341 Carey Ave
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Elmer L Meyers Junior Senior High School serves 964 students in grades 7-12.
Elmer L Meyers Junior Senior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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School Overview

Elmer L Meyers Junior Senior High School's student population of 964 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
964 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
64 teachers
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School Rankings

Elmer L Meyers Junior Senior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,797 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Elmer L Meyers Junior Senior High School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2421 out of 2797 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
32%
11%
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Black
23%
15%
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White
36%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.72
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
89%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
7%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
I substituted at Meyers during May 2011. Compared to the other two area high schools - Coughlin (best) and GAR (THE worst) - Meyers ranks 2nd place in academics. Many highly qualified teachers staff the school, and many of the students care about their work. Meyers sports offerings and fine arts offerings are numerous - especially in forensics. The only downside is that Meyers'' building is old, and in serious need of repair. That downside is common in all of the area high schools.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 964 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Btm 50% in PA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.72 (Top 5%)

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