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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Allderdice High School is a highly rated, public school located in Pittsburgh, PA. It has 1,434 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
2409 Shady Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Telephone
(412) 422-4800

Allderdice High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1210
308 responses
Average ACT
28
75 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$44,092
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$887
National
$949
Median Home Value
$108,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Football games
    19%
  • Semi-formal
    19%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • School dances
    14%
  • Pep rally
    12%
  • Basketball games
    9%
  • Being part of then lacrosse team
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,434
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,789
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$22,713/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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I liked allderdice's diversity. There were people from all over there and knowing that everyone there was different made it comfortable. I love how enthusiastic everyone is about the sports. Everybody supported you there no matter if it was a dance battle in the hall of for finals you need help studying for. I loved how the school was big enough for you to have your own space but not to the point where everyone was strangers. The teachers were all so nice too, they pushed you to always do your best no matter what. Everyone wanted to see you succeed there! i highly recommend allderdice for everyone!
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Allderdice is cool because of the many different people from many different places coming together to learn. There’s people from all over the world and supporting many different religions and beliefs. The school spirit is crazy during sporting events...and our alumni has Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller. Also, we bonded together as students when the horrible shooting occurred in Pittsburgh just blocks from our school. We showed adversity and power as a school to help people who were grieving and couldn’t help themselves. That’s why allderdice is a great place and much more than just a place to learn.
Taylor Allderdice was an interesting experience for sure. The classes that are offered are excellent and you can truly get an excellent education in that school, but the school certainly has some problems. One of the main problems is the fact that there is no air conditioning and summer days in Pittsburgh can get up to around 90 degrees. Another problem is that the school isn't maintained very well, as the rooms are frequently dirty and seeing a roach is not uncommon. The nickname "dirty dice" is not incorrect. Despite its problems, I loved my time at Allderdice, with excellent sports teams, a great education available, and a diverse group of students and teachers.