Saturday, February 28, 2009

IB lottery results

Recently the PG had an article about the lottery results for the incoming sci tech student body

Cate Reed responded promptly to our request for similar information about the IB school student body:

Number of applications

Over 470 total applications were received. Of these, 227 were first choice applications. As of January 27, 2009:

237 applications (112 being first-choice) for 150 sixth grade openings.

235 applications (115 being first-choice) for 150 ninth grade openings.


The outreach process and lottery resulted in students being admitted in equal numbers from across the city

9th Grade Geography
[A map was included that shows push pins widely distributed throughout the city.]

6th grade maps are unavailable at this time—they are in the computer specific to foreign language

Race of Admitted Students

Students (Number and percentage) *

Black 169 51%

White 131 39%

Other 32 10%

* Total exceeds 300 because it includes small group of students taken in 7th, 8th and 10th grade.

Socioeconomic Status

Lunch Status of Admitted Students

Free & Reduced Lunch 40%

Regular Lunch 60%

Current School

The outreach process and lottery admitted students from 13 charter and private schools comprising about 12% of admitted students

School and #

Community Day 3

Falk School 7

Holy Rosary 2

New to district, previous school unknown 8

Northside Urban Pathways 1

Pittsburgh Urban Christian 4

Sacred Heart 7

St. Agnes 1

Winchester Thurston 1

Mt. Lebanon Montessori 1

St. Athansius 1

Cyber Charter 1

Urban League 2

Gender Number and Percent

F 179 56%

M 143 44%


Questioner said...

The report from the IB committee shows that in recommending Peabody for the IB program, the committee took into account data showing that "the IB program drew primarily from the East End of the city."

This information that the distribution pattern has changed, apparently due to new and improved marketing efforts, should be considered in evaluating the Peabody recommendation. A more central location may be most equitable and most likely to ensure that students and families who have expressed interest in the program stay with it.

Anonymous said...

The most equitable location was Schenley High, period. I am still waiting to see just how the school will be sold, how the public relations memo will read and how it will play out. I am sure Andy Sheehan and Joe Smydo will be there to help put a positive spin on all of it.
The East End is the place where some consideration about feeder areas needs to take precedence. Instead, closing schools and amalgamating into one big school seems to be the ideal. And that my friends is the recipe for disaster.