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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Pittsburgh Public Schools is a public school district located in Pittsburgh, PA. It has 22,359 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
341 S Bellefield Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone
(412) 529-3500

Pittsburgh Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1120
1,188 responses
Average ACT
27
159 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
22,359
Free or Reduced Lunch
64.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,485
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$626,633,000
Expenses Per Student
$24,195/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$15,237
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$888
National
$949
Median Home Value
$92,122
National
$184,700

Pittsburgh Public Schools Reviews

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The Pittsburgh public school system is a highly diverse one that varies greatly depending on region. The city schools are well staffed but the school culture and safety is poorer than that of suburban schools. In many areas, schools include districts from a myriad of income levels, promoting inclusivity and diversity in an organic way. The teachers make a genuine effort to help and cater to students and their needs. Because these schools receive so much funding from the state, they have great art, science and theatre programs that reach far into their communities. I would highly recommend the Pittsburgh public school system.
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The most enjoyable part about enlisting in Pittsburgh Public Schools is the communities innate ability to make kids feel welcome in an ambiguous environment. I have participated in a myriad of different activities ranging from student council, chorus, CLO (an acting class), and many different sports. Needless to say, each and every individual experience, whether it be a relaxing, enjoyable one, or a stressful, precarious one, all cohered together and helped develop and elicit the young man I have grown into today.
For a public school they provided a solid foundation for a greater future.
The ability to offer funding towards college that is life changing. It can cover the whole cost of community college if need be!

The environment allowed the ability to interact with diverse schoolmates and truly experience a good education as well as make life long friends.