School Details

West Side School

708 West Washington St, New Castle, PA 16101
(724) 656-4753

(out of 10)

Public Grades 1-3 229 students 11 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
  • New Castle Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

West Side School is a public elementary school in New Castle. The principal of West Side School is Mr Carmen Nocera. 229 students attend West Side School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 87% of the 229 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at West Side School is 11:1. Union Memorial El School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 59% 68%
Black, non-Hispanic 39% 27%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Multiracial 0.4% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 years ago)

    The staff and administrators could be better. They have their priorities wrong at that school. From experience the other elementary schools in the district are much better than this one. If you have a choice of which elementary school DO NOT pick West Side Primary.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is excellent! I went here when I was in elementry school and I think it is truly one of the best elementry schools in the area. The teachers are magnificent everything is just wonderful. If you want your student to be one of the ones that stand out in a crowd you must send them here. If you come to the high school now you can definitly tell which ones came from here. They are the ones who are at the top of thier class and they definitly aren't the shy ones either. This school is great if your not sure where to send ur student you know now.

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