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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
290 responses
Average ACT
28
68 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$42,450
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$844
National
$949
Median Home Value
$100,800
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Football games
    20%
  • Semi-formal
    20%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Pep rally
    13%
  • School dances
    11%
  • 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%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,789
Teachers in First/Second Year
12%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$22,713/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 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 a school that you would see in a movie or TV show. It is culturally diverse with a large minority population as well as foreign exchange students make up a decent portion of the student body. Allderdice also has many student led clubs and organizations to make all feel welcome. Whether it be the Japanese Culture Club, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, or the Black Student Union there are clubs here that anyone can join to feel accepted and acknowledged by others. As for educational stand points Allderdice offers a wide range of electives to pair with its core classes. Almost all AP courses are offered here and taught well enough that if you try your hardest you can pass with a score that will transfer into college credits. So for those reasons I rate Allderdice as a 5/5 stars and would recommend it to most people.
As a junior attending Taylor Allderdice, I had the opportunity to beat the odds as an African American male who grew up in the foster care system. I was involved in the choir and met awesome people. In terms of academics, my favorite class was Spanish. This gave me an outlet to learn something that wasn’t exposed in my community. Each day, I would ask my Hispanic friends to teach me a phrase. I repeated each phrase until I remembered it and applied it to my Spanish class. What I enjoyed most over the course of my time attending this school, was the diversity. Not only were there Hispanic people there, but there was student from all over there world with many different religions from mine. It gave me an opportunity to learn more about myself and others. After school, I participated in tutoring just for fun. It also taught me how to use the resources in the school.