Pittsburgh Sterrett 6-8

7100 Reynolds St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
(412) 247-7870
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 399 students 17 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

72%
64%
77%
67%
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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

67%
66%
80%
81%
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

85%
67%
76%
87%
73%
80%
44%
41%
60%
77%
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 Sterrett 6-8 is a public middle school in Pittsburgh. The principal of Pittsburgh Sterrett 6-8 is Ms Sarah Sumpter. 399 students attend Pittsburgh Sterrett 6-8 and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 68% of the 399 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pittsburgh Sterrett 6-8 is 17:1. Pittsburgh New Church is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 69% 56%
Multiracial 6% 6%
Asian 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 24% 34%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 0.3% 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 68% 70%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    What has happened to the foreign language programs? the art program? is there still an instrumental program? Is there a chorus? What happened to the after school program ( some children had music lessons/some had math tutoring from CMU) back in the day of Mr. Berdnik Sterrett was an exceptional magnet school where learning was challenging thorough and exciting. I hope the very best for this school as it helped lay an excellent foundation for my children. I hope the administration faculty and students regain its heritage of excellence in academics fine arts and performance. Many ask "What happened to Sterrett?"... May better news be soon on the horizon...

  • (3 years ago)

    I think Pittsburgh Sterrett is an excellent school with a great staff of teachers. Don't get me wrong there may be one or two teachers that aren't as great but the school and academics is awesome. They have an awesome instrumental program and they don't tolerate negative behavior. I feel that my kids will excel in this school and will be ready for when they go to high school. Can't say nothing bad about the school at all.

  • (6 years ago)

    Even though some things at sterrett are flawed it was one of the most rewarding schools i have ever intended. The teachers really notice when kids do good work and it is really easy 2 stand out and reap the benefits. While at sterrett i won 4 1st place awards at a state science fair competition and it really reward students for doing well. People who behave and get good grades get 2 go on super fun field trips every grading period which for me was a real incentive to accomplish a lot. I don't know what it was about Sterrett but it encouraged me 2 do the best i can and helped me accelerate in almost every subject. I really loved this school and really benefited from it!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter attended 6th grade at Sterrett last year. I had been forewarned that the academics were rigorous but I was very disappointed at the amount of daily homework that she received. Because of her high scores on the PSSA the previous year she was placed in advanced math and communications classes. and when she needed more individual attention the teachers failed to show her things so that she could understand. This caused her GPA to drop from a 3.45 to a 1.67. I feel that the teachers are to blame ('all work and no play...'). I am presently thinking of transferring her to another school. Shame on the teachers!

  • (6 years ago)

    Im a student at sterrett classical. Im in the 8th qrade and the school is a good school.Our pssa and 4-siqht qrades are very qood. Were 2nd on the hiqh achievement list. Overall some of the teachers are wierd but its okay. Also we have a little activities at sterrett...

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is horrible. I'm a student in my second year at the school and it's dreadful. The kids and teachers are always unhappy and the total overall feeling of the school is bad. We never learn anything and just sit there bored for period after period. The teachers don't teach much which is a waste of school. This year has been the far worst year yet. The school gives 'lunch detentions' for little things like chewing gum of forgetting homework. Theirs not many after school clubs that you can join if you're not into sports. My advice go to Frick.

  • (8 years ago)

    This School is great but it is a little small and there are some fights but it's a very good school in all.

  • (9 years ago)

    very small and intimate the teachers can get to know the students they aren't anonymous faces. the academics are rigorous enough for my standards my child works harder because he has a mild learning disability but everyone works well with him. I (like many others) ahve real problems with the everyday/connected math curiculum but that's not the school's fault. they require monthly research essays and have a speeling/vocabulary program that teaches college level terms. These are programs that my other child's middle school (also in the Pgh. system) didn't require. If I could do it over again I'd send her there.

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