Pittsburg Middle School

Summary:

Pittsburg Middle School is a public middle school in Pittsburg, Kansas, serving 720 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Pittsburg District, which is ranked 191 out of 269 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Pittsburg Middle School has a more diverse student population compared to nearby schools, with higher percentages of Hispanic (20.83%) and Pacific Islander (4.44%) students. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by the percentage of students proficient or better in KAP (Kansas Assessment Program) tests, is generally lower than the state averages across all grades and subjects. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts (24.25%) and Mathematics (29.29%) were below the state averages of 33.17% and 31.29%, respectively. The school's performance also varies significantly across different student subgroups, ranking highly for African American and Homeless students but lower for Gifted and Talented and Multi-racial students.

Compared to nearby schools, such as Frontenac Junior High, which is just 2.45 miles away, Pittsburg Middle School generally performs worse academically, with lower proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. Additionally, Pittsburg Middle School's statewide ranking has steadily declined over the years, from a high of 89th out of 350 Kansas middle schools in 2017-2018 to 152nd out of 362 in 2022-2023. This suggests a need to investigate the underlying factors contributing to this trend, which may be related to the high percentage of students (around 67%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a relatively high proportion of students from low-income families.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1310 N. Broadway
       Pittsburg, KS  66762-3095


(620) 235-3240

District: Pittsburg

SchoolDigger Rank:
152nd of 362 Kansas Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,368 Help


Students who attend Pittsburg Middle School usually attend:

High:    Pittsburg High

Feeder schools for Pittsburg Middle School:

Elementary:    Geo E Nettels Elementary
    Lakeside Elementary
    Meadowlark Elementary
    Westside Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2 Help
Number of students:  720

Racial breakdown:

White:
61.4%
Hispanic:
20.8%
Two or more races:
9.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  67.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Pittsburg Middle School ranks better than 58% of middle schools in Kansas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 49.27. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (61.4%), Hispanic (20.8%), two or more races (9.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 67.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pittsburg Middle School is 15.2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pittsburg Middle School is $8,368.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pittsburg Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Pittsburg Middle School 152nd of 362 Kansas public middle schools. (See Pittsburg Middle School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Multi-racial students:
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Homeless students:
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Pacific Islander students:
White students:


Pittsburg:

SchoolDigger ranks Pittsburg 191st of 269 Kansas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pittsburg Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Pittsburg Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 16.43 248th 277 10.5%
2007 34.62 212th 286 25.9%
2008 35.45 222nd 296 25.0%
2009 25.70 260th 307 15.3%
2010 20.25 277th 316 12.3%
2011 20.67 284th 320 11.3%
2012 36.99 275th 342 19.6%
2013 31.32 284th 355 20.0%
2015 29.87 289th 368 21.5%
2016 50.01 146th 343 57.4%
2017 53.75 134th 358 62.6%
2018 64.92 89th 350 74.6%
2019 65.45 90th 368 75.5%
2021 47.70 171st 367 53.4%
2022 47.94 163rd 368 55.7%
2023 49.27 152nd 362 58.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Pittsburg Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.78 12th 64 81.3%
2019 83.12 5th 70 92.9%
2021 35.60 51st 79 35.4%
2022 38.76 52nd 83 37.3%
2023 42.60 49th 90 45.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Pittsburg Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.41 13th 60 78.3%
2019 60.80 8th 58 86.2%
2021 38.51 34th 56 39.3%
2022 46.94 19th 60 68.3%
2023 47.49 22nd 62 64.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Pittsburg Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.74 49th 132 62.9%
2019 45.93 74th 157 52.9%
2021 46.06 75th 160 53.1%
2022 37.26 102nd 171 40.4%
2023 44.29 82nd 178 53.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Pittsburg Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.51 34th 255 86.7%
2019 72.94 32nd 270 88.1%
2021 56.26 95th 275 65.5%
2022 50.31 116th 270 57.0%
2023 53.36 108th 300 64.0%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Pittsburg Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 50.69 2nd 3 33.3%
2022 70.58 1st 6 83.3%
2023 71.43 1st 7 85.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Pittsburg Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.25 80th 275 70.9%
2019 74.32 49th 294 83.3%
2021 50.07 130th 313 58.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Pittsburg Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.74 49th 132 62.9%
2019 45.93 74th 157 52.9%
2021 46.06 75th 160 53.1%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Pittsburg Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.98 17th 31 45.2%
2019 48.77 31st 42 26.2%
2021 26.62 36th 39 7.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Pittsburg Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.71 72nd 280 74.3%
2019 54.60 113th 301 62.5%
2021 46.40 151st 308 51.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Pittsburg Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 91.56 3rd 65 95.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Pittsburg Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.44 36th 114 68.4%
2019 66.74 33rd 128 74.2%
2021 50.32 55th 135 59.3%
2022 44.75 57th 138 58.7%
2023 59.15 43rd 140 69.3%
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Rank History for Pacific Islander students at Pittsburg Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 10.58 3rd 3 0.0%
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Rank History for White students at Pittsburg Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.70 73rd 333 78.1%
2019 64.05 89th 344 74.1%
2021 51.84 136th 349 61.0%
2022 55.95 112th 349 67.9%
2023 54.50 130th 349 62.8%
See the entire list of Best Kansas Middle Schools for White Students!

