How do the public middle schools in Pittsburgh stack up?
We analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — including comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.
Harrison Middle School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Pittsburgh, rising from a B to a B+, according to data from Niche.
For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 129 Windvale Drive, enrolls 973 students. Niche graded the school a B+ for academics (on an A-D scale).
The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.
Academically, 49% of Harrison Middle School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 70% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 42% in math and 66% in reading.
It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Dorseyville Middle School saw its overall rating go from an A to an A+. The school is located at 3732 Saxonburg Blvd. and currently serves 923 students.
Niche graded Dorseyville Middle School an A+ for academics on an A-D scale. The school's latest math proficiency was at 63%, and reading proficiency was 84%.
Carson Middle School also improved, from A to A+. The school is located at 200 Hillvue Lane and has 737 students currently enrolled.
Niche graded Carson Middle School an A for academics on an A-D scale. Its latest math proficiency was at 56%, and reading proficiency was 85%.
While some public middle schools in Pittsburgh are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:
- Fort Couch Middle School, with an overall rating of A+.
- Jefferson Middle School, with an A+ rating overall.
- Mellon Middle School, rated A+ overall.
Want more of the latest intel on Pittsburgh schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public elementary schools.
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