School Details

Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8

3900 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 622-5740
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK, 6-8 209 students 11 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

49%
64%
77%
32%
52%
69%

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

62%
66%
80%
45%
64%
76%

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

73%
67%
76%
50%
73%
80%
14%
41%
60%
30%
59%
73%

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 Arsenal 6-8 is a public middle school in Pittsburgh. The principal of Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8 is Ms Debra Rucki. 209 students attend Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8 and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 89% of the 209 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8 is 11:1. Pittsburgh Milliones 6-12 is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Rock climbing
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 34%
Black, non-Hispanic 82% 56%
Asian 5% %
Multiracial 4% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 70%

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