School Details

Pittsburgh Colfax K-8

2332 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 422-3525
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 679 students 15 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

82%
66%
80%
79%
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

81%
68%
83%
80%
56%
72%
84%
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

78%
61%
73%
80%
52%
65%
68%
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

74%
64%
77%
65%
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

79%
66%
80%
76%
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

79%
67%
76%
84%
73%
80%
72%
41%
60%
66%
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 Colfax K-8 is a public middle school in Pittsburgh. The principal of Pittsburgh Colfax K-8 is Mr David May-Stein. 679 students attend Pittsburgh Colfax K-8 and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 30% of the 679 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Pittsburgh Colfax K-8 is 15:1. Community Day School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 2%
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 52% 35%
Multiracial 5% %
Hispanic 5% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 57%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 60%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I love Colfax especially the staff. My daughter and two sons go there. As the kids get older the teachers do not treat them like children but as young adults this school really made a great impact on my children!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two children at Colfax and to date their teachers have all been excellent. The principal is very engaged and gets parents engaged. The recently completed addition gives the school a much-needed larger gym and lunch space. Our kids reading and math levels are above some of their neighborhood peers who attend expensive private schools.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has and is undergoing some major transitions. We just transferred our 3rd grader here from another local school. We like the way the classes are structured - separate math science spanish teahcers instead of one teacher for everything.

  • (7 years ago)

    The hype far outweighs the reality for this school. It has a great group of very commited parents. Many of whom will leave because of the level of kaos that has taken place in the 2006-7 school year. There are many factors that have screwed up this school that was on the fast track to becoming a star of PPS. Much of it was because of too many poorly planned changes in too short a time.

  • (8 years ago)

    Colfax Spanish Academy in Pittsburgh is a school that has made a remarkable turn-around in the past three years (2003-06) in large part due to the great leadership of the principal David May-Stein who has been able to rally parental support and efforts. The school is growing both in popularity and in size as more neighbors come back and it has moved to a K-8 and will receive an addition construction set to start summer 2006. However the school was rated a low 1 out of 5 on a recent Rand rating due in part to a racial achievement gap and has just been clared an 'Accelerated Learning Academy' by the PBOE and will undergo unknown changes in curriculum approach to testing length of school day and school year in the 2006-07 year.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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