595 Crane Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
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Bottom 50%
Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 serves 462 students in grades 6-8.
Pittsburgh South Hills 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 4% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 38%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 55%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 462 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 72%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in PA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 4% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8's student population of 462 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
462 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
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School Rankings

Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,549 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2394 out of 2549 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
4%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
9%
4%
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Hispanic
13%
13%
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Black
39%
15%
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White
28%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.74
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
1%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8's ranking?

Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for: Most diverse schools (Top 5%), Largest percent of students eligible for free lunch (Top 10%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 20%).

What schools are Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 often compared to?

Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8is often viewed alongside schools like Pittsburgh South Brook 6-8, Pittsburgh Mifflin K-8 by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

4% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% PA state average), while 28% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 55% PA state average).

How many students attend Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8?

462 students attend Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

39% of Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 students are Black, 28% of students are White, 13% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Two or more races, and 9% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8?

Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 14:1.

What grades does Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 offer ?

Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 offers enrollment in grades 6-8

What school district is Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 part of?

Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 is part of Pittsburgh School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 462 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 72%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 4% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

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