Union County Middle School

Summary:

Union County Middle School is a public middle school in Blairsville, Georgia, serving 679 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Union County School District, which is ranked 32 out of 201 districts in the state and rated 4 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Union County Middle School consistently outperforms the state and Union County averages in standardized test scores, with 80% of students proficient or better in Algebra I, compared to 56.6% in the district and 35.8% statewide. The school also has a higher per-student spending of $9,470, compared to the state average of $9,203, and a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 14.3, lower than nearby Fannin County Middle School (13.2) and Towns County Middle School (9.8).

However, the student population at Union County Middle School is predominantly white, at 90.57%, which is higher than the state average and the nearby Fannin County Middle School (89.34%) and Towns County Middle School (86.41%). This suggests a need to explore strategies to promote greater diversity and inclusion within the school community. Overall, Union County Middle School appears to be a high-performing school with strong academic achievement, but with room for improvement in terms of racial diversity.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 367 Wellborn St
       Blairsville, GA  30512


(706) 745-2483

District: Union County

SchoolDigger Rank:
184th of 582 Georgia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,470 Help


Students who attend Union County Middle School usually attend:

High:    Union County High School

Feeder schools for Union County Middle School:

Elementary:    Union County Elementary School
    Union County Primary School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.3 Help
Number of students:  679

Racial breakdown:

White:
90.6%
Hispanic:
4.7%
Two or more races:
3.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  44.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Union County Middle School ranks better than 68.4% of middle schools in Georgia. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 63.69. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (90.6%), Hispanic (4.7%), two or more races (3.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 44.3% 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 Middle School is 14.3. (See more...)
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Compare Union County Middle School employs 47.3 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Union County Middle School is $9,470.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Union County Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Union County Middle School 184th of 582 Georgia public middle schools. (See Union County Middle 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 Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 76.20 71st 445 84.0%
2008 75.04 94th 462 79.7%
2009 75.97 83rd 466 82.2%
2010 78.80 66th 494 86.6%
2011 74.24 109th 504 78.4%
2012 77.59 81st 508 84.1%
2013 82.05 41st 527 92.2%
2014 80.44 48th 521 90.8%
2015 83.05 77th 537 85.7%
2016 87.85 50th 545 90.8%
2017 81.71 79th 539 85.3%
2018 76.97 111th 543 79.6%
2019 76.64 115th 559 79.4%
2021 64.08 177th 542 67.3%
2022 70.85 146th 567 74.3%
2023 63.69 182nd 577 68.5%
See the entire list of Georgia Middle School Rankings!

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

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

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Enrollment information for Union County Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 566 1 0 14 1 n/a n/a 8 590
2008 530 1 0 17 2 n/a n/a 10 560
2009 573 2 1 20 4 n/a n/a 10 610
2010 572 2 2 24 3 0 3 0 606
2011 599 3 2 21 1 0 7 0 633
2012 590 4 5 17 2 0 3 0 621
2013 604 3 7 20 2 0 8 0 644
2014 602 4 6 20 1 0 10 0 643
2015 590 3 6 18 0 0 8 0 625
2016 585 2 3 18 0 0 13 0 621
2017 588 0 5 26 0 0 16 0 635
2018 613 0 1 29 0 0 20 0 663
2019 628 0 4 31 0 0 17 0 680
2020 631 3 5 33 1 0 14 0 687
2021 625 5 3 38 1 0 14 0 686
2022 605 5 3 34 2 0 17 0 666
2023 615 8 2 32 1 0 21 0 679

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 Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 590 46.1 12.8 50.5
2008 560 41.0 13.7 55.8
2009 610 42.3 14.4 55.3
2010 606 40.3 15.0 58.6
2011 633 41.6 15.2 60.3
2012 621 40.5 15.3 62
2013 644 39.9 16.1 64.6
2014 643 39.6 16.2 57.2
2015 625 40.0 15.6 58.6
2016 621 41.0 15.1 55.4
2017 635 42.3 15.0 55.6
2018 663 43.2 15.3 58.8
2019 680 45.2 15.0 56.5
2020 687 43.1 15.9 51.4
2021 686 41.8 16.4 44.5
2022 666 45.2 14.7 n/a
2023 679 47.3 14.3 44.3

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 Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 590 46.1 12.8 50.5
2008 560 41.0 13.7 55.8
2009 610 42.3 14.4 55.3
2010 606 40.3 15.0 58.6
2011 633 41.6 15.2 60.3
2012 621 40.5 15.3 62
2013 644 39.9 16.1 64.6
2014 643 39.6 16.2 57.2
2015 625 40.0 15.6 58.6
2016 621 41.0 15.1 55.4
2017 635 42.3 15.0 55.6
2018 663 43.2 15.3 58.8
2019 680 45.2 15.0 56.5
2020 687 43.1 15.9 51.4
2021 686 41.8 16.4 44.5
2022 666 45.2 14.7 n/a
2023 679 47.3 14.3 44.3

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 Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $792 (8.4%) $8,603 (91.6%) $9,395
2018 $574 (6.2%) $8,629 (93.8%) $9,203
2019 $508 (5.4%) $8,962 (94.6%) $9,470

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Union County Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 115th of 559 Middle schoolsRanks 182nd of 577 Middle schools
 11%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Union County Middle School)55.546.4
 9.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Union County)55.946.3
 9.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4639.2
 6.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Union County Middle School)56.143.1
 13%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Union County)54.142.5
 11.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4032.9
 7.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Union County Middle School)5043.4
 6.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Union County)50.244.2
 6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)3939.1
 0.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Union County Middle School)55.441.2
 14.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Union County)55.440.7
 14.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4334.9
 8.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Union County Middle School)43.949.1
 5.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Union County)4349.1
 6.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4742.1
 4.9%
8th Grade Mathematics (Union County Middle School)47.235.5
 11.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Union County)46.235.5
 10.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)3536.2
 1.2%
8th Grade Science (Union County Middle School)47.420.8
 26.6%
   8th Grade Science (Union County)47.520.8
 26.7%
   8th Grade Science (Georgia)3226.4
 5.6%
8th Grade Social Studies (Union County Middle School)53.935.9
 18%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Union County)54.235.9
 18.3%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Georgia)4135.9
 5.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Union County Middle School)85.480
 5.4%
   End of Course Algebra I (Union County)68.156.6
 11.5%
   End of Course Algebra I (Georgia)41.135.8
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students680679
 0.1%
African American08
American Indian01
Asian42
 50%
Hispanic3132
 3.2%
Pacific Islander00
White628615
 2.1%
Two or More Races1721
 23.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients56.5%44.3%
 12.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Union County Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 679 students attended Union County Middle School.

Union County Middle School ranks 184th of 582 Georgia middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Union County Middle School usually go on to attend Union County High School

Students at Union County Middle School are 91% White, 5% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 1% African American.


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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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