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Northside Urban Pathways Cs

Charter | 6-12 | 350 students

 

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Posted May 31, 2010

One day the school weill be like it use to be. some one will make it change
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

im a student at nup i just think this school i wounderfull i just started this year im in the 8th grade and i love it i love how the school is set up its just great thats all i can say about this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2008

Yes my child has been attending NUP since the 8th grade. I have nothing but good thihs to say about NUP. NUP challenges my child to think at a higher level using her critical thinking skills. Yes at times she has alot of homework, however; this is preparing her college ahead. I know that once she graduates from nup she will be more than ready tfor college. They not only teach my child the fundamentals of her classes but they have taught her good study habits the teachers know my child by name and they are all so very helpful when i have a concearn. My child does not have to deal with the typical high school drama because she can focus on why she goes to school. NUP i apperciate all you have done for my child and i am going to miss your staff when she graduates in 2010.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

I'm a current student at nup, and I believe that the work the teachers put forward is wonderful. My teachers interact with me and know me for me and not as just another student. I'm going to miss the school when I graduate!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2008

I'm a current student and I enjoy this school very much! We have alot of challenging work to do but the end reward is worth it. We have alot of fun and get along great with most of the teachers. I will dearly miss this school when I graduate :-)
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2007

The way things are set up is just ridiculous my kid comes hope and cries about how much work she gets. All Im saying is try to lighten up on these kids, their just kids and I know u are preparing them for college but let them enjoy school while they still can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2006

This school is a great school for any child.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 77% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
46%

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

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
67%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
17%

2009

 
 
14%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
42%

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 60% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
6%

2009

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
65%
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 Students47%
Female55%
Male38%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female45%
Male31%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
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 Students58%
Female45%
Male70%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female50%
Male40%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
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 Students45%
Female63%
Male31%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female75%
Male55%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students12%
Female14%
Male10%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students58%
Female78%
Male44%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
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 Students33%
Female29%
Male37%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female38%
Male47%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students3%
Female0%
Male5%
Black3%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female86%
Male95%
Black90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 98% 15%
White 2% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 53%N/A49%
Male 47%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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