Union County High School

1163 Lakeside Dr,

Union, SC, 29379-9676

Tel: (864)429-1750
Grades: 9-12

1,235 students

Union County High School serves 1,235 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Union County High School operates within the Union 01 School District.
The school district's 60% graduation rate is lower than the SC state average of 66%.

Overview

The student population of 1235 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 72 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,235 students
Union County High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 72 teachers
Union County High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Union County High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 16:1
Union County High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Union County High School Asian (2004-2010)
Hispanic
n/a
7%
Union County High School Hispanic (2009-2012)
Black
38%
37%
Union County High School Black (1988-2012)
White
60%
52%
Union County High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Union County High School Sch Ethnicity Union County High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.50 0.59
Union County High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
48%
51%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
7%
Union County High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,929 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name Union 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
7
Number of Students Managed 4,929 3,608
Union 01 School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 60% 66%
Union 01 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $44 MM $37 MM
Union 01 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $80 MM $43 MM
Union 01 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,499 $9,170
Union 01 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $17,221 $10,604
Union 01 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Tyger River High School (13.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Sims Middle School (4.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Foster Park Elementary School (1.9 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Union Foster Park Elementary School
    901 Arthur Blvd
    Union , SC , 29379
    (864)429-1737
    1.9  mi  |  484  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Union Monarch Elementary School
    218 Monarch School Dr
    Union , SC , 29379
    (864)429-1733
    2  mi  |  421  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Buffalo Buffalo Elementary School
    733 Main St
    Buffalo , SC , 29321
    (864)429-1730
    3.6  mi  |  578  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Union Sims Middle School
    2200 Whitmire Hwy
    Union , SC , 29379
    (864)429-1755
    4.6  mi  |  789  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Jonesville Jonesville Elementary Middle
    350 New Hope Church Rd
    Jonesville , SC , 29353
    (864)674-5518
    5.3  mi  |  488  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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