Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8

  • Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8 serves 187 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8 placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8 places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8's student population of 187 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students187 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8 is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,814 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8 is 0.43, 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 School Rank (16-17)#2361 out of 2814 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:115:1
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Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
8%
11%
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Black
74%
15%
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White
12%
66%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.430.53
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/a
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePittsburgh School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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