James Buchanan High School

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4773 Fort Loudon Rd

Mercersburg, PA 17236

(717) 328-2146

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 810

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

9 Parent Reviews for James Buchanan High School

This school allows bullying. Many children have come forward about the harassment and tirment that goes on in this school & nothing gets done. It was said by staff that the laptops are used to help students self teach.... its ridiculouse !!! Also special needs childten or those with i.e.p's lack support. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/28/14

This school is unfair and the staff is more of a bully than the students. I have an IEP and most of the teachers don't take that into consideration when teaching. It's not only students with IEPs that don't understand the work. One teacher told my class and I that during the pass period it's to ask questions, ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 06/07/14

This school is awful, If you have an IEp they dont care they`ll still move on, in math- 3.2 is due monday and 3.1 was due friday and 3.3 is due wednesday I would not send anybody at this school Greencastle is way better, JB could improve by slowing things down and consider some people need help and that ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 12/07/13

I am the same parent that submitted the May 2010 reveiw, and I have to admit that my opinion has taken a 180 degree turn. Mr. Benedick, Mr. Burkett and fix JB have worked very hard to make a school that the students, along with their parents, can be proud of. It has become a great learning environment. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/17/12

Having watched the school for years from other schools in the district and now assigned there, I find my opinion changed greatly. The principal/assistant principl team of Mr. Benedick & Mr. Burkett have greatly changed the atmosphere to the positive. While it will never be like Mr. Rahauser's "JB Proud" ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 01/30/11

The school building is undergoing a complete renovation and the Athletic Boosters are raising funds to repair the athletic venues. Very positive things are happening in the district.

Posted by a parent on 07/13/10

This school is just semi-good. Very old school with horrible damage. No heat or air conditioning, leaky roof..just a mess. The teachers are fair. You have some that are just amazing people and some that are the complete oposite. Food stinks. Academics are o.k. Don't offer many extra classes, really just ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 03/08/09

this school is coming up from the past but still has its problems and the disipline is wild.

Posted by a student on 09/19/06

This school is a joy to us all. We miss you mr. Dell!

Posted by a student on 10/06/05

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Test scores for James Buchanan High School

PSSA* Test Scores

Grade Level: 11

Test Year: 2012
James Buchanan High School
Tuscarora School District
* In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Mercersburg schools — James Buchanan High School is located at 4773 Fort Loudon Rd, Mercersburg PA 17236. 4773 Fort Loudon Rd is in the 17236 ZIP code in Mercersburg, PA The school district for James Buchanan High School is the Tuscarora School District. James Buchanan High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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