G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School

Grant & Lehigh Streets

Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (570)826-7165
  • G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School serves 849 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 13% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • G A R Memorial 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 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Pennsylvania 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 88% graduation rate is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 86%.

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School Overview

  • G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School's student population of 849 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students849 students
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeG A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2835 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
46%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
62%
Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
1%
4%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
38%
10%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Black Students (1988-2016)
Black
26%
15%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
33%
68%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
2%
3%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsG A R Memorial Junior Senior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownPA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.690.26
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate85-89%
86%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
44%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of G A R Memorial Junior Senior High School is Wilkes-barre Area School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 663 school districts in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Wilkes-barre Area School District's student population of 6,857 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 88% has decreased from 89% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $14,438 is higher than the state average of $13,048. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $12,953 is higher than the state average of $12,915. The district spending/student has declined by 12% over four school years.
    School District NameWilkes-barre Area School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    9
    3
    Number of Students Managed6,8571,464
    Wilkes-barre Area School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    21%
    46%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    40%
    62%
    District Graduation Rate
    88%
    86%
    District Total Revenue$100 MM$19 MM
    District Spending$90 MM$19 MM
    District Revenue / Student$14,438$13,048
    District Spending / Student$12,953$12,915
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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