Students enrolled 1204
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School leader Dr Ann Walters
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District Union Academy
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675 North Ml King Jr Blvd
Monroe, NC 28110

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4 stars
Based on 25 ratings

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June 26, 2014
We have just finished our third year at the Lower School at Union Academy. One of my children entered as a first grader after a disappointing kindergarten year in our zoned public elementary school . As a former teacher in both public and private schools, I can assure you that I have experienced only high quality instruction from dedicated and well-trained teachers at Union Academy. The expectations are high for both parents and students. Volunteer service is required of parents. Good character is emphasized along with academic excellence. I love the sense of community that I feel here at UA. I encourage you to visit the lower campus to see for yourself--it is a great place!

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2014
What an unfortunate turn for the worst this school has taken. There has been a recent change in upper management, and it is obvious that this is causing serious issues. We will not be sending our child back to this now awful institution. The teachers aren't qualified, the staff isn't interested in improving, and I would be very surprised if this school still exist in 5years.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2014
I had heard good things about this school, but we were very disappointed with all aspects. We found it to be poorly organized and lacking in all areas. The quality of the teachers and staff was subpar, especially in comparison to the teachers and staff we have encountered in the Union County Public Schools system. The teachers at the lower campus seemed like they had no training or knowledge pertaining to dealing with young children. We pulled our child out of this school, enrolled in our local public elementary school and we are so happy with our decision. We would never go back to UA after experiencing what it is like to attend a good public school.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2014
Great! They learn over there grade level. They need no improvement. If you move to Monroe, come here!

- submitted by a community member
February 20, 2014
This is our first year at this school and we find the teachers to be very caring, encouraging and quite proficient. My daughter's teachers genuinely love what they do. They incorporate creative ways to entice learning and solicit our input. They curriculum is appropriately challenging and we love their character development initiatives. Every staff member is so friendly and kind(Yes, they've seen me at my worst...) Every parent should feel welcome to the UA environment and experience. Even not-so-sociable parents like us are happy at UA. This school is top notch in ways that goes beyond just the great academics!!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2014
Love love love this school!! The teachers really care about and love their students! I am daily amazed by all that my daughter is learning!

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2013
It has changed so much and definitely not for the better. We will not be returning next year!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
I have several children at Union Academy. I am pleased with the education they are receiving, however in light of recent events, the school has proven that they do not have consequences for the children. Unfortunately, this school has proven that it CANNOT "do the right thing even when no one is looking". Good education but sadly lacking in discipline and good morals.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2013
My School is Union Academy. I have been attending this school since 2nd grade and I am now in 8th. This school is a good school because of what they teach. The only thing that they really need to improve on is the everyday bells because kids get locked out of the school :(. Otherwise this school is great with character, diversity. Plus if your child is struggling with academics they always have tutoring to help them. This is truly a great school

- submitted by a community member
August 10, 2013
My school is union academy monroe nc. The students love their school and the teachers. Love to hear how well the students do their grades and getting into college. The teachers seem to have a closer relationship with the students and help the students learn so they can excel in their natural talents.

- submitted by a community member
March 31, 2013
This is our son's second year at UA. The teachers have done a wonderful job of delivering a well thought-out, challenging curriculum. We have watched this school take his love of learning to the next level. We couldn't be more pleased with the non-institutional atmosphere, it really allows for a relaxed, comfortable learning environment. Mrs. Gandy and her staff are always warm and welcoming. We have enjoyed watching our son grow and thrive at UA.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
2010 is our 5th year at UA. We love the school!! One of our children is in the EC program and we have found it to be much better than the public school! We have not LOVED all the teachers we've had along the way but the majority of them have been wonderful and the ones we didn't love were still OK teachers, they just didn't give us the warm fuzzies thru the school year. Any issues we've had that were potential problems were handled quickly and easily by the teachers/staff. We are blessed and very fortunate to have our kids at UA.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2010
Great school. Caring teachers. Friendly staff. Well-behaved students. Upcoming sports. Parents are crucial to our success. 5 Stars!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
Union Academy was the best thing that I hav ever done for my kids education. I hate I ever took them out.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2008
Our children have attended the school for 7 years...and it is a reason to remain, as well as move to the area. Extremely satisfied with all aspects of the experience: from headmasters to after school enrichment programs, curriculum and instructors. Be prepared for

