James Buchanan High School

Public 9-12

 4773 Fort Loudon Rd
       Mercersburg, PA  17236-9692


 (717) 328-2146

District: Tuscarora School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
197th of 673 Pennsylvania High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.1
Number of students:  753

Racial breakdown:
White:
94.3%
Hispanic:
2.1%
African American:
1.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  30.7%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, November 30, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, James Buchanan High School ranked better than 70.7% of high schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 73.82. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (94.3%), Hispanic (2.1%), African American (1.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 30.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at James Buchanan High School is 16.1. (See more...)
Compare James Buchanan High School employs 46.6 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

James Buchanan High School:

SchoolDigger ranks James Buchanan High School 197th of 673 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See James Buchanan High School in the ranking list.)

Tuscarora School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Tuscarora School District 273rd of 603 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for James Buchanan High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 61.22 246th 583 57.8%
2004 39.08 425th 590 28.0%
2005 59.34 279th 593 53.0%
2006 34.59 478th 604 20.9%
2007 27.68 518th 615 15.8%
2008 35.15 484th 621 22.1%
2009 53.56 353rd 632 44.1%
2010 48.90 407th 649 37.3%
2011 57.47 340th 660 48.5%
2012 60.63 313th 664 52.9%
2013 43.31 409th 591 30.8%
2014 68.43 175th 580 69.8%
2015 77.90 127th 680 81.3%
2016 61.26 345th 677 49.0%
2017 68.63 259th 663 60.9%
2018 73.82 197th 673 70.7%

Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for James Buchanan High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 981 13 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 994
1989 943 9 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 953
1990 888 9 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 900
1991 845 9 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 856
1992 790 8 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 801
1993 793 7 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 802
1994 751 8 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 760
1995 753 9 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 763
1996 753 9 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 763
1997 728 13 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 747
1998 741 15 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 761
1999 743 13 1 5 2 n/a n/a 0 764
2000 726 14 1 4 3 n/a n/a 0 748
2001 733 15 1 4 3 n/a n/a 0 756
2002 788 17 3 7 1 n/a n/a 0 816
2003 788 17 3 7 1 n/a n/a 0 816
2004 810 17 5 7 2 n/a n/a 0 841
2005 803 24 6 9 3 n/a n/a 0 845
2006 829 29 5 12 3 n/a n/a 0 878
2007 801 36 6 12 2 n/a n/a 0 857
2008 800 37 3 15 1 n/a n/a 0 856
2009 744 37 5 19 1 n/a n/a 0 806
2010 712 30 3 17 2 n/a n/a 3 767
2011 742 19 2 22 1 0 2 0 788
2012 747 12 3 17 2 0 0 0 781
2013 739 16 5 21 2 0 2 0 785
2014 779 18 6 19 2 1 6 0 831
2015 756 18 5 14 2 1 2 0 798
2016 744 18 9 16 3 0 5 0 795
2017 710 13 5 16 0 0 9 0 753

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at James Buchanan High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 994 63.0 15.7 n/a
1989 953 63.0 15.1 n/a
1990 900 63.0 14.2 0.0
1991 856 59.0 14.5 n/a
1992 801 59.5 13.4 n/a
1993 802 55.0 14.6 n/a
1994 760 52.0 14.6 n/a
1995 763 51.0 15.0 n/a
1996 763 51.0 15.0 n/a
1997 747 51.0 14.6 n/a
1998 761 53.0 14.4 n/a
1999 764 53.0 14.4 n/a
2000 748 53.0 14.1 18.4
2001 756 54.5 13.9 16.1
2002 816 53.6 15.2 19.5
2003 816 53.6 15.2 19.5
2004 841 52.7 16.0 18.2
2005 845 52.7 16.0 18.8
2006 878 51.7 17.0 21.6
2007 857 50.7 16.9 21.2
2008 856 49.9 17.2 24.5
2009 806 52.2 15.4 22.8
2010 767 51.5 14.8 23.4
2011 788 53.1 14.8 27.3
2012 781 47.9 16.2 28.6
2013 785 47.6 16.4 27.3
2014 831 48.1 17.2 28.8
2015 798 46.0 17.3 28.7
2016 795 46.0 17.2 30.3
2017 753 46.6 16.1 30.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio James Buchanan High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 994 63.0 15.7 n/a
1989 953 63.0 15.1 n/a
1990 900 63.0 14.2 0.0
1991 856 59.0 14.5 n/a
1992 801 59.5 13.4 n/a
1993 802 55.0 14.6 n/a
1994 760 52.0 14.6 n/a
1995 763 51.0 15.0 n/a
1996 763 51.0 15.0 n/a
1997 747 51.0 14.6 n/a
1998 761 53.0 14.4 n/a
1999 764 53.0 14.4 n/a
2000 748 53.0 14.1 18.4
2001 756 54.5 13.9 16.1
2002 816 53.6 15.2 19.5
2003 816 53.6 15.2 19.5
2004 841 52.7 16.0 18.2
2005 845 52.7 16.0 18.8
2006 878 51.7 17.0 21.6
2007 857 50.7 16.9 21.2
2008 856 49.9 17.2 24.5
2009 806 52.2 15.4 22.8
2010 767 51.5 14.8 23.4
2011 788 53.1 14.8 27.3
2012 781 47.9 16.2 28.6
2013 785 47.6 16.4 27.3
2014 831 48.1 17.2 28.8
2015 798 46.0 17.3 28.7
2016 795 46.0 17.2 30.3
2017 753 46.6 16.1 30.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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