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North Hills Junior High School

Public | 7-9

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted April 8, 2014

My son attended North Hills High school. While going there I expressed some major concerns with the guidance counselor he was having at home. They did nothing to help him while he was in school. Instead he became labeled as a bad kid. Once he was put into an alternative program , I found out they have a group sessions for kids dealing with anger. This would of been very helpful before he ended up in alternative school. The school was trying very hard to expel my son. I requested a meeting for an IEP ( something I heard of from another parent) The school said they would get the process started, only to have me leave without signing a consent form. I had to get an advocate from the state to help me. Everything than moved very quickly, my son was then diagnosed with ADHD, and needed an IEP. Every teacher who had to sign the form for the IEP, was surprised he hadn't had one, yet none of the teachers requested one for him. I believe North hills is a great school if you have the perfect child, other than that they would rather not deal with your child . Be proactive and fight for your child, because they don't care, and wont help you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

i am having an issue with my son being bullied we moved here from beaver pa we are not wealthy just average people my son is friendly ,funny and caring and has always been every ones friend. a few kids pick on my son for the clothes he wears the girls he dates the friends he keeps where we are from...ect. I have brought up the issues including physical bullying and nothing has been done about it some of the boys he dose not even know who they are, and in a population of over 1000 students in 7-9 that makes sense.. but the counselor says nothing can be done if he doesn't know them... I don't feel like they are doing their jobs at keeping our kids safe. I've also been told by several kids both in middle and high school there that drugs come through the halls all the time. I feel that north hills wont do anything cause they don't want the school to look bad!!!! id rather our kids be safe...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2009

my child moved ffom Noth Allegheny to North Hills and is diong alot worse. Kids are teaseing her about what she is wearing and how she looks! And no one is doing anything! This is soo much worse than North Allegheny!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

This is a fantastic Jr High School that handles discipline as best as can be expected within their means. They use a team teaching system which makes the kids feel a part of something smaller than a gigantic school poplulation. This a huge benefit as they transition from the smaller elementary schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2007

My child was being bullied by a few kids. After numerous encounters they did not handle the situation well! They have a 'no bully' policy that involves the bully and the victim being punished together. What a great policy!
—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.

359 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

353 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

303 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

307 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

300 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

318 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
78%
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 Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)74%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
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 Students84%
Female89%
Male79%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female92%
Male80%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)62%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female66%
Male60%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female93%
Male76%
Black88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
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
White 93% 71%
Black 4% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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55 Rochester Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
Phone: (412) 318-1452

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