School Details

Boyce Middle School

1500 Boyce Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15241
(412) 833-1600
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-6 636 students 13 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

82%
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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
  • Upper Saint Clair School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
96%
77%
94%
93%
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
  • Upper Saint Clair School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Boyce Middle School is a public middle school in Upper Saint Clair. The principal of Boyce Middle School is Mrs Karen Brown. 636 students go to Boyce Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 5% of the 636 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Boyce Middle School is 13:1. Wesley Spectrum Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 88%
Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 9%
Asian 10% %
Multiracial 0.8% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son love this school and Upper St. Clair School District (USCSD). HIs teachers Mrs. Mauder and Mr. McCullough are simply superb educators. Though the school district where my family move from is excellent USCSD is undoubtedly exceptional more so than the neighboring. USCSD educators are truly dedicated in their profession ensuring that students get superior education. I can't ask for more than the stellar quality of education my son and his brother in Eisenhower Elementary School are getting. My younger son is itching to start at Boyce Middle School.

  • (3 years ago)

    The academics fairly easy and the gifted program is not complete but all of the different academic opportunities are exceptional. The few field trips are engaging and enticing as is most of the subject lessons. Teacher selection is so so because though some are the best teachers anyone will ever have most are moody or strict or both. Amazing math program.

  • (5 years ago)

    The principal Karen Brown is wonderful !

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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