Facts and Figures

 
  • General McLane School District (GMSD), located in Erie County, PA, encompasses 114.8 square miles, 2 boroughs and 3 townships: Edinboro Borough, Franklin Township, McKean Borough, McKean Township, & Washington Township.
  • GMSD has an enrollment of 2,173 students K-12.
  • GMSD employs 11 administrators/supervisors, 170 professional staff, and an additional 125 support staff.
  • GMSD has been named one of the “100 Best School Districts in the Nation” by Offspring: The Magazine of Smart Parenting (only northwest PA school recognized).
  • General McLane High School (GMHS) ranks in the 92nd percentile of all schools across the country for academic performance, making it one of the best schools in Erie, PA.
  • GMSD is 1 of 55 districts in Pennsylvania to receive “Out-Performer” status by Standard & Poor’s School Evaluation Services.
  • GMHS is a member of the Successful Practices Network.
  • 124 GMHS students (74.7% of graduating class) chose to attend a 4-year college program upon graduation*.
  • Additionally, 11 GMHS students (6.6%) chose a 2-year college program, 6 students (3.6%) joined a member of the armed services, and 25 students (15.1%) joined the work force upon graduation*.
  • 92% of teachers have earned credits beyond a Bachelor’s Degree, while 71% of the GMSD staff possesses a Master’s Degree or beyond.
  • 12 GMHS students took 15 Advanced Placement (AP) tests in 2011.
  • GMHS offers AP courses in: English Literature & Composition, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry II, and US History.
  • 68% of 11th Grade GMHS students scored “Proficient” or “Advanced” on the Keystone Algebra exam, 79% of 11th Graders scored “Proficient” or “Advanced” on the Keystone Reading/Literature exam, while 62% of 11th Graders scored “Proficient” or “Advanced” on the Keystone Biology exam. Additionally, on average, students in all 3 subjects demonstrated significantly more than a year’s worth of growth, exceeding the state’s annual growth expectations.
  • The presence of Edinboro University within the district contributes to a unique student body, culture of competence, and environment for learning. The District and University work collaboratively in a number of initiatives.
  • GMHS graduates have attended many prestigious institutions including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, University of Connecticut, MIT, RIT, Duke, Stanford, Brown, and Harvey Mudd among others.
  • GMSD was named a high performing / lowing spending school distort by the Joint Government Commission.
  • Three of the 4 General McLane schools scored above 90 on the School Performance Profile. GMHS was the highest ranking high school in the county.
  • GMHS was one of 120 schools nationwide, and the only school in Northwestern Pennsylvania, to be selected as a semi-finalist for the GRAMMY Signature School Award, recognition for being a top U.S. public high school that makes an outstanding commitment to music education.
  • General McLane School District that was ranked:
    • 65 out of 500 among best school districts in Pennsylvania (2018)
    • 7th Safest School District in Pennsylvania (2018)
    • 37 out of 500 among districts with the best teachers in Pennsylvania (2018)
    • 338 out of 10,541 among Districts with the best teachers in America (2018)
    • 24 out of 10,576 among safest school districts in America (2018)
  • General McLane School District had the highest graduation rate in the Erie region during the 2013-2014 School year with a near 99 percent.
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General McLane High School (GMHS) ranks in the 92nd percentile of all schools across the country for academic performance.

GMHS offers AP courses in: English Literature & Composition, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry II, and US History.

GMSD is 1 of 55 districts in Pennsylvania to receive “Out-Performer” status by Standard & Poor’s School Evaluation Services.

GMHS graduates have attended many prestigious institutions including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, University of Connecticut, MIT, RIT, Duke, Stanford, Brown, and Harvey Mudd among others.