Union Elementary School

  • Union Elementary School serves 652 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 92% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 94% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Union Elementary School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 32%.

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School Overview

  • Union Elementary School's student population of 652 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2016)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students652 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Union Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,769 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Union Elementary School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#4 out of 1769 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
92%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
12%
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Black
1%
13%
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White
85%
68%
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.270.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
2%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameZionsville Community Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Amazing school. Amazing administration. Zionsville as a whole is a very welcoming and accepting community. The PTO does an extraordinary job at raising funds for the teachers and involving the families of ZCS. I couldn't be happier with everything in our town. Zionsville is the lowest funded school district in the state. Our point of view is the opposite of the previous review. Can honestly say we don't have a negative Thing to say about the area, schools or the community.
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5  
My child is in the last year of Union, 4th grade. Having started there in 1st grade, this school has far exceeded our expectations. They have music, art, STEM, and many other versatile programs to engage every corner of a child's intellect. The teachers are very involved in the learning curve for each child and they work individually with each as they understand that everyone learns at a different pace. We absolutely love Union Elementary.
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2  
The building is brand new and that is the best thing I can say about this school. While an academically sound school, the parent involvement is dangerously invasive. Zionsville is an extremely secular community which is reflected in this school. The PTO is controlled by a group of singular visionites that push their agenda. Children spend most of their time on meaningless worksheets. Practical applications are rare. Of all Zionsville schools this one is partically troublesome. It is a merger of the original rural Union school with a more suburban area. The clash between these two fundamentally different groups has never been resolved. I would highly suggest considering Carmel/Clay Schools over Zionsville. Despite already higher than surrounding areas taxes, Zionsville tried to push through a referendum to increase tax money for the schools. This measure was defeated by 66%. So this community does not value its schools. Arts, Music, and extracurricular activites are all on the chopping block. But, rest assured Sports are in no danger, they only just completed a state of the art football stadium and the baseball fields should be complete by spring. Whew, that's a relief!
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