Union County High School

Summary:

Union County High School is a public high school located in Blairsville, Georgia, serving grades 9-12 with a student population of 887. The school is part of the Union County School District, which is ranked 32 out of 201 districts in Georgia and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Union County High School consistently performs well academically, with higher proficiency rates on the Georgia Milestones Assessments compared to the state average in subjects like American Literature and Composition, Algebra I, Biology, and United States History. The school has maintained an exceptionally high four-year graduation rate, ranging from 94% to 99.5% over the past five years, significantly higher than the state average. However, the student population is predominantly white, with a relatively low percentage of minority students, which may be an area for the school to consider addressing.

When compared to nearby Towns County High School, Union County High School outperforms it academically and has a higher four-year graduation rate. While both schools have a predominantly white student population, Union County High School has a slightly lower percentage of minority students. Additionally, Towns County High School has a higher percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch and a higher per-student spending, suggesting a more diverse socioeconomic background among its students.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 153 Panther Cir
       Blairsville, GA  30512


(706) 745-2216

District: Union County

SchoolDigger Rank:
56th of 446 Georgia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,455 Help


Feeder schools for Union County High School:

Elementary:    Union County Elementary School
    Union County Primary School
Middle:    Union County Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.7 Help
Number of students:  887

Racial breakdown:

White:
91.3%
Hispanic:
5.5%
Two or more races:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Union County High School ranks better than 87.4% of high schools in Georgia. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.27. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Union County High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (91.3%), Hispanic (5.5%), two or more races (2.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 41.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Union County High School is 13.7. (See more...)
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Compare Union County High School employs 64.7 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Union County High School is $10,455.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Union County High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Union County High School 56th of 446 Georgia public high schools. (See Union County High School in the ranking list.)

Union County:

SchoolDigger ranks Union County 32nd of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Union County High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 64.19 91st 335 72.8%
2007 72.25 67th 358 81.3%
2008 75.97 61st 370 83.5%
2009 80.06 45th 372 87.9%
2010 76.03 67th 384 82.6%
2011 69.25 101st 402 74.9%
2012 71.61 84th 396 78.8%
2013 74.05 65th 425 84.7%
2014 74.51 58th 425 86.4%
2015 59.63 103rd 435 76.3%
2016 85.90 22nd 426 94.8%
2017 73.52 50th 420 88.1%
2018 76.31 49th 428 88.6%
2019 75.43 56th 438 87.2%
2021 80.48 31st 410 92.4%
2022 73.12 66th 429 84.6%
2023 76.27 55th 442 87.6%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Union County High School Test Scores
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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Union County High 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 542 542
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 521 521
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 538 538
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 516 516
1994 510 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 510
1995 579 0 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 583
1996 579 0 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 583
1997 613 0 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 615
1998 644 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 644
1999 656 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 657
2000 676 1 2 2 1 n/a n/a 0 682
2001 704 1 3 5 1 n/a n/a 0 714
2002 707 1 3 6 2 n/a n/a 0 719
2003 707 1 3 6 2 n/a n/a 0 719
2004 719 0 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 726
2005 735 0 1 8 2 n/a n/a 4 750
2006 743 0 2 15 0 n/a n/a 6 766
2007 740 1 4 22 1 n/a n/a 6 774
2008 714 1 3 17 1 n/a n/a 6 742
2009 663 0 2 19 2 n/a n/a 8 694
2010 668 1 4 35 4 0 6 0 718
2011 631 1 2 29 3 0 5 0 671
2012 671 2 3 26 1 0 7 0 710
2013 700 3 3 29 2 0 8 0 745
2014 715 2 3 22 1 0 11 0 754
2015 752 3 6 27 1 0 12 0 801
2016 777 0 7 29 1 0 11 0 825
2017 783 3 7 28 0 0 15 0 836
2018 776 1 10 33 0 0 16 0 836
2019 795 3 6 33 0 0 23 0 860
2020 757 3 3 29 0 0 23 0 815
2021 789 2 5 38 0 0 20 0 854
2022 838 2 5 49 0 0 21 0 915
2023 810 1 6 49 1 0 20 0 887

