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Union Grove High School

Public | 9-12 | 1610 students

 

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Posted October 24, 2013

I graduated from UGHS in '05. I have moved on to earn a B.S. I didn't receive much attention at this school. I taught myself nearly everything. I don't know if the teachers that I had are still working at this school, but the ones I had really didn't show any attention nor did they try to help. I received more help from professors at the University I attended. I really hope that it has changed.


Posted September 10, 2013

Awesome teachers and staff! Always going above & beyond for their students! UGHS is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2013

I think this school is very overrated. It's superficial. I came from a disadvantaged school towards the end of the year knowing the good status and high standards expected of me and was ready to be pushed to better my GPA. However, when I arrived nobody gave me any information. I never met any of the staff, never got a rule book or agenda, and was constantly scolded for things I knew nothing about. It was a complete shock and nobody made me feel welcome. The students looked down on me, or just blatantly ignored me. My grades plummeted and thanks to no help from the teacher, even when sought out. I was made to feel stupid and inferior to everyone. Disgusting and disrespectful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2013

As a parent I have a few issues with this school, granted it has been years since I have been to high school, but when does it become acceptable to lock bathroom doors or suggest to a child that if he/she does not use a pass to the bathroom, locker, etc there lowest grade can be dropped. According to history using the restroom to relieve bodily functions is natural and normal and should not be discouraged. Also, what is going on with online classes? My child was homeschooled for 3 years, I made the decision to matriculate her into a public school to interact with TEACHERS and students, not online classes with no assistance. How was it possible for the school to have French last year with a teacher and this year no french teacher?? If a child wants to take 4 years of this language should it be acceptable that the child has to do online for 3 years. My child was referred for Honors French, surely that implied with a teacher, she is not in Honors French though. I don't even want to talk about the PE class, I can't mention how many times I was told, oh we didn't do anything today. And my child receives little assistance from counselor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2012

Pretty great school. Graduated from there in 2011. Sports teams are pretty up and down. Football team was not great while I was there. However, the Naval Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps is one of the best in the entire nation. Consistently competing in all areas in national competitions. Also, academic are pretty good. Constantly getting pushed to achieve more and take AP classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2011

I am currently attending Union Grove High as a Freshman. The school as far as academics is good but when it comes to problems with teachers the counselors tend to get defensive and not look at the situation from the students point of view. Union Grove isn't all that and if i had known the school would be the way it was i would have asked to go somewhere else. I plan to transfer to a different school for the last 3 years of high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2009

Union Grove High School is an excellence school. It is in the top 5% in the nation according to Newsweek magazine. The teachers are fantastic and have a wonderful relationship with the students. They make their subjects interesting and challenging. The honors classes and advanced placement classes are a worthy challenge for any student who wants to learn and reach high for their future. The principal, counselors and staff are always available for students and parents. This school is a '10' with 5 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

I like Union Grove because we're one of the best schools in the state. We have a great sports team whether in football track, cross country, volleyball, and basketball. And not to mention, Union Grove High school has been in Newsweek Magazines Top 5% of AMERICA'S high schools, not just Georgia. We just have a great overall school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2009

Union Grove is great because it is probably one of the most well rounded high schools in Henry County. They are committed to excellence academically as well as through their athletic progams, down to the clubs offered at the school. GO UGHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

While there is still entirely too much focus, money and efforts being spent on the athletic department and not enough on the fine arts, the academics at UGHS are hard to beat. The education I received is top notch, and now that I am in college with people from private schools and boarding schools alike, I can see that my education was equal to theirs, if not better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2009

The teachers are very caring and helpful for the students and the students want to flourish in their academics
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

My grandchildren go there and the teachers, staff and principal Mr. Smith give them the best education and training.


Posted October 9, 2009

Everyone is competitive on an educational level. All of the teachers, and even the students are so helpful when someone needs it. Union Grove never strays from working towards being the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2009

The teachers that my son has this year (9th grade) are some of the best and really have a passion for what they do. I am so grateful that they will and are a part of his High School years. I just wish others took the job they had with a life passion as these teachers have expressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

i love our school! im proud to be a part of it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2009

I am curently a sophmore at UGHS. It is a very hard school; teachers expect many positive things to come out of their students. This school has the best NJROTC unit in the nation and I am proud to say that I am a part of it. The staff and administration works very hard to exceed the expectations of all the other schools in the state. The Friday night football games are amazing plus we're good. I can proudly say that I go to the best school in the state, south east, and nation.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2009

i currently go to union grove high school. im a junior now and i have had an ok school year. the teachers are really sweet and super cool. they make sure you know your stuff before taking a graduation test. they have helped me and my peers alot. councelors are awesome. :) especially ms.stone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2009

There is no more racial tension at union grove then there is in everyday life. And as far as African Americans not receiving equal treatment by teachers that is completely untrue, also you cant assume there is racial tension or a 'race war' because your race is outnumbered that is just how some schools are demographically. Union Grove is the best school in Henry County no doubt, we continually have the best test scores, most students sent to programs such as GHP, and good athletic teams.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2008

I have just finished my freshman year up at ughs. I thought that the teacher are great and give you opportunities to talk to them and ask questions. They are very nice and also the conselors are always there to help with any situation that happens to be going on. I honestly didnt have a problem this school year with the way they handled events or anything. There was a couple of stupid fights at our lunch but you learn to ignore it and move on . I think that my next 3 years going to ughs will be great considering that im going to a great school which people would rather be going to than the other henry county schools. They treat everybody fairly! Ughs is a great school and im glad i will be going there the next three years!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2008

My son has been at UGHS since his 9th grade year and is now a Jr. This HS has become a school of politics when it comes to sports (baseball & Football). I have witnessed kids playing in a certain sport on grade levels much higher, simply because their parents are Booster Club parents. Very sad!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

374 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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97%

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96%

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98%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

374 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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97%

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95%

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98%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

374 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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98%

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95%

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96%
Social Studies

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

374 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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93%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
95%
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.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

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.

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Algebra I

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

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American Literature

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

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

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97%

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96%

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96%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
89%

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84%

2010

 
 
77%
Coordinate Algebra

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

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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57%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

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99%

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97%

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95%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

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

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90%

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84%

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80%
Integrated Math II

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

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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73%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Physical Science

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

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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95%

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92%

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90%
U.S. History

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

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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88%

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88%

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81%
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 61% 44%
Black 29% 37%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Tom Smith
Fax number
  • (678) 583-8850

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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120 E Lake Rd
Mcdonough, GA 30252
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