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  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 1,330 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.

Fox Chapel Area High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1280
615 responses
Average ACT
29
128 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$88,850
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,379
National
$949
Median Home Value
$238,800
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
  • Student section at sporting events
    35%
  • Charity telethon
    18%
  • Both of the above
    15%
  • School Dances
    13%
  • Spirit Weeks
    13%
  • Performing arts events
    5%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,330
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$95,483
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.4%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$24,759/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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I loved how prepared the school made all its graduates for post-secondary opportunities, whether students planned on furthering their education, or simply looking to join the work force both were reinforced with an abundant amount of resources. One thing I would like to see change though, would be the lack of diversity amongst the student populace. Obviously I am aware that due to the lack of public transportation, and simply the somewhat remote area that the school resides in that it’s rather difficult to include students of a wider variety than that of the close surrounding area. Besides that I loved just about everything the school had to offer!
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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.
I have had a really good experiance at Fox Chapel Area High School. I have made a lot of really good friends along the way and we are always supportive of each other. The teachers care a lot about the students success and they help in any way possible by staying after hours, time in QRT, or even just explaining something again. The school has great guidance counselors that help the student go through high school, plan classes, and prepare them for college. They have great places for students to hang out and get help as well. They also have a great club system where clubs are held after school hours and students can make friends and hang out with their already existing ones while having a lot of fun.