Union High School

322 Powell Valley Road
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
2.00 5 1 (1 review)
Union High School serves 678 students in grades 9-12.
Union High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 90% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥95% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Union High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Union High School's student population of 678 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students678 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

Union High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Union High School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#68 out of 1791 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
90%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥95%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
1%
16%
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Black
3%
22%
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White
96%
49%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
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6%
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Diversity Score
0.080.68
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWise County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Union High School is J.i. Burton High School (8.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Union Middle School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Union Primary School (2.1 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Big Stone Gap Union Primary School Math: 90% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-4 | 786 students
    2.1 miles
    2945 Second Avenue East
    Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
    (276) 523-4900
    2.1 PK-4 786
  • Big Stone Gap Union Middle School Math: 82% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 606 students
    2.3 miles
    3137 Second Avenue East
    Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
    (276) 523-0195
    2.3 5-8 606
  • Norton J.i. Burton High School Math: 71% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 8-12 | 306 students
    8.7 miles
    109 11th St
    Norton, VA 24273
    (276) 679-2554
    8.7 8-12 306
  • Duffield Rye Cove High School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 8-12 | 258 students
    9.1 miles
    164 Eagles Nest Lane
    Duffield, VA 24244
    (276) 940-2701
    9.1 8-12 258
  • Duffield Rye Cove Intermediate Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 5-7 | 165 students
    9.3 miles
    158 Memorial School Lane
    Duffield, VA 24244
    (276) 940-2322
    9.3 5-7 165

School Reviews

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This past Friday night while attending a varsity boys game I was shocked to hear the music being played during the warm up.The foul mouth rap artist which was singing four letter words completely unsuitable for a crowd coming to a school sporting event. I was offended by having to listen to this garbage. Please consider what I am saying and use more respect to the people in the audience coming to your sporting events.
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