Western Union Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 4111 Western Union Sch Rd
       Waxhaw, NC  28173-9211


(704) 843-2153

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District: Union County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
334th of 1,473 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,869 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  14.5
Number of students:  507

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.8%
Hispanic:
14.4%
African American:
10.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  28.6%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Western Union Elementary ranks better than 77.3% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 17th among 30 ranked elementary schools in the Union County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 73.63. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (68.8%), Hispanic (14.4%), African American (10.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 28.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Western Union Elementary is 14.5, which is the 11th best among 30 elementary schools in the Union County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Western Union Elementary is $9,869, which is the 13th highest among 30 elementary schools in the Union County Public Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Western Union Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Western Union Elementary 334th of 1473 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Western Union Elementary in the ranking list.)

Union County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Union County Public Schools 57th of 242 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Western Union Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 54.95 624th 1276 51.1%
2007 51.99 705th 1293 45.5%
2008 52.71 672nd 1324 49.2%
2009 80.57 190th 1354 86.0%
2010 66.61 480th 1363 64.8%
2011 63.67 554th 1381 59.9%
2012 76.89 264th 1388 81.0%
2013 55.07 583rd 1403 58.4%
2014 38.63 872nd 1390 37.3%
2015 62.37 530th 1440 63.2%
2016 78.08 268th 1425 81.2%
2017 74.92 325th 1429 77.3%
2018 71.96 366th 1434 74.5%
2019 73.63 334th 1473 77.3%

Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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All ratings (Avg rating: 4.7)
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by a parent
Friday, May 12, 2017

Open Quote This school is like no other. They are a family. When you walk in the front door, you can feel the warmth from the office staff, administration, teachers, etc. I feel my children had a great educational start thanks to this school. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Open Quote Although this is one of the oldest schools in Union county, the staff makes up for it through their caring ways of each student. There is smaller class sizes for more individualized attention for each student. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Open Quote The teachers and staff are so caring at this school. We feel like this is a great fit for our family. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Western Union Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 306 106 1 2 2 n/a n/a -2 415
1989 318 99 0 1 1 n/a n/a 0 419
1990 325 111 0 1 2 n/a n/a 0 439
1991 348 108 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 457
1992 373 98 1 1 1 n/a n/a 2 476
1993 369 95 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 467
1994 414 100 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 517
1995 480 101 4 5 5 n/a n/a 0 595
1996 480 101 4 5 5 n/a n/a 0 595
1997 471 94 1 5 4 n/a n/a 0 575
1998 472 94 1 13 1 n/a n/a -13 568
1999 463 116 1 10 2 n/a n/a 0 592
2000 489 134 1 9 1 n/a n/a 0 634
2001 475 116 2 9 1 n/a n/a 0 603
2002 481 131 1 15 1 n/a n/a 0 629
2003 481 131 1 15 1 n/a n/a 0 629
2004 496 141 2 23 2 n/a n/a 0 664
2005 482 125 2 26 8 n/a n/a 0 643
2006 455 103 3 32 3 n/a n/a 0 596
2007 466 97 3 32 3 n/a n/a 13 614
2008 394 82 2 29 1 n/a n/a 16 524
2009 366 87 2 28 1 n/a n/a 0 484
2010 337 87 1 29 1 n/a n/a 0 455
2011 320 58 2 31 1 0 17 0 429
2012 310 51 0 39 1 0 17 0 418
2013 293 54 0 39 1 0 15 0 402
2014 299 55 0 28 3 0 21 0 406
2015 495 62 7 56 1 1 38 0 660
2016 522 64 11 63 3 0 41 0 704
2017 445 61 6 59 2 0 25 0 598
2018 443 65 6 58 1 0 38 0 611
2019 363 52 3 70 1 0 30 0 519
2020 349 51 0 73 1 0 33 0 507

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 Western Union Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 415 23.0 18.0 20
1989 419 23.0 18.2 19.8
1990 439 23.0 19.0 18.7
1991 457 23.0 19.8 17.9
1992 476 27.0 17.6 19.1
1993 467 33.0 14.2 25.3
1994 517 34.0 15.2 10.1
1995 595 37.0 16.1 23.9
1996 595 37.0 16.1 23.9
1997 575 37.0 15.5 24.9
1998 568 34.0 16.7 22.2
1999 592 37.0 16.0 29.6
2000 634 37.0 17.1 30.6
2001 603 37.0 16.3 33.3
2002 629 37.0 17.0 34
2003 629 37.0 17.0 34
2004 664 45.0 14.8 44.1
2005 643 45.0 14.3 40.7
2006 596 45.0 13.2 33.7
2007 614 n/a n/a 33.6
2008 524 40.0 13.1 n/a
2009 484 40.0 12.1 n/a
2010 455 34.7 13.1 44.4
2011 429 28.0 15.3 45.2
2012 418 28.9 14.4 50.5
2013 402 31.8 12.6 53.2
2014 406 34.0 11.9 53
2015 660 48.0 13.7 37.1
2016 704 47.0 14.9 35.1
2017 598 42.5 14.0 34.3
2018 611 37.5 16.2 31.3
2019 519 34.8 14.9 34.9
2020 507 34.9 14.5 28.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Western Union Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 415 23.0 18.0 20
1989 419 23.0 18.2 19.8
1990 439 23.0 19.0 18.7
1991 457 23.0 19.8 17.9
1992 476 27.0 17.6 19.1
1993 467 33.0 14.2 25.3
1994 517 34.0 15.2 10.1
1995 595 37.0 16.1 23.9
1996 595 37.0 16.1 23.9
1997 575 37.0 15.5 24.9
1998 568 34.0 16.7 22.2
1999 592 37.0 16.0 29.6
2000 634 37.0 17.1 30.6
2001 603 37.0 16.3 33.3
2002 629 37.0 17.0 34
2003 629 37.0 17.0 34
2004 664 45.0 14.8 44.1
2005 643 45.0 14.3 40.7
2006 596 45.0 13.2 33.7
2007 614 n/a n/a 33.6
2008 524 40.0 13.1 n/a
2009 484 40.0 12.1 n/a
2010 455 34.7 13.1 44.4
2011 429 28.0 15.3 45.2
2012 418 28.9 14.4 50.5
2013 402 31.8 12.6 53.2
2014 406 34.0 11.9 53
2015 660 48.0 13.7 37.1
2016 704 47.0 14.9 35.1
2017 598 42.5 14.0 34.3
2018 611 37.5 16.2 31.3
2019 519 34.8 14.9 34.9
2020 507 34.9 14.5 28.6

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 Western Union Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $511 (5.2%) $9,358 (94.8%) $9,869

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education




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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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