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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Pittsburgh Public Schools is a public school district located in Pittsburgh, PA. It has 24,083 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
Address
341 S Bellefield Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone
(412) 622-3500

Pittsburgh Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1120
865 responses
Average ACT
27
130 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
24,083
Free or Reduced Lunch
61.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,789
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.6%

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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Many argue that a student attains the best educational experience at private schools or institutions; and that may or may not be correct. However, attending a public school has been the best experience as it opened my eyes to a plethora of social, academic, and out-of-school time opportunities. Pittsburgh Public schools (PPS) provides its students with opportunities for enrichment beyond classroom environments. As a member of the districts Student Advisory Council, I was a strong advocate and example of student voice and what PPS students are capable of beyond classroom boundaries because I fought for change within the district regarding student input on class schedules and school lunch, out-of-school-time opportunities, and many more. Pittsburgh Public Schools has provided me with the platform to showcase my abilities, as well as my passion to serve the greater good, and I will be forever appreciative of that.
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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.
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!