School Details

Avonworth El School

1320 Roosevelt Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 366-7170
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 762 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

95%
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93%
93%
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
  • Avonworth School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
88%
83%
87%
86%
72%
93%
92%
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
  • Avonworth School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
87%
73%
81%
81%
65%
85%
84%
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
  • Avonworth School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Avonworth El School is a public elementary school in Kilbuck. The principal of Avonworth El School is Mr Regis Mullen. 762 children attend Avonworth El School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 12% of the 762 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Avonworth El School is 14:1. Glen Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 92%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Asian 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I wish I could say all the teachers at this school were great but I cannot. Unfortunately we had the misfortune to deal with a couple of uncaring apples this past year. Half of the principal staff diligently works to further communication amongst the students parents and teachers. This school has a great support team but suffers in it's higher leadership. I am not pleased as to how the children are challenged. This is a small district that has grown faster than it's finances. This district is suffering academically and the majority of the teachers appear to reach to the PSSA tests. Very Sad! I hope someone that can make a difference notices because this elementary school could be one of Pittsburgh's best kept secrets.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers and the atmosphere allows students to engage in learning.

  • (5 years ago)

    I suppose the parents that gave this school a 5 out of 5 rating have never had children in any other public school. I have been so disappointed in this school. The schools my children have attended stressed the importance of early learning diversity respect for the individual and the environment(1 news letter per week) easy internet accsess and guess what we had lower taxes it can be done.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is an awesome school district! The teachers have been very attentive to both of my children as well as to their differing learning styles. As for communication no one is perfect; however they are as close as they can get. We get a ton of communication relative to most activities that occur at the school. It's been my experience that many parents don't take the time to open the child's 'take home folder' from school. That's where I find most of the communications from the school .. and believe me some days I wish it was empty!

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent school ! Students are evaluated with one on one basis according to their level of understanding on each subject.

  • (8 years ago)

    Although I believe my son's teacher is excellent the director of curriculum and principal are below average. Communication is lacking unless you are one of the favorites or locals who have had generations of children within the system. There has been a total lack of attention to the ever growing student population and the elementary school is at its maximum capacity. They still can not tell us what the plan will be for the increase of children. We are not notified of assemblies and in fact my 5 year old came home to tell me about drugs! Parents should be aware of all assemblies. Very poor communication from the part of the principal. Crisis intervention is the management style. As far as safty is concerned I encountered parents walking in the halls without proper identification.

  • (8 years ago)

    The elementary school is second to none. The teachers and staff are amazing! My hope is that the middle and high school follow the superior lead of the elementary school!

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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