700 Vermont Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Foster Elementary School serves 240 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Foster Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85-89% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90-94% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Foster Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Foster Elementary School's student population of 240 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
240 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Foster Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 2,797 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Foster Elementary School is 0.32, 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 Data
This School
State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#29 out of 2797 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
85-89%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
90-94%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
4%
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Hispanic
3%
11%
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Black
1%
15%
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White
82%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 240 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in PA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 85-89% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 90-94% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.32 (Top 50%)

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