Donaldson Elementary School

  • Donaldson Elementary School serves 524 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 82% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 81% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Donaldson Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Donaldson Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • Donaldson Elementary School's student population of 524 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2014)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students524 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Donaldson Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Donaldson Elementary School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank#273 out of 2820 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
5%
4%
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Hispanic
2%
11%
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Black
3%
15%
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White
85%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.270.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Allegheny School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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