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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Carrick High School is a public school located in Pittsburgh, PA. It has 812 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

Carrick High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1040
117 responses
Average ACT
23
6 responses
AP Enrollment
15%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$44,035
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$615
National
$949
Median Home Value
$77,297
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
45%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
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  • Talent show
    29%
  • Cross country meets
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Dance team competitions
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Plays
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
812
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,485
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.9%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$24,195/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
7%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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The teachers are fantastic! The halls are too crowded, but I really like it here. We have a horrible reputation for violence and drugs, but in all honesty, my experience has been really pleasant. We're just based out of a bad neighborhood. The staff really cares about us and about our education: they want us to be successful and happy. We don't deserve all the flak we get.
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Carrick high school is what you make of it. There are teachers there that will impact your life more than you will know and there are teachers that are there just for their check. If you’re lucky enough to enquire one of those teachers who will do anything to see you succeed you can not take that for granted. When I attended carrick high school 50% of the teachers I had truly cared about me and made my experience overall better than what it would have been like if I was just consumed by the negative energy of other students. Many people that speak of carrick will say poor things of this school and, personally, I believe it’s mostly the students that attend there that makes the school less bearable to other students due to the fact that they just don’t care about their education or anyone else in there. Essentially any high school has their ups and downs but if you want a good experience and you put yourself out there you will get it if it’s at carrick or not.
My personal experience at Carrick high school has been rather pleasant. Granted my school has a terrible rep, there is a handful of students who steer away from those stereotypes and make good decisions. My friend group and I fall into that category. The same can be said for certain teachers, whom display compassion and interest among the students they teach. I am one of the fortunate students who partake in these teachers classes, and due to the hospitality they provide, my high school career has been rather enjoyable.