School Details

Kerr El School

341 Kittanning Pk, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
(412) 967-2490
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 472 students 9 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

92%
96%
80%
87%
89%
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
  • Fox Chapel Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
97%
83%
85%
91%
72%
93%
95%
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
  • Fox Chapel Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
94%
73%
79%
87%
65%
79%
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
  • Fox Chapel Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kerr El School is a public elementary school in O'Hara Township. The principal of Kerr El School is Mr Paul Noro. 472 students attend Kerr El School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 47% of the 472 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Kerr El School is 9:1. Montessori Center Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 86%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 8%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 3%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have been involved with Kerr for 6 years as a parent and have never been disappointed by the teachers or principal. I feel that they know my children and do their best to support their educational and social growth. The school's special teachers (Spanish instrumental choral art library computer gym) are also wonderful. The staff seems to work together and each year my children are growing with their encouragement. The school has a diverse population and I feel that my children benefit from it. I highly recommend Kerr and am so glad my children could attend.

  • (1 year ago)

    Teachers administration and staff are highly invested in the students at Kerr. They show tremendous love and passion for their jobs and truly care about the success of each child in the school. There is such a strong sense of pride in the accomplishments of every individual focusing on the uniqueness of each child. From day one the community created by everyone associated with the school is apparent and provides a comfort for parents and students.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter went to the kindergarten this year and she absolutely loved it. Teachers and staff are great and friendly. My daughter had some eating issues beacuse of her medical history in the begining of the school year which we brought it to the teachers notice. Principal and whole staff as well as the class teacher proactively worked with us to encourage her to eat. I would highly recommened this school. Great teachers and great atmosphere.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school. I love everything about it. The people are so very giving and gracious. The academic program has proven to be successful for my child. The resources are great for children always used. The technology in the building is very good.

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Overall score

(based on 10 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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