G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School

Grant And Lehigh Streets

Wilkes-barre, PA 18702-5799

Tel: (570)826-7165
Grades: 7-12

933 students

G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School serves 933 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 29%.
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School operates within the Wilkes-barre Area School District.
The school district's 84% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 933 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 67 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 933 students
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 67 teachers
Students by Grade G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 14:1
Asian
1%
3%
Hispanic
23%
8%
Black
27%
16%
White
45%
71%
All Ethnic Groups G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Sch Ethnicity G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Sta Ethnicity
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 0.23
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.
68%
34%
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%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,964 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Wilkes-barre Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
3
Number of Students Managed 6,964 1,682
Graduation Rate 84% 88%
Wilkes-barre Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $93 MM $21 MM
Wilkes-barre Area   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $90 MM $20 MM
Wilkes-barre Area   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,878 $12,476
Wilkes-barre Area   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,355 $11,944
Wilkes-barre Area   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • Wilkes BarreDodson Elementary School
    80 Jones St
    Wilkes BarrePA 18702
    (570)826-7185
    0.6 mi | 481 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • Wilkes BarreHeights/murray Elementary School
    1 South Sherman St
    Wilkes BarrePA 18702
    (570)826-7255
    0.6 mi | 689 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • Wilkes BarreJames M Coughlin Junior Senior High School
    80 North Washington St
    Wilkes BarrePA 18701
    (570)826-7201
    0.9 mi | 1007 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Wilkes BarreElmer L Meyers Junior Senior High School
    341 Carey Ave
    Wilkes BarrePA 18702
    (570)826-7145
    1.3 mi | 898 students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • Wilkes BarreDr David W Kistler Elementary School
    301 Old River Rd
    Wilkes BarrePA 18702
    (570)826-7230
    1.4 mi | 949 students | Gr. KG-6                      

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