School Details

Union High School

701 West Prairie Ronde Street, Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-4428

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 657 students 18 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade


Michigan Merit Examination (MME)

In 2010-2011 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2011
  • Dowagiac Union School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Union High School is a public high school in Dowagiac. The principal of Union High School is Kelly Millin and can be contacted at 657 children attend Union High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; American Indian/Alaskan Native; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 63% of the 657 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Union High School is 18:1. Pathfinders Alternative Ed is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 74%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 13% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 11%
Asian 0.8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 61%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I loved DUHS! I graduated in 2009 and miss DUHS and Dowagiac in general! Great place to grow up and get an education! Loved my time at Dowagiac Union High School!

  • (4 years ago)

    i went to this school from 2005-2008 and i hated it if you want a school where your kid has to learn everything the first time and gets no help when asked then send them here the only thing this school has thats good is there amazing choir and band

  • (5 years ago)

    Dowagiac schools are great my daughter got a great education there. All schools have their favorite students and Dowagiac is no different

  • (5 years ago)

    Dowagiac schools is great if you have a student that will work hard on their own. If you have a child that needs to be pushed by the teacher to get good grades. Forget it here

  • (6 years ago)

    I am currently going here (june 24 2009) and they are shipping all the advanced class's to smc collage. Now i can't take higher classes unless i take more than half my day over at smc. Hard to do with out a car!!! they don't provide transportation... The school district is just trying to get more money to pay the chairmen and school council don't send ur kids here!!!! its bad!

  • (6 years ago)

    i went to the high school and had to leave because of the violence and went to a poorer school that actually cared about the students and work to stop the violence when dowagiac does nothing send your kids to cass

  • (6 years ago)

    Dowagiac tends to back the teachers 99% of the time no matter how many parents make the same complaint. It does not matter what the parents or students think. All of Dowagiac schools need a serious change. My husband an I both attended Dowagiac schools and did not want our children atteding the Jr. High or High school but thought the elementary schools would be alright. We were wrong we pulled our daughter and decided it was worth paying for a better school.

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