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Union City High School

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3 stars

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Posted March 30, 2013

Loved going to school here. They didn't prepare me fore everything but they covered a lot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2010

My son has been in the Union City School District for 5 years and continues to receive advanced scores on state standardized tests. He's always on the Honor Roll and participates in three sports. Good education starts at home! The teachers are only a supplement ... and they are intelligent, kind, and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

It is a very unsatisfactory school with poor acedemic standards. You would be so much better off transfering you child to a different school. Trust me I know i transfered out last year.


Posted January 7, 2009

Athletics are big here!!!If you have an athlete this is the place to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

I graduated from this school and found the atmosphere to be very influential to my future education. I went on to college and found that I was achieving very high grades compared to most of my classmates. You only get out of your education what you put into your education. The teachers encouraged striving for your best. The only problem was a lack of extracurricular programs.


Posted September 3, 2004

My wife and I graduated from UCHS in 1998 and although we are both extremely successful, our HS education was extremely poor. When I was a freshman in college I could not believe how far behind and how much more ignorant I was than my fellow college classmates. UCHS had a lot of school spirit and commuity support which made the athletic programs fun, but the education was still poor. My wife and I are both graduate students and if it wasn't for our own hard work and desire, we would still be the typical UC citizen going through life uneducated and complacent. I personally feel that the lack of education there is only partly due to the teachers. The majority of the problem is due to the parents being ignorant. My advice to you would be to find a school with much higher educational standards.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 13, 2004

This school has very low standards and my daughters both come home very bored from school and end up being every other childs tutor. The books are all also very old and there are very few extra curricular activies. It is a poor school district with almost no goverment funding. I bought a house in this town so it is very disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2003

I went to this school. I do not think it is the best place for any student. You are Better off paying for private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

this is a great and friendly school......when my daughter comes home with something new everyday to tell me she learned in school it makes me feel good knowing teachers care about their students
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
17%

2009

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
81%
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 Students68%
Female61%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female63%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students23%
Female11%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged82%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 71%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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105 Concord St
Union City, PA 16438
Phone: (814) 438-7673

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