Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8

595 Crane Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 serves 456 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (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 37% (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 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8's student population of 456 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students456 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 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 South Hills 6-8 is 0.73, 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
#2512 out of 2820 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
10%
4%
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Hispanic
10%
11%
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Black
38%
15%
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White
33%
66%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.730.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
1%
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 South Hills 6-8 is Pittsburgh Brashear High School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Pittsburgh Pioneer (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pittsburgh Beechwood K-5 (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Brashear High School Magnet School
    Math: 31% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,217 student
    0.0 miles
    590 Crane Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15216
    (412) 529-7300
    0 9-12 1,217
  • 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
    1.1 miles
    775 Dunster St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15226
    (412) 529-7405
    1.1 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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