School Performance Profile

What it Means for Clairton City School District

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has recently released the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile.  This public site ( provides an academic performance score for public schools in the state. This performance score is designed with several purposes in mind:

  • to inform the public of school performance
  • to provide a building level score for educators as part of their evaluation system
  • to allow the public to compare schools across the state
  • to give schools a methodology to analyze their strengths and needs

While public schools across the state have previously received designations under No Child Left Behind (e.g., Made Adequate Yearly Progress, Making Progress, Warning, School Improvement, Corrective Action), schools will now receive an academic performance score based upon many data points.  Test scores, progress in closing achievement gaps, and degree of student growth over time are factored into the scoring while other identifiers of high achieving schools are also considered: graduation, promotion, and attendance rates as well as evidence of offering rigorous courses factor into the calculation.  Schools may also earn extra points beyond the 100 point scoring system for those students who have earned advanced scores on the state, industry, and Advanced Placement Exams.

In addition to the scoring aspect of the site, the public can compare schools within and across the state.  For schools, the site also offers supports for schools to consider as they identify needs in the academic profile.

Administrators and staff in our district have begun to review the data and calculations.  Public sessions will be scheduled in our schools so that parents and community members have an opportunity to learn about this system and how they can use it effectively.

For an overview of the School Performance Profile, click on the "General Information on SPP" link to the left to download the Executive Summary and other related documents.

The Clairton City School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, handicap, or limited English proficiency in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by the PA Human Relations Act, Title IX, and Section 504. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact Debra A. Maurizio, Title IX Coordinator, and Section 504 Coordinator at the Administration Building, 502 Mitchell Avenue, Clairton, PA 15025 or 412-233-7090 Ext. 2300.
The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission website is