Hooray! End of a great year. Construction is done! 2 years in and looking forward to next year. The academics performing arts and music programs here are astounding. We go to broadway plays that do not meet the caliber of some of these performances. The school is also great at making sure the students are involved with their community offering many opportunities to volunteer for various programs. Love it here!
Unionville High School is a public high school in East Marlborough Township. The principal of Unionville High School is Mr James Fulginiti. 1,379 students go to Unionville High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 2% of the 1,379 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Unionville High School is 14:1. Kennett High School is one of the nearest high schools.
- Ceramics sculpture
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Video film production
- Cross country
- Field hockey
- P.E. classes
- Ultimate Frisbee
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UHS consistently ranks among the best public high schools in PA and after graduating I can attest this is not in error. UHS has a number of aspects that help to gain its favor including an outstanding staff of highly motivated teachers a dedicated and intelligent student body and overwhelming community support. The school is currently under construction that will forever enhance the landscape of the facility and broaden the scope of academic achievement. Like every school however there are aspects needing improvement. The current US education system allows for some underperforming teachers to slow educational development in students and in that regard UHS is no exception. In addition students are held to a standard of collegiate performance which has its downfalls. Admission into top colleges is increasingly selective and any boast in GPA can make the difference between not only acceptance but also scholarship money. Once in college it is apparent that a 4.0gpa in one school is not equal to a 4.0 at another. The level of difficultly at UHS makes getting into top colleges more challenging while simultaneously making college easier once a student arrives there.
Here principal is only your pal if you tell her what she wants to hear. UHS has changed since Paula. It is obvious to the students that she harasses the strongest teachers because they do not fear her. She censors the newspaper cancels traditions such as Battle with the Bands and has even proposed keeping lights on at full brightness during dances. And if you ever do try to talk to her she will not even ask your name but will go on and on talking about her daughters.
Unionville really is an excellet school. However it is true their main agenda is to get good state scores so as to keep their status as one of the best in the state. While not necessary a bad thing I could see were some people are getting at when they say they are not as concerned with class room learning. Its not that they don't care about it it just isn't the main priority. While not technically the school's fault there is almost no racial diversity in the school. I spent my freshmen year at a poorly funded Catholic school and I think its fair to say the diffrence for me was amazing. Trust me the teachers here are much better than what I had experienced in my year at Catholic school. The school is located in a pretty good area and in general the kids are well behaved (again my the kids at my old school were pretty much out of control and they were in a much stricter school.). They are many classes the students can take to challenge themselves and extra help for kids who need it. It without a doubt is a great school but it does have its faults like anyother high school does
I am a student going into my Senior Year at this school. I have been in the district' for my entire life K-12. And I can say that this High School has been going on a down hill since the beginning of my 9th Grade year. The school is more focused on State standings then classroom learning. There is now on going construction in the school that disrupts learning in may different ways. I dont want to have to ask the teacher 3 times what she/he said because of cranes loud trucks and fire alarms going off randomly Yes I know this is temporary but the school has done little to help with these issues Also Where is all of the money going? Obviously not to the students who lack even updated books. If you have kids and are looking into this school go to a private for at least 3 year.
The faculty & staff are more concerned about scores on State testing rather than what is being learned in the classrooms.
We are new to this district. The academics are amazing and the vast majority of the staff is excellent with a few exceptions. The current administration at the high school seems to be very harsh even when simply speeking to parents. It gives a bad impression. The only real concern we have seems to be how the studetns treat new kids. Many (although not all) seem to go out of their way to make sure the new ones are not allowed into the 'groups' and they seem cold and cruel. My kids have found this to be similar in both the middle and high schools. If we had this choice to make again I think we would consider a school without quite this level of steller academics but with a better enviorment soically. Lots complain about the buildings High school is not too bad middle school building is terrible.
