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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Union High School is an above average, public school located in Big Stone Gap, VA. It has 697 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
322 Powell Valley Road
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Telephone
(276) 523-1290
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1090
45 responses
Average ACT
25
7 responses
AP Enrollment
3%

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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$38,255
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$634
National
$949
Median Home Value
$84,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
697
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,415
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.4%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,450/ year
National
$12,239
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Union High School is a great place that offers a great learning experience! The teachers are very kind and are willing to help you when you need it. The only thing that I didn't like very much was the staff that worked in the main office. They weren't always very friendly, and sometimes didn't seem interested in helping if you had an issue. Sometimes they simply didn't know what was going on. My favorite thing about the school was the dual enrollment program. This helped me get ahead for college, and also prepared me for what college was going to be like.
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Union High School is a product of its environment. Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, UHS is certainly the best high school in the near by area. The faculty genuinely care about your well being and academic advancement. However, there is not much diversity due to its geographic location. It is a small rural community and is very tight nit. Overall Union High School was a great experience.
Union High School has the best teachers and staff in the county. The teachers stay very focused on their students and improve their academic abilities. The new school building has Smart TV's in every room, all learning materials are very updated to our technological based society.