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 County High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 542 30.0 18.0 16.6
1991 521 34.0 15.3 19.8
1992 538 32.0 16.8 17.1
1993 516 28.0 18.4 20.7
1994 510 32.0 15.9 22.2
1995 583 35.0 16.7 24.9
1996 583 35.0 16.7 24.9
1997 615 35.9 17.1 32.8
1998 644 37.0 17.4 35.6
1999 657 39.2 16.8 33.9
2000 682 40.8 16.7 32.1
2001 714 40.1 17.8 35.3
2002 719 45.2 15.9 34.9
2003 719 45.2 15.9 34.9
2004 726 45.7 15.9 40.5
2005 750 50.4 14.9 41
2006 766 52.0 14.7 41.6
2007 774 53.9 14.4 39.8
2008 742 56.2 13.2 41.8
2009 694 57.4 12.1 43.3
2010 718 56.5 12.7 51.3
2011 671 56.2 11.9 52.9
2012 710 54.1 13.1 52.7
2013 745 51.5 14.4 52.5
2014 754 52.1 14.4 53.7
2015 801 57.0 14.0 51.2
2016 825 57.0 14.4 52.1
2017 836 61.0 13.7 46.3
2018 836 62.3 13.4 46.1
2019 860 61.1 14.0 45.5
2020 815 65.6 12.4 43.8
2021 854 58.2 14.6 38.3
2022 915 64.6 14.1 n/a
2023 887 64.7 13.7 41.5

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 County High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 542 30.0 18.0 16.6
1991 521 34.0 15.3 19.8
1992 538 32.0 16.8 17.1
1993 516 28.0 18.4 20.7
1994 510 32.0 15.9 22.2
1995 583 35.0 16.7 24.9
1996 583 35.0 16.7 24.9
1997 615 35.9 17.1 32.8
1998 644 37.0 17.4 35.6
1999 657 39.2 16.8 33.9
2000 682 40.8 16.7 32.1
2001 714 40.1 17.8 35.3
2002 719 45.2 15.9 34.9
2003 719 45.2 15.9 34.9
2004 726 45.7 15.9 40.5
2005 750 50.4 14.9 41
2006 766 52.0 14.7 41.6
2007 774 53.9 14.4 39.8
2008 742 56.2 13.2 41.8
2009 694 57.4 12.1 43.3
2010 718 56.5 12.7 51.3
2011 671 56.2 11.9 52.9
2012 710 54.1 13.1 52.7
2013 745 51.5 14.4 52.5
2014 754 52.1 14.4 53.7
2015 801 57.0 14.0 51.2
2016 825 57.0 14.4 52.1
2017 836 61.0 13.7 46.3
2018 836 62.3 13.4 46.1
2019 860 61.1 14.0 45.5
2020 815 65.6 12.4 43.8
2021 854 58.2 14.6 38.3
2022 915 64.6 14.1 n/a
2023 887 64.7 13.7 41.5

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 County High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $556 (5.1%) $10,349 (94.9%) $10,905
2018 $327 (3.1%) $10,117 (96.9%) $10,443
2019 $296 (2.8%) $10,158 (97.2%) $10,454

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Union County High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 56th of 438 High schoolsRanks 55th of 442 High schools
 0.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course American Literature and Composition (Union County High School)56.348
 8.3%
   End of Course American Literature and Composition (Union County)56.348
 8.3%
   End of Course American Literature and Composition (Georgia)47.338.9
 8.4%
End of Course Algebra I (Union County High School)65.147.8
 17.3%
   End of Course Algebra I (Union County)68.156.6
 11.5%
   End of Course Algebra I (Georgia)41.135.8
 5.3%
End of Course Biology (Union County High School)75.555.4
 20.1%
   End of Course Biology (Union County)75.854.6
 21.2%
   End of Course Biology (Georgia)4945.5
 3.5%
End of Course United States History (Union County High School)65.965.8
 0.1%
   End of Course United States History (Union County)65.965.2
 0.7%
   End of Course United States History (Georgia)48.337.1
 11.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students860887
 3.1%
African American31
 66.7%
American Indian01
Asian66
Hispanic3349
 48.5%
Pacific Islander00
White795810
 1.9%
Two or More Races2320
 13%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients45.5%41.5%
 4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Union County High School

Union County High School ranks 56th of 446 Georgia high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Union County High School are 91% White, 6% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.

Union County High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Union County Elementary School
Elementary : Union County Primary School
Middle : Union County Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 887 students attended Union County 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.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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