Union Center Elementary School



Union Center Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Union Center Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 41
1 51
2 46
3 57
4 51
5 66
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Union Center Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Valparaiso, IN in the Union Township School Corporation. It enrolls 312 students in grades 1st through 12th. Union Center Elementary School is the 857th largest public school in Indiana and the 40,170th largest nationally. It has 17.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 312
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 18.1
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 40,170th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Indiana: 857th out of 1,134
Student/Teacher Rank in Indiana: 481st out of 1,125
Full Time Teacher Rank in Indiana: 851st out of 1,125

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Union Center Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 160
(51%)
495
(49%)
 Male 152
(49%)
510
(51%)

Union Center Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 264
(85%)
843
(84%)
 Hispanic 23
(7%)
107
(11%)
 Two or More 13
(4%)
31
(3%)
 Black 11
(4%)
16
(2%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
5
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
3
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Union Center Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 265
(85%)
781
(78%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 40
(13%)
173
(17%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 7
(2%)
51
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,131 ranked schools in Indiana, Union Center Elementary School is ranked 1,094th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Union Center Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (15.1%) is significantly lower than the state average of 52.4%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Union Center Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 409
2006 400
2007 384
2008 382
2009 360
2010 378
2011 350
2012 312

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.7
2006 N/A
2007 17.7
2008 17.2
2009 15.6
2010 21.5
2011 18.3
2012 17.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.063569682151589
2006 0.095
2007 0.078125
2008 0.1282722513089
2009 0.14722222222222
2010 0.13492063492063
2011 0.13428571428571
2012 0.15064102564103

Compare Union Center Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,669.7% 16.7:1
 
1,720.0% 17.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 15.1%
 
State Average 52.4%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Union Center Elementary School
Valparaiso, IN
Public KG - 05 312 17.2:1  
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Public 06 - 08 421 16.6:1 1 miles
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Public KG - 04 309 15.4:1 5 miles
St Paul Catholic School
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Private PK - 09 105 11:1 6 miles
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Private PK - 08 99 17:1 6 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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