Western Union Elementary



Western Union Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Western Union Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 110
1 124
2 113
3 112
4 111
5 134
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Western Union Elementary is a public elementary school located in Waxhaw, NC in the Union County Public Schools. It enrolls 704 students in grades 1st through 12th. Western Union Elementary is the 256th largest public school in North Carolina and the 7,813th largest nationally. It has 15.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 704
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15:1
Full Time Teachers: 47

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Western Union Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 365
(52%)
15,215
(52%)
 Female 339
(48%)
14,035
(48%)

Western Union Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 522
(74%)
18,275
(62%)
 Black 64
(9%)
3,707
(13%)
 Hispanic 63
(9%)
5,340
(18%)
 Two or More 41
(6%)
904
(3%)
 Asian 11
(2%)
943
(3%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
72
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
9
(0%)

Western Union Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 457
(65%)
18,458
(63%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 218
(31%)
9,333
(32%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 29
(4%)
1,459
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,517 ranked schools in North Carolina, Western Union Elementary is ranked 899th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Western Union Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (35.1%) is lower than the state average of 61.1%. 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.

Western Union Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 596
2006 601
2007 508
2008 484
2009 455
2010 429
2011 418
2012 402
2013 406
2014 660
2015 704

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.2
2006 N/A
2007 12.7
2008 12.1
2009 13.1
2010 15.3
2011 14.4
2012 12.6
2013 11.9
2014 13.8
2015 15

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.33724832214765
2006 0.33610648918469
2007
2008
2009 0.44395604395604
2010 0.45221445221445
2011 0.50478468899522
2012 0.53233830845771
2013 0.52955665024631
2014 0.37121212121212
2015 0.35085227272727

Compare Western Union Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,465.9% 14.7:1
 
1,500.0% 15.0:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 35.1%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 61.1%
 

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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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