Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8

  • Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 serves 467 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 15% (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 36% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8's student population of 467 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students467 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#2573 out of 2,835 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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Asian
13%
4%
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Hispanic
10%
11%
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Black
38%
15%
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White
32%
66%
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.730.26
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePittsburgh SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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