School Details

Pittsburgh Classical 6-8

1463 Chartiers Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
(412) 928-3110
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK, 6-8 388 students 13 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

57%
64%
77%
45%
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

65%
66%
80%
73%
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

69%
67%
76%
66%
73%
80%
36%
41%
60%
69%
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 Classical 6-8 is a public middle school in Pittsburgh. The principal of Pittsburgh Classical 6-8 is Ms Valerie Marlo. 388 students go to Pittsburgh Classical 6-8 and identify mostly as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 79% of the 388 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pittsburgh Classical 6-8 is 13:1. St Philip School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
Black, non-Hispanic 51% 57%
White, non-Hispanic 40% 35%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 2%
Hispanic 0.8% 1%
Asian 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 60%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter attended PCA for 7th & 8th grades and is ready to be promoted to high school. The two years that she has been there have been great. The principal is hands-on and is always available. Great teachers and staff.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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