James Buchanan High School

4773 Fort Loudon Rd
Mercersburg, PA 17236
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
1.00 5 1 (1 review)
James Buchanan High School serves 702 students in grades 9-12.
James Buchanan High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

James Buchanan High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

James Buchanan High School's student population of 702 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students702 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

James Buchanan High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of James Buchanan High School is 0.13, which is less 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#338 out of 2820 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
3%
11%
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Black
2%
15%
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White
93%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.130.53
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTuscarora School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to James Buchanan High School is Fulton County Avts (7.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is James Buchanan Middle School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mercersburg James Buchanan Middle School Math: 39% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 568 students
    0.5 miles
    5191 Fort Loudon Rd
    Mercersburg, PA 17236
    (717) 328-5221
    0.5 6-8 568
  • Mercersburg Mercersburg Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 265 students
    1.6 miles
    30 S Park Ave
    Mercersburg, PA 17236
    (717) 328-5278
    1.6 K-5 265
  • Mercersburg Mountain View Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 264 students
    2.6 miles
    2311 Lemar Rd
    Mercersburg, PA 17236
    (717) 328-2191
    2.6 K-5 264
  • Mercersburg Montgomery Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 243 students
    4.5 miles
    9138 Fort Loudon Rd
    Mercersburg, PA 17236
    (717) 328-2023
    4.5 K-5 243
  • Saint Thomas St Thomas Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 314 students
    7.1 miles
    70 School House Rd
    Saint Thomas, PA 17252
    (717) 369-3123
    7.1 K-5 314

School Reviews

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This school had lied on many things including the amount of bulling that goes on here. Unless your child is into sports ....they will struggle, they will be bullied...something that has happend time and time again, that had been reported time and time again yet does not get reported by the school district itself, which is why the #s ...do not tell the truth of This school....
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