Union Middle

Summary:

Union Middle School is a public middle school located in Clinton, North Carolina, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 427 students. The school is part of the Sampson County Schools district, which is ranked 110 out of 243 school districts in the state.

While Union Middle has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (56.44%) compared to the nearby Roseboro-Salemburg Middle (31.28%) and Sampson Middle (39.26%), its academic performance, as measured by state standardized test scores, is generally lower than the district and state averages. The school performs relatively well for African American and Hispanic students, but struggles with White student performance, ranking in the bottom 1 star in the state. Additionally, Union Middle has an extremely high percentage of students (over 99%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

Over the past several years, Union Middle's statewide ranking has steadily declined, from 414 out of 691 middle schools in 2017-2018 to 531 out of 784 in 2022-2023. This suggests that the school is struggling to keep pace with other middle schools in the state. The significant differences in performance between student subgroups and the school's relatively low statewide ranking may indicate that Union Middle faces challenges in terms of staffing, resources, and funding, which could impact its ability to provide a high-quality education. To address these issues, the school and Sampson County Schools district may need to focus on targeted interventions, resource allocation, and the implementation of best practices from higher-performing schools in the region.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 455 River Road
       Clinton, NC  28328-7336


(910) 592-4547

District: Sampson County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
531st of 784 North Carolina Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,309 Help


Students who attend Union Middle usually attend:

High:    Sampson Early College High
    Union High

Feeder schools for Union Middle:

Elementary:    Union Elementary
    Union Intermediate

Student/teacher ratio:  17.7 Help
Number of students:  427

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
56.4%
African American:
22.0%
White:
18.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Union Middle ranks worse than 67.7% of middle schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked middle schools in the Sampson County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 32.16. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Union Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (56.4%), African American (22%), White (18%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Sampson County Schools District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Union Middle is 17.7, which is the highest among 4 middle schools in the Sampson County Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Union Middle is $9,309. 2 middle schools in the Sampson County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Union Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Union Middle 531st of 784 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Union Middle in the ranking list.)

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Sampson County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Sampson County Schools 110th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Union Middle

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Rank History for all students at Union Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 35.97 442nd 598 26.1%
2007 36.68 452nd 606 25.4%
2008 16.24 543rd 620 12.4%
2009 33.59 483rd 630 23.3%
2010 39.83 451st 640 29.5%
2011 31.27 498th 648 23.1%
2012 34.59 490th 662 26.0%
2013 18.30 569th 673 15.5%
2014 20.72 514th 627 18.0%
2015 36.68 454th 705 35.6%
2016 44.02 399th 692 42.3%
2017 45.08 408th 694 41.2%
2018 44.32 414th 691 40.1%
2019 43.27 443rd 737 39.9%
2021 29.07 529th 741 28.6%
2022 38.52 492nd 786 37.4%
2023 32.16 531st 784 32.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Union Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.67 50th 151 66.9%
2019 44.80 94th 211 55.5%
2021 25.55 205th 236 13.1%
2022 58.20 75th 312 76.0%
2023 67.10 44th 318 86.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Union Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.54 136th 604 77.5%
2019 65.56 170th 639 73.4%
2021 40.39 366th 633 42.2%
2022 44.03 372nd 689 46.0%
2023 49.62 342nd 735 53.5%
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Rank History for Migrant students at Union Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 36.71 5th 6 16.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Union Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.59 399th 656 39.2%
2019 43.64 409th 684 40.2%
2021 32.98 471st 706 33.3%
2022 44.26 401st 733 45.3%
2023 29.30 538th 731 26.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Union Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 23.47 452nd 504 10.3%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Union Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 65.77 124th 416 70.2%
2021 66.73 152nd 448 66.1%
2022 41.03 356th 450 20.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Union Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.65 426th 665 35.9%
2019 40.40 443rd 697 36.4%
2021 26.44 533rd 711 25.0%
2022 33.31 509th 748 32.0%
2023 33.49 507th 747 32.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Union Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.65 102nd 494 79.4%
2019 61.56 136th 519 73.8%
2021 48.74 220th 533 58.7%
2022 49.21 230th 550 58.2%
2023 52.90 207th 559 63.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Union Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.72 99th 472 79.0%
2019 59.15 147th 493 70.2%
2021 43.77 290th 522 44.4%
2022 60.53 181st 541 66.5%
2023 48.45 264th 553 52.3%
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Rank History for White students at Union Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.56 549th 596 7.9%
2019 22.68 531st 624 14.9%
2021 21.93 531st 632 16.0%
2022 19.83 577th 658 12.3%
2023 11.40 628th 656 4.3%
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Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Union Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1993 161 225 0 11 1 n/a n/a 0 398
1994 160 216 0 18 2 n/a n/a 0 396
1995 141 198 0 38 1 n/a n/a 0 378
1996 141 198 0 38 1 n/a n/a 0 378
1997 146 208 0 41 2 n/a n/a 0 397
1998 157 191 0 44 2 n/a n/a 0 394
1999 154 201 0 44 2 n/a n/a 0 401
2000 196 206 0 53 1 n/a n/a 0 456
2001 188 221 0 56 0 n/a n/a 0 465
2002 163 222 1 98 0 n/a n/a 0 484
2003 163 222 1 98 0 n/a n/a 0 484
2004 141 208 1 106 0 n/a n/a 0 456
2005 155 240 1 126 0 n/a n/a 0 522
2006 151 220 0 139 0 n/a n/a 0 510
2007 137 198 0 146 1 n/a n/a 5 487
2008 123 177 0 154 2 n/a n/a 6 462
2009 112 171 0 160 2 n/a n/a 0 445
2010 110 189 0 169 0 n/a n/a 0 468
2011 111 152 0 178 2 0 30 0 473
2012 129 164 1 197 2 0 31 0 524
2013 136 152 0 215 2 0 15 0 520
2014 115 144 1 218 3 3 8 0 492
2015 100 135 0 217 2 1 4 0 459
2016 95 100 0 213 2 1 6 0 417
2017 104 93 0 203 1 0 4 0 405
2018 89 87 0 210 2 0 5 0 393
2019 91 96 0 211 3 0 3 0 404
2020 88 105 1 242 3 1 5 0 445
2021 75 87 1 231 7 0 10 0 411
2022 78 100 1 241 3 0 9 0 432
2023 77 94 0 241 3 0 12 0 427

