Westinghouse High School

1101 North Murtland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208 | (412) 665-3940
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 336
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3.5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 336 high school students from grades 9-12
  • Ranks 617th out of 639 high schools in PA.
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Corrective Action 2 (second year)
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1101 N Murtland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
  • Principal or Admin: Shawn Mcneil
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details
  • Pittsburgh School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $15,497
  • Graduation Rate: 61.5%
  • Dropout Rate: 4.0%
  • Students Per Teacher: 14.1
  • Enrolled Students: 27,945

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 336
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 24.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.7
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 163 (48.5%)
  • Females: 168 (50.0%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 19 (5.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 278 (82.7%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 297 (88.4%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Westinghouse High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black32997.9%
Asian20.6%
Hispanic--
White--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Westinghouse High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade8224.4%
10th Grade8826.2%
11th Grade9829.2%
12th Grade6820.2%
Low-Income Enrollment (2011)
Percent of Students from Low-Income Families
School:
84.9%
District:
68.9%
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
59.4%
District:
69.1%
Dropout Rate
School:
3.3%
District:
1.6%
Post Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent College Bound
School:
58.2%
District:
74.0%
State:
72.6%
Percent Enrolling in 2-Year or 4-Year College/University
School:
58.2%
District:
71.2%
State:
69.4%
Source: PA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3.5

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3 reviews for Westinghouse High School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on February 20, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I attended this school and it was the worst experience of my life , although the children do have school pride the children are lacking when it comes to education it is very disheartening.
  • Reviewed by on September 05, 2006
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Westinghouse High School in Pittsburgh, PA is one of the best school in the Pittsburgh Public School district. It often gets a bad rep due to the neighborhood where it is located and the fact that it is a predominately black school. However, the students of this school have a tremendous amount of school pride.

Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that Westinghouse High School performed on average much worse than most other schools across the state on PSSA state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing
AYP Details (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Corrective Action 2 (second year)
SAT Exam Performance (2010)
Verbal Average Score: 379.7
Math Average Score: 371.3
Writing Average Score: 381.0

PSSA - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
20106.5%41.3%59.6%
200913.3%43.0%55.6%
200828.4%52.7%55.9%
 
Reading Test
201028.9%51.0%67.2%
200924.5%50.1%65.2%
200838.3%50.9%64.7%
 
Science Test
20102.7%19.8%39.8%
20092.3%20.3%39.7%
 
Writing Test
201064.6%72.5%80.7%
2009---
200872.4%76.5%85.8%
 
Source: PA Department of Education 2009-2010

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