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Washington El School

Public | K-3 | 32 students

 

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Posted June 15, 2012

I have been beyond satisfied with this school! The teachers are fabulous!!! My children have been challenged and have also been given the support when needed. I wouldn't send them anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2012

For children with special needs this school is not addequate. I was told by a staff member that a lot of kids with special needs have been taken out of the school because the school isn't equipped to deal with them. The Transportation department makes K-3 walk anywhere from 1/2 mile to a mile to get to the bus no matter what the weather is like. The secretary is very abbrasive and rude to both the children and the parents. The principal is very easy to talk to, and seems to genuinely care about the students. The counselor also cares about the kids and does what she can to help them in any way. The nursing staff does not keep the parents informed if the child has an issue, other schools in the same district have excellent nurses that keep the parents informed through a call or a letter home.
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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
72%
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%
Female73%
Male76%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
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 45% 71%
Black 44% 15%
Two or more races 8% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2501 Main St
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
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