Carson Middle School

200 Hillvue Ln, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 369-5520
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 699 students 13 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • North Allegheny School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
95%
80%
92%
94%
76%

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
  • North Allegheny School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
95%
76%
96%
98%
80%
86%
89%
60%
96%
96%
73%

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
  • North Allegheny School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Carson Middle School is a public middle school in Wexford. The principal of Carson Middle School is Ms Katherine Jenkins. 699 students go to Carson Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 6% of the 699 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Carson Middle School is 13:1. Ingomar Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 87%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian 11% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 11%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm a current student at Carson. The school is over the top amasing. Im moving on to high school next year but I have found that Carson has wonderful teachers a great principal and vice principal and great special needs.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is over the top amazing! I love being a student- and I hate school! Carson is wonderful truely wonderful. And it totally beats IMS and MMS! CMS rocks!

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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