School Details

Pittsburgh Allegheny K-5

810 Arch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 323-4100
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 487 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

90%
66%
80%
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58%
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
  • Pittsburgh School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
68%
83%
68%
56%
72%
60%
63%
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
  • Pittsburgh School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
61%
73%
67%
52%
65%
87%
48%
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
  • Pittsburgh School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pittsburgh Allegheny K-5 is a public elementary school in Pittsburgh. The principal of Pittsburgh Allegheny K-5 is Ms Viola Burgess. 487 students go to Pittsburgh Allegheny K-5 and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 85% of the 487 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pittsburgh Allegheny K-5 is 16:1. Pittsburgh King K-8 is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 70% 56%
Multiracial 7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 21% 34%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 3%
Hispanic 0.6% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Asian 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 70%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids have been here for four years and I can safely say they have received outstanding care and education. My daughter received an advanced on her PSSA and it's because of the teaching at Allegheny. They go above and beyond the traditional curriculum partner with museums and universities and challenge students to do the best they can.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers at Allegheny go above and beyond the call of duty. I always feel like a welcome (and expected) part of my child's education and my daughter understands the high expectations set by principal teachers and staff. I expect to see great returns from the investment the school has made in the intensive instruction in reading at the end of the class day and in the morning math tutoring. This is a school focused on meeting the specific learning needs of each child whether their needs are for remedial education or gifted enrichment.

  • (4 years ago)

    Allegheny Traditional Academy puts kids first with a fantastic combination of structure principal teachers staff curriculm. The expecations for everyone are clear cut and set high. The results - everyone works together to help our kids learn grow and achieve. The children know what they need to do - and work hard to achieve their potential.

  • (11 years ago)

    the principle and teachers need to watch our children more closely. our childrens education is important safety comes first.

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Overall score

(based on 5 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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