School Details

Allison Park El School

803 McGovern Rd, Houston, PA 15342
(724) 745-4700
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 618 students 15 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

85%
85%
80%
86%
86%
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
  • Chartiers-Houston School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
76%
83%
75%
75%
72%
88%
87%
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
  • Chartiers-Houston School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
78%
73%
73%
73%
65%
71%
71%
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
  • Chartiers-Houston School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
85%
77%
75%
76%
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
  • Chartiers-Houston School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Allison Park El School is a public middle school in Houston. The principal of Allison Park El School is Miss Erica Kolat. 618 children attend Allison Park El School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 33% of the 618 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Allison Park El School is 15:1. St Patrick School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 92%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Asian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Before we moved we spent a lot of time looking at schools in the area. Chartiers-Houston / Allison Park was my first and really ONLY choice. Every communication I've had with the school even before we moved has been amazing. The administration is always helpful and the teachers have been fantastic.

  • (5 years ago)

    I give this school a 4 1/2 star rating it is a very good school. They are on top of things when it comes to protecting our kids and they make the children number one priority.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school provides a friendly caring environment for children. The teachers are dedicated and hard working. All of those I have experienced have been willing to go the extra mile for a student. I don't ever feel as if my child will slip through the cracks because of the small class size.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter loves this school and so do I as her mother I find that it beeing a small school it great because if she needs any exta help its there. Shes not going to be pushed through and not be able to prove that she can do the work with just a little support if she needs it.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am pleased with the elementary school. The small classes allow teachers to meet individual needs. Teachers are very prompt to address concerns and answer questions. Staff members are all very friendly and care about the kids.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have 2 children in the school. It is a great learning environment. The staff if very caring. Parents are welcomed at any time. My children are learning and love to go to school.

  • (9 years ago)

    My children trasferred here from a private school and it was the best choice we could have made. I am impressed by how the teachers for the most part interact with the children and they have a good Gifted students program. I don't know the new (last year) principal at all well and she's not the most outgoing person but she appears very firm but fair in the discipline area. Peer to peer after school tutoring is available there is a band and a chorus (which is only available to 5th & 6th grade) a few sports team and a cheer squad. Parents are welcomed and active in the school.

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(based on 10 ratings & reviews)

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