James Buchanan Middle School

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5191 Fort Loudon Rd

Mercersburg, PA 17236

(717) 328-5221

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 570

Students Per Teacher: 15

Parent Reviews

6 Parent Reviews for James Buchanan Middle School

My child has been having a very difficult transition year from elementary to the middle school environment I have some issues and called his autistic support teacher there and got no positive results so had a meeting today with an JBMS administrator his teacher etc. and They already had their ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/30/13

Very unsatisfactory. As a parent, there has too many incidence of unaccountability and lack of respect from the teaching staff. My son has had one particular class three years by the same teacher and same exact lessons! Taxes are HIGH yet the environment is poor. There is a 15:1 faculity to student ratio ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/06/13

I go here as a student and they have really great teachers that do everything they can.

Posted by a student on 05/12/10

I have a child who started the middle school in 6th grade and is now leaving the 8th grade and heading to high school--I hate to see him leave, This is the best middle school I have ever seen. The principal-Mr Rahauser is the best principal ever. They educate these kids well above expectations. My ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/06/09

As a parent of 2 children who have attended this middle school, I gave it 3 stars. JBMS has some wonderful teachers. However, they also have a few teachers who do not know how to treat the students with respect. These few teachers have caused several parents to withdraw their children and enroll them ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/21/08

I am a student at JBMS and I think it is a really good school. They always take our opinion on things.

Posted by a student on 05/17/08

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Test scores for James Buchanan Middle School

PSSA* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
James Buchanan Middle 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 Middle School is located at 5191 Fort Loudon Rd, Mercersburg PA 17236. 5191 Fort Loudon Rd is in the 17236 ZIP code in Mercersburg, PA The school district for James Buchanan Middle School is the Tuscarora School District. James Buchanan Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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