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White Oak El School

Public | K-4 | 405 students

 

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Posted October 18, 2010

We have just moved to White Oak and our child has been admitted to this school. The office in the White Oak Elementary School were very swift in processing the papers. Our Son is enjoying his new school. This school seems to have excellent administration. It is evident that the school teachers care about children in this school. Thanks White Oak Elementary!
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Posted December 14, 2009

I have two boys who have been attending W.O.E. My oldest is now at McClure, but the youngest is still here. WONDERFUL school, teachers and staff. You can tell that the teachers really care about the kids they teach. Thanks White Oak Elementary!
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Posted October 31, 2008

I was new to the area last year, and enrolled my daught with special needs in first grade at White Oak Elem. This was the best thing that ever could happen to us. My daughter has excelled in the environment at this school. She has gotten all the help that she needs, and the teachers and aides are just wonderful with her. I am very pleased with everyone at this school. Thank You! Francie Larson
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Posted May 31, 2008

My son, who is now is second grade ast White Oak Elementary has had an outstanding year with yet another outstanding teacher. This school, the academic capabilities and the overall experience that our family has had has been outstanding. I am happy to have my oldest son here now and my youngest son soon on his way. I applaud many of the outstanding staff here at the school. I do not care what is said about our district, God has blessed the Bazala family by putting us here. Gretchen Bazala
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Posted September 14, 2006

White Oak Elementary is a wonderful school with an outstanding staff and principal. My child was in kindergarten last year and had an outstanding teacher and a wonderful year. He came out of his kindergarten year with such a high level of educational and understanding of all subjects, especially reading. I want you all to know that this school is fantastic and I feel truly blessed to have a child who attends there and a 2 year old who will attend there in the near future. Thank you to all of the staff at White Oak Elementary. I am thrilled.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students75%
Female81%
Male67%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female81%
Male72%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 Students82%
Female77%
Male87%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female70%
Male58%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female73%
Male81%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
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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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
White 69% 71%
Black 22% 15%
Two or more races 8% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1415 California Ave
Mckeesport, PA 15131
Phone: (412) 664-3790

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