School Details

Pittsburgh West Liberty K-5

785 Dunster St, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
(412) 571-7420
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 297 students 17 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

69%
66%
80%
74%
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

75%
68%
83%
69%
56%
72%
82%
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

70%
61%
73%
56%
52%
65%
55%
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 West Liberty K-5 is a public elementary school in Pittsburgh. The principal of Pittsburgh West Liberty K-5 is Ms Sara M T Alexander. 297 students attend Pittsburgh West Liberty K-5 and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 63% of the 297 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pittsburgh West Liberty K-5 is 17:1. Pittsburgh Beechwood K-5 is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 68% 34%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 56%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 70%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I never write poor reviews but I would never recommend this school to anyone. The front office is very unorganized. Employees in the front office are rude. If you have a choice don't let this school be yours!

  • (4 years ago)

    West Liberty's Staff and Volunteer's take the time to encourage the children to be the very best they can be. There is never a barrier or border that needs to be crossed. My children LOVE going to school which is absolutely rare in this day. I never have to worry about their safety or happiness. They are in their second year and I wouldn't want them to go to elementary school anywhere else!

  • (5 years ago)

    Upon attending a visit to West Liberty and meeting the 3rd grade Autism teacher Mrs Paal. I made my dissension right then and there that my child would be attending West Liberty this Fall. My daughter had the pleasure of meeting all her future classmates teachers Aids the principle and so many more. The tore of the school was very nice. My daughter cant wait to attend. She loves it..My husband and I are very satisfied and pleased with the school. Finding a good school for our Autism daughter means more then anything to us. Wanting her to be happy were she's going and making sure her safety is secured and the education skills of teaching autism children are up to standards is what a parent of a autism child looks for. West Liberty rates very high with that score. Thank you LaVerne Romanelli

  • (5 years ago)

    I love our school because the teachers and staff go above and beyond to help the students. The PTO does a fantastic job in putting some fun into the learning process as well. My son has shined here and is extremely happy to go to school. Our personal experience has been nothing but positive for him as a student and myself as a parent. It is easy to get to know the staff and they make us feel welcome and encourage involvement. West Liberty Elementary K-5 exceeded my expectations and I say that from the bottom of my heart. Our school rocks!

  • (5 years ago)

    My Grandson is in West Liberty School and has been doing excellent since he came in the middle of the semester year. He was failing and is doing so well because of his Teachers and Principal . Before he hated school and now loves it .Thank You Teachers Principal and all the faculity!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is an excellant choice if you must live within the Pittsburgh City limits. I have 2 children that attend both get excellant grades and the teachers are very helpful when something comes up that they need help with. It is a very nurturing environment the teachers are creative in offering interesting coursework. Unfortunately I am not sure how well the school will be able to fare after some of the inner city students get transferred time will tell.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child is having a very negative experience at this school. We find that it is more like an army camp than a school. The teachers and principal are very negative and not very friendly with the children. I also feel that there is inadequate physical education programs since they do not have a playground. We will be moving and removing my daughter from this school as soon as possible!

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