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5191 Fort Loudon Rd
Mercersburg, PA 17236

(717) 328-5221
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October 30, 2013
My child has been having a very difficult transition year from elementary to the middle school environment I have some issues and called his autistic support teacher there and got no positive results so had a meeting today with an JBMS administrator his teacher etc. and They already had their mind made up they left me speak but I may has well have been talking to a brick wall I am not the only parent of an autistic child who has had this situation and will have to result to other teaching methods to give my child a more positive environment I forewarn all parents of elementary age students that will be going into the middle school environment this year or next to beware please use another option if possible to ensure your child a more positive experience and environment They are not there to positively reinforce the student or listen to parent

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April 06, 2013
Very unsatisfactory. As a parent, there has too many incidence of unaccountability and lack of respect from the teaching staff. My son has had one particular class three years by the same teacher and same exact lessons! Taxes are HIGH yet the environment is poor. There is a 15:1 faculity to student ratio yet my son has yet to have a class less than 25, sometimes many more.

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May 12, 2010
I go here as a student and they have really great teachers that do everything they can.

- submitted by a student
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June 06, 2009
I have a child who started the middle school in 6th grade and is now leaving the 8th grade and heading to high school--I hate to see him leave, This is the best middle school I have ever seen. The principal-Mr Rahauser is the best principal ever. They educate these kids well above expectations. My son had Ds when we moved here and is always on honor roll at this school district. The school actually notices this and call each home to say Well Done when he is on honor roll. We live in this area only for the schools and will not leave for the same reason!

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August 21, 2008
As a parent of 2 children who have attended this middle school, I gave it 3 stars. JBMS has some wonderful teachers. However, they also have a few teachers who do not know how to treat the students with respect. These few teachers have caused several parents to withdraw their children and enroll them in cyber schools. Great Principal Vice Principal needs to leave his attitude at the door 80% of teachers are fabulous! 20% of teachers are burnt out and need to get a new profession.

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May 17, 2008
I am a student at JBMS and I think it is a really good school. They always take our opinion on things.

- submitted by a student
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James Buchanan Middle School
5191 Fort Loudon Rd, Mercersburg, PA  17236
(717) 328-5221
Last modified James Buchanan Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
James Buchanan Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top