Data source: test scores: Kansas State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Kansas State Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Pittsburg Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 611 17 3 4 1 n/a n/a 0 636
1989 609 12 4 2 3 n/a n/a 0 630
1990 625 12 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 639
1991 668 14 7 4 1 n/a n/a 0 694
1992 695 23 3 3 2 n/a n/a 0 726
1993 693 26 11 6 0 n/a n/a 0 736
1994 723 40 12 7 0 n/a n/a 0 782
1995 651 29 17 5 3 n/a n/a 0 705
1996 651 29 17 5 3 n/a n/a 0 705
1997 644 19 12 5 1 n/a n/a 0 681
1998 583 27 8 16 3 n/a n/a 0 637
1999 534 20 6 19 9 n/a n/a 0 588
2000 511 22 13 20 4 n/a n/a 0 570
2001 497 37 12 22 4 n/a n/a 0 572
2002 486 34 12 21 0 n/a n/a 0 553
2003 486 34 12 21 0 n/a n/a 0 553
2004 485 43 8 27 1 n/a n/a 0 564
2005 515 44 7 35 2 n/a n/a 0 603
2006 428 43 6 38 25 n/a n/a 12 552
2007 435 47 6 40 11 n/a n/a 9 548
2008 434 45 4 35 10 n/a n/a 8 536
2009 451 44 12 49 7 n/a n/a 10 573
2010 389 34 7 61 2 5 46 0 544
2011 395 31 9 75 3 5 46 0 564
2012 428 30 11 72 1 6 51 0 599
2013 468 30 10 93 1 5 63 0 670
2014 462 27 10 89 2 4 53 0 647
2015 449 30 7 94 4 4 56 0 644
2016 461 28 6 98 2 3 55 0 653
2017 448 29 9 109 4 3 59 0 661
2018 443 30 7 107 3 10 55 0 655
2019 470 27 7 105 3 14 60 0 686
2020 511 23 3 135 2 13 68 0 755
2021 492 24 4 150 5 13 81 0 769
2022 471 18 5 159 1 22 64 0 740
2023 442 24 4 150 2 32 66 0 720

