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Pittsburgh South Brook 6-8

Public | 6-8 | 458 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2011

I agree with the comment posted in May 2011. South Brook became a 'school choice' school in the 2010-2011 school year because it performed so well on the PSSA. As a result, the school is now over crowded and bullies reign. I pulled my child out because the violence was so bad and the leadership was ignoring it. It's a shame, because it used to be a really good school. Until the district does something about the delinquents that are running the schools, the district will continue to decline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

The school may have been good at one time but now fights are common even in class room and bullying is tolerated by teachers. There is no accountablity and the troubled kids that start the fights are rewarded more than punished for there behaviour. Send your kids to private school if want an education and values.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

its the best middle school my son likes it he in 8 grade that said it all . but really the teacher really help the kids . they keep you up informed on everything and lets face middle school is a hard age to teach
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

I attend South Brook middle school and I think that it is a wonderful school for any child going into 6 - 8 grade to go to. I look forward to going back this year and learning along with my fellow classmates. I believe the teachers are as strict as needed and yet can still let the kids have a little fun every now and then so they don't get bored or tired and so they keep paying attention and don't loose interest. They keep things new and exciting so the kids want to learn!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2009

Thank You! I know any child would love to go to this school...its great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2009

This is a Great school! I go there so i would know. i dont like some of the teachers but there great ones! i love the sports teams,dances and titan tickets.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2008

I go to South Brook, & I think that it is a fine place for a child to have a good education. They are a little strict, but I bet most schools are. I love the teachers, but some students act up to much. Other than that, this is a great school for kids to go to for a good education!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2008

I think this school has went down hill in the past couple of years. Mrs. Rickert needs to take back her school. You are so quick to put kids through the system rather than work with them. You also don't have teachers that know how to deal with kids that have special needs. Take the school back off of Mr. May.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

This school is nice. Its in a great enviroment, its clean, and it has a lot of dances. It trys to teach your kids all they could know.
—Submitted by a student


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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
52%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%

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 76% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
62%
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 Students72%
Female64%
Male79%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic62%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female49%
Male52%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic50%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
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 Students69%
Female68%
Male69%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged68%
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 Students64%
Female65%
Male63%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic55%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic82%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female54%
Male47%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female67%
Male58%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
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 73% 71%
Black 19% 15%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Hispanic 1% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

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