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Union High School

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Posted April 26, 2011

No School works harder for their students! Check our PSSA scores and how much they've improved over the past 5 years. Student's are our 1st priority.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 3, 2010

The principal does not discipline, but leaves job to teachers. The school is only interested in sports and not academics. The students with the right name get to do most of the things at this school.


Posted March 14, 2010

Terrible. The thought of even stepping into that school is nauseating, and any student who goes that who isn't one of the teachers favorites will agree.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2010

Union high school is too worried about dress codes and sports. they say some clothes can create a distraction but pulling them out of class all day is the only distraction it causes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2010

I am a former student of Union and I had a GREAT education. My first college classes were a breeze, because it consisted of things I have already learned at Union. It's a small school, but very safe. A lot of students with lack of effort is a problem at Union, but I suppose you have that everywhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

Sadly i am a student and the people that say its all about names are right. But dont blame the teachers. Dont blame the supportive staff. Blame the people that push the sports. Blame the administration for letting this happen. Blame the community for not making a change.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2008

union is a very great school. the teachers leadership and quality shows very much. to all the parents that wrote comments that said''union only pays attentoin to extra curriclar activities.''I SAY FALSE! I go to union so i think i would know my own school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2007

I have to agree union is still all about names it's who you are not what you can do or how smart a student is. I think the teachers should more effort into teaching rather than worry about the clothing the kids wear. Some need to look in the mirror at their own dress style. Also, some of the new teachers have already learned how to discourage the kids from learning by calling them stupid and questioning their future ambitions and then laughing at them or telling them that they will never succeed. Our kids need built up not tore down. Also, your 'names' have bullied the special class students and get away with it. Why?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2004

I believe Union High School is a great school to send your children to. The teachers are great and are willing to help everybody. You just need to take the initiative to get help in the areas where it is needed. Although UHS can be strict with their numerous dress codes, hall rules, and attendance regarding extra-curricular activities, it is necessary to have these rules for everyone's safety.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2004

my husband graduated from union and now my two children go there and nothing has changed in 20years. all they care about is sports. and it doesnt matter how good you are. it all goes by your name and who your parents are. my son played sports but was always benched because of who we were/ but other kids that were not as good as him played and most of the time we lost. they only treat kids good that have a certain last name or money. these kids will never learn anything at union the way they run the program its all about sports. if your not on a team you may as well not show up for school because you will only be ignored. treated bad or you get so upset you just wanna quit. i dont know why the goverment doesnt get involved and change this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2003

This school has wonderful programs led by awesome coaches;they also have amazing teachers that not only teach the curriculum but also teach morals. The leadership that the students exhibit it amazing. If you are considering sending your child to a school around here, send them to Union.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
55%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
72%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
85%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female75%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female75%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female87%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female96%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female74%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female100%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students52%
Female40%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female60%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female40%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female100%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 71%
Black 2% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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354 Baker Street
Suite 1
Rimersburg, PA 16248
Phone: (814) 473-3121

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