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Whitehall El School

Public | 2-5 | 741 students

 

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Posted August 14, 2011

Last year in this school - moving to a better school district that's about learning and not so much about tests/homework. Buses overcrowded, lunches are thrown together in tote which gets squashed and left at end of day cause they can't get until done with all work - bus numbers are called over loud speaker and if room is loud kids miss bus (this is only k-1st, which is crazy, can't go to school with their siblings - how sad) NO PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT - teacher has kids seats into groups of four and if all four aren't considered good (only one table picked) then not picked for POPCORN PARTY IN FRONT OF ENTIRE CLASS - how sad, when volunteering had to watch four kids eat and smell snack in front of 20 some other kids - if you sat at table with other bad kids you never got one??? Crazy! MOVING asap
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2011

I think Whitehall elementary school is great. They make an individual care plan for each kid to make sure they are challenged. My daughter is challenged everyday and her teacher is very active with the parents. The only complaint is the school lunch program, which I feel is unhealthy.(nacho supreme should not be a meal). Overall, I feel my duaghter is learning appropriate material and is getting a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

My child is not challenged by peers or her teacher. she complains others copy her papers and are so loud she gets headaches. there is no playground equipment AT ALL and the gym is shared by muliple classes the one or two times a week they actually have it. school lunches are not nutritious, busses are overcrowded, and we wish we could move.
—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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%

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 83% in 2012.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

173 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

173 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
93%
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 73% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

167 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

173 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
68%
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 Students85%
Female83%
Male87%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female76%
Male75%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
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 Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female79%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female86%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
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 Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)91%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female73%
Male69%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female83%
Male62%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
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 82% 71%
Black 8% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Hispanic 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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4900 Curry Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Phone: (412) 885-7525

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