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Duquesne City School District

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300 Kennedy Ave
Duquesne, PA 15110
Allegheny County
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PH: (412) 466-5300

  • Grades K-8
  • 409 students
  • 1 school

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 PSSA Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

Reading
 28% (2012)
 21% (2011)
 13% (2010)
 37% (2009)
 28% (2008)
 24% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

Math
 41% (2012)
 26% (2011)
 49% (2010)
 49% (2009)
 40% (2008)
 41% (2007)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4

Reading
 12% (2012)
 9% (2011)
 19% (2010)
 23% (2009)
 17% (2008)
 27% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

Science
 27% (2012)
 22% (2011)
 33% (2010)
 17% (2009)
The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

Math
 30% (2012)
 48% (2011)
 50% (2010)
 50% (2009)
 34% (2008)
 50% (2007)
The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5

Reading
 11% (2012)
 21% (2011)
 5% (2010)
 19% (2009)
 11% (2008)
 17% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

Writing
 21% (2012)
 19% (2011)
 15% (2010)
 13% (2009)
 15% (2008)
 7% (2007)
The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

Math
 29% (2012)
 49% (2011)
 16% (2010)
 21% (2009)
 27% (2008)
 26% (2007)
The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6

Reading
 14% (2012)
 13% (2011)
 7% (2010)
 17% (2009)
 17% (2008)
 17% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

Math
 32% (2012)
 18% (2011)
 14% (2010)
 45% (2009)
 30% (2008)
 29% (2007)
The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7

Reading
 18% (2012)
 20% (2011)
 20% (2010)
 14% (2009)
 29% (2008)
 23% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

Math
 12% (2012)
 33% (2011)
 27% (2010)
 29% (2009)
 25% (2008)
 27% (2007)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8

Reading
 32% (2012)
 30% (2011)
 33% (2010)
 47% (2009)
 33% (2008)
 21% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

Science
 6% (2012)
 5% (2011)
 5% (2010)
 7% (2009)
The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

Writing
 24% (2012)
 34% (2011)
 19% (2010)
 29% (2009)
 26% (2008)
 23% (2007)
The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

Math
 26% (2012)
 23% (2011)
 23% (2010)
 16% (2009)
 28% (2008)
 43% (2007)
The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 11

Reading
 33% (2012)
 25% (2011)
 38% (2010)
 25% (2009)
 24% (2008)
 27% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

Science
 3% (2012)
 4% (2011)
 2% (2010)
 3% (2009)
The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

Writing
 74% (2012)
 53% (2011)
 72% (2010)
 58% (2009)
 70% (2008)
 78% (2007)
The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

Math
 21% (2012)
 24% (2011)
 21% (2010)
 6% (2009)
 17% (2008)
 5% (2007)
The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

About the Tests

  • 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, science 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.

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 PSSA Results By Subgroup

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3
ReadingThis District
All Students28%
Female23%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%

MathThis District
All Students41%
Female32%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students12%
Female17%
Male7%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%

ScienceThis District
All Students27%
Female33%
Male20%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%

MathThis District
All Students30%
Female39%
Male20%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students11%
Female12%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%

WritingThis District
All Students21%
Female13%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%

MathThis District
All Students29%
Female20%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students14%
Female20%
Male9%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%

MathThis District
All Students32%
Female27%
Male36%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students18%
Female24%
Male12%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%

MathThis District
All Students12%
Female18%
Male6%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students32%
Female37%
Male27%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%

ScienceThis District
All Students6%
Female0%
Male14%
Black4%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%

WritingThis District
All Students24%
Female37%
Male7%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%

MathThis District
All Students26%
Female11%
Male47%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 11
ReadingThis District
All Students33%
Female45%
Male23%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%

ScienceThis District
All Students3%
Female0%
Male5%
Black3%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%

WritingThis District
All Students74%
Female88%
Male59%
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%

MathThis District
All Students21%
Female15%
Male27%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

About the Tests

  • 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, science 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 different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Pennsylvania: An Overview

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 Teachers

 
Teacher data was not reported for this district.

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
Information about this data
Source:
EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
Unspecified100%n/a

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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