G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School

  • G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School serves 850 students in grades 7-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the PA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 32%.
  • G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School operates within the Wilkes-barre Area School District.
  • Wilkes-barre Area School District's 87% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 89%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 850 students has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 67 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 850 students
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 67 teachers
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
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 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.51. 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 (1989-2015)
Asian
1%
4%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
34%
10%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
29%
15%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
34%
68%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
3%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
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.
0.69 0.51
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
99%
41%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2015)
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.
n/a
5%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2013)

District Comparison

  • Wilkes-barre Area School District's student population of 6,888 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 87% has decreased from 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $15,058 is higher than the state average of $13,911. The district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $14,849 is higher than the state average of $13,599. The district spending/student has grown by 11% over four years.
School District Name Wilkes-barre Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
3
Number of Students Managed 6,888 1,497
Wilkes-barre Area School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 87% 89%
Wilkes-barre Area School District Graduation Rate (1993-2010)
District Total Revenue $104 MM $21 MM
Wilkes-barre Area School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $103 MM $20 MM
Wilkes-barre Area School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $15,058 $13,911
Wilkes-barre Area School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $14,849 $13,599
Wilkes-barre Area School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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