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2007
A small school with a higher degree in the curiculm. Teachers care about individual student.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2007
I agree that everybody will not be happy in any situation. UA is a decent school. Where UA is handicapped is the level of comfidience of the staff to be able to communicate with the parents. Not all but in a great deal of issues that I had with my son's teachers, the teachers were reluctant and defensive. That effects some parents views of the school. It is not a bad school but there is nothing wrong with offering constructive advice. I just wish the atmosphere was more welcoming to all parents. You don't have to please everybody but you should at least make all parents feel that you are listening.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2007
My kids have been at Union Academy since 2000 when the school first started, and I wouldn't have them anywhere else. I think some of the negative reviews are not surprising, since we are a school of choice and will always have some families who weren't happy with their previous school, not happy with our school, and will not be happy with their next school because that is how they choose to view the world. I have learned also that some people confuse 'not getting their way' with 'not being listened to'. UA is awesome, and most people in and out of the school will tell you that. :)

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2007
The school truly has the potential to be a good one. However, unless the Headmaster addresses the issues directly that parents have with the teachers, the students will have trouble reaching their true potential. He is very careful not to upset his staff. I guess it is easier to confront the parents than staff that he sees everyday, I guess. However, I don't know if it is issues of colors for UA. I think it goes deeper. Maybe additional workshops for the teachers would be a good use of their money to better the school. More training in dealing with students that may not look like their world or training in keeping a cool head. Some of their behavior can really make a child feel less than others. Once training is taken and enforced, the school could really progress. Their 2006 scores in math really dropped.

- submitted by a staff
May 14, 2007
My daughter has been in the school since the first day that the doors opened, and my family has been very happy with the experience. Parents are encouraged to be involved in many ways, and this involvement helps to create a true community spirit. My daughter now knows that her father and I think that education is important because she sees how much time we have invested in the school ourselves. Academically, she is being challenged to rise to her potential and is taking honors and AP courses in high school. Because of the small size, she has had the opportunity to take leadership roles and participate in a variety of after-school activities including athletics. She may not have had some of these opportunities at a larger school. We are proud that she will be in the first class graduating from Union Academy.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2007
I have had an issue that I brought to the headmaster's attention, and I found genuine concern, assistance and not once did I feel like I was invisible, that my opinion did not count. I have been at the school for 5 years. My 2ndgrader is on a higher reading level than my 3rd grader. I highly recommend UA!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2006
The headmaster will be friendly at first but once you have an issue to arise with he or his assistant, you are treated differently. There is a great opportunity for good academics if your child is given the opportunity.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2006
My daughters have been at Union Academy for two years now and we think it is a great school. The teachers are unbelievable, the students are great and the parent involvement is outstanding. This school not only teaches academics, but character education also. The students take pride in their school and it shows when you walk through the doors. They are polite, courteous and most of all respectful to each other and their teachers. We love the school and would not want to be anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2006
My first thoughts were that this was a great school. But the more involved that I became the more that I uncovered. The teachers do not follow up as you would think they would and could. Anytime there is conflict, it is like you disappear. If you seek a better education for your child, you may not get it at UA.

- submitted by a student
June 28, 2006
This school is struggling to make a name for itself. It is sad but with the way things operate, they give charter schools a bad name. It is obvious that they don't care about growing those children to their full potential.

- submitted by a student
June 23, 2005
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Union Academy Charter School
675 North Ml King Jr Blvd, Monroe, NC  28110
(704) 238-8883
Last modified Union Academy Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Union Academy Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews.