Heights Elementary School (Closed 2012)
Heights Elementary School served 287 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was 80-84% (which was higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 76%) for the 2010-11 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 70-74% (which was approximately equal to the Pennsylvania state average of 73%) for the 2010-11 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 was higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment was 12% of the student body (majority Black), which was lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Definition of Terms 2011-2012 School Year Data
State Level (PA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)(10-11)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)(10-11)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2011-2012 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education
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