G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School

G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School serves 869 students in grades 7 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 31%.
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School operates within the Wilkes-barre Area School District.
The school district's 87% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 89%.

School Overview

The student population of 869 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 869 students
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 66 teachers
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 15:1
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
1%
3%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Asian Students (1989-2014)
Hispanic
31%
9%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Black Students (1988-2014)
Black
29%
15%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
38%
69%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
1%
3%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.68 0.24
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
74%
38%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
5%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,884 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 87% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $14,589 is higher than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has grown by 18% over four years.
The district spending/student of $13,089 is higher than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has grown by 6% over four years.
School District Name Wilkes-barre Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
3
Number of Students Managed 6,884 1,514
Wilkes-barre Area   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 87% 89%
Wilkes-barre Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2010)
District Total Revenue $100 MM $21 MM
Wilkes-barre Area   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $90 MM $20 MM
Wilkes-barre Area   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $14,589 $12,967
Wilkes-barre Area   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $13,089 $12,300
Wilkes-barre Area   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is James M Coughlin Junior Senior High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Wyoming Valley West Middle School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Dodson Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Wilkes BarreDodson Elementary School
    0.6 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 505 students80 Jones St
    Wilkes BarrePA 18702
    (570)826-7185
    0.6KG-6505
  • Wilkes BarreHeights/murray Elementary School
    0.6 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 760 students1 South Sherman St
    Wilkes BarrePA 18702
    (570)826-7255
    0.6KG-6760
  • Wilkes BarreJames M Coughlin Junior Senior High School
    1 Negative Reviews
    0.9 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 981 students80 North Washington St
    Wilkes BarrePA 18701
    (570)826-7201
    0.99-12981
  • Wilkes BarreElmer L Meyers Junior Senior High School
    1.3 miles | Grades: 7-12 | 898 students341 Carey Ave
    Wilkes BarrePA 18702
    (570)826-7145
    1.37-12898
  • Wilkes BarreDr David W Kistler Elementary School
    1.4 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 950 students301 Old River Rd
    Wilkes BarrePA 18702
    (570)826-7230
    1.4KG-6950

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