School Details

Dickson El School

7301 Schoyer Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218
(412) 731-5816
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 325 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

55%
72%
80%
46%
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
  • Woodland Hills School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
80%
83%
65%
56%
72%
88%
75%
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
  • Woodland Hills School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
56%
73%
36%
39%
65%
39%
40%
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
  • Woodland Hills School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
65%
77%
54%
56%
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
  • Woodland Hills School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dickson El School is a public middle school. The principal of Dickson El School is Dr Gary Thomas. 325 children attend Dickson El School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 76% of the 325 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Dickson El School is 14:1. Woodland Hills Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 78% 64%
Multiracial 2% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 18% 31%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 72%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Dickson is a really great school. Mrs. Kline the principal is very supportive of her students and does not put up with bullying. The school was able to improve their test scores over the last few years. Dickson should really be rated at 6 or higher. It is a wonderful local school!

  • (2 years ago)

    Our son who has autism was bullied at this school. We made arrangements to cyber school then decided to give the school another try the second day back he was bullied again and this time hit by one of two "normal" kids. I would not send my child to this school. It's rough. The teachers are nice but this district has cut staff and the class sizes are not conducive to learning. Bottom of the barrel in my opinion.

  • (6 years ago)

    teachers in that school can only do so little. they never teach the students who choose to act up a lesson. the principal also just suspends the student(s) who cause trouble this school is mess

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is very educationally organized and is a great place for people to lean while being in a safe community. (enviroment)

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