Accolades & Awards

The world is watching – What do Bill Clinton, Al Gore, the New York Times, CBS 60 Minutes, NJ DOE, US DOE and George Lucas’ Educational Foundation have in common? Their praise for Union City Schools!

 Our District has received awards, recognition and praise for our innovative programs and services and our substantial educational achievements.

Innovative Programs & Services
Renowned on local, state and even national levels, the Union City Board of Education continually strives to develop and offer innovative programs and services and to examine and strengthen the programs that are getting results. A handful of more than three dozen innovative programs and services currently offered by the District are:
  • Accreditation for Growth
  • 21st Century Grant: Community Learning Centers

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Electronic Field Trips
  • Building Communities
Fulbright letter collage
Science teacher at UCHS, Mr. Paul Orbe, has been awarded the opportunity to participate in the Fulbright program. The Fulbright program is for the entire year and requires him to develop a separate Chemistry curriculum that incorporates global issues.

Culinary program partnership flyer



Union City High School, in partnership with Hudson County Community College, offers seniors interested in pursuing careers various industries the opportunity to gain knowledge, hands-on experience, and college credits while still in high school. Students selected for the programs earn up to 6 to 18 college credits, depending on which program, and are prepared for a career in the field through paid internships, certification tests, and/or specialized training.


View the fact sheets here.






e-sports lab overview
Our esports teacher Gerry Arias won the HSEL award to build an esports lab. That took place last May. The lab is up and running for our esports team SY21-22.