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Union County High School

Public | 9-12 | 710 students

 

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted September 10, 2013

Like the new news paper " The Panther Print" and the school system is asking every one to go on line and fill out there questionair.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I attended this high school and enjoyed most of my time there. However, when I entered the real world of education, I discovered that the school did not really prepare me except for a few specific teachers. The school needs to spend more time challenging its students rather than promoting school gossip and create more challenging courses for students. The challenge for students needs to start before junior year with chemistry. They need to challenge their students more from the beginning and don't let them take the easy way out.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2008

I went to this high school, and working in the Admissions Office at a college, I have seen plenty of high schools. Union County is extremely excellent, especially for the area. I feel that the teachers genuinely care about their students, and although the dress code is strict, what high school's dress code isn't? So, I think that dress code is not something to be overly worried about. As for the issues that I have seen in previous reviews, I'm not sure what the issue here with Mr. Donahue was, but as a future teacher and former student of his, I completely disagree with the statement before me. Mr. Donahue is an excellent teacher that actually pushes his students to think outside of the box. His classes are not easy, but you actually learn something in class. Imagine that. Please don't attack him personally.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2008

I've been to a few different high schools, and so far this one is my favorite. The basic classes are easy, but if you go into the more advanced classes or honors programs, it's wonderfully challenging. The sports are limited, football being the most glorified. The band rambunctious, but adequate in both concert and marching instead of one or the other. I think the school is a little too afraid of the religious families, but as they are the majority, they have right to be. It is the only school I've been to so far that has a functioning literary magazine. There are few cliques often labels easily get placed on one group to another, but a person s label generally isn t as obvious as at most other schools. The school itself is nothing special. Like anywhere, if you can find somewhere you belong, you ll probably have a good time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2005

The experience was not a very good one, overall I received nothing that I view as valuable in my years spent at this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 11, 2005

This school has been a big disappointment. Certain programs such as the extracurricular activities and band, music programs seemed to be good when my children first attended but dramatically deteriorated while my children were here. Although the math program appeared to be worthy other subjects were less that adequate to my child's needs and the caliber of most of his English teachers has been shockingly poor. This school has many disadvantages and was an overall disappointment. I would suggest not sending you children to this school but rather send them to another county's school. The teachers such as Mr. Donahue were not the type of role model that my children should be challenged by. Other teachers did not engage my children in active learning or discussions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2004

I feel this school is ran as the State of Georgia is by republicans. They mix church and state. The dress code at this school is not possible for parents to enforce without making it the main objective of the day. Children can not dress to meet guidelines and still keep with the new styles out today. I feel this school should focus more on education and leave the dreesing of children up to the parents and keep the schools administration out of it.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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94%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

140 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
91%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
92%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 44%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 37%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ed Rohrbaugh
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  • (706) 745-4122

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153 Panther Cir
Blairsville, GA 30512
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