James M Coughlin Junior Senior High School

  • James M Coughlin Junior Senior High School serves 955 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the PA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.
  • James M Coughlin 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 955 students has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 955 students
James M Coughlin Junior Senior High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % James M Coughlin Junior Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 66 teachers
James M Coughlin Junior Senior High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade James M Coughlin Junior Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.44 is more than the state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
James M Coughlin Junior Senior High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
1%
4%
James M Coughlin Junior Senior High School Asian Students (1994-2015)
Hispanic
15%
10%
James M Coughlin Junior Senior High School Black Students (1997-2015)
Black
10%
15%
James M Coughlin Junior Senior High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
73%
68%
James M Coughlin Junior Senior High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
James M Coughlin Junior Senior High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
1%
3%
James M Coughlin Junior Senior High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
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.
0.44 0.25
James M Coughlin 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.
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James M Coughlin Junior Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
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.
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James M Coughlin Junior Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

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 89% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $14,774 is higher than the state average of $13,538. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $15,643 is higher than the state average of $13,526. The district spending/student has grown by 19% 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 (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 87% 89%
Wilkes-barre Area School District Graduation Rate (1993-2015)
District Total Revenue $102 MM $20 MM
Wilkes-barre Area School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $109 MM $20 MM
Wilkes-barre Area School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $14,774 $13,538
Wilkes-barre Area School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $15,643 $13,526
Wilkes-barre Area School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  5/17/2016
This facility is fine, it is structrally sound, and the conditions are not as bad as everyone makes them out to be, the school is big and old. So it's not perfect, when I graduate, I will be proud to be an alumni from this school. Its not infested to the point where its a problem, you will see a cockroach at most twice a year, and people need to just accept that as an old school, its may have them. This school is top of the line in technology with every room possessing a smart board, computer for the teachers purposes, a giant library and a grand auditorium. Teachers are excellent and well educated and fair, extra help can always be found. We have an excellent football team, as well as track, soccer and newly founded lacross team. We have excellent club activities such as Key Club, Go Green Club, and Langauge Clubs (Spanish, French & German) and an excellant Drama Club. Though the school, like most schools in the area, lack an LGBT club. Students are always provided with what they NEED by the staff. The cafeteria food is above average. I reccomend this school extremely to anyone will to make something out of their lives.
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5  5/21/2012
I did my Student Teaching at Coughlin from January-May 2010. Out of the 3 high schools in Wilkes-Barre, Coughlin is far and away the best academically. It helps that many of the students, teachers, and parents care across the board, as learning is a team effort. Their sports programs are strong, and their fine arts department is strong as well. Since the building is over 100 years old, the facilities are increasing need of major renovation. However, the pros greatly outweigh the cons at this relatively superior area high school.
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2  9/6/2010
This facility has no air conditioning, no availability to get hydrated via water fountains, students are not free to get a drink when deemed necessary in intense heat conditions. There is no heat in the fall and winter months. If any parent had these living conditions at home it would be deemed as neglect and unfit living conditions and children services would be involved. How is it that we can house many students in a facility that is not equipped to handle seasonal weather and make it a safe environment for teens. Also, I am bein told that the students on many occassions, especially in the basement area have seen quite frequently: cockroaches. I have to wonder of the food is ok to heat under these extreme unfit conditions.
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