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    Principal - Sean Thompson 
    Assistant Principals - Sarah Bass, Kim Norwood, Dwayne Richards  
    Enrollment* - Total Students - 1,012   
    Administrators - 4   |   Counselors - 3  |   Certified Staff - 44 

    Mission - Unity. Growth. Maturity. Success.

    Vision -Union Grove Middle School will be one of the top performing middle schools in the Atlanta metro area in both student achievement and growth indicators. We are committed to providing appropriately rigorous and engaging learning opportunities to our Wolverine students, while also affording student growth opportunities for all performance levels of Wolverine learners at Union Grove Middle School. The cornerstone of an effectively engaging and supportive learning environment hinges on connectivity with all Wolverine stakeholders along with community connections that can support and enhance the learning experience for our Middle School Wolverines. The combination of effective instruction and connectivity begins in our elementary feeder schools and extends into our high school, as we strive to ensure that all stakeholders at all levels are committed to the Wolverine Way from kindergarten to graduation, and that the short three-year time spent at UGMS is the vital mid-point of that 13 year journey. Through this intentional understanding of the vital importance of the middle school experience, we can ensure that our learners remain Wolverines for 13 years in the Union Grove family of schools.


    210 East Lake Rd., McDonough, GA 30252    |   Main# 678.583.8978   |   Fax# 678.583.8580

    *2021-2022 Enrollment

  •  Highlights

    The following school highlights are just a few of the things that make Union Grove Middle School an amazing place to learn and grow! These four items should allow you to see the rigorous learning, diverse experiences, and supportive culture that exists in our school. In Henry County Schools, we believe in giving every student a high quality, world-class education and we believe these highlights display our passion and commitment to do just that.

    UGMS picStudent Outcomes
    Alex McElhannon, a 7th-grade student at UGMS during the 2020-2021 school year, recently pulled a double accomplishment, or triple accomplishment, really, after he secured a win at UGM in the Young Georgia Authors Competition, then went on to accomplish the same at the Henry County level of competition, then again at the Griffin RESA Regional level! Alex was able to go on to represent Union Grove and Henry County at the state competition. According to his mom, Jennifer, "We are so proud of Alex. He really is a bright kid, but also a kind soul. It makes us so happy to see his confidence grow with his accomplishments.                                                                                                             

    We are also grateful to everyone at UGMS for providing encouragement and great opportunities like this writing contest." Best of luck Alex, and know you've already made Union Grove proud!

    UGMS picStudent Opportunities
    For the first time in UGM history, an entire class of students was enrolled in a high school course...in 7th grade. The classroom, led by Ms. Jovina Pierre, has been in advanced and accelerated preparation for this opportunity since 4th grade in their elementary schools. When in 4th grade, students were already being exposed to 5th-grade math, and while in 5th grade, were exposed to the remaining 5th-grade and all 6th-grade math content, finally compressing all 7th and 8th-grade standards into one year as sixth-graders. Now, as a group of 12 and 13-year-old 7th graders, these students will be earning high school grades, and credits, and even taking the high school End of Course (EOC) Assessment. Although the students have been high flyers in math, the course presents its own unique challenges.
    "In this course, it's something you just can't study for...we have to learn how to study," says Jada Jackson, a class member and also a member of the Lady Wolverine Volleyball Team. To be successful, like in volleyball, it requires a team effort, including help from home. "Every day, my dad helps me by encouraging me to try something new, or he learns the material and helps, too". We know our 7th-grade group, working together, will continue to make us proud both in this year and years beyond.

    UGMS picClimate and Culture
    Union Grove is proud to have yet another successful scientist in our midst, as Naditha Wickrammage competed at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Georgia. In addition to locking up the 1st Place Award at the Regional Science Fair, Naditha was recognized for winning the Office of Naval Research Award and the Environmental Protection Agency Awards as a result of his efforts in the Earth and Environmental Science category.

    Union Grove was likewise proud of a 1st place showing by Arushi Patel at Regional, along with 2nd place by Shreya Patel, and 3rd Place by Ally Franklin. Many thanks to the wonderful Ms. Jennifer Jones, who helped to coordinate the science fair participants within Union Grove, and best of luck to Naditha as he goes on to compete at the state level!

    UGMS pic Extracurriculars
    Congratulations to the 2021 Wolverines Men's Track Team, who placed 1st in the March 29th Henry County Field Championships at McDonough Middle School. Highlighting the team's 97-point plus total were individual performances by Zion Greene and Rodrick Davis, who placed first and third, respectively, in the High Jump Finals; JaMichael Jones, who placed third in the Long Jump Finals; Zaiden Greene, who placed first in the Triple Jump Finals; and Landen Harris, who placed 1st in the Shot Put Finals.
    Additional Wolverines contributing to the total score included Luke Peterson, Khamari Mairs-Rahim, Johan Alvarez, Stephyn Chambers, and Sebastian Macias. We are proud to bring home yet another trophy during our 2020-2021 athletic season, and we can't wait to see what great things may come as these athletes continue their careers at Union Grove High School! 
  •  Opportunities

    At Union Grove Middle, we offer a variety of opportunities for our students to become well-rounded and balanced members of our school community. These include things like advanced enrollment course offerings, career, technical, and agricultural education courses (CTAE), and fine arts courses where our students can participate. We seek to challenge our students to think in new ways and to raise their expectations of themselves through the many opportunities available to each student.
    Art Broadcasting and Graphic Communications  Basketball Algebra I Spanish
    Band Exploring Engineering and Technology  Football Physical Science  
    Music/Choir Family & Consumer Science    Track & Field  Visual Arts  
    Orchestra Health    Wrestling Geometry    
      PE    Cheerleading Spanish    
      Math Enrichment    Softball    
      Reading Enrichment  Volleyball    

  •  Demographic Information


    Union Grove Middle School’s student demographic information can be found on this dashboard. This information includes total enrollment by grade level, student composition by race/ethnicity, percent of students enrolled in exceptional student education or English language learners or the gifted program, as well as the percentage of students who are currently enrolled in classes at Impact Academy. This information can be used to better understand the student population that is served at Union Grove Middle.

  •  Student Outcomes


    Union Grove Middle School’s student outcomes information can be found on this dashboard. This information includes:

    • Georgia Student Health Survey Responses
    • Literacy Proficiency Rates

    The Georgia Student Health Survey is given to all k-12 students in Georgia in the spring of each school year. It is composed of a variety of questions that help our district better understand the student experience in our schools. The literacy information is calculated as the percentage of students reading on or above grade level determined by scores on the Milestones End-of-grade assessments for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade in English Language Arts. Each of these data components can be viewed for the previous three years. For more information about these measurements, please access the Union Grove Middle School website.