17 reviews
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Readiness
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
341 S Bellefield Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone
(412) 622-3500

Pittsburgh Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks over 8,000 public school districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1110
560 responses
Average ACT
27
95 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
24,657
Free or Reduced Lunch
68.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,136
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available

Finances

Total Expenses
$626,633,000
Expenses Per Student
$23,834/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    4%

Pittsburgh Public Schools Reviews

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My experience at Pittsburgh CAPA has been pretty amazing! My school is such a safe and diverse atmosphere. Our teachers and staff constantly teach and remind us students everyday that it is okay to be yourself, no matter what people may think; or if they don't understand. We learn that knowledge is key to everything and if you want to voice your opinion about something know your facts. My school is like High School Musical minus the social ranking you walk through our halls and see students practicing monologues, dancers sprawled out on the floor stretching and dancing, students singing, peculiar art made by students hanging on the hall ceilings and walls. Pittsburgh CAPA gets us ready for college and the real world by teaching us discipline through not just our arts but by challenging us to take AP classes in academics as well. Over all my experience has been amazing and I will be sad to leave after graduation this year, but I know I will be prepared thanks to Pittsburgh CAPA.
Seeing students everyday and watching them learn and grow can be very rewarding. Fellow teachers are dedicated and hardworking, most of them would do anything to help our students.
Cons
Administration is unsupportive and ineffective from principals through central offices. School is understaffed with several unfilled teaching positions at any given time. Teachers leave due to burnout from unreasonable teaching loads, large class sizes, safety concerns and poor working conditions.
Advice to Management
Support teachers, give them time to grade, plan, and grow professionally through self-directed professional development. Properly account for district funds and allocate them for the betterment of the education of our students, not for the lining of administrative pockets.
I like that the Pittsburgh public schools have some kind of option and it is pretty spread out in the region of Pittsburgh. Mifflin Pre-k through 8 wasn't as great but I do love that the magnet schools like CAPA and SciTech are part of the Pittsburgh Public schools which gives us kids an oppurtunity for a 30,000$ scholarship!