School Details

Avalon El School

721 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202
(412) 732-3300
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 241 students 10 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

79%
82%
80%
76%
74%
74%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Northgate School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
79%
83%
81%
69%
72%
85%
84%
82%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Northgate School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
80%
73%
75%
74%
65%
89%
86%
64%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Northgate School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
82%
77%
87%
84%
69%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Northgate School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Avalon El School is a public elementary school in Avalon. The principal of Avalon El School is Ms Francesca Lattari. 241 students attend Avalon El School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 55% of the 241 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Avalon El School is 10:1. Bellevue El School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% 79%
Multiracial 7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 2%
Hispanic 0.4% 0.5%
Asian 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We love Avalon Elementary School the teachers are wonderful and I know we just started couple weeks go. I hope the school well stay small but we had kids from Bellevue come this year what I love how the teachers and the staff and are wonderful Pto Welcome the new students and there parents!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Small size. Very involved parents and teachers. Safe environment for children and located inside a close knit community. Don't let naysayers tell you different. I have four children in this district and I have been more then satisfied with our experience.

  • (6 years ago)

    Avalon Elementary remains a wonerful school for K to 4th grade. Fifth grade is basically a PSSA Prep course. The children are taught to be professional test takers - nothing more nothing less. When the PSSA tests are done the school year is pretty much done. There are no projects or expanded areas of education taught - only what is on the PSSA test. The art and music programs at the school continue to be wonderful. As of the 2007-2008 school year with a new administration all extra curricular activities at the school have been eliminated with the exception of Chorus. This is definitely a PSSA focused school. Children that need extra help will get all of it that they need if it is felt that it will increase the PSSA scores. The school doesn't offer a whole lot for the above average student.

  • (8 years ago)

    The Avalon Elementary School in my opinion is a wonderful school. I have had several children go through this school and have never had many complaints. The academic programs are above par. The music and arts programs are outstanding. So many schools are getting rid of these programs and here at Avalon they remain a priority and my children have loved being in these classes. Extracurricular activities such as drama are also good. Sports for little girls needs some work but they are currently working on making that better. I absolutely love Avalon Elementary school and only wish that Northgate High School would be as good as Avalon.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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