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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 1,380 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.
Address
611 Field Club Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Telephone
(412) 967-2430
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Fox Chapel Area High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1280
535 responses
Average ACT
29
110 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$87,806
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,422
National
$949
Median Home Value
$228,100
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
1,380
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
$91,630
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.4%
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
High
Expenses Per Student
$24,930/ 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 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.
Fox Chapel Area High School is staffed by amazing people - teacher, principals, students included. The opportunities students get here are truly amazing. It's like a junior college!