School Details

Donaldson Elementary School

600 Donaldson Rd, Oakdale, PA 15071
(724) 213-1010
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 454 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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88%
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
  • West Allegheny School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
96%
83%
90%
88%
72%
97%
94%
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
  • West Allegheny School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
88%
73%
86%
82%
65%
93%
85%
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
  • West Allegheny School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Donaldson Elementary School is a public elementary school in North Fayette Township. The principal of Donaldson Elementary School is Mrs Patricia Nolan. 454 students attend Donaldson Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 15% of the 454 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Donaldson Elementary School is 14:1. Mckee El School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 93%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.09%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter is in first grade at Donaldson Elementary. My wife and I couldn't be happier with the faculty/staff of the school. Her teacher does a fantastic job of communicating with us in regards to her progress at school! The only negative feedback I have for this district is the fact that they only have half day kindergarten. They do provide transportation one way but as working parents we were forced to send our daughter to a private school due to transportation/childcare issues.

  • (1 year ago)

    My granddaughter just started Kindergarten. She is in the afternoon class no school bus is provided to take her and others to school so you must get her there yourself. She gets a lot of homework sometimes over an hour. This is all new so maybe it will work out but I am seeing red flags thats not a good sign.

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