James M Coughlin Junior/senior High School

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80 N Washington St

Wilkes Barre, PA 18701

(570) 826-7201

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 935

Students Per Teacher: 12

Parent Reviews

11 Parent Reviews for James M Coughlin Junior/senior High School

I recently had a very difficult teacher/student situation and must say the principal was superb. The teacher was not at all willing to listen until until the principal intervened and brought some leadership and sense into the situation. She may be direct but she certainly knows her role as a principal ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/19/09

I transfered schools the first quarter of my sophmore year. I was very upset because I managed to get into AP classes at my old school but Coughlin wouldn't allow me to take them until my senior year because the administration wasn't willing to be fexible and allow me to take the courses I worked so ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 08/25/09

Hello, this is my third year at Coughlin, and just to say these three years have been the best experience so far. The staff and teachers that work at this school are amazing. Yes, as you may know, Coughlin is a very old school, but look at all the other schools in our city of Wilkes-Barre, such as G.A.R, ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/25/08

I graduated from couglin in 2007. The building it self is old (the main building), however it is in good condition overall. The newer building (the one with the gym) is in very poor condition, and should be replaced. For the most part the faculty is decent.

Posted by a student on 09/24/07

the school is great. Is my son's third year in that school. the only bad thing is that the school is kind of old but other then that, the teachers are nice, friendly, and helps my son with anything. My son was scard to go to that school at first because people gave bad reviews about it, but now all he ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/28/07

As a student at Coughlin, I'd like to take this chance to say some things parents must know, if considering sending their child to Coughlin. Yes, the building itself is very old. But, honestly, my school has some of the best teachers and staff you can find. The teachers will help you in anyway they can, ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 12/07/06

A nice variety of programs that are very good. Music, art sports and extracurricular activities are plentyful. Parental involvement fair to medium.

Posted by a former student on 04/09/06

I don't have anything bad to say about this school or the teachers. I just have a suggestion. Recently I attended the parent/teacher conferences. My suggestion is to make the school a little brighter. The hallways and the classrooms are so dreary and dull it's no wonder a large percent of the students ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/24/05

i didnt like it. the people were nice but the school is really old and there arnt many advanced classes.

Posted by a student on 09/24/05

I have two children graduate from this school. The preparation they received in the sciences and maths were of the highest quality. As a college freshman my son was tutoring 3 levels up in calculus. My daughter was selected from among 1200 applicants for an advanced study of science with the U.S. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/12/05

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Test scores for James M Coughlin Junior/senior High School

PSSA* Test Scores

Grade Level: 11

Test Year: 2012
James M Coughlin Junior/senior High School
Wilkes-barre Area 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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Wilkes Barre schools — James M Coughlin Junior/senior High School is located at 80 N Washington St, Wilkes Barre PA 18701. 80 N Washington St is in the 18701 ZIP code in Wilkes Barre, PA The school district for James M Coughlin Junior/senior High School is the Wilkes-barre Area School District. James M Coughlin Junior/senior High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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