Thursday, May 25, 2017

Public Feedback Desired for PPS School Improvement Plans -- via PPS Press Release

For Immediate Release Contact: Ebony Pugh 412-529-3616

Public Invited to Provide Comment on School Improvement Plans for 2017-18 School Year

Revised School Improvement Plans Outline Goals and Strategies for 16 Schools

Pittsburgh PA, May 22, 2017- The public is invited to provide comment on the revised school improvement plans of sixteen schools. All District schools, except for Pittsburgh Colfax and Pittsburgh CAPA are Title I schools. Title I schools may be designated as Reward: High Achievement (Top 5% in State), Reward: High Progress (Top 5% Growth), Focus (Lowest 10% State), Priority (Lowest 5% State) or no designation based on 2016 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) and/or Keystone exam results. Focus and Priority schools must revise and submit a school improvement plan to the Pennsylvania Department of Education by June 30, 2017.

Revised School Improvement Plans Outline Strategies for 16 Schools

Eleven schools received a Focus designation: Pittsburgh Arlington PreK-8, Pittsburgh Arsenal PreK-5,Pittsburgh Carrick High School, Pittsburgh Langley K-8, Pittsburgh Lincoln PreK-5, Pittsburgh Miller Prek-5, Pittsburgh Milliones 6-12, Pittsburgh Montessori PreK-5, Pittsburgh Morrow PreK-7, Pittsburgh Spring Hill K-5 and Pittsburgh Woolslair PreK-5. Five of the District’s schools awarded a School Improvement Grant – Pittsburgh Brashear High School, Pittsburgh Faison K-8, Pittsburgh King PreK-8, Pittsburgh Perry High School and Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy 6-12 - received the automatic Priority designation.

For more information about Title I Designations visit .

School improvement plans for the District’s Focus and Priority schools outline goals and strategies that will be implemented during the 2017-18 school year. Prior to submission of the plans, the school plans will be available on the District’s website for a public review and comment period until June 21, 2017. All stakeholders are encouraged to review the proposed plans and submit feedback by completing a survey available online at Parents may also email their school’s principal.

Comments may also be submitted by:

• Submitting an e-mail to;

• Signing up to speak at the June 20th Board Public Hearing

• Submitting comments via U.S. Mail to:

School District of Pittsburgh
Attention: Title Programs Office
341 S. Bellefield Avenue, Room 436
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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