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West Hills Primary School

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Posted April 15, 2014

my child started going to this school ,and has nothing but problems since . he has been picked on by students , in school as well as the bus . when i finally had enough of him coming home in tears , i addressed the bus driver myself ... 2 days later , he was on a van to and from school with a right up ! looks like all they did was protect themselves instead of my child !! the principle barely ever returns a phone call to address concerns !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2011

My kids love the school and so do I. The acedemics are challenging and we rise to the challange
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2009

I am proud to say that my child attends West Hills Primary School. The school campus is safe and inviting. Even though the classrooms are open, my child is a successful learner in this environment. In addition, the teachers at this school seem to sincerely care about the welfare of each student and their educational needs. The faculty, staff, and PTO go above and beyond what is expected of them and it shows!
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Posted January 24, 2009

I personally think that this school probably the best school in the district. The children absolutely love school and their teachers. The teachers seem very dedicated and motiated to create a safe and fun learning enironment. This past year, there has been a large playground installed and also a seperate kindergarten area installed. It's truly a great school for my children to be at.
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Posted January 25, 2008

I don't like this school. They don't have a nice playground for the kids, no swingsets or slides, just basketball court to play on. The classrooms aren't separated by walls and it's hard to focus on the teacher when you can hear the other teachers in the surrounding classrooms. They aren't good at keeping the parents informed of problems in the classroom and not good at preventing future problems when informed there's a problem between children.
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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
84%
Scale: % at or above proficient

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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)65%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female86%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)61%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

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.

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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 71%
Black 2% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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181 Heritage Park Dr
Kittanning, PA 16201
Phone: (724) 548-7651

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