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Founders Hall School

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5 stars

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Posted September 16, 2013

Founders Hall school is committed to academic excellence. The activities in the school greatly help my children learn the complex subjects with a fun and entertaining way, enjoying it all the way and wanting more. The school teachers are good at inspiring the students to pursue their dreams while supporting the students to work together as a team. The behavioral classes adds the discipline into the students. The physical activities are numerous and my kids like the gym very much and actively participate in it daily.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2013

I was a former student at McKeesport the school is a great school and the teacher are awesome and they do anything they can to help you if you don't understand it. Sometimes you will get picked on but i think that happens everywhere but now they have a dress code which sucks because you have to wear khakis and collared shirt. But overall I like the school


Posted January 31, 2008

I went to this school and I thought it was a good education plan for me. Tha absolute only thing i did not like was the first few days I was being picked on but thanks to the conselors and my teachers this all stoped. Soon I will be at the high school. I will be transfering there soon.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

269 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

269 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
47%
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 76% in 2012.

269 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

269 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

262 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

272 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
36%
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 Students62%
Female72%
Male53%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female57%
Male39%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
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 Students56%
Female60%
Male52%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female76%
Male53%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students34%
Female31%
Male37%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students29%
Female40%
Male19%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
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 50% 71%
Black 47% 15%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3600 O'Neil Blvd
Mckeesport, PA 15132
Phone: (412) 664-3690

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