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Pittsburgh Brookline K-8

Public | PK-8 | 535 students

 

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Posted September 23, 2014

I have 3 children in this school. I LOVE IT! Pre-K program is fantastic. I recommend this school 100%!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2013

My son started kindergarten here this year (August 2013). I was concerned having moved from a top 10 state school district to be closer to the city. I am more than pleased with this school, his teachers, and the staff. Very professional, caring, and open. I would highly recommend this public school to anyone who has concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

My daughter is about to start the 6th grade at Brookline, she is both looking forward and dreading it at the same time. Honor roll student and extremely close to the former Principle Valerie Lucas who gently pushes the children to excel in every aspect now must reaccount herself to a new Principle. Hopefully he will continue the excellent example Mrs. Lucas exuded in the 6 years my daughter has been a student there. The atmosphere at this school has been rooted in the outstanding leadership.of Mrs. Lucas and she will be missed. The parents will be watching closely to see where the new Principle leads this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2013

Brookline Elementary School (K-8): principal: Valerie Lucas (Principal Stability: 1 principal in 5 years. ( 32 Teachers) 527 STUDENTS Special education staff: Learning Support & Autism Support ( 60.0% Free/reduced Lunch program 2012 Community Report stats:Student daily Attendance: 94.2% Teacher daily attendance:95.7% Student Disciplinary Actions 2010-2011 1.7 % PER 100 STUDENTS (R.I.S.E.) Award School TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPEMENT DIRECTLY INCREASED ALL THE STUDENTS INCREASED TEST SCORES & EACH STUDENT RECEIVES MORNING INTERVENTION TUTORING SO THEY MAY ACHIEVE THEIR PERSONAL BEST. PITTSBURGH BROOKLINE (k-8) IS MY SCHOOL OF (1st)FIRST CHOICE.
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Posted July 27, 2009

Brookline is a wonderful school. I have 2 children that attend.Both are high honor students one of which are gifted. If you want your child to learn this is the place for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

this school is cool and great for kids who are on the fast track to learning
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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 80% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
74%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
80%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
31%
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 77% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
58%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
63%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
61%
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 Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female80%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged74%
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 Students80%
Female74%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
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%
Female87%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female58%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female87%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged61%
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 Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female67%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
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 Students83%
Female76%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female48%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged58%
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%
Female96%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students51%
Female56%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students47%
Female64%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
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
White 82% 71%
Black 9% 15%
Two or more races 7% 2%
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

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Visual arts
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Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Library
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  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

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  • Drawing / sketching
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