School Details

Fort Couch Middle School

515 Fort Couch Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15241
(412) 833-1600
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 651 students 15 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

98%
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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
  • Upper Saint Clair School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

99%
99%
76%
99%
99%
80%
91%
91%
60%
98%
98%
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
  • Upper Saint Clair School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fort Couch Middle School is a public middle school in Upper Saint Clair. The principal of Fort Couch Middle School is Mr Joseph DeMar. 651 students attend Fort Couch Middle School and identify primarily as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 4% of the 651 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Fort Couch Middle School is 15:1. Our Lady of Grace School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 87% 88%
Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Multiracial 0.3% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

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

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Worked with this school in multiple capacities some of which are related to students giving back to the community. Through the guidance of administration and principals students are empowered to lead events and work together to find solutions to problems in our community. They raise funds for charities of their choice and volunteer among other projects. Their education goes beyond the classroom to their extra circulars and work within the community. Teachers that we have worked with are exceptional. Total commitment to their students.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am very happy with the school. IB Program is the best...EXCELENT RESULTS. Parents are involved. If you see a bully it is because in their home are bulling them...so education start at home.

  • (3 years ago)

    I attended Fort Couch some years back. The school offers a poor educational experience. The classes are to large and disorganized. The curriculum was unfocused and did not concentrate on the fundamentals. The teacher were of poor quality and seemed lazy and overwhelmed at times. There seemed to be a lack of accountability and no leadership from the administration. There was also allot of bullying and the teachers took no steps to intervene and in some cases precipitated the behavior. You would think that with this school being in a more affluent area that parents would get more involved and demand changes. There seemed to more of a culture of not wanting to "rock the boat".

  • (8 years ago)

    Fort Couch Middle school is probably the best middle school you could send your child to! Not only is upper st. clair school district rated number 1 in W. PA it also has the best staff! I STRONGLY recomend sending your child to Fort Couch Middle School!

  • (11 years ago)

    Principal and staff are hard to deal with. They are condescending and totally inflexible. Teachers are not held accountable for their behavior. Gross misconduct of some students is tolerated while other students are harassed for minor infractions.

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