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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
James Buchanan Middle School is a public school located in Mercersburg, PA. It has 531 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
About James Buchanan Middle School...
Address
5191 Fort Loudon Rd
Mercersburg, PA 17236
Telephone
(717) 328-5221
Website

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
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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
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$56,580
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$630
National
$949
Median Home Value
$159,800
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
531
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,033
Teachers in First/Second Year
12%
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James Buchanan is a great, dedicated school that is focused on its students. I would however like to see more activities that are sports related going on at James Buchanan Middle School.
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The academics could be a lot better, but most students just don't care.
The experience was good, but I wouldn't go back because of how rude some of the students are.