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
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
341 S Bellefield Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone
(412) 622-3500

Pittsburgh Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
70%
Average SAT
1110
654 responses
Average ACT
27
111 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
$66,789
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$626,633,000
Expenses Per Student
$22,713/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    42%
  • 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.
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Since I began school I have been enrolled in the Pittsburgh Public Schools district and I have nothing but great thing to say. For they have pushed me to become the best I can be. I was not treated as a minority nor a statistic but as a child with a future. We have some of the best teachers & faculty throughout the districts, who genuinely care. I couldn't be more proud to call myself an alumni of The Pittsburgh Public School District!
Pittsburgh Public Schools displays an excellent environment where education can help students succeed in life. Teachers and students alike have a drive and focus and appreciation for schoolwork. The only things I have a problem with is the early start time, and the school lunches. To properly be able to learn throughout the day, students need to have healthier, larger lunches with less heavily processed meat, and more greens. Also, getting up at around 5:30-6:30 (depending on where you live) is very hard on a growing students brain. I understand we need lots of time to learn, but it is very hard to learn with such little sleep and such an early start time. Overall, my experience at Pittsburgh Public schools is one I will always be grateful for, and never forget.