Union County Elementary School

Summary:

Union County Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Blairsville, Georgia, serving grades 3-5 with a total enrollment of 616 students. 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 Elementary School consistently outperforms the state average in Milestones Assessment scores across all grade levels and subject areas, with proficiency rates significantly higher than the state averages in the 2022-2023 school year. However, the school has a relatively high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, over 50% in the past three school years, indicating a relatively high level of economic disadvantage among the student population. When compared to the nearby East Fannin Elementary School and Towns County Elementary School, Union County Elementary School outperforms both in terms of academic achievement, but has a higher percentage of economically disadvantaged students.

The school's student population is predominantly white, with over 90% of students identifying as white in the past three school years, and very low percentages of minority students. This lack of racial diversity may be a concern and could impact the school's ability to provide a well-rounded educational experience for its students. Despite this, Union County Elementary School has maintained a relatively consistent performance over the past several years, with its statewide ranking and SchoolDigger star rating remaining relatively stable, suggesting the school has been able to maintain a high level of academic achievement despite potential changes in its student population or other factors.


Detail:

Public 3-5

 165 Elementary Way
       Blairsville, GA  30512


(706) 745-9615

District: Union County

SchoolDigger Rank:
381st of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,394 Help


Students who attend Union County Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Union County Middle School
High:    Union County High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.4 Help
Number of students:  616

Racial breakdown:

White:
90.4%
Hispanic:
6.0%
Two or more races:
2.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Union County Elementary School ranks better than 69.3% of elementary schools in Georgia. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 65.98. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (90.4%), Hispanic (6%), two or more races (2.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 53.4% 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 Elementary School is 14.4. (See more...)
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Compare Union County Elementary School employs 42.7 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Union County Elementary School is $10,394.
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

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 Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 88.68 40th 1101 96.4%
2007 85.63 94th 1125 91.6%
2008 84.51 108th 1134 90.5%
2009 82.67 139th 1133 87.7%
2010 81.60 164th 1183 86.1%
2011 83.11 140th 1212 88.4%
2012 85.93 72nd 1201 94.0%
2013 86.16 39th 1225 96.8%
2014 85.13 68th 1231 94.5%
2015 80.02 210th 1240 83.1%
2016 75.46 265th 1233 78.5%
2017 73.80 271st 1205 77.5%
2018 69.53 334th 1209 72.4%
2019 67.98 349th 1234 71.7%
2021 56.62 481st 1214 60.4%
2022 64.31 405th 1244 67.4%
2023 65.98 381st 1242 69.3%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Union County Elementary School Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Union County Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 534 5 1 5 5 n/a n/a 0 550
2003 534 5 1 5 5 n/a n/a 0 550
2004 552 1 0 5 6 n/a n/a 0 564
2005 502 1 0 10 1 n/a n/a 14 528
2006 535 2 0 13 3 n/a n/a 11 564
2007 553 3 1 15 1 n/a n/a 7 580
2008 584 4 1 22 1 n/a n/a 8 620
2009 550 4 3 24 4 n/a n/a 8 593
2010 579 3 6 27 3 0 4 0 622
2011 572 2 7 24 1 0 6 0 612
2012 564 2 5 19 0 0 8 0 598
2013 530 5 2 17 0 0 13 0 567
2014 536 2 2 19 0 0 14 0 573
2015 549 1 2 22 0 0 22 0 596
2016 570 1 1 26 0 0 16 0 614
2017 595 1 1 33 1 0 13 0 644
2018 575 2 1 31 1 0 14 0 624
2019 534 4 2 33 1 0 14 0 588
2020 545 9 1 27 1 0 13 0 596
2021 561 5 3 30 1 0 17 0 617
2022 552 2 3 39 1 0 14 0 611
2023 557 2 1 37 1 0 18 0 616

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 550 33.6 16.4 51.3
2003 550 33.6 16.4 51.3
2004 564 32.3 17.5 53
2005 528 42.2 12.5 53.9
2006 564 47.6 11.8 51.2
2007 580 49.8 11.6 51.3
2008 620 47.3 13.1 54.2
2009 593 45.4 13.1 57.3
2010 622 44.3 14.0 61.1
2011 612 43.3 14.1 59.6
2012 598 42.6 14.0 59.9
2013 567 38.2 14.8 62.3
2014 573 37.0 15.4 64.4
2015 596 38.0 15.6 64.8
2016 614 40.0 15.3 67.1
2017 644 42.0 15.3 59.9
2018 624 42.0 14.8 55
2019 588 40.0 14.7 54.1
2020 596 37.4 15.9 51.5
2021 617 39.0 15.8 49.8
2022 611 42.1 14.5 n/a
2023 616 42.7 14.4 53.4

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 550 33.6 16.4 51.3
2003 550 33.6 16.4 51.3
2004 564 32.3 17.5 53
2005 528 42.2 12.5 53.9
2006 564 47.6 11.8 51.2
2007 580 49.8 11.6 51.3
2008 620 47.3 13.1 54.2
2009 593 45.4 13.1 57.3
2010 622 44.3 14.0 61.1
2011 612 43.3 14.1 59.6
2012 598 42.6 14.0 59.9
2013 567 38.2 14.8 62.3
2014 573 37.0 15.4 64.4
2015 596 38.0 15.6 64.8
2016 614 40.0 15.3 67.1
2017 644 42.0 15.3 59.9
2018 624 42.0 14.8 55
2019 588 40.0 14.7 54.1
2020 596 37.4 15.9 51.5
2021 617 39.0 15.8 49.8
2022 611 42.1 14.5 n/a
2023 616 42.7 14.4 53.4

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 Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $853 (8.7%) $8,930 (91.3%) $9,784
2018 $787 (7.8%) $9,275 (92.2%) $10,063
2019 $772 (7.4%) $9,621 (92.6%) $10,394

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Union County Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 349th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 381st of 1242 Elementary schools
 2.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Union County Elementary School)6045.8
 14.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Union County)59.645.7
 13.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Union County Elementary School)66.747.2
 19.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Union County)66.147.1
 19%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Union County Elementary School)5242.4
 9.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Union County)51.942.1
 9.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Union County Elementary School)58.752.2
 6.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Union County)58.650.5
 8.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Union County Elementary School)5349.5
 3.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Union County)52.948.7
 4.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Union County Elementary School)45.242.3
 2.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Union County)45.341.2
 4.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Union County Elementary School)49.343.7
 5.6%
   5th Grade Science (Union County)49.343.4
 5.9%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students588616
 4.8%
African American42
 50%
American Indian11
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic3337
 12.1%
Pacific Islander00
White534557
 4.3%
Two or More Races1418
 28.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients54.1%53.4%
 0.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Union County Elementary School

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

Middle : Union County Middle School
High : Union County High School

Students at Union County Elementary School are 90% White, 6% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.

Union County Elementary School ranks 381st of 1243 Georgia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 616 students attended Union County Elementary 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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