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Pittsburg Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 636 42.0 15.1 0
1989 630 42.0 15.0 n/a
1990 639 42.0 15.2 0
1991 694 44.8 15.4 n/a
1992 726 44.3 16.3 41.6
1993 736 46.5 15.8 34.1
1994 782 48.5 16.1 38
1995 705 5.3 133.0 38
1996 705 5.3 133.0 38
1997 681 49.2 13.8 39.8
1998 637 46.0 13.8 46
1999 588 48.0 12.3 44
2000 570 47.0 12.1 48.9
2001 572 43.5 13.1 48.4
2002 553 47.0 11.8 53.9
2003 553 47.0 11.8 53.9
2004 564 44.0 12.8 55.9
2005 603 45.0 13.4 58.7
2006 552 48.0 11.5 62
2007 548 41.4 13.2 62.7
2008 536 37.0 14.5 61.6
2009 573 43.0 13.3 64.8
2010 544 50.0 10.8 65.8
2011 564 48.5 11.6 69.7
2012 599 54.3 11.0 67.6
2013 670 53.0 12.6 69.9
2014 647 54.7 11.8 68
2015 644 57.0 11.2 66.9
2016 653 56.0 11.6 58.7
2017 661 45.0 14.6 64.3
2018 655 47.0 13.9 63.4
2019 686 47.1 14.5 65.3
2020 755 48.1 15.6 61.9
2021 769 48.1 15.9 65.8
2022 740 49.1 15.0 67.2
2023 720 47.1 15.2 67.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Pittsburg Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 636 42.0 15.1 0
1989 630 42.0 15.0 n/a
1990 639 42.0 15.2 0
1991 694 44.8 15.4 n/a
1992 726 44.3 16.3 41.6
1993 736 46.5 15.8 34.1
1994 782 48.5 16.1 38
1995 705 5.3 133.0 38
1996 705 5.3 133.0 38
1997 681 49.2 13.8 39.8
1998 637 46.0 13.8 46
1999 588 48.0 12.3 44
2000 570 47.0 12.1 48.9
2001 572 43.5 13.1 48.4
2002 553 47.0 11.8 53.9
2003 553 47.0 11.8 53.9
2004 564 44.0 12.8 55.9
2005 603 45.0 13.4 58.7
2006 552 48.0 11.5 62
2007 548 41.4 13.2 62.7
2008 536 37.0 14.5 61.6
2009 573 43.0 13.3 64.8
2010 544 50.0 10.8 65.8
2011 564 48.5 11.6 69.7
2012 599 54.3 11.0 67.6
2013 670 53.0 12.6 69.9
2014 647 54.7 11.8 68
2015 644 57.0 11.2 66.9
2016 653 56.0 11.6 58.7
2017 661 45.0 14.6 64.3
2018 655 47.0 13.9 63.4
2019 686 47.1 14.5 65.3
2020 755 48.1 15.6 61.9
2021 769 48.1 15.9 65.8
2022 740 49.1 15.0 67.2
2023 720 47.1 15.2 67.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Pittsburg Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $480 (5.7%) $7,888 (94.3%) $8,368

Data source: Kansas Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Pittsburg Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 90th of 368 Middle schoolsRanks 152nd of 362 Middle schools
 17.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Pittsburg Middle School)43.925.7
 18.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pittsburg)43.925.7
 18.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)38.433.7
 4.7%
6th Grade Mathematics (Pittsburg Middle School)34.922.7
 12.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Pittsburg)34.922.7
 12.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)31.929.9
 2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Pittsburg Middle School)28.823.6
 5.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pittsburg)28.823.6
 5.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)31.831.7
 0%
7th Grade Mathematics (Pittsburg Middle School)36.927
 9.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Pittsburg)36.927
 9.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)27.927.5
 0.4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Pittsburg Middle School)30.723.4
 7.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pittsburg)30.723.4
 7.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)25.220.8
 4.4%
8th Grade Mathematics (Pittsburg Middle School)42.938.4
 4.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Pittsburg)42.938.4
 4.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)25.922.8
 3.1%
8th Grade Science (Pittsburg Middle School)35.327.8
 7.4%
   8th Grade Science (Pittsburg)35.327.8
 7.4%
   8th Grade Science (Kansas)30.722.7
 8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students686720
 5%
African American2724
 11.1%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian74
 42.9%
Hispanic105150
 42.9%
Pacific Islander1432
 128.6%
White470442
 6%
Two or More Races6066
 10%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients65.3%67.1%
 1.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Pittsburg Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 720 students attended Pittsburg Middle School.

Students at Pittsburg Middle School are 61% White, 21% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races, 4% Pacific Islander, 3% African American.

Students who attend Pittsburg Middle School usually go on to attend Pittsburg High

Pittsburg Middle School ranks 152nd of 362 Kansas middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Kansas State Department of Education.

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