Union Elementary School

Summary:

Union Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Macon, Georgia, serving grades PK-5 with a student population of 486. The school is part of the Bibb County School District, which is ranked 175 out of 201 districts in Georgia and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Despite having a relatively high per-student spending of around $10,000-$11,500 and a student-teacher ratio of 14-15, which is similar to nearby schools, Carter Elementary and Vineville Academy significantly outperform Union Elementary School academically. In the 2022-2023 school year, only 6.8% of 3rd graders, 5.1% of 4th graders, and 9.3% of 5th graders at Union Elementary were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the Bibb County averages of 22.7%, 19%, and 23.6%, respectively. Union Elementary has consistently ranked among the lowest-performing elementary schools in Georgia, with 96.09% of its students being African American and 100% coming from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

The consistently low academic performance of Union Elementary School, despite the relatively high per-student spending and student-teacher ratio, suggests that there may be other systemic factors at play, such as socioeconomic challenges, teacher quality, or school leadership, that are contributing to the poor student outcomes. The school's high percentage of African American and economically disadvantaged students, coupled with its consistent ranking among the lowest-performing schools in Georgia, highlight the need for targeted interventions and support to address the underlying issues and improve the educational opportunities for the students at Union Elementary School.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 4831 Mamie Carter Dr
       Macon, GA  31210


(478) 773-2629

District: Bibb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
1230th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,447 Help


Students who attend Union Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Weaver Middle School
High:    Westside High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.9 Help
Number of students:  486

Racial breakdown:

African American:
96.1%
Two or more races:
1.6%
Hispanic:
1.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Union Elementary School ranks worse than 99% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 17th among 20 ranked elementary schools in the Bibb County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 6.31. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (96.1%), two or more races (1.6%), Hispanic (1.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Bibb County School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Union Elementary School is 14.9. 15 elementary schools in the Bibb County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Union Elementary School is $11,447, which is the 5th highest among 20 elementary schools in the Bibb County School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Union Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Bibb County:

SchoolDigger ranks Bibb County 175th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Union Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 40.01 757th 1101 31.2%
2007 28.46 895th 1125 20.4%
2008 19.08 1000th 1134 11.8%
2009 8.03 1093rd 1133 3.5%
2010 5.29 1147th 1183 3.0%
2011 6.16 1162nd 1212 4.1%
2012 6.25 1154th 1201 3.9%
2013 12.51 1106th 1225 9.7%
2014 6.72 1166th 1231 5.3%
2015 7.69 1212th 1240 2.3%
2016 12.15 1124th 1233 8.8%
2017 7.86 1169th 1205 3.0%
2018 6.55 1191st 1209 1.5%
2019 5.30 1224th 1234 0.8%
2021 7.81 1182nd 1214 2.6%
2022 9.16 1193rd 1244 4.1%
2023 6.31 1229th 1242 1.0%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Union Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 826 826
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 942 942
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 961 961
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1025 1025
1994 657 330 6 4 0 n/a n/a 0 997
1995 276 343 3 0 1 n/a n/a 0 623
1996 276 343 3 0 1 n/a n/a 0 623
1997 285 403 5 0 2 n/a n/a 0 695
1998 278 336 4 1 3 n/a n/a 0 622
1999 281 413 7 7 1 n/a n/a 0 709
2000 251 401 13 7 1 n/a n/a 0 673
2001 237 453 4 8 3 n/a n/a 0 705
2002 50 443 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 500
2003 50 443 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 500
2004 34 509 2 2 1 n/a n/a 0 548
2005 12 384 1 2 3 n/a n/a 4 406
2006 15 399 0 4 1 n/a n/a 6 425
2007 8 429 0 3 1 n/a n/a 6 447
2008 9 494 1 0 0 n/a n/a 11 515
2009 20 652 2 2 0 n/a n/a 10 686
2010 21 643 2 0 0 0 1 0 667
2011 19 592 2 1 0 0 9 0 623
2012 12 581 3 6 0 0 8 0 610
2013 8 585 2 10 0 0 7 0 612
2014 10 557 2 6 0 0 12 0 587
2015 15 611 1 12 0 0 14 0 653
2016 10 523 1 6 0 0 8 0 548
2017 5 486 1 5 0 0 10 0 507
2018 6 480 1 6 0 0 12 0 505
2019 11 462 1 5 0 0 7 0 486
2020 14 488 0 5 0 0 8 0 515
2021 8 466 0 11 1 0 7 0 493
2022 6 438 0 6 1 0 5 0 456
2023 4 467 1 6 0 0 8 0 486

