Union County School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 13 public high schools serving 14,206 students in Union County School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public high schools in North Carolina.
Public High Schools in Union County School District have an average math proficiency score of 69% (versus the North Carolina public high school average of 48%), and reading proficiency score of 64% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public high schools in Union County School District are Central Academy Of Technology And Arts, Marvin Ridge High School and Weddington High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Public High School in Union County School District have a Graduation Rate of 92%, which is more than the North Carolina average of 86%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Central Academy Of Technology And Arts, with ≥99% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in North Carolina or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the North Carolina public high school average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Union County School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Union County School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 13
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
13 Schools
690 Schools
# Students
14,206 Students
521,078 Students
# Teachers
762 Teachers
31,940 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
19:1

District Rank

Union County School District, which is ranked within the top 10% of all 188 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 93% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NC)
Overall District Rank
#43 out of 305 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Union County   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Union County   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Union County   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
93%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Union County   School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.53
0.65
# American Indian Students
35 Students
6,729 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
448 Students
15,652 Students
% Asian Students
3%
3%
# Hispanic Students
2,172 Students
78,903 Students
% Hispanic Students
15%
15%
# Black Students
1,819 Students
132,453 Students
% Black Students
13%
26%
# White Students
9,398 Students
267,958 Students
% White Students
66%
51%
# Hawaiian Students
4 Students
627 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
359 Students
20,531 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
489
# Students in K Grade:
-
4,106
# Students in 1st Grade:
-
4,186
# Students in 2nd Grade:
-
4,251
# Students in 3rd Grade:
-
4,206
# Students in 4th Grade:
-
4,283
# Students in 5th Grade:
-
4,665
# Students in 6th Grade:
11
7,718
# Students in 7th Grade:
15
7,972
# Students in 8th Grade:
23
7,981
# Students in 9th Grade:
3,812
130,053
# Students in 10th Grade:
3,624
120,963
# Students in 11th Grade:
3,527
114,911
# Students in 12th Grade:
3,194
105,294
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,312 in this school district is less than the state median of $9,419. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $9,484 is less than the state median of $9,637. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$387 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Union County   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$394 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Union County   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,312
$9,419
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Union County   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$9,484
$9,637
This chart display average spending per public school student in Union County   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Union County School District Public High Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Central Academy Of Technology And Arts
Math: 94% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
600 Brewer Dr
Monroe, NC 28112
(704) 296-3088
Grades: 9-12
| 866 students
Rank: #22.
Marvin Ridge High School
Math: 93% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2825 Crane Road
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 290-1520
Grades: 9-12
| 1,692 students
Rank: #33.
Weddington High School
Math: 87% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4901 Monroe-weddington Road
Matthews, NC 28104
(704) 708-5530
Grades: 9-12
| 1,324 students
Rank: #44.
Union County Early College
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4209a Old Charlotte Hwy
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 290-1565
Grades: 9-13
| 351 students
Rank: #55.
Cuthbertson High School
Math: 89% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1400 Cuthbertson Rd
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 296-0105
Grades: 9-12
| 1,633 students
Rank: #66.
Piedmont High School
Math: 76% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3006 Sikes Mill Road
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 753-2810
Grades: 9-12
| 1,391 students
Rank: #77.
Parkwood High School
Math: 63% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3220 Parkwood School Rd
Monroe, NC 28112
(704) 764-2900
Grades: 9-12
| 1,238 students
Rank: #88.
Porter Ridge High School
Math: 59% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(2)
2839 Ridge Road
Indian Trail, NC 28079
(704) 292-7662
Grades: 9-12
| 1,735 students
Rank: #99.
Sun Valley High School
Math: 54% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5211 Old Charlotte Hwy
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 296-3020
Grades: 9-12
| 1,575 students
Rank: #1010.
Forest Hills High School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Forest Hills School Rd
Marshville, NC 28103
(704) 233-4001
Grades: 9-12
| 1,041 students
Rank: #1111.
Monroe High School
Math: 29% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1 High School Dr
Monroe, NC 28112
(704) 296-3130
Grades: 9-12
| 1,213 students
Rank: #1212.
South Providence
Alternative School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
500 South Providence Street
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 290-1580
Grades: 6-12
| 58 students
Rank: #1313.
Wolfe School
Special Education School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
722 Brewer Drive
Monroe, NC 28112
(704) 290-1568
Grades: K-12
| 89 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: PK - 13
  • Students: 14,206 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 10% in NC)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.53

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