School Details

McClellan Elementary School

360 School Ln, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
(412) 655-2700
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 304 students 17 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

91%
95%
80%
86%
88%
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
  • West Jefferson Hills School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
93%
83%
88%
86%
72%
96%
92%
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
  • West Jefferson Hills School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
86%
73%
80%
84%
65%
84%
84%
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
  • West Jefferson Hills School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

McClellan Elementary School is a public elementary school in Green Tree. The principal of McClellan Elementary School is Mrs Margaret Sollon. 304 students go to McClellan Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 10% of the 304 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at McClellan Elementary School is 17:1. Fred L Aiken Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 95%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 1.0% %
Hispanic 0.3% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    (In response to the previous post) Although your misspellings were difficult to read through I must say "parent " I think our school system our PTA our community and most of all our children rank among the best in the state (proven) if not the Country. This community is set so well upon a hill of hard work and dedication from the aforementioned. See you at the bus stop?

  • (4 years ago)

    The district as a whole has gone down hill Fast. The children are not encouraged to learn the teachers are AMAZING however they DO NOT have the time to teach the children & plant the learning seeds these teachers si desire to plant..BUT due to the PSSAs and the NO Child Left Behind Downfall I mean law the children are suffering. TJ Wants high scores. As A Parent. I want my children to get the education they are entitled to... Oh please dont get me started on the PTA... That parent hit the nail on the head. I agree with the first parent about the PTA they gave them more credit than me they were being soo very kind very very kind. The PTA is SET & Im not sure if the parents that believe they are 'the stuff' were neglected in H.School or what but they need out....The parents

  • (4 years ago)

    I have three children two in school one will start next year. I feel the same as the last poster - I can't believe the way the PTA is set up it's amazing and the ones on it do look down on you. It's like being in high school again - and you have to be BFF with the parents too or forget about the kids hanging together they have their own little click. I'm looking in another nearby school district that I know is friendlier.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have had many opportunities to be inside the classrooms at McClellan. The students are highly motivated and there is always excitement in the air. The opportunities that the children have are unique and you can tell that the teachers are student oriented. There is always a project going on that gives educational opportunities for the entire building. This is a school to be proud of!

  • (5 years ago)

    When we moved here the quality of the school district was the biggest factor in choosing where to live. We moved from a very strong district and we were looking to continue our children's education in that manner. We heard so many wonderful things and looked at the great ratings it received and we were impressed.... and quite mistaken! Our children are in the elementary grades. Not having children old enough for the state championship football program we see little to brag about. Even after asking several parents who speak highly of the schools 'What do you love about the school district?' not one has had any articulable response. The schools are not bad but that's about it. There is little or no incentive for students to achieve anything beyond standardized expectations. There should be more to education than PSSA scores.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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