Allderdice High School is a highly rated, public school located in Pittsburgh, PA. It has 1,348 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.
Allderdice High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
Allderdice High School Reviews
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.
Allderdice Highschool is a Pittsburgh Public School. It earns a bad reputation, being nicknamed "Dirty Dice" by the students. And while this is seen by the tumble-weave in the halls, lunch trays and food in the stairwells, and the overall conditions of the bathrooms, it's not the true Allderdice. Despite a little lacking in the general state of the building, the education is good, especially for a public school. If students want to learn and push themselves, they can do so. With over fifteen AP classes offered it's easy to challenge yourself and there are so many electives and clubs that whatever your interest is, you can do something to meet it.