James Buchanan High School



James Buchanan High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

James Buchanan High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 201
10 202
11 210
12 172

James Buchanan High School is a public high school of the Tuscarora School District located in Mercersburg, PA. It has 785 students in grades 9th through 12th. James Buchanan High School is the 306th largest public high school in Pennsylvania and the 7,388th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 16.5 to 1.

Total Students: 785
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 47.66

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James Buchanan High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 409
(52%)
409
(52%)
 Female 376
(48%)
376
(48%)

James Buchanan High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 739
(94%)
739
(94%)
 Hispanic 21
(3%)
21
(3%)
 Black 16
(2%)
16
(2%)
 Asian 5
(1%)
5
(1%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Two or More 2
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

James Buchanan High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 571
(73%)
571
(73%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 142
(18%)
142
(18%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 72
(9%)
72
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

James Buchanan High School is ranked 370th out of 0 ranked schools in Pennsylvania, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of James Buchanan High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (27.3%) is slightly lower than the state average of 37.7%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

James Buchanan High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 878
2006 857
2007 856
2008 806
2009 764
2010 788
2011 781
2012 785

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17
2006 16.9
2007 17.2
2008 15.4
2009 14.8
2010 14.8
2011 16.3
2012 16.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.21640091116173
2006 0.21236872812135
2007 0.24532710280374
2008 0.22828784119107
2009 0.23429319371728
2010 0.27284263959391
2011 0.28553137003841
2012 0.27261146496815

Compare James Buchanan High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,399.9% 14.0:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,650.0% 16.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 27.3%
 
State Average 37.7%
 
National Average 46.8%
 

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