School Details

Pittsburgh Banksville K-5

1001 Carnahan Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
(412) 571-7400
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 262 students 15 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

78%
66%
80%
62%
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

85%
68%
83%
73%
56%
72%
83%
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

88%
61%
73%
71%
52%
65%
58%
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 Banksville K-5 is a public elementary school in Pittsburgh. The principal of Pittsburgh Banksville K-5 is Dr Patricia Washington. 262 children attend Pittsburgh Banksville K-5 and identify mostly as Multiracial; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 51% of the 262 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pittsburgh Banksville K-5 is 15:1. Therapeutic Learning Center - Familylinks is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% 6%
Asian 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 59% 34%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 56%
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 70%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two children that attend this school and couldn't be more pleased with it. They kids are challenged but not overwhelmed by their work. The principal is very much involved and easily approachable/reachable for conversation. The teachers are excellent and you can tell they truly enjoy the kids and their jobs. I would like to see more involvement from the other parents. It seems like the same two dozen parents are always the ones that get involved with activities/fundraisers/etc. Overall however I'm really happy with things!

  • (4 years ago)

    The new principal this year has been a real blessing to this school! When you walk in the doors the hallways are decorated like a safari - They call it a Comprehension Safari because they are Wild about learning! Kids are motivated and most of the teachers are outstanding. This is a real gem in the city schools!

  • (7 years ago)

    I agree with the others that the level of parental involvement and the quality of the teaching staff are two of the school's greatest strengths. In general the student population is friendly. The children have art music and gym on a regular basis.

  • (8 years ago)

    Banksville Elementary school is an excellent neighborhood school. The teachers are excellent and committed to their jobs and the new principal (Dr Washington) is a wonderful caring individual who treats the students with respect and motherly compassion! The parent school community meetings involves the combined input of staff community and teachers as well as the principal and is a great open forum to voice concern and accolades! Test scores reflect the level of parent involvement (though there is room for improvement) which is what the PSCC meetings are aware of and currently addressing. I would highly recommend this school to anyone if you like to be involved as a parent and want to see your child enjoy success!

  • (8 years ago)

    I love the teachers @ this school however the principal is not very parent friendly. This school need to have a principal that cares about what the parents have to say.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think that the school works hard to make every child feel welcomed. They have some great teachers. However sometimes the principal seems to not care abou the concerns of he parents. She asks for opinions and then does what she wants anyway.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think Banksville elementary is a great neighborhood school with qualified and caring teachers. There are lots of programs and opportunities for student enrichment.

  • (10 years ago)

    The school used to be exceptional until we got a new principal she has had many teachers leave because of her. The environment is terrible. I would not send my children there if I had to start over.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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