About This School
Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs.
Union Academy made AYP in 2011. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Florida in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Union Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Union Academy had 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher. Learn more about Union Academy's students and teachers. more
Middle Schools Nearby
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Polk Halfway House School 0.8 miles||n/a|
|Polk Regional Detention Center 0.8 miles||n/a|
|New Beginnings Youth Academy 0.9 miles||n/a|
|First Methodist School 1.1 miles||n/a|
|Polk Life and Learning Center 1.4 miles||n/a|
Enrollment (2011)Total: 404
Student Economic Level (2011)In 2011, Union Academy had 34% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Florida had 56% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Polk District Spending
In 2011, Union Academy had 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.Compare to other schools in Polk School District
About the FCAT
What is it?
The FCAT is an annual test used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in grades 3 through 10 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing.
How is it Scored?
Students score at one of five levels, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3 (grade level).