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Grant and Lehigh Streets
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

(570) 826-7165
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April 18, 2015
Bottom line, the school has major flaws. I was a former student, no i was not the best student, and even that did not blind me from the obvious lack of respect i saw. The fights are a big problem. The bullies are everywhere. The police stand guard in the lunch room. There are lock downs while police check lockers, if you don't see red flags by now, you never will. I understand security BUT the school i went to after GAR never had any of these problems, and i never once had to go to the office, unlike GAR. The only reason i give it two stars is because GAR has teachers that i am fond of. I am not sure if they still work there but the teachers are Mr. Lavelle which i know still works there and excuse the spelling if incorrect Mrs. Chopyak, her i am not sure of. In the end i am glad i left GAR because it made me dread every single day i had to see it's prison like exterior, and walk it's halls.

- submitted by a community member

June 19, 2014
My child has been to this school and it was one of the worst experience for her she was always getting picked on and the teachers do nothing and there's a lot of fights going on at this school all the children are out of control its a mess so glad my child no longer goes there.

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2013
I just moved in and changed schools from Pleasant Valley, and I have to say, this school is not as put together. They need to straighten up. I mean, not even a week after I came, A teacher was almost fired because he cursed at a student. There are fights occasionally, and sometimes even on lockdown because there are fights outside. It seems in my point of view that the teachers couldn't care less about us, I think they do it just for the money. I understand that they try hard but it's not good enough. The school's books are all torn up because they don't have the money to replace them, and frankly that's just distracting, because we're wasting time looking at what people wrote in the book, instead of learning. There is definitely some racial tension going on with my classmates, and to me, that's just sad. Sorry if you are a nice teacher looking at this and if this offends you in any way. Thank You p.s. incase you didn't realize it, i'm a student.

- submitted by a community member

September 07, 2011
Its going on correctoin action 2 the no child left behind that the feds are backing its a very poor academic school that should be taken over by the state

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2011
I believe that G.A.R is the best school around Wilkes-Barre compared to Coughlin & Meyers because Coughlin has an infestation of cockroaches & Meyers roof is caving in so G.A.R my best bet. Well i loved G.A.R.

- submitted by a community member

April 29, 2010
this school may have its ups and down,but over all its teaches are great,the food is the best in WBASD,sucurity is very good.The only problem is the fights.Were #2 in most fights in WBASD, only to be beat by Myers.Though the fights dont usually require any adult intervintion,they die out pretty fast.

- submitted by a student

April 05, 2010
I am in my freshman year have been in fights i do like some of the teachers

- submitted by a student
no rating
March 19, 2010
Gar is the best skewl i hacve ever been tooo.....The sports are great it great the teachers care bout u .....

- submitted by a student

January 04, 2010
My daughter went to GAR and it was awful. Most of the students were disrespectful and were very immature. The teachers dont know how to control there students and the students lack school spirit. I would never even consider this school again for my children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 04, 2009
They have the best band in the area and teachers who care. There music teacher is a very strong woman that keeps on going to help teach our children music and get them ready for districts. Even though she is going through a rough time herself with chemo she is still there for our kids.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2009
Gar is the best school ever its diverse and wonderful teachers

- submitted by a student

October 17, 2008
Gar highschool may nnot be a top of the line school, but it creates a wonderfull learning experiance. Im a junior at GAR and I wouldnt trade my last 4 years for any others in any other school. The teachers here are layed back, but they give you the push you need and teach you that not everything is handed to you and not everyone is fair like we'd like. I love it here<3

- submitted by a student

February 22, 2008
G.A.R. is a good school where you can learn plenty if you apply yourself. The majority of the teachers are friendly and willing to aid you in your endeavors. The two problems that I see in this school is the indifference that some of the students have toward their grades. The other thing is the lack of A.P. classes. Despite these, do not let them deter you from pursuing an education here. The class sizes are nice, and the information is presented well and in a logical order. I ve attended large school districts too, and the education is the same because public school systems nationwide are designed to teach what the Department of Education wants. As long as you realize the vitality of good grades and give it your all, you ll be ready for the road ahead by attending this school. ~ E. Kleist

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 29, 2008
My son has really grown in this school and has the respect from many teachers. He made the honor roll for the first time ever..Im so proud of him and his teachers are easy to contact and talk over things with me...way to go GAR and thankyou!!

- submitted by a parent

August 30, 2007
this school is the best. everyone is so nice. I'm a seventh grader there and its my best school yet. but its very hot in the summer but you get used to it. it all really depends on the student though. but I love it there. so have fun;]

- submitted by a student

March 03, 2006
We moved here from florida about 2 yrs. ago and put our 2 kids in this school. Since then our kids have been assalted harassed and discriminated against. They do not offer a safe enviroment for your kids to study or participate in sports. The teachers are ok, but could stand to be more assertive. There are fights everyday after school, less than a block away due to lack of security.

- submitted by a parent

December 06, 2005
as a former student at gar this school is great they have alot of great teachers and students the state avrage test scores are lower because some of the students dont care

- submitted by a student

October 25, 2004
I am a former student of GAR. I am in my third year of college at a very competitive school, and GAR has prepared me nicely. Especially strong are my Math and English skills. The teachers in these departments are wonderful! If the student is motivated and does their work they can come out of GAR prepared. The problem with GARs standard test scores is a lot of the students don't try. But I have always been in advanced classes and all of my fellow peers in these classes have gone on to good schools well prepared by GAR's faculty.

- submitted by a student
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G A R Memorial Junior-Senior High School
Grant and Lehigh Streets, Wilkes-Barre, PA  18702
(570) 826-7165
Last modified G A R Memorial Junior-Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
G A R Memorial Junior-Senior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top