Union Middle School

3137 Second Avenue East
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Union Middle School serves 606 students in grades 5-8.
Union Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 82% (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 81% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Union Middle School's student population of 606 students has grown by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students606 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

Union Middle School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Middle School is 0.15, 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
#658 out of 1791 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
82%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
1%
16%
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Black
5%
22%
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White
92%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.150.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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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 Middle School is Union High School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is J.i. Burton High School (6.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Union Primary School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • 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
    0.3 miles
    2945 Second Avenue East
    Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
    (276) 523-4900
    0.3 PK-4 786
  • Big Stone Gap Union High School Math: 90% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 9-12 | 678 students
    2.3 miles
    322 Powell Valley Road
    Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
    (276) 523-1290
    2.3 9-12 678
  • Norton J.i. Burton High School Math: 71% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 8-12 | 306 students
    6.4 miles
    109 11th St
    Norton, VA 24273
    (276) 679-2554
    6.4 8-12 306
  • Norton Norton Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-7 | 492 students
    7.4 miles
    205 E Park Ave
    Norton, VA 24273
    (276) 679-0971
    7.4 PK-7 492
  • Duffield Rye Cove High School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 8-12 | 258 students
    10.5 miles
    164 Eagles Nest Lane
    Duffield, VA 24244
    (276) 940-2701
    10.5 8-12 258

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