Pittsburgh Sunnyside K-8
Pittsburgh Sunnyside K-8 serves 252 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Pittsburgh Sunnyside K-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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is approximately equal to the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).
Pittsburgh Sunnyside K-8 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:
Pittsburgh Sunnyside K-8's student population of 252 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Pittsburgh Sunnyside K-8 is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,797 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Pittsburgh Sunnyside K-8 is 0.55, 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 Data
State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1910 out of 2797 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education
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