Elmer L. Meyers Junior/Senior High School (commonly known throughout the area as 'E. L. Meyers' or 'Meyers') is an urban, public school located on 341 Carey Avenue, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. It is one of three public high schools in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. Meyers is both a junior and seniorpublic high school, offering education to approximately 949 students (2010) in grades 7–12. The student to teacher ratio is approximately 14 students per teacher. Meyers' sports teams are called "Mohawks." Meyers and G.A.R. High Schools have one of the longest standing sports rivalries in the Wyoming Valley.
Meyers opened in the 1930 and has survived the flood of 1972 from Tropical Storm Agnes. It is currently undergoing construction to fix the roof. As of June 2011, the WBASD(Wilkes-Barre Area School District) members are currently debating continued renovation of the school. A projected decrease in population was lauded when the school was first proposed to be closed, though the school has since seen a stable population of students who often do not require public busing. Options include: #1 Close down and demolish Elmer L Meyers Junior/Senior High School, and rebuild the high school at a price of 65 million dollars or #2 Repair Elmer L Meyers Junior/Senior High School at a price of 85 million dollars. If #1 was picked, the students of the school would be displaced for 1 to 2 years. All 7th and 8th graders would be sent to G. A. R. Memorial Junior Senior High School along with 30% of the 9th–12th graders. The 70% of the 9th–12th graders left will be sent to James M Coughlin High School. The students would return in the 2012–13 or the 2013–14 school year.
In 2010, E. L. Meyers JSHS achieved AYP. Additionally, the students had negative growth in academic achievement, in 2010. In 2009 the school was in Making Progress: in School Improvement I AYP status due to chronic low student achievement. In 2008, the school was in School Improvement Level I.
In December 2008, Meyers received a bronze placing in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 "Best High Schools" list, which is given to schools that whose student body and lest-advantage students exceed performance expectations on the Pennsylvania high school test.