6/10
James Buchanan High School
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This school is rated about average in school quality compared to other schools in Pennsylvania. Students here are making above average year-over-year academic improvement, ... More have below average college readiness measures, this school has below average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students, and more information about this school can be found below.

ACADEMICS

8/10

Student progress

This rating measures how much students at this school improved from one year to the next, compared to students with similar proficiency levels at other schools in the state.

A promising sign

Students at this school are making more academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.


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One key way the best schools help all students learn is by giving them voice and choice.

Equity

3/10

Equity overview

Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!

A worrisome sign:

Disadvantaged students at this school may be falling behind other students in the state, and this school may have significant achievement gaps.


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Does this school offer opportunity for all its students, or leave some behind? Successful schools understand how to close the achievement gap.

Student outcomes by percentile

100%
State Avg.
0%
10%
31%
College Readiness
26%
54%
Test Scores
  Low-income and underserved
minority students
  All other students
in the school

ENVIRONMENT

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Student demographics

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White
93%
Hispanic
3%
Black
2%
Two or more races
1%
Asian
1%
Native American
<1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
<1%

Teachers & staff

What makes a great teacher? The truth may surprise you.

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Students per teacher
16 :1
State avg: 14 :1
Students per counselor
378 :1
State avg: 368 :1
Percentage of teachers with 3 or more years experience
91%
State avg: 91%
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Neighborhood

4773 Fort Loudon Road
Mercersburg, PA 17236
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