Union City High School

2500 Kennedy Blvd
Union City, NJ 07087
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 2,958 students in grades 9-12, Union City High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 26%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,958 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : 87% (Btm 50% in NJ)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Union City High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

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School Overview

Union City High School's student population of 2,958 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 181 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,958 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
181 teachers
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School Rankings

Union City High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 2,183 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Union City High School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NJ)
#1648 out of 2183 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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12%
26%
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35%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
11:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
96%
32%
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Black
2%
15%
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White
1%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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0.08
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87%
88%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Union City High School's ranking?
Union City High School is ranked #1648 out of 2,183 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New Jersey.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
12% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 26% NJ state average), while 35% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NJ state average).
What is the graduation rate of Union City High School?
The graduation rate of Union City High School is 87%, which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 88%.
How many students attend Union City High School?
2,958 students attend Union City High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
96% of Union City High School students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Black, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Union City High School?
Union City High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 11:1.
What grades does Union City High School offer ?
Union City High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Union City High School part of?
Union City High School is part of Union City School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,958 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : 87% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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