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Greensburg Salem Sd

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1 Academy Hill Place
Greensburg, PA 15601
Westmoreland County
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PH: (724) 832-2901

  • Grades K-12 & ungraded
  • 2901 students
  • 5 schools

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 PSSA Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

Reading
 82% (2012)
 89% (2011)
 92% (2010)
 95% (2009)
 94% (2008)
 93% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

Math
 89% (2012)
 94% (2011)
 95% (2010)
 97% (2009)
 95% (2008)
 98% (2007)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4

Reading
 76% (2012)
 86% (2011)
 87% (2010)
 91% (2009)
 88% (2008)
 88% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

Science
 88% (2012)
 89% (2011)
 93% (2010)
 91% (2009)
The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

Math
 90% (2012)
 92% (2011)
 96% (2010)
 96% (2009)
 96% (2008)
 93% (2007)
The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5

Reading
 74% (2012)
 77% (2011)
 82% (2010)
 79% (2009)
 73% (2008)
 76% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

Writing
 71% (2012)
 86% (2011)
 86% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 73% (2008)
 79% (2007)
The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

Math
 88% (2012)
 91% (2011)
 90% (2010)
 94% (2009)
 93% (2008)
 92% (2007)
The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6

Reading
 77% (2012)
 82% (2011)
 73% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 77% (2008)
 71% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

Math
 94% (2012)
 94% (2011)
 92% (2010)
 92% (2009)
 88% (2008)
 89% (2007)
The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7

Reading
 88% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 76% (2010)
 80% (2009)
 79% (2008)
 81% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

Math
 96% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 85% (2010)
 87% (2009)
 80% (2008)
 81% (2007)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8

Reading
 88% (2012)
 91% (2011)
 88% (2010)
 88% (2009)
 87% (2008)
 83% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

Science
 75% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 69% (2010)
 65% (2009)
The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

Writing
 81% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 84% (2010)
 80% (2009)
 82% (2008)
 95% (2007)
The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

Math
 88% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 86% (2010)
 83% (2009)
 81% (2008)
 85% (2007)
The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 11

Reading
 76% (2012)
 73% (2011)
 72% (2010)
 75% (2009)
 70% (2008)
 81% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

Science
 60% (2012)
 51% (2011)
 51% (2010)
 53% (2009)
The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

Writing
 96% (2012)
 91% (2011)
 93% (2010)
 89% (2009)
 97% (2008)
 97% (2007)
The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

Math
 73% (2012)
 70% (2011)
 71% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 70% (2008)
 71% (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 Students82%
Female86%
Male80%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic86%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)72%

MathThis District
All Students89%
Female87%
Male90%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic86%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)75%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students76%
Female78%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)59%

ScienceThis District
All Students88%
Female82%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%

MathThis District
All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students74%
Female82%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic62%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%

WritingThis District
All Students71%
Female79%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic64%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%

MathThis District
All Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic92%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)59%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students77%
Female80%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%

MathThis District
All Students94%
Female97%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)77%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%

MathThis District
All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic82%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%

ScienceThis District
All Students75%
Female74%
Male77%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic53%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%

WritingThis District
All Students81%
Female86%
Male75%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic70%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%

MathThis District
All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic78%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 11
ReadingThis District
All Students76%
Female73%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%

ScienceThis District
All Students60%
Female54%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%

WritingThis District
All Students96%
Female99%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%

MathThis District
All Students73%
Female72%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
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
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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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