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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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Union County Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Monroe, NC. It has 42,147 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
Address
400 North Church Street
Monroe, NC 28112
Telephone
(704) 296-9898

Union County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1200
1,934 responses
Average ACT
26
1,166 responses

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
42,147
Free or Reduced Lunch
33.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,289
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$334,742,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,689/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    5%

Union County Public Schools Reviews

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Students here get a fantastic education by teachers who genuinely care about the children they teach. This area is a family oriented county, with great parks, and excellent communities. It also has lower property taxes, better school ratings, and there is a better student-to-teacher ratio. UCPS is also a safe environment for the kids to grow. This county of schools also has fantastic extra curricular activities and opportunities for students, referring to preparations for college.
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UCPS has a few good schools. However, in my experience, the only commitment to education comes not from the school board, but from good teachers that do what they do in spite of a system that does not value education. UCPS does not prepare you well for college. They sign you up for a whole bunch of programs that are supposed to help you (instead of working with you personally), but really just get in the way. That said, the teachers make UCPS worthwhile. Obviously, every school system has a few bad eggs, but most UCPS schools have several unique teachers committed to their passion for education.
There are many reasons I enjoy Union County Public Schools. Union County Public Schools have been like a family for the past fifteen years of my life and through all my education. I have attended a Union public school since I was four years old and I would not change it for the world. The schools I have attended have shaped me into the person I am today and taught me that not everyone has the same opportunities we have for a free education, so we should Charise everything opportunity we receive. Schools like Benton Highs School of the Arts have helped me create, find myself and who I want to be as a person in this society. They support all our crazy dreams and help us find a realistic and efficient way to achieve our goals. That is why I love Union County Public Schools.