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Union High School

Public | 7-12 | 172 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted January 19, 2014

My husband and I have been lifelong residents of Dugger It is a great place to live and raise children. A place where the parents are a part of there kids education.


Posted February 3, 2012

My wife and I both attended Union and have gone on to graduate from college. The vast majority of our family members have gone on to college and graduated as well. Union offers some of the most dual credit classes of any High School in the area, through Vincennes University's Project Excel Program. A student could graduate from Union with around 24 college credit hours which would put the student close to being in a sophomore status when they enroll in college. Union offers small class sizes, and a tight niche community for your student to get a quality education.


Posted December 15, 2011

Doesnt meet current needs for students to be well prepared for college. My fiance was able to recieve a general diploma which ill equiped her with the knowledge and skills needed for today's college students. Bullying is a common concurence and the teachers are no way professionals. Critizing students and starting rumors which take away from the education and principles that are needed to survive todays economy. This school is in desperate need of review by the state and board.


Posted September 16, 2008

The best school around!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 22, 2004

We moved here from florida in 1990. I love this school system. I come from a school that had about 60 kids per class room and we hd to make an appointment to meet with any staff member and it may tak 2 or 3 weeks. A school like this would cost about $200.00 Per month to put your child in. We could not afford trips, due to the cost of taking all those kids. Our teachers had no time for one on one. They were lucky to make it thru a class of 60 far less take time out for special attention. I have one daughter that is done at union and a step daughter that is in there now. I feel lucky to be in the union district. And thanks to all the staff that work so hard to help the kids!
—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 74% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
44%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
28%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "F".

About the tests


Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

20%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

42%

Average SAT score

885

Graduation rate

76%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of graduates taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Starting College

How many graduates from this school ...


Enroll in college immediately after high school graduation1

This school

 
 
75%

State Average

 
 
64%

Need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills2*

This school

 
 
40%

State Average

 
 
31%

First year

How well prepared for college are these graduates?*


Average first year GPA (out of 4.0)2
2.5
This school
2.6
State Average

Average number of units completed in first year2
16
This school
30
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Sticking with it

How many college-going students...*


Enroll in college for a second year3

This school

 
 
59%

State Average

 
 
75%
1Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
2Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
* Of those that went to Indiana public postsecondary institutions

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 72%
Hispanic 2% 10%
American Indian 1% 0%
Multiracial 1% 4%
Asian 0% 2%
Black 0% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A46%
Special education 15%N/A14%
English learners 0%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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7356 E County Road 50 South
Dugger, IN 47848
Phone: (812) 648-2729

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