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Avonworth Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 330 students

 

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Posted May 8, 2013

It was our experience that the teachers in the middle school are difficult to deal with when it comes to dealing with student issues. They seem too interested in blaming others instead of being part of the solution. They were fine with average student performance when we knew that our child was capable of much more. We pulled our child out of the middle school in complete frustration with lack of effort and caring by the staff and administration despite repeated efforts to help our child. Our child is in private school setting and has exhibited a complete turnaround since leaving Avonworth and is now a National Honor Society member and Honor Roll student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

The principal at this school won the award for best in the state. The curriculum is world class and the teachers are well trained in differentiated instruction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

Excellent school. Small district, great student to teacher ratio... Curriculum can be sped up or slowed down to each child s needs Teachers care, great community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

My children love avonworth middle school, they do very advanced projects and come home happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

i think avonworth middle school is a great place to send your children. the kids are fantastic their and the teachers are excellant!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2007

After a superior elementary school experience, I am disappointed in the middle school.
—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.

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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 77% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
87%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
96%
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 Students78%
Female67%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female80%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
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 Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
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 Students85%
Female85%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female96%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female93%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged73%
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

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 90% 71%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 3% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
Assistant principal(s)
School psychologist
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
School leaders can update this information here.

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256 Josephs Ln
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: (412) 366-9650

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