District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated below average in school quality.

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District Student Progress

This district has a larger number of schools whose students are making less academic progress than their peers at other schools in the state.

Academic Summary
Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.

Advanced Courses
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Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.

Student Demographics
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Teachers & Staff
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Reviews From Schools in Wilkes-Barre Area School District
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Parent / Guardian
February 14, 2022
Worst school ever the one day it was -2 degrese and no 2 hour delay elemetry students get more at this school they think middle schoolers are too old for eveything one of the bus drivers cursed and... More
Parent / Guardian
November 18, 2021
bullying, racism and evil increases daily, and the blame is neither on the victims nor on the attackers, the biggest problem is the school that doesn’t do the correct work and takes different... More
Parent / Guardian
July 29, 2021
G.A.R is a terrible school there's fights everyday gang affiliation, rioting, graffiti and vandalism inside and outside the school, and the teachers dont care what the students are doing my kids cant... More
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