Union High School



Union High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Union High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 180
10 179
11 150
12 165

Union High School is a public high school of the Wise County Public Schools located in Big Stone Gap, VA. It has 674 students in grades 9th through 12th. Union High School is the 232nd largest public high school in Virginia and the 8,560th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 16.7 to 1.

Total Students: 674
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 40.38
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 8,560th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Virginia: 232nd out of 337
Student/Teacher Rank in Virginia: 274th out of 335
Full Time Teacher Rank in Virginia: 255th out of 335

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Union High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 354
(53%)
965
(53%)
 Female 320
(47%)
868
(47%)

Union High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 638
(95%)
1,759
(96%)
 Black 22
(3%)
34
(2%)
 Asian 5
(1%)
10
(1%)
 Hispanic 5
(1%)
13
(1%)
 Two or More 4
(1%)
17
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Union High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 332
(49%)
927
(51%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 293
(43%)
766
(42%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 49
(7%)
140
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Union High School is ranked 151st out of 326 ranked schools in Virginia, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Union High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (50.7%) is higher than the state average of 33.8%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Union High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 487
2006 527
2007 541
2008 553
2009 542
2010 528
2011 679
2012 641
2013 660
2014 654
2015 674

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 12.8
2006 14.5
2007 16.1
2008 16.3
2009 16
2010 17.5
2011 14.1
2012 15.5
2013 16.1
2014 16.2
2015 16.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.42299794661191
2006 0.44402277039848
2007 0.44177449168207
2008 0.43942133815552
2009 0.43173431734317
2010 0.45075757575758
2011 0.51546391752577
2012 0.50702028081123
2013 0.55
2014 0.51987767584098
2015 0.50741839762611

Compare Union High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,383.6% 13.8:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,670.0% 16.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 33.8%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 50.7%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Union High School
Big Stone Gap, VA
Public 09 - 12 674 16.7:1  
J.I. Burton High School
Norton, VA
Public 08 - 12 294 13.4:1 7 miles
Central High School
Norton, VA
Public 09 - 12 748 18.8:1 10 miles
Rye Cove High School
Duffield, VA
Public 08 - 12 289 14.4:1 11 miles
Wise County Christian School
Wise, VA
Private PK - 11 65 5:1 14 miles
Eastside High School
Coeburn, VA
Public 09 - 12 411 14.3:1 16 miles
Letcher County Central High School
Whitesburg, KY
Public 09 - 12 895 17.5:1 17 miles
Twin Springs High School
Nickelsville, VA
Public 08 - 12 253 12.4:1 17 miles
Gate City Middle School
Gate City, VA
Public 07 - 09 501 16.2:1 19 miles
Gate City High School
Gate City, VA
Public 10 - 12 492 17.4:1 20 miles
Jenkins Independent School
Jenkins, KY
Public PK - 12 469 13.4:1 21 miles
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