General McLane High School

11761 Edinboro Rd, Edinboro, PA 16412
(814) 273-1033

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Public Grades 9-12 717 students 15 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • General McLane School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

General McLane High School is a public high school in Washington Township. The principal of General McLane High School is Mr Richard Scaletta. 717 students attend General McLane High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 24% of the 717 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at General McLane High School is 15:1. Erie County Technical School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 94%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Multiracial 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian 0.3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very happy with this school. I feel this is a great school. It is not too big that my child gets lost in the crowd but not too small where it lacks academics. My student has had excellent choices for classes the teachers are very helpful and they offer a lot to do for extracurricular stuff as well. I'm glad we moved and attend here.

  • (4 years ago)

    General McLane is a great school. Opportunities for extracurricular activities abound in intellectual artistic and athletic arenas. Teachers are respected and valued by the School Board the Superintendent and administration; as a result they are motivated to do the best possible job as educators. Edinboro is fortunate to have a community that supports education to such a high degree.

  • (7 years ago)

    General McLane is a great school district. The money for the turf was raised by the foundation not by the school district as they donated towards it as well. It was a community effort. As for the web interaction I just attended an open house and was told about the plan for Wiki pages for all of the teachers. It is currently being used by a number of the teachers. I can also say from a parent of a child with a learning disability the planning this district does for it's students is fantastic. His previous school left him so far behind and General McLane has helped him tremendously. I also have children in the accelerated track at the Hign School the classes are challenging and the teachers approachable. Edinboro is a great community with a lot of spirit and pride. It's a great place to raise a family.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm very disappointed in this school district. They seem to focus more on sports then they do on academics. Money was spent this year on new turf instead of investing in an interactive web site so that parents can be updated daily or weekly on their child's progress and interact with the teachers. It seems that most other schools have this program set up already. I'm also disappointed in the High Schools counselors as they have yet to help my daughter take the classes needed to graduate and go on to college.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school. It has good teachers and a nice place for a family.

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