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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Union High School is a public school located in Grand Rapids, MI. It has 1,049 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.
Address
1800 Tremont Blvd NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Telephone
(616) 819-3160
Website

Union High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
950
31 responses
Average ACT
20
25 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$42,019
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$806
National
$949
Median Home Value
$113,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Prom
    21%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • School spirit.
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Teachers vs. Staff sports
    14%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,049
Free or Reduced Lunch
78%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,250
Teachers in First/Second Year
26.7%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,527/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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Union High School Reviews

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It’s very welcoming, i went into the school & automatically felt like i belonged. I like that it’s very diverse, it makes it a bit unique. We’ve made such a huge progress in our level skill learning, our scores on test continuing to go up. Some changes i would like to see is their sports program to be better.
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Every staff member is very helpful even if they know you or not. Union High School has gave me the opportunity to take college classes and pursue my career faster. At Union High School we are like a family. There are plenty of clubs and organizations to help individuals not only academically but, also mentally and emotionally.
It was a life changing experience. Even though some of the students are a little rough, the teachers and faculty are amazing!