School Details

Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8

595 Crane Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
(412) 572-8130
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 454 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

80%
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

65%
66%
80%
69%
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

75%
67%
76%
77%
73%
80%
44%
41%
60%
70%
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 South Hills 6-8 is a public middle school in Pittsburgh. The principal of Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 is Dr Deborah Cox. 454 students attend Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 and are mostly Asian, Multiracial, and Hispanic. 73% of the 454 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 is 14:1. Pittsburgh South Brook 6-8 is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% %
Multiracial 6% %
Hispanic 6% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 47% 35%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 57%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 60%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This a great school! Teachers are wonderful! We just got a new principal and vice principal that are a great addition to the school. My son loves it.

  • (2 years ago)

    Great teachers however sadly the principal is rude unhelpful and unprofessional. She is probably the rudest coldest person I have ever dealt with ever. She assumes that because your child is enrolled her inner-city school you must be a deadbeat piece of trash parent who cares nothing for your child. How sad because the teachers are really great here and willing to work with parents. The principal at this school has made me feel unwelcomed all the way around hence the 1-star parent involvement rating.

  • (6 years ago)

    Dude this is school is the best! I love the teachers they really help you when you need it. Dr. Cox is a great principle and she really cares for the school the students and education. During my 3 years at South Hills i have met very good friends and the students here really care. The school sports here are the best! We have won many championships especially in soccer! So South Hills is the best!

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