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 Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 398 27.0 14.7 57.8
1994 396 28.0 14.1 56.8
1995 378 26.0 14.5 57.1
1996 378 26.0 14.5 57.1
1997 397 29.0 13.7 53.9
1998 394 30.0 13.1 58.6
1999 401 28.0 14.3 67.1
2000 456 28.0 16.3 63.8
2001 465 31.0 15.0 69.9
2002 484 31.0 15.6 86
2003 484 31.0 15.6 86
2004 456 29.0 15.7 81.1
2005 522 31.0 16.8 57.5
2006 510 31.0 16.5 74.1
2007 487 32.3 15.1 73.9
2008 462 29.5 15.7 n/a
2009 445 30.5 14.6 n/a
2010 468 29.4 15.8 77.8
2011 473 28.8 16.3 81
2012 524 31.1 16.8 79.6
2013 520 32.4 16.0 80.4
2014 492 33.6 14.6 86.6
2015 459 30.0 15.3 88.2
2016 417 29.0 14.3 87.3
2017 405 27.6 14.6 99.3
2018 393 26.4 14.8 99.2
2019 404 25.8 15.6 99.3
2020 445 25.9 17.1 99.3
2021 411 26.1 15.7 99.3
2022 432 26.0 16.6 99.3
2023 427 24.0 17.7 99.3

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 Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 398 27.0 14.7 57.8
1994 396 28.0 14.1 56.8
1995 378 26.0 14.5 57.1
1996 378 26.0 14.5 57.1
1997 397 29.0 13.7 53.9
1998 394 30.0 13.1 58.6
1999 401 28.0 14.3 67.1
2000 456 28.0 16.3 63.8
2001 465 31.0 15.0 69.9
2002 484 31.0 15.6 86
2003 484 31.0 15.6 86
2004 456 29.0 15.7 81.1
2005 522 31.0 16.8 57.5
2006 510 31.0 16.5 74.1
2007 487 32.3 15.1 73.9
2008 462 29.5 15.7 n/a
2009 445 30.5 14.6 n/a
2010 468 29.4 15.8 77.8
2011 473 28.8 16.3 81
2012 524 31.1 16.8 79.6
2013 520 32.4 16.0 80.4
2014 492 33.6 14.6 86.6
2015 459 30.0 15.3 88.2
2016 417 29.0 14.3 87.3
2017 405 27.6 14.6 99.3
2018 393 26.4 14.8 99.2
2019 404 25.8 15.6 99.3
2020 445 25.9 17.1 99.3
2021 411 26.1 15.7 99.3
2022 432 26.0 16.6 99.3
2023 427 24.0 17.7 99.3

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Union Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,820 (19.6%) $7,489 (80.4%) $9,309

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Union Middle

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 443rd of 737 Middle schoolsRanks 531st of 784 Middle schools
 7.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Union Middle)48.140.6
 7.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Sampson County Schools)63.945.6
 18.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)58.852.3
 6.5%
6th Grade Reading (Union Middle)5532.3
 22.7%
   6th Grade Reading (Sampson County Schools)63.142.5
 20.6%
   6th Grade Reading (North Carolina)6049.3
 10.7%
7th Grade Mathematics (Union Middle)45.640.1
 5.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Sampson County Schools)6348
 15%
   7th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)58.450.1
 8.3%
7th Grade Reading (Union Middle)53.245.3
 7.9%
   7th Grade Reading (Sampson County Schools)6346.8
 16.2%
   7th Grade Reading (North Carolina)58.850.2
 8.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Union Middle)56.816
 40.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Sampson County Schools)56.942.9
 14%
   8th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)52.644.8
 7.8%
8th Grade Reading (Union Middle)54.450.4
 4%
   8th Grade Reading (Sampson County Schools)57.752.6
 5.1%
   8th Grade Reading (North Carolina)55.651
 4.6%
8th Grade Science (Union Middle)74.462.4
 12%
   8th Grade Science (Sampson County Schools)82.371.6
 10.7%
   8th Grade Science (North Carolina)78.670.3
 8.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students404427
 5.7%
African American9694
 2.1%
American Indian33
Asian00
Hispanic211241
 14.2%
Pacific Islander00
White9177
 15.4%
Two or More Races312
 300%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.3%99.3%
 0%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Union Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 427 students attended Union Middle.

Students at Union Middle are 56% Hispanic, 22% African American, 18% White, 3% Two or more races.

Union Middle ranks 531st of 784 North Carolina middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Union Middle usually go on to attend Sampson Early College High


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction.

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