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South Fayette Township School District is a top rated, public school district located in Mcdonald, PA. It has 2,995 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
3680 Old Oakdale Rd
Mcdonald, PA 15057
Telephone
(412) 221-4542
Website

South Fayette Township School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1230
161 responses
Average ACT
29
50 responses
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,995
Free or Reduced Lunch
12.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,471
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$54,791,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,311/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    4%

South Fayette Township School District Reviews

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The resources, facilities and faculty are consistently top notch across the board. The curriculum is challenging yet creative. Students are not only taught facts and methods necessary to thrive in college; the administration and faculty ensure students have every opportunity to embrace their passions, maximize their ability to use logic and reason, be objective & open minded and to reject apathy and bigotry. They are taught the requisite skills to succeed at college and beyond - to be responsible, thoughtful, well rounded, driven, rational and productive adults.

As a parent, I'm excited for my children's future more than ever since we moved to South Fayette.
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South Fayette has been rapidly expanding. People are flooding the district. What was once a small farm town is filled with houses and neighborhoods. Depending on who you ask, this can be seen as good or bad. The district itself has massively improved its technology. I try to take these opportunities to learn new things and fully take advantage of it. The teachers are respectful and qualified. The work load for the students is absurd. The "busy work" needs to be cut by half. Overall, it's a good, but heavily-taxed district where education is taken very seriously.
The high school teachers are outstanding. They exhibit very adaptive teaching strategies that have the potential to appeal to the entire spectrum of learners. However, the administration is very detached from the functions inside the classroom-- the entire focus of the administration is the numbers that are displayed next to the school's name in catalogues. The administration (namely the superintendent and principals) are most concerned with projecting exponential statistics with regard to students' performances and accomplishments. They pride themselves on the rigor and intensity of the learning environment and workload, which is sometimes detrimental to a student's sense of worth or interpretation of his/her performance. I must say that the teaching staff really compensates for the administration.