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Belle Vernon Area School District

GreatSchools Rating: 7 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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270 Crest Ave
Belle Vernon, PA 15012
Westmoreland County
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PH: (724) 808-2500

  • Grades K-12 & ungraded
  • 2662 students
  • 5 schools

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 PSSA Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

Reading
 79% (2012)
 82% (2011)
 80% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 78% (2008)
 73% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

Math
 89% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 90% (2010)
 86% (2009)
 83% (2008)
 81% (2007)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4

Reading
 75% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 76% (2010)
 71% (2009)
 65% (2008)
 69% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

Science
 82% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 85% (2010)
 84% (2009)
The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

Math
 87% (2012)
 92% (2011)
 87% (2010)
 82% (2009)
 79% (2008)
 76% (2007)
The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5

Reading
 79% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 54% (2010)
 61% (2009)
 69% (2008)
 65% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

Writing
 67% (2012)
 82% (2011)
 73% (2010)
 55% (2009)
 61% (2008)
 53% (2007)
The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

Math
 82% (2012)
 77% (2011)
 67% (2010)
 67% (2009)
 73% (2008)
 71% (2007)
The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6

Reading
 80% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 71% (2010)
 76% (2009)
 69% (2008)
 63% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

Math
 92% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 86% (2010)
 83% (2009)
 79% (2008)
 72% (2007)
The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7

Reading
 86% (2012)
 84% (2011)
 80% (2010)
 75% (2009)
 77% (2008)
 72% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

Math
 97% (2012)
 92% (2011)
 86% (2010)
 85% (2009)
 78% (2008)
 67% (2007)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8

Reading
 87% (2012)
 96% (2011)
 90% (2010)
 89% (2009)
 81% (2008)
 82% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

Science
 60% (2012)
 68% (2011)
 62% (2010)
 70% (2009)
The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

Writing
 73% (2012)
 81% (2011)
 79% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 68% (2008)
 64% (2007)
The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

Math
 91% (2012)
 87% (2011)
 83% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 75% (2008)
 73% (2007)
The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 11

Reading
 79% (2012)
 73% (2011)
 71% (2010)
 69% (2009)
 74% (2008)
 69% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

Science
 49% (2012)
 44% (2011)
 28% (2010)
 39% (2009)
The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

Writing
 88% (2012)
 84% (2011)
 83% (2010)
 83% (2009)
 84% (2008)
 89% (2007)
The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

Math
 73% (2012)
 70% (2011)
 72% (2010)
 60% (2009)
 54% (2008)
 56% (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 Students79%
Female79%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%

MathThis District
All Students89%
Female88%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students75%
Female73%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%

ScienceThis District
All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)49%

MathThis District
All Students87%
Female84%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%

WritingThis District
All Students67%
Female71%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%

MathThis District
All Students82%
Female79%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students80%
Female82%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%

MathThis District
All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students86%
Female91%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%

MathThis District
All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)63%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students87%
Female93%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%

ScienceThis District
All Students60%
Female56%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%

WritingThis District
All Students73%
Female85%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%

MathThis District
All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 11
ReadingThis District
All Students79%
Female76%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%

ScienceThis District
All Students49%
Female43%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%

WritingThis District
All Students88%
Female95%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%

MathThis District
All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
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
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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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