School Details

Foster Elementary School

700 Vermont Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15234
(412) 344-2162
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 270 students 13 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Mount Lebanon School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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98%
83%
98%
95%
72%
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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
  • Mount Lebanon School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
92%
73%
93%
90%
65%
100%
89%
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
  • Mount Lebanon School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Foster Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mount Lebanon. The principal of Foster Elementary School is Mr David Zolkowski. 270 students go to Foster Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 3% of the 270 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Foster Elementary School is 13:1. Howe Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 92%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 3% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    The teaching staff will need courses on behavioral management. Foster was built on excellence and the younger teachers entering this school need to keep those standards high.

  • (9 months ago)

    I came to Mount Lebanon for a wonderful school system. Definitely not what I got. A majority of the teachers in the upper elementary grades don't seem to have teaching as their #1 priority. My son came home saying that his teacher accidentally uses a bad word or swearing word all the time and she tells the students not to tell anybody. I think the administration needs to be informed of this- That's not right.

  • (10 months ago)

    The school is tiny and parking is tight. The school seems moderate in its capabilities. Almost all female teachers. Maybe open the school up a little bit more and have a little more diversity in the teachers.

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