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
9 188
10 181
11 233
12 193

James Buchanan High School is a public high school of the Tuscarora School District located in Mercersburg, PA. It has 795 students in grades 9th through 12th. James Buchanan High School is the 298th largest public high school in Pennsylvania and the 7,451st largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 17.2 to 1.

Total Students: 795
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 46.18

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James Buchanan High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 404
(51%)
404
(51%)
 Male 391
(49%)
391
(49%)

James Buchanan High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 744
(94%)
744
(94%)
 Black 18
(2%)
18
(2%)
 Hispanic 16
(2%)
16
(2%)
 Asian 9
(1%)
9
(1%)
 Two or More 5
(1%)
5
(1%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
3
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

James Buchanan High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 554
(70%)
554
(70%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 188
(24%)
188
(24%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 53
(7%)
53
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

James Buchanan High School is ranked 397th out of 719 ranked schools in Pennsylvania, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of James Buchanan High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (30.3%) is lower than the state average of 45.1%. 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
2013 831
2014 798
2015 795

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
2013 17.3
2014 17.5
2015 17.2

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
2013 0.28760529482551
2014 0.28696741854637
2015 0.30314465408805

Compare James Buchanan High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,398.6% 14.0:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,720.0% 17.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 30.3%
 
State Average 45.1%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

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