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Penn-Trafford School District

GreatSchools Rating: 9 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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1006 Harrison Cityexport Rd
Harrison City, PA 15636
Westmoreland County
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PH: (724) 744-4496

  • Grades K-12 & ungraded
  • 4179 students
  • 8 schools

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 PSSA Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

Reading
 92% (2012)
 95% (2011)
 93% (2010)
 94% (2009)
 93% (2008)
 91% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

Math
 98% (2012)
 98% (2011)
 97% (2010)
 96% (2009)
 96% (2008)
 95% (2007)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4

Reading
 91% (2012)
 92% (2011)
 91% (2010)
 93% (2009)
 90% (2008)
 91% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

Science
 96% (2012)
 97% (2011)
 97% (2010)
 97% (2009)
The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

Math
 94% (2012)
 99% (2011)
 96% (2010)
 95% (2009)
 96% (2008)
 93% (2007)
The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5

Reading
 87% (2012)
 89% (2011)
 83% (2010)
 85% (2009)
 85% (2008)
 76% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

Writing
 83% (2012)
 81% (2011)
 80% (2010)
 70% (2009)
 79% (2008)
 73% (2007)
The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

Math
 91% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 89% (2010)
 95% (2009)
 92% (2008)
 84% (2007)
The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6

Reading
 85% (2012)
 89% (2011)
 87% (2010)
 84% (2009)
 84% (2008)
 88% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

Math
 89% (2012)
 92% (2011)
 92% (2010)
 92% (2009)
 85% (2008)
 89% (2007)
The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7

Reading
 89% (2012)
 92% (2011)
 86% (2010)
 88% (2009)
 89% (2008)
 83% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

Math
 94% (2012)
 95% (2011)
 91% (2010)
 90% (2009)
 91% (2008)
 84% (2007)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8

Reading
 94% (2012)
 95% (2011)
 94% (2010)
 98% (2009)
 95% (2008)
 90% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

Science
 80% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 73% (2010)
 82% (2009)
The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

Writing
 84% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 90% (2010)
 79% (2009)
 71% (2008)
 77% (2007)
The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

Math
 94% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 91% (2010)
 91% (2009)
 88% (2008)
 80% (2007)
The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 11

Reading
 82% (2012)
 84% (2011)
 83% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 79% (2008)
 81% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

Science
 59% (2012)
 62% (2011)
 53% (2010)
 48% (2009)
The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

Writing
 93% (2012)
 96% (2011)
 88% (2010)
 92% (2009)
 93% (2008)
 95% (2007)
The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

Math
 82% (2012)
 81% (2011)
 80% (2010)
 68% (2009)
 70% (2008)
 69% (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 Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)63%

MathThis District
All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)84%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)68%

ScienceThis District
All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)79%

MathThis District
All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students87%
Female91%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)74%

WritingThis District
All Students83%
Female88%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%

MathThis District
All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)82%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%

MathThis District
All Students89%
Female87%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged71%

MathThis District
All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%

ScienceThis District
All Students80%
Female77%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged64%

WritingThis District
All Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%

MathThis District
All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 11
ReadingThis District
All Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%

ScienceThis District
All Students59%
Female53%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%

WritingThis District
All Students93%
Female98%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%

MathThis District
All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
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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