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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  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
Fox Chapel Area High School is a top rated, public school located in Pittsburgh, PA. It has 1,404 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
611 Field Club Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Telephone
(412) 967-2430

Fox Chapel Area High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1270
422 responses
Average ACT
29
96 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$87,917
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,095
National
$949
Median Home Value
$220,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Student section at sporting events
    36%
  • Both of the above
    18%
  • Spirit Weeks
    15%
  • Charity telethon
    12%
  • School Dances
    12%
  • Performing arts events
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,404
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,741
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.8%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$19,657/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses
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I love attending Fox Chapel! Compared to the small private school I attended previously FC nicely give you a small intimate feel in a large public school environment. The class sizes are fairly compact and the friends I have made here will hopefully be in my life many years past graduation. The food is great as well, though I recommend not getting the homemade pizza when it's served. Spicy chicken patty is definitely a crowd favorite! Overall, though it does have its problem like any school, Fox Chapel is a great high school to attend.
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I consider myself very lucky to have been able to not only go to Fox Chapel's high school but also elementary and middle schools. Fox Chapel has great opportunities for all different kinds of students. Incredible art classes, business classes, and other areas that are helpful to future college students. Being that I am now going to be a sophomore in college, I credit a lot of my picking schools and my major to the classes, teachers, and experiences I had at FC!
I have had a positive experience while attending the Fox Chapel Area School District. Fox Chapel is a larger school district, which opportunity to meet a lot of new individuals from various races and backgrounds, that were different than myself. My peers at school create a competitive environment, to help push others to succeed. The Students all have a sense of unity, despite our differences. Teachers at Fox Chapel create an environment that makes students feel welcomed, cared about, and helps makes the students content while being at school. Fox Chapel has an up to date Facility, that was recently remodeled. The School has provided up to date technology to create more career specialized classes to help the students in the future. The classes at Fox Chapel are personalized to students needs. All of the classes offered can help prep students for college and their future careers. Overall, I am very pleased with my past four years attending Fox Chapel Area High school.