School Details

Pleasant Valley Elementary School

250 East McMurray Rd, McMurray, PA 15317
(724) 941-6260

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-3 472 students 19 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • Peters Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pleasant Valley Elementary School is a public elementary school in Peters Township. The principal of Pleasant Valley Elementary School is Mrs Mary Hamrick. 472 students go to Pleasant Valley Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 2% of the 472 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pleasant Valley Elementary School is 19:1. Hills-Hendersonville Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 95%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Academically outstanding! I have one child who finished 3rd grade and another one going to start Kindergarten. We just love this school. Great teachers friendly staff and the principal Mr. Fisher make this school unmatched.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is the BEST school anyone could send their child to. Outstanding teachers great motivators to their students. Great parent/teacher interaction. Unmatched academically. My daughter is in 2nd grade and looking at the possibility of having to move I only hope a new school district could compare to this one. She loves it here and I know my other children would too.

  • (7 years ago)

    Love love love Pleasant Valley! I've had three children go through the school and am looking forward to my youngest daughter starting next year. The teachers and principal are very involved and hands on with the students and their families. We could not have made a better decision when we moved into the district eight years ago.

  • (8 years ago)

    Wonderful teachers who truly love their students!

  • (9 years ago)

    Wonderful positive atmosphere for teachers and students.

  • (10 years ago)

    This a wonerful small school set in a residential area. The staff is welcoming and friendly. Teachers really set 'the bar' high for student sucess. The pricipal is hands on and really does know each child in her school. The school incorporates high school students as helpers in the class room the younger students thrive on this interaction. The PTA is a great support in the school and many many different extracurrical activties ranging from dance art to science.

  • (10 years ago)

    Dedicated staff make this a great school. Teachers administrators and support staff all work well together.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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