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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Buchanan High School is a public school located in BUCHANAN, MI. It has 547 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Address
401 WEST CHICAGO ST
BUCHANAN, MI 49107
Telephone
(269) 695-8403
Website

Buchanan High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1140
34 responses
Average ACT
25
31 responses
AP Enrollment
1%

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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$34,484
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$586
National
$949
Median Home Value
$109,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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  • Our Homecoming and Winterfest games. And Prom!
    80%
  • The home Men's Basketball game against Coe!
    20%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
547
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,940
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.2%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,783/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Buchanan is an absolute wonderful community. The school has so many different things that positively impact the community. The staff assists in creating a positive attitude no matter the current situation. Of my high school experience I have seen one fight, and I am now a senior. My only grievance is that it is a small town, which can not be helped easily. But due to the small town, there is a small town mentality, which is good because everyone is willing to help everyone. But, there are some very closed minded individuals which can give Buchanan a negative name, despite being voted nicest school in America, winning the Battle of The Fans, and being the envy of every student section in our conference. Buchanan is a wonderful, amazing place that I am so happy I grew up in!
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Buchanan is half filled with racism and rednecks, the rest is a mix. Students are very cliquey, lots of drama is always happening. People are only mature if you're an honors or a dual-enrollment student. Honors kids can get away with almost anything. This school doesn't care about arts (no funding or theatre) or anything else besides football and baseball. Sport coaches pick favorites (usually the popular kids). The teachers are alright, science teachers are the hardest to get along with. The lockers are small/unusable, unless you're a senior. The school doesn't have air conditioning , but we have iPads (priorities). Sadly, this school is probably the best out of the ones in the Berrien district. I recommend going far away from the Buchanan area. Some decencies here are the lunches (includes fries!), the Buchanan Promise (which is a 10k guarantee for college if living in the district), and dual-enrollment opportunities which allow you to earn an associates degree along with a diploma.
The teachers at Buchanan are great, and provide a strong learning experience. My only short comings are that sometimes the classes move too slow to accommodate for everyone.