Township of Union Public Schools

About the Township of Union School District

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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

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The mission of the Township of Union Public Schools is to build on the foundations of honesty, excellence, integrity, strong family, and community partnerships.  We promote a supportive learning environment where all students are challenged, inspired, empowered, and respected as diverse learners.  Through cultivation of students' intellectual curiosity, skills and knowledge, our students can achieve academically and socially as well as contribute as responsible and productive citizens of our global community.

District Philosophy

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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.