G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School

Grant And Lehigh Streets

Wilkes Barre, PA 18702-5799

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

841 students

G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School serves 841 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
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 841 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 67 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 841 students
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 67 teachers
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same 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 (1987-2013)
Asian
1%
3%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Asian (1989-2013)
Hispanic
27%
9%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Hispanic (1988-2013)
Black
30%
16%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Black (1988-2013)
White
41%
70%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
1%
2%
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 0.24
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
71%
36%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2013)
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.
7%
5%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,907 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 6,907 1,528
Wilkes-barre Area   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 84% 88%
Wilkes-barre Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $93 MM $21 MM
District Spending $90 MM $20 MM
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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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Wilkes BarreDodson Elementary School
    80 Jones St
    Wilkes BarrePA 18702
    (570)826-7185
    0.6 mi | 503 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • Wilkes BarreHeights/murray Elementary School
    1 South Sherman St
    Wilkes BarrePA 18702
    (570)826-7255
    0.6 mi | 731 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 | 1018 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Wilkes BarreElmer L Meyers Junior Senior High School
    341 Carey Ave
    Wilkes BarrePA 18702
    (570)826-7145
    1.3 mi | 945 students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • Wilkes BarreDr David W Kistler Elementary School
    301 Old River Rd
    Wilkes BarrePA 18702
    (570)826-7230
    1.4 mi | 929 students | Gr. KG-6                      

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