2369 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 908.851.3000
Fax: 908.851.9688

About TUPS

About the Township of Union School District

The Township of Union Public School system is a preschool through grade twelve district.  Located in northern-central Union County, Union, New Jersey, has a resident population of approximately fifty-six thousand. The Township of Union is bordered by the Union County municipalities of Elizabeth, Hillside, Kenilworth, Roselle Park, and Springfield, and the Essex County communities of Irvington, Maplewood and Millburn.

There are ten schools currently in operation: six kindergarten through grade four elementary schools; one elementary school which houses all of the district's grade five students; two middle schools, grades six through eight; and one comprehensive high school grades nine through twelve. The annual operating budget for the district is approximately one hundred twenty-five million dollars.

The district employs over 1200 staff and support personnel. The current enrollment of students in the district is approximately 7675. The Township of Union Public Schools is dedicated to providing quality education that meets the needs of a diverse population.

Mission Statement

The Township of Union Board of Education believes that every child is entitled to an education, designed to meet his or her individual needs, in an environment that is conducive to learning. State standards, federal and state mandates, and local goals or objectives, along with community input, must be reviewed and evaluated on a regular basis to ensure that an atmosphere of learning is both encouraged and implemented. Furthermore, any disruption to or interference with a healthy and safe educational environment must be addressed, corrected, or when necessary removed in order for the district to maintain the appropriate educational setting.

District Philosophy

The Township of Union Public School District, as a societal agency, reflects democratic ideals and concepts through its educational practices. It is the belief of the Board of Education that a primary function of the Township of Union Public School System is the formulation of a learning climate conducive to the needs of all students in general, providing therein for individual differences. The school operates as a partner with the home and community.