Top 10 Best Union County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 58 public schools serving 45,458 students in Union County, NC (there are 14 private schools, serving 2,154 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in Union County, NC are educated in public schools (compared to the NC state average of 92%). Union County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Union County, NC are Central Of Technology And Arts, Marvin Ridge High School and Union County Early College. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Union County, NC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 63% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 62% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Union County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 1% of North Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 55% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Union County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Central Of Technology And Arts
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
600 Brewer Dr
Monroe, NC 28112
(704) 296-3088
Grades: 9-12
| 809 students
Rank: #22.
Marvin Ridge High School
(Math: 93% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2825 Crane Road
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 290-1520
Grades: 9-12
| 2,032 students
Rank: #33.
Union County Early College
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4209a Old Charlotte Hwy
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 290-1565
Grades: 9-13
| 299 students
Rank: #44.
Weddington High School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4901 Monroe-weddington Road
Matthews, NC 28104
(704) 296-6319
Grades: 9-12
| 1,844 students
Rank: #55.
Rea View Elementary School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
320 Reid Dairy Road
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 290-1524
Grades: K-5
| 615 students
Rank: #66.
Marvin Ridge Middle School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2831 Crane Road
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 290-1510
Grades: 6-8
| 1,397 students
Rank: #77.
Weddington Elementary School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3927 Twelve Mile Creek Road
Matthews, NC 28104
(704) 849-7238
Grades: PK-5
| 675 students
Rank: #88.
Cuthbertson High School
(Math: 90% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1400 Cuthbertson Rd
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 296-0105
Grades: 9-12
| 1,937 students
Rank: #99.
Weddington Middle School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5903 Deal Road
Matthews, NC 28104
(704) 296-6318
Grades: 6-8
| 1,358 students
Rank: #1010.
Marvin Elementary School
(Math: 86% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9700 Marvin School Rd
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 296-6357
Grades: PK-5
| 747 students
Rank: #1111.
New Town Elementary School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1100 Waxhaw-indian Tr. Rd.
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 290-1525
Grades: PK-5
| 742 students
Rank: #1212.
Antioch Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3101 Antioch Church Road
Matthews, NC 28104
(704) 296-3005
Grades: K-5
| 843 students
Rank: #1313.
Wesley Chapel Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
110 Potter Rd S
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 296-3081
Grades: K-5
| 666 students
Rank: #1414.
Sandy Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10101 Waxhaw Manor Drive
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 290-1505
Grades: PK-5
| 595 students
Rank: #1515.
Cuthbertson Middle School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1520 Cuthbertson Rd
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 296-0107
Grades: 6-8
| 1,353 students
Rank: #1616.
Kensington Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8701 Kensington Drive
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 290-1500
Grades: PK-5
| 1,023 students
Rank: #1717.
Porter Ridge High School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2839 Ridge Road
Indian Trail, NC 28079
(704) 292-7662
Grades: 9-12
| 1,670 students
Rank: #1818.
Piedmont High School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3006 Sikes Mill Road
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 296-3170
Grades: 9-12
| 1,245 students
Rank: #1919.
Poplin Elementary School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5627 Poplin Rd
Indian Trail, NC 28079
(704) 296-0320
Grades: PK-5
| 670 students
Rank: #2020.
Unionville Elementary School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4511 Unionville Rd
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 296-3055
Grades: PK-5
| 636 students
Rank: #2121.
Union Academy
Charter School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
675 North Ml King Jr Blvd
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 238-8883
Grades: K-12
| 2,012 students
Rank: #2222.
Fairview Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
110 Clontz Road
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 753-2800
Grades: PK-5
| 396 students
Rank: #2323.
Stallings Elementary School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3501 Stallings Rd
Matthews, NC 28104
(704) 290-1558
Grades: PK-5
| 682 students
Rank: #2424.
Indian Trail Elementary School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
200 Education Rd
Indian Trail, NC 28079
(704) 296-3095
Grades: PK-5
| 559 students
Rank: #2525.
Sun Valley High School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5211 Old Charlotte Hwy
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 296-3020
Grades: 9-12
| 1,377 students
Rank: #2626.
Union Prep At Indian Trail
Charter School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2324 Younts Rd
Indian Trail, NC 28079
(704) 893-3607
Grades: K-8
| 1,047 students
Rank: #2727.
Hemby Bridge Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6701 Indian Trl-fairview Rd
Indian Trail, NC 28079
(704) 296-6352
Grades: PK-5
| 400 students
Rank: #2828.
Porter Ridge Middle School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2827 Ridge Road
Indian Trail, NC 28079
(704) 225-7555
Grades: 6-8
| 1,285 students
Rank: #2929.
Parkwood High School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3220 Parkwood School Rd
Monroe, NC 28112
(704) 296-0154
Grades: 9-12
| 999 students
Rank: #3030.
New Salem Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6106 Hwy 205
Marshville, NC 28103
(704) 385-9430
Grades: PK-5
| 216 students
Rank: #3131.
Union Day School
Charter School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3000 Tilley Morris Road
Matthews, NC 28104
(704) 256-1494
Grades: K-8
| 702 students
Rank: #3232.
Shiloh Valley Primary School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 54% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5200 Rogers Rd
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 290-1559
Grades: PK-2
| 528 students
Rank: #3333.
Piedmont Middle School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2816 Sikes Mill Rd
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 296-6350
Grades: 6-8
| 877 students
Rank: #3434.
Rocky River Elementary School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
500 N. Rocky River Road
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 290-1523
Grades: PK-5
| 503 students
Rank: #3535.
Sun Valley Middle School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1409 Wesley Chapel Rd
Indian Trail, NC 28079
(704) 296-3009
Grades: 6-8
| 1,067 students
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Union County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2132 Greenbrook Pkwy.
Matthews, NC 28104
(704) 236-1234
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Union County, NC?
How many public schools are located in Union County, NC?
58 public schools are located in Union County, NC.
What percentage of students in Union County, NC go to public school?
95% of all K-12 students in Union County, NC are educated in public schools (compared to the NC state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Union County, NC?
Union County, NC public schools minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public schools average of 55% (majority Black).

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