Union County Early College

Summary:

Union County Early College is a public high school in Monroe, North Carolina that serves grades 9-13 and is part of the highly-ranked Union County Public Schools district. This exceptional school consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state, earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for its outstanding academic performance.

Union County Early College significantly outperforms the district and state averages on end-of-course exams, with proficiency rates reaching as high as 97% in English II and 95% in Math I, compared to 58.5% and 35.9% for the state, respectively. The school also stands out for its diverse student population, with a higher percentage of minority and economically disadvantaged students than the surrounding schools. Despite these challenges, Union County Early College is able to provide a high-quality education, suggesting the school's ability to effectively support and educate students from diverse backgrounds.

While Union County Early College outshines many of the nearby high schools, such as Cuthbertson High and Central Academy of Technology and Arts, which also demonstrate strong academic performance, Union County Early College's consistent top rankings and 5-star rating make it an exceptional choice for families in the area.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 4209A Old Charlotte Hwy
       Monroe, NC  28110


(704) 290-1565

District: Union County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
8th of 626 North Carolina High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,707 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  21.2 Help
Number of students:  303

Racial breakdown:

White:
48.2%
Hispanic:
35.0%
African American:
8.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  37.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Union County Early College ranks better than 98.7% of high schools in North Carolina. It also ranks first among 12 ranked high schools in the Union County Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.12. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (48.2%), Hispanic (35%), African American (8.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 37.3% 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 Early College is 21.2. 9 high schools in the Union County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Union County Early College is $7,707. 8 high schools in the Union County Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Union County Early College:

SchoolDigger ranks Union County Early College 8th of 626 North Carolina public high schools. (See Union County Early College in the ranking list.)

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Union County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Union County Public Schools 49th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Union County Early College

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Rank History for all students at Union County Early College

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 91.85 57th 594 90.4%
2022 92.71 49th 621 92.1%
2023 96.12 8th 626 98.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Union County Early College

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 95.92 36th 544 93.4%
2023 97.95 16th 597 97.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Union County Early College

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 89.92 61st 594 89.7%
2023 95.22 12th 588 98.0%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Union County Early College

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 81.44 37th 398 90.7%
2023 80.85 49th 403 87.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Union County Early College

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 95.81 32nd 585 94.5%
2023 96.12 20th 602 96.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Union County Early College

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 93.07 39th 436 91.1%
2023 97.76 21st 449 95.3%
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Rank History for White students at Union County Early College

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 91.54 43rd 534 91.9%
2023 95.35 4th 537 99.3%
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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.

Union County Early College Test Scores
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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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by a parent
Sunday, November 18, 2018

Open Quote Unfortunatley, my son goes to this horrible school. The administration here is a joke. The administrators refuse to do anything about the never ending vandalism at this school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Union County Early College

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 34 13 0 6 1 n/a n/a 2 56
2008 86 15 1 8 1 n/a n/a 4 115
2009 131 25 4 5 2 n/a n/a 0 167
2010 176 34 7 10 2 n/a n/a 0 229
2011 190 27 9 23 2 0 7 0 258
2012 189 24 8 41 2 0 8 0 272
2013 179 24 9 69 2 0 10 0 293
2014 171 24 7 88 0 0 7 0 297
2015 201 28 7 99 0 0 8 0 343
2016 206 29 7 111 0 0 10 0 363
2017 211 32 8 114 0 0 10 0 375
2018 212 36 10 110 1 0 11 0 380
2019 204 32 13 113 1 0 9 0 372
2020 193 37 14 115 1 0 16 0 376
2021 180 31 16 114 1 0 10 0 352
2022 179 29 16 117 1 0 13 0 355
2023 146 25 15 106 1 0 10 0 303

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 Early College

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 56 2.5 22.4 18.5
2008 115 9.5 12.1 n/a
2009 167 11.9 14.0 n/a
2010 229 11.8 19.3 24
2011 258 12.8 20.0 29.1
2012 272 12.6 21.5 33.5
2013 293 13.8 21.1 43.3
2014 297 13.8 21.4 43.8
2015 343 14.0 24.5 41.1
2016 363 14.0 25.9 38
2017 375 15.0 25.0 34.4
2018 380 13.0 29.2 26.1
2019 372 12.8 28.8 27.4
2020 376 13.9 27.0 32.7
2021 352 13.2 26.6 24.7
2022 355 14.5 24.4 22
2023 303 14.2 21.2 37.3

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 Early College

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 56 2.5 22.4 18.5
2008 115 9.5 12.1 n/a
2009 167 11.9 14.0 n/a
2010 229 11.8 19.3 24
2011 258 12.8 20.0 29.1
2012 272 12.6 21.5 33.5
2013 293 13.8 21.1 43.3
2014 297 13.8 21.4 43.8
2015 343 14.0 24.5 41.1
2016 363 14.0 25.9 38
2017 375 15.0 25.0 34.4
2018 380 13.0 29.2 26.1
2019 372 12.8 28.8 27.4
2020 376 13.9 27.0 32.7
2021 352 13.2 26.6 24.7
2022 355 14.5 24.4 22
2023 303 14.2 21.2 37.3

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 County Early College

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $124 (1.6%) $7,583 (98.4%) $7,707

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Union County Early College

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.

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Biology (Union County Early College)92.992.6
 0.3%
   End of Course Biology (Union County Public Schools)74.366.8
 7.5%
   End of Course Biology (North Carolina)59.654.1
 5.5%
End of Course English II (Union County Early College)94.497
 2.6%
   End of Course English II (Union County Public Schools)73.974.1
 0.2%
   End of Course English II (North Carolina)59.758.5
 1.2%
End of Course Math I (Union County Early College)91.195
 3.9%
   End of Course Math I (Union County Public Schools)61.658.4
 3.2%
   End of Course Math I (North Carolina)41.235.9
 5.3%
End of Course Math III (Union County Early College)90.391.8
 1.5%
   End of Course Math III (Union County Public Schools)6370.4
 7.4%
   End of Course Math III (North Carolina)46.853.4
 6.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students372303
 18.5%
African American3225
 21.9%
American Indian11
Asian1315
 15.4%
Hispanic113106
 6.2%
Pacific Islander00
White204146
 28.4%
Two or More Races910
 11.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients27.4%37.3%
 9.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Union County Early College

Students at Union County Early College are 48% White, 35% Hispanic, 8% African American, 5% Asian, 3% Two or more races.

Yes! Union County Early College is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 8th of 626 North Carolina high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 303 students attended Union County Early College.


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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.

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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