School Details

Shaler Area El School

705 Scott Ave, Glenshaw, PA 15116
(412) 491-1200
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 4-6 1076 students 13 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

87%
87%
83%
76%
76%
72%
88%
88%
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
  • Shaler Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
69%
73%
68%
67%
65%
67%
67%
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
  • Shaler Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
83%
77%
79%
79%
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
  • Shaler Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Shaler Area El School is a public elementary school in Shaler Township. 1,076 children attend Shaler Area El School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 30% of the 1,076 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Shaler Area El School is 13:1. Rogers Primary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 97%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.8%
Asian 0.7% %
Hispanic 0.3% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.09% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Geared too much towards preparing for the next school year and not enough focus on today. Treat the young kids as if they are much older and take all the fun out of school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Im a parent in the district. I love that the administrators seem to care deeply about the district to continue to monitor and develop opportunities that allow my children the same education as our wealthier neighbors in Hampton and North Allegheny. For the most part the educators are also very good except that most of them are recent hires and I have noticed that they arent as seasoned in dealing with issues such as bullying. Some of the younger ones will pretend not to see it so they dont have to address the zero tolerance policy that is nothing more than a fancy sign near the entrance whereas the recent retirees sparked fear in kids who were caught bullying. There is widespread bullying that goes on in this school. Its unfortunate that such a great district's reputation with all its programs and activities has to be compromised by this.

  • (5 years ago)

    I told my daughter this morning that there was only about six weeks of school left. She told me that she was going to miss this year. She's moving onto the middle school next year. She really enjoys the school her 'team' and her teachers. It's not a struggle to get her up to go to school everyday and I thank the school and the teachers for making her school years so enjoyable.

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools