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Mcclellan El School

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Posted October 21, 2010

(In response to the previous post) Although your misspellings were difficult to read through, I must say "parent," I think our school system, our PTA, our community, and most of all our children rank among the best in the state, (proven) if not the Country. This community is set so well upon a hill of hard work and dedication from the aforementioned. See you at the bus stop?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

The district as a whole has gone down hill Fast. The children are not encouraged to learn, the teachers are AMAZING however, they DO NOT have the time to teach the children & plant the learning seeds these teachers si desire to plant..BUT, due to the PSSAs and the NO Child Left Behind Downfall I mean law, the children are suffering. TJ Wants high scores. As A Parent. I want my children to get the education they are entitled to... Oh, please dont get me started on the PTA... That parent hit the nail on the head. I agree with the first parent about the PTA they gave them more credit than me they were being soo very kind very very kind. The PTA is SET & Im not sure if the parents that believe they are 'the stuff' were neglected in H.School or what but they need out....The parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

I have three children, two in school, one will start next year. I feel the same as the last poster - I can't believe the way the PTA is set up, it's amazing and the ones on it do look down on you. It's like being in high school again - and you have to be BFF with the parents too or forget about the kids hanging together they have their own little click. I'm looking in another nearby school district that I know is friendlier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

I have had many opportunities to be inside the classrooms at McClellan. The students are highly motivated and there is always excitement in the air. The opportunities that the children have are unique and you can tell that the teachers are student oriented. There is always a project going on that gives educational opportunities for the entire building. This is a school to be proud of!


Posted April 5, 2009

When we moved here, the quality of the school district was the biggest factor in choosing where to live. We moved from a very strong district and we were looking to continue our children's education in that manner. We heard so many wonderful things and looked at the great ratings it received and we were impressed.... and quite mistaken! Our children are in the elementary grades. Not having children old enough for the state championship football program, we see little to brag about. Even after asking several parents who speak highly of the schools, 'What do you love about the school district?', not one has had any articulable response. The schools are not bad, but that's about it. There is little or no incentive for students to achieve anything beyond standardized expectations. There should be more to education than PSSA scores.
—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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
100%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
82%
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 Students91%
Female96%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female93%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students89%
Female100%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female95%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female100%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

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 94% 71%
Black 2% 15%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Phone: (412) 655-2700

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