School Details

Union County High School

153 Panther Cir, Blairsville, GA 30512
(706) 745-2216
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 647 students 12 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT)

In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
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Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Union County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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End-of-Course-Tests (EOCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2011
  • Union County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Union County High School is a public high school in Blairsville. The principal of Union County High School is Ed Rohrbaugh, whose e-mail is ed.rohrbaugh@ucschools.org. 647 students go to Union County High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 1% of the Union County High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 40% of the 647 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 53% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Union County High School is 12:1. Mountain Education Center School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 94%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.4%
Asian 0.3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.1% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 52%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 40% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Like the new news paper " The Panther Print" and the school system is asking every one to go on line and fill out there questionair.

  • (5 years ago)

    I attended this high school and enjoyed most of my time there. However when I entered the real world of education I discovered that the school did not really prepare me except for a few specific teachers. The school needs to spend more time challenging its students rather than promoting school gossip and create more challenging courses for students. The challenge for students needs to start before junior year with chemistry. They need to challenge their students more from the beginning and don't let them take the easy way out.

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to this high school and working in the Admissions Office at a college I have seen plenty of high schools. Union County is extremely excellent especially for the area. I feel that the teachers genuinely care about their students and although the dress code is strict what high school's dress code isn't? So I think that dress code is not something to be overly worried about. As for the issues that I have seen in previous reviews I'm not sure what the issue here with Mr. Donahue was but as a future teacher and former student of his I completely disagree with the statement before me. Mr. Donahue is an excellent teacher that actually pushes his students to think outside of the box. His classes are not easy but you actually learn something in class. Imagine that. Please don't attack him personally.

  • (6 years ago)

    I've been to a few different high schools and so far this one is my favorite. The basic classes are easy but if you go into the more advanced classes or honors programs it's wonderfully challenging. The sports are limited football being the most glorified. The band rambunctious but adequate in both concert and marching instead of one or the other. I think the school is a little too afraid of the religious families but as they are the majority they have right to be. It is the only school I've been to so far that has a functioning literary magazine. There are few cliques often labels easily get placed on one group to another but a person s label generally isn t as obvious as at most other schools. The school itself is nothing special. Like anywhere if you can find somewhere you belong you ll probably have a good time.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has been a big disappointment. Certain programs such as the extracurricular activities and band music programs seemed to be good when my children first attended but dramatically deteriorated while my children were here. Although the math program appeared to be worthy other subjects were less that adequate to my child's needs and the caliber of most of his English teachers has been shockingly poor. This school has many disadvantages and was an overall disappointment. I would suggest not sending you children to this school but rather send them to another county's school. The teachers such as Mr. Donahue were not the type of role model that my children should be challenged by. Other teachers did not engage my children in active learning or discussions.

  • (9 years ago)

    The experience was not a very good one overall I received nothing that I view as valuable in my years spent at this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I feel this school is ran as the State of Georgia is by republicans. They mix church and state. The dress code at this school is not possible for parents to enforce without making it the main objective of the day. Children can not dress to meet guidelines and still keep with the new styles out today. I feel this school should focus more on education and leave the dreesing of children up to the parents and keep the schools administration out of it.

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