4347
 4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5549
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Union Park Middle)2230
 8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Orange)4846
 2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Union Park Middle)1743
 26%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Orange)4950
 1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5446
 8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Union Park Middle)3321
 12%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Orange)5447
 7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5649
 7%
8th Grade Mathematics (Union Park Middle)1111
   8th Grade Mathematics (Orange)3638
 2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4642
 4%
8th Grade Science (Union Park Middle)2730
 3%
   8th Grade Science (Orange)4950
 1%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4844
 4%
End of Course Civics (Union Park Middle)4041
 1%
   End of Course Civics (Orange)6661
 5%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7166
 5%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Union Park Middle)7582
 7%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Orange)6351
 12%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (Union Park Middle)6793
 26%
   End of Course Geometry (Orange)5344
 9%
   End of Course Geometry (Florida)5750
 7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students782706
 9.7%
African American86111
 29.1%
American Indian51
 80%
Asian2714
 48.1%
Hispanic556500
 10.1%
Pacific Islander16
 500%
White9762
 36.1%
Two or More Races1012
 20%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients63.7%73.8%
 10.1%


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Students at Union Park Middle are 71% Hispanic, 16% African American, 9% White, 2% Asian, 2% Two or more races.

Union Park Middle ranks in the bottom 17.9% of Florida middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 706 students attended Union Park Middle.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education.

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