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
9 166
10 161
11 158
12 156

Union High School is a public high school of the Wise County Public Schools located in Big Stone Gap, VA. It has 641 students in grades 9th through 12th. Union High School is the 237th largest public high school in Virginia and the 8,763rd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 15.5 to 1.

Total Students: 641
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 41.45

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Union High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 335
(52%)
916
(53%)
 Female 306
(48%)
826
(47%)

Union High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 613
(96%)
1,681
(96%)
 Black 21
(3%)
30
(2%)
 Hispanic 4
(1%)
17
(1%)
 Two or More 1
(0%)
9
(1%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
4
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Union High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 316
(49%)
867
(50%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 286
(45%)
756
(43%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 39
(6%)
119
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Union High School is ranked 144th out of 0 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 significantly higher than the state average of 32.6%. 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

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

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

Compare Union High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,368.6% 13.7:1
 
1,550.0% 15.5:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 32.6%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
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 - 12 641 15.5:1  
J.I. Burton High School
Norton, VA
Public 08 - 12 328 14:1 9 miles
Rye Cove High School
Duffield, VA
Public 08 - 12 280 14.5:1 10 miles
Central High School
Wise, VA
Public 09 - 12 669 16.3:1 14 miles
Wise County Christian School
Wise, VA
Private PK - 12 82 4:1 16 miles
Twin Springs High School
Nickelsville, VA
Public 08 - 12 280 15.7:1 18 miles
Letcher County Central High School
Whitesburg, KY
Public 09 - 12 937 15.9:1 19 miles
Gate City High School
Gate City, VA
Public 10 - 12 502 15.5:1 19 miles
Gate City Middle School
Gate City, VA
Public 07 - 09 536 18.7:1 19 miles
Lee High School
Jonesville, VA
Public 09 - 12 732 12.1:1 21 miles
Cedar View Christian School
Kingsport, TN
Private PK - 12 197 12:1 21 miles
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Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools

Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. The data displayed is compiled from the most recent sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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