Any evaluation of a school has significance only on a relative basis. All schools have their flaws; in this case the aforementioned lack of diversity and the occasional uninspired teacher come to mind. But from an overall perspective Unionville has to be considered exceptional in every sense of the word. The academics are rigorous yet well-grounded and practical and the vast majority of teachers genuinely care about helping their students learn the material and prepare for more advanced studies down the road. This being said it is a real shame that the taxpayers continually shoot down referendums to give Unionville the renovations which it sorely needs and deserves. When one considers the collective talent and dedication of both students and teachers at Unionville it is a joke that local property owners refuse to move kids out of trailer parks and into workable classrooms. This great school deserves better.
The High School is in serious need of an upgrade. The school board cannot come up with a renovation plan agreeable to taxpayers. They have already tried 2 referendums both failed. Yes the teachers are great but who want's to learn in a trailer while the District Office takes up valuable classroom space?
GREAT school but quite of few parents really don't seem to be a part of their kids lives at Unionville. it seems as though they expect the school system to take care of their kids. pretty sad.
All schools have problems but this school is outstanding. The parents of some students need to be parents as these are the 'bad' kids.
I am a student enrolled in mostly AP classes and I really do enjoy the teaching. The biggest issue however is the constant interuptions for 'educational' assemblies that attempt to show us the diversity that is sorely lacking at Unionville. Nonetheless as long as you work hard you will do great here
I actually go here and i think it is a wonderful with challenging classes for all.
My daughter is a freshman and seems to be having a wonderful start with high school. We are fairly new to the distric and her transition has been amazing. One of the truly innovative things they are doing is with Freshman English and History. Instead of taking two separate classes she is taking a combined course called 'Foundations of Western Thought.' This creative approach to education teaches history through the literature and language of the time. Through plays books and poetry history is brought to life and it sounds like so much fun that I want to go to class with her. I really only have one criticism so far regarding the school. My daughter is fluent in both Spanish and English but the school's advanced Spanish program seems to be very weak. Other than that she seems to be learning a great deal and thriving in this school.
I think this school is terrible. The teachers are lacking in really educating the students.
The academic programs found in unionville are amazing! They offer from first level to AP. I am currently in AP Us History and the couse is hard and tiring but i am learning so much. And have managed to get B's so far this School year. Partents are increadbly involved in their children's academics! My friends and I will all get grounded if we get B's in an academic class. Parents care so much about their childrens's grades. I am apart of the International Club Student Council SHOC Math Club and Habitat for Humanity. I also am on the cross country and spring and winter track teams. In unionville the extracurricular activities are phinominal. I mean last year in cross country we were state champions! The athleteics in Unionville are top notch!
This school is difficult to feel a part of if you did not go through its elementary schools. Don't expect to feel like you will fit in if you move here at the high school level. The 'unity program' to help new students looks great on paper but really isn't implemented to its fullest. Extracurricular activities are basic and again not easy for the new student to be involved even if the student shows interest. The students make it a point to not let a new student get fully involved. The teacher's for the most part are very knowledgable. Make note however of the grading scale.
Unionville High School has provided me with first class opportunities. Moving forward in the world I feel secure and ready with my Unionville education. The academic community at Unionville is strong far beyond what out test scores show. With the exception of a few teachers go the extra mile in bringing material to life and preparing students for the future. Unionville tends to be very college-prep oriented which takes its toll on school spirit and high school life but the reputation that UHS has is hard to find in a public school. The guidance department couldn't be better when it comes to helping Unionville students 'look good' and get into their top choice schools.
As a former student I think that Unionville prepared me well for college in the areas of math and science but not in english.
#1.A merit system for teachers should be impemented and available or at minimun an annual review from the parents and students. The same ineffective poorly prepared uninspiring teachers have no incentive to do a good job. #2. Eliminate the letter grade system to provide impetus for the student to continue to work hard. If a 90 and an 84 are the 'same' what's the point? #3. Hire coaches that inspire their athletes.