As a former teacher in Union County, I really do have to recommend the schools. Are they ALL great? No. Are all the teachers fantastic? No. But the majority of them are, and they do not have the entanglements that they have in CMS. They have some overcrowding issues on the west side of the county, but you can't go wrong with the Weddington or Sun Valley/PorterRidge schools! Most of the schools are well staffed and well supplied!