A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
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
91%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1210
134 responses
Average ACT
29
36 responses
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Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,877
Free or Reduced Lunch
10.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,471
Teachers in First/Second Year

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 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.
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Some things that I liked about South Fayette was that the teachers were very helpful and willing to make you succeed. The faculty really pushed themselves everyday to make sure that their students were successful in their long-term efforts and goals. One thing I would like to see change at South Fayette would be offering more classes based around college courses. This would be one of my suggestions just so that students in high school can get a better understanding of what some majors are actually like in college. This is a great school and I am proud to be an alumni from this school district. People know what South Fayette is around the State, and know what kind of prestige it holds with its higher level academics.
I believe South Fayette does a fantastic job of preparing its students for college in a general sense, and in certain areas. The focus on STEM and business fields is obvious, though, and frustrating for those who are not interested. It is very difficult to find an advisor to start a new club, so there should be an incentive for teachers to do so. The LGBQTIA+ climate among the students is rather poor, and discouragement on the administrative level is not helpful there.