Pittsburgh Brashear High School

590 Crane Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Pittsburgh Brashear High School serves 1,217 students in grades 9-12.
Pittsburgh Brashear High School 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Pittsburgh Brashear High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Pittsburgh Brashear High School's student population of 1,217 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 103 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,217 students
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Total Classroom Teachers103 teachers
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School Comparison

Pittsburgh Brashear High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Pittsburgh Brashear High School is 0.69, which is more 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
#2290 out of 2820 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
9%
4%
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Hispanic
7%
11%
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Black
41%
15%
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White
36%
66%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.690.53
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Graduation Rate
79%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
3%
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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Pittsburgh Brashear High School is Pittsburgh Pioneer (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 (0.0 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pittsburgh Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 Math: 15% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 456 students
    0.0 miles
    595 Crane Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15216
    (412) 529-8130
    0 6-8 456
  • Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Beechwood K-5 Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 330 students
    0.1 miles
    810 Rockland Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15216
    (412) 529-7390
    0.1 PK-5 330
  • Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Banksville K-5 Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 327 students
    1.1 miles
    1001 Carnahan Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15216
    (412) 529-7400
    1.1 K-5 327
  • Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pioneer Special Education School
    Math: 20-29% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 73 students
    1.2 miles
    775 Dunster St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15226
    (412) 529-7405
    1.2 K-12 73
  • Pittsburgh Pittsburgh South Brook 6-8 Math: 26% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 374 students
    1.2 miles
    779 Dunster St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15226
    (412) 529-8170
    1.2 6-8 374

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