James Buchanan Middle School

  • James Buchanan Middle School serves 573 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 36% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 67% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

School Overview

  • James Buchanan Middle School's student population of 573 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students573 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • James Buchanan Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of James Buchanan Middle School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#1758 out of 2,835 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
1%
15%
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White
92%
66%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in James Buchanan Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.150.27
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in James Buchanan Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in James Buchanan Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTuscarora SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
My daughter is in 6th grade and is enjoying her classes and teachers
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5  
i highly recommend this school because the teachers are amazing and the programs are outstunding and they cool and they work one on one with you
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5  
i am an eighth grader at James Buchanan Middle school and I believe it is the best school around! They offer many extracurricular activites and we have a wonderful arts program. Our principal and assistant principal both greatly love their jobs and support us students like we are their own children. If your looking for a great public school in the Tuscarora District I HIGHLY recommend JBMS! JBMS proud!
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