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 826 42.0 19.6 16.5
1991 942 43.0 21.9 15.2
1992 961 46.0 20.8 20.5
1993 1025 56.0 18.3 22.6
1994 997 31.1 32.1 23.4
1995 623 35.0 17.8 37.9
1996 623 35.0 17.8 37.9
1997 695 39.0 17.8 46.9
1998 622 39.1 15.9 47.6
1999 709 45.9 15.4 52.3
2000 673 41.0 16.4 50.1
2001 705 43.1 16.4 60.4
2002 500 32.6 15.3 74.2
2003 500 32.6 15.3 74.2
2004 548 32.0 17.1 85.9
2005 406 28.3 14.3 94.8
2006 425 26.1 16.3 92.6
2007 447 29.4 15.2 93.4
2008 515 30.1 17.1 97.2
2009 686 37.8 18.1 94.7
2010 667 37.8 17.6 96.9
2011 623 37.6 16.5 99.2
2012 610 35.4 17.2 97.5
2013 612 35.4 17.2 97.4
2014 587 33.8 17.3 98.3
2015 653 31.0 21.0 98.5
2016 548 32.0 17.1 99.1
2017 507 31.5 16.0 99
2018 505 29.5 17.1 99.2
2019 486 34.9 13.9 99
2020 515 32.5 15.8 97.5
2021 493 32.5 15.1 100
2022 456 31.5 14.4 n/a
2023 486 32.5 14.9 100

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 826 42.0 19.6 16.5
1991 942 43.0 21.9 15.2
1992 961 46.0 20.8 20.5
1993 1025 56.0 18.3 22.6
1994 997 31.1 32.1 23.4
1995 623 35.0 17.8 37.9
1996 623 35.0 17.8 37.9
1997 695 39.0 17.8 46.9
1998 622 39.1 15.9 47.6
1999 709 45.9 15.4 52.3
2000 673 41.0 16.4 50.1
2001 705 43.1 16.4 60.4
2002 500 32.6 15.3 74.2
2003 500 32.6 15.3 74.2
2004 548 32.0 17.1 85.9
2005 406 28.3 14.3 94.8
2006 425 26.1 16.3 92.6
2007 447 29.4 15.2 93.4
2008 515 30.1 17.1 97.2
2009 686 37.8 18.1 94.7
2010 667 37.8 17.6 96.9
2011 623 37.6 16.5 99.2
2012 610 35.4 17.2 97.5
2013 612 35.4 17.2 97.4
2014 587 33.8 17.3 98.3
2015 653 31.0 21.0 98.5
2016 548 32.0 17.1 99.1
2017 507 31.5 16.0 99
2018 505 29.5 17.1 99.2
2019 486 34.9 13.9 99
2020 515 32.5 15.8 97.5
2021 493 32.5 15.1 100
2022 456 31.5 14.4 n/a
2023 486 32.5 14.9 100

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Union Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $1,155 (12.4%) $8,133 (87.6%) $9,288
2018 $1,054 (11.7%) $7,988 (88.3%) $9,042
2019 $1,344 (11.7%) $10,102 (88.3%) $11,447

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Union Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1224th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 1229th of 1242 Elementary schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Union Elementary School)13.46.8
 6.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Bibb County)26.922.7
 4.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Union Elementary School)11.99.6
 2.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Bibb County)30.823.6
 7.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Union Elementary School)7.35.1
 2.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Bibb County)27.719
 8.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Union Elementary School)13.410.2
 3.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Bibb County)32.823.5
 9.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Union Elementary School)10.99.3
 1.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Bibb County)3223.6
 8.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Union Elementary School)4.32.7
 1.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Bibb County)26.315.7
 10.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Union Elementary School)4.39.3
 5%
   5th Grade Science (Bibb County)2725.4
 1.6%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students486486
African American462467
 1.1%
American Indian00
Asian11
Hispanic56
 20%
Pacific Islander00
White114
 63.6%
Two or More Races78
 14.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99%100%
 1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Union Elementary School

Union Elementary School ranks in the bottom 1.0% of Georgia elementary schools.

Students at Union Elementary School are 96% African American, 2% Two or more races, 1% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 486 students attended Union Elementary School.

Students who attend Union Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Weaver Middle School
High : Westside High School


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

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