School Details

Pittsburgh Westwood K-8

508 Shadyhill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 928-6570
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 316 students 15 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

52%
66%
80%
52%
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

72%
68%
83%
66%
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

61%
61%
73%
61%
52%
65%
43%
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

56%
64%
77%
52%
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

83%
66%
80%
86%
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

70%
67%
76%
95%
73%
80%
55%
41%
60%
54%
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 Westwood K-8 is a public middle school in Pittsburgh. The principal of Pittsburgh Westwood K-8 is Ms Denyse Littles-Cullens. 316 students go to Pittsburgh Westwood K-8 and identify primarily as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 77% of the 316 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Pittsburgh Westwood K-8 is 15:1. St. Margaret of Scotland School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • French

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 53% 56%
White, non-Hispanic 37% 34%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 3%
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 77% 70%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My foster child transferred from out of state. Maybe most of Pittsburgh Public schools are like this but I find it hard to believe they would all be so bad!? She use to love school but now she hates it. It's such a struggle to get her moving and when she gets home shes in a horrible mood. She is being bullied a lot here by a group of girls. They even got physical with her. Nothing is really being done about it that is lasting. She has a headache most days too when she gets home from all the yelling in the class rooms by both the students and the teachers. I'm sure the teachers are over whelmed by the chaos. It does sound like a nut house and I'm sure they get all kinds but they do seem rather removed and cold. Has it really resorted to being mean and yelling at every kid like they are trying to pull something over on you? When my husband and I are ready to have kids we will definitely save for a private school but in this case we are not financially able to send my niece at this time. Is there a way to switch to another public school? Any advise would be greatly appreciated!

  • (7 years ago)

    I've been involved in Westwood school for 5 years. I have been involved at Westwood School for 5 years. It is a school whos staff rises to the occasion. The school atmosphere is friendly. The school strives for strong academic achievement while creating a fun and understanding enviroment. Student to teacher ratios are good. Overall a very good school

  • (7 years ago)

    Teachers go above and beyond because they care! They stay at school until 7pm and then take work home with them too!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has devolved into complete chaos and frankly the situation shows no sign of ever improving. The principal is asleep at the switch and the problem children are soaking way too much of the schoolday up with their distractions and outbursts. There is no way my children will ever attend this school again.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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