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  • Unionville High School9

    Kennett Square, PA | Chester County

    May 31, 2012

    Hooray! End of a great year. Construction is done! 2 years in and looking forward to next year. The academics, performing arts and music programs here are astounding. We go to broadway plays that do not meet the caliber of some of these performances. The school is also great at making sure the students are involved with their community, offering many opportunities to volunteer for various programs. Love it here!

    Submitted by a parent

    July 14, 2011

    UHS consistently ranks among the best public high schools in PA and, after graduating, I can attest this is not in error. UHS has a number of aspects that help to gain its favor, including an outstanding staff of highly motivated teachers, a dedicated and intelligent student body, and overwhelming community support. The school is currently under construction that will forever enhance the landscape of the facility and broaden the scope of academic achievement. Like every school however, there are aspects needing improvement. The current US education system allows for some underperforming teachers to slow educational development in students and, in that regard, UHS is no exception. In addition, students are held to a standard of collegiate performance, which has its downfalls. Admission into top colleges is increasingly selective and any boast in GPA can make the difference between not only acceptance but also scholarship money. Once in college, it is apparent that a 4.0gpa in one school is not equal to a 4.0 at another. The level of difficultly at UHS makes getting into top colleges more challenging while simultaneously making college easier once a student arrives there.

    Submitted by a student

    June 24, 2011

    Here principal is only your pal if you tell her what she wants to hear. UHS has changed since Paula. It is obvious to the students that she harasses the strongest teachers because they do not fear her. She censors the newspaper, cancels traditions such as Battle with the Bands and has even proposed keeping lights on at full brightness during dances. And if you ever do try to talk to her she will not even ask your name but will go on and on talking about her daughters.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 18, 2011

    Unionville really is an excellet school. However, it is true their main agenda is to get good state scores so as to keep their status as one of the best in the state. While not necessary a bad thing I could see were some people are getting at when they say they are not as concerned with class room learning. Its not that they don't care about it, it just isn't the main priority. While not technically the school's fault there is almost no racial diversity in the school. I spent my freshmen year at a poorly funded Catholic school and I think its fair to say the diffrence for me was amazing. Trust me the teachers here are much better than what I had experienced in my year at Catholic school. The school is located in a pretty good area and in general, the kids are well behaved (again my the kids at my old school were pretty much out of control and they were in a much stricter school.). They are many classes the students can take to challenge themselves and extra help for kids who need it. It without a doubt is a great school but it does have its faults like anyother high school does

    Submitted by a student

    August 24, 2010

    I am a student going into my Senior Year at this school. I have been in the district' for my entire life K-12. And I can say that this High School has been going on a down hill since the beginning of my 9th Grade year. The school is more focused on State standings then classroom learning. There is now on going construction in the school that disrupts learning in may different ways. I dont want to have to ask the teacher 3 times what she/he said because of cranes, loud trucks, and fire alarms going off randomly, Yes I know this is temporary, but the school has done little to help with these issues, Also Where is all of the money going? Obviously not to the students who lack even updated books. If you have kids and are looking into this school, go to a private for at least 3 year.

    Submitted by a student

    May 26, 2010

    The faculty & staff are more concerned about scores on State testing rather than what is being learned in the classrooms.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 14, 2009

    We are new to this district. The academics are amazing and the vast majority of the staff is excellent, with a few exceptions. The current administration at the high school seems to be very harsh even when simply speeking to parents. It gives a bad impression. The only real concern we have seems to be how the studetns treat new kids. Many (although not all) seem to go out of their way to make sure the new ones are not allowed into the 'groups', and they seem cold and cruel. My kids have found this to be similar in both the middle and high schools. If we had this choice to make again, I think we would consider a school without quite this level of steller academics but with a better enviorment soically. Lots complain about the buildings, High school is not too bad, middle school building is terrible.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 22, 2009

    Any evaluation of a school has significance only on a relative basis. All schools have their flaws; in this case, the aforementioned lack of diversity and the occasional uninspired teacher come to mind. But from an overall perspective, Unionville has to be considered exceptional in every sense of the word. The academics are rigorous yet well-grounded and practical and the vast majority of teachers genuinely care about helping their students learn the material and prepare for more advanced studies down the road. This being said, it is a real shame that the taxpayers continually shoot down referendums to give Unionville the renovations which it sorely needs and deserves. When one considers the collective talent and dedication of both students and teachers at Unionville, it is a joke that local property owners refuse to move kids out of trailer parks and into workable classrooms. This great school deserves better.

    Submitted by a student

    February 24, 2009

    The High School is in serious need of an upgrade. The school board cannot come up with a renovation plan agreeable to taxpayers. They have already tried 2 referendums both failed. Yes, the teachers are great but who want's to learn in a trailer while the District Office takes up valuable classroom space?

    Submitted by a parent

    November 10, 2008

    GREAT school, but quite of few parents really don't seem to be a part of their kids lives at Unionville. it seems as though they expect the school system to take care of their kids. pretty sad.

    October 17, 2008

    All schools have problems but this school is outstanding. The parents of some students need to be parents as these are the 'bad' kids.

    Submitted by a parent

    June 19, 2008

    I am a student enrolled in mostly AP classes and I really do enjoy the teaching. The biggest issue, however, is the constant interuptions for 'educational' assemblies that attempt to show us the diversity that is sorely lacking at Unionville. Nonetheless, as long as you work hard, you will do great here

    Submitted by a student

    November 3, 2007

    I actually go here, and i think it is a wonderful with challenging classes for all.

    Submitted by a student

    September 27, 2007

    My daughter is a freshman and seems to be having a wonderful start with high school. We are fairly new to the distric and her transition has been amazing. One of the truly innovative things they are doing is with Freshman English and History. Instead of taking two separate classes, she is taking a combined course called 'Foundations of Western Thought.' This creative approach to education teaches history through the literature and language of the time. Through plays, books, and poetry, history is brought to life and it sounds like so much fun that I want to go to class with her. I really only have one criticism so far regarding the school. My daughter is fluent in both Spanish and English, but the school's advanced Spanish program seems to be very weak. Other than that, she seems to be learning a great deal and thriving in this school.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 12, 2006

    I think this school is terrible. The teachers are lacking in really educating the students.

    Submitted by a parent

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