322 Powell Valley Road
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Union High School serves 534 students in grades 9-12.
Union High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 94% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 534 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 10% in VA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 94% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Union High School's student population of 534 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
534 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Union High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Union High School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#361 out of 1800 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
8%
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Hispanic
1%
18%
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Black
4%
22%
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White
92%
46%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.15
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

2   1/17/2015
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.
- Posted by Parent - bobsp

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 534 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 10%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 94% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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