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Sto-Rox El School

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Posted August 11, 2014

Coming from a local catholic school I am so glad that we switched. The teachers handle things with the resources that they do have. My daughter excelled after being held back in catholic school and my son learned more than he did in two years of preschool. This school district may have a bad reputation but that comes from the high school. The elementary is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2014

These teacher do a great job with the over crowded class rooms, lack of supplies, they have alot hard working teachers like Ms Raymond, Ms Koger, Mr Vete, Mr.Minear, Ms DiMichele. These teacher really care & love theae children the do their best to educate these children.


Posted October 8, 2012

i had to pull my son out of this school, they said he was a problem child. He now goes to propel montour and is a straight A student and absolutely loves going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2010

This school has a very dedicated staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

I couldn't be happier with sto-rox elementry school! This is my sons first year (kindergarten) and the teachers and staff are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

This is the most disorganized school I know. The principal is poor and absent all the time. What a joke! The kids can't read and the teachers are really bad.


Posted August 27, 2009

I always felt my children did well at this school district until this year.The middle school lacks organization!I sure feel sorry for all the 5 graders this year with all the changes.Good luck teachers!POOR CHILDREN!yeh right no child left behind!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

What a sad lack of involvement from the central office administration. An accountant trouble-shoots problems, instead of an involved superintendent, and building leadership is sketchy. Children are not well-served here.


Posted June 2, 2009

Very poor reading and math training. Pittsburgh Business Times ranks this school 103 out of 105 schools in the County. Very little academic rigor for children and weak leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

Many of the parents send their children to any other school but Sto-Rox Elementary because the staff is not well-trained. The teachers seem to loaf around a lot and there is not a strong focus on kids here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

The Phys Ed, sports and playground activities are very poor. There are no extra activities for energetic children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2009

The adults in this school (security) are mean tot he kids and talk about their families and homes. The lack of privacy for children is horrible. My child is promised privacy and respect at the charter school (Propel) where he will go in Spetember, 2009. Thank God he got in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2009

No one in the school talks about how to help kids. The school is run over by bad politics and power struggles. The focus on children is poor and egos run wild here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2008

The school is new, clean, bright and energetic. The administration is consistent and kind. They really work for and with the children! I love SRE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

The school has gotten alot better this year, more concerned with the children's learning, reading, and math scores, not to mention the no hands on or bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
60%
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

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
59%
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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
40%
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 Students59%
Female51%
Male64%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic70%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female49%
Male53%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic55%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
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

Math

All Students49%
Female46%
Male52%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic55%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students34%
Female44%
Male25%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students43%
Female48%
Male38%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
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

Math

All Students48%
Female39%
Male58%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students26%
Female22%
Male30%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students41%
Female36%
Male46%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 56% 15%
White 31% 71%
Two or more races 12% 2%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 Ewing Rd
Mckees Rocks, PA 15136
Phone: (412) 771-3213

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