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Union High School

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4 stars

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Posted April 15, 2014

Union High School could be a good school if... They actually tried to meet individual needs. When our child transferred to Union they required her to take the sophomore level math despite records that showed the class had already been passed with an "A" (the next year she tested into the local college's Calculus class)... If the administration was responsive to parental concerns. Instead they treat the parents as idiots... If they actually supported the students who earned their way into the local program that allows students to take their classes at the local community college, instead of making it difficult for them to jump through graduation requirements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2013

Union is overall a great school to send your kids to. I have gone there for two years and am sad to say that I am leaving. Like any high school, it can have cliques and other teenager problems, however the general quality of the school is outstanding. They offer only the best to their students and the teachers really want to help us succeed. However one element that disappointed me about UHS is how "snooty" some of the students are. Many of them belong to very... privelaged... families and have a tendency to talk down to the students who are middle class. That is the only disadvantage I'd take into consideration before coming to this school. Otherwise it's fantastic. The academics and sports are the best in the district. I am very proud to be a Titan.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2013

Union High School is probably the best high school in the Evergreen District. The staffs are really friendly, the teachers teaches really understandable. The school has less drama or bullying, but it does have a lack of dress code. Warm or Cold, the girls still wear flashy clothes. They wear clothes that are see through, clothes that are too fit. And guys wears their pants really "sagged". But overall, the school is clean, the campus is big. Union is one of the best schools. I'm really happy to be attending it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2012

Union is the newest of the Evergreen high schools. This is an open campus for lunch, lots nearby to go to. Staff at Union go above & beyond in helping ALL students, academically talented & those that are challenged. The school has a ton of clubs for students to get involved in of varying interest levels, Anime to Key club - something for everyone. If you don't find a club, you are encouraged to start one. Really no excuses to not be involved. Many kids transfer here because the school is new and nice, but the rules are lax (in keeping with Evergreen's policy). Dress code is loosely enforced, boys have their pants falling off, girls skirts barely cover them and see-through, plunging necklines on shirts. Attendance policy is more lax, kids miss 30%+ (60+ days) of the school year and still pass. Why? Numbers - nobody wants kids failing so they pass them with a minimal grade and move them on - helps keep the drop out numbers from rising. Really devalues the hard work the other students put in to showing up and doing the work. Why give this school 4 stars in light of these things? The staff, they will do anything for their students (even those that have not earned it).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

This is a great school, i moved here from California and i have to say this school is amazing, The environment is safe, and the students want to learn. The sports are also amazing. The school does really good in most sports. This is definitely the best school in Clark county.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2011

The Cream of the crop. I'm a current student here and oh my, is it awesome! I use to attend Washougal High and it was terrible! I was treated like very badly by the students, the teachers and the staff!! Since I started attending Union, my GPA went up .5. I get all of the necessary attention needed. This is truly the best school in Clark County
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 21, 2009

I'm glad that i got switched to union, it's a very academic school. We are always good in sports, and everybody always into all the clubs they have there. Whenever you need someone to help there is always a teacher, or a student there for you
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2009

Union HS is a great school if your child is either overly exceptional in academics or a sports powerhouse. If your child is a nice, average college bound student, then this might not be the school for you. Not many clubs or activities for the regular kids. They just disappear from the radar at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

I love union, I recently moved up here and it's been a great experience. The staff is really nice and it's just a good atmosphere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2008

Union High School, is by far the best school I have ever been to. It's got great classes to choose from, the teachers are always there to help you whenever you need it, and everyone just has a great attitude. Although all the other schools (Heritage, Mountain View, and Evergreen) think that Union is just some school for the 'stuck up rich kids', it has proved more than that. My parents and I are very blessed that I have the opportunity to go to this school, and I highly reccomend this school to any parent that is looking to send their kids to a school that is well-rounded, has a great sports program, is very involved in academics, especially the AP program (our principal encourages every student to sign up for at least one AP class and has even recieved an academics grant), then this is the school for you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2008

Union HS is a great school if you dont expect much as far as top quality education. They do not prepare you for college, they lack the support and care for kids who share in learning issues. If you want a school with a great athletic department, you found it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2008

Union is an amazing school. Being that during its first year many accomplishments were made with no seniors only makes the school look stronger. It is a school full of pride and spirit and has high set standards. The football team went 6-3 which is awesome. The girls basketball team went into 2 rounds of district championships. A gymnast from Union became the first Titan to place at state. The Cheer squad palced 2nd at state. Dance team had a very productive year. Track and Field saw many more state finishers. All the sports at Union had a great year and will most likely just get stronger! I know many people think Union is the 'stuck up rich kid school' due to the college like feel of the campus; but I am here to say we are not like that! Lets have a great 2009 year Titans!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2008

This school is really great and the teachers are friendly and are there to help you before and after school. There aren't many clubs yet, because it is a new school but there is a wide arange of classes to choose from. Nice courtyard to eat at during lunch.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2008

Union High School is a very nice school. My daughter is currently a freshman and is very happy about her school. As a parent, i am pleased with Union's location. It is much better than Evergreen, Heritage, and Mountain View.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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44%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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94%

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95%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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67%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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10%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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32%

2011

 
 
66%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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43%

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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28%

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2011

 
 
25%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

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Biology I

All Students96%
Female95%
Male98%
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Asian97%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial88%
Native Americann/a
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White98%
Low income90%
Not low income98%
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Geometry

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Integrated Math I

All Students54%
Female54%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian50%
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial75%
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income52%
Not low income56%
Special education41%
Not special education56%
Limited English53%

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Male98%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial86%
Whiten/a
Low income85%
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

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Biology I

All Students73%
Female65%
Male79%
Black47%
Asian59%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income61%
Not low income78%
Special education63%
Not special education74%
Limited English28%
Migrantn/a

Geometry

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Integrated Math I

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Asian46%
Asian/Pacific Islander39%
Hispanic19%
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Limited English15%

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black44%
Asian71%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial67%
Whiten/a
Low income62%
Not low incomen/a
Special education58%
Not special educationn/a
Limited English47%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students18%
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Male10%
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Low income18%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education18%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

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Geometry

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Integrated Math I

All Students43%
Femalen/a
Male35%
Whiten/a
Low income36%
Not low incomen/a
Not special education44%

Integrated Math II

All Students28%
Female27%
Male29%
Hispanic30%
White30%
Low income30%
Not low income26%
Special educationn/a
Not special education28%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

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Biology I

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Geometry

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Integrated Math I

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

462 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

530 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

493 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

521 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black91%
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic88%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income86%
Not low income93%
Special education73%
Not special education93%
Limited English42%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female95%
Male87%
Black95%
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic92%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income83%
Not low income94%
Special education74%
Not special education93%
Limited English53%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 7%
Hispanic 9% 20%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 232%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 77%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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6201 NW Fribergstrunk St
Camas, WA 98607
Phone: (360) 604-6250

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