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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
McKeesport Area Senior High School is a public school located in Mc Keesport, PA. It has 1,062 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.

McKeesport Area Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1040
135 responses
Average ACT
23
8 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$28,750
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$603
National
$949
Median Home Value
$46,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    29%
  • The Jungle
    29%
  • Prom
    19%
  • Friday Night Football Games
    10%
  • Semi
    10%
  • Being on the cheerleading team
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,062
Free or Reduced Lunch
74%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,721
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$21,955/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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McKeesport Area Senior High School Reviews

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There is a very unique atmosphere at McKeesport High School. My school is often looked down upon, but the connectedness between students, faculty, and education is not found anywhere else. There are however certain drawbacks due to a lack of funding in certain areas. I would like to see more money but back into some educationally aspects like our library.
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Overall an average school. It lacks diversity, with close to 80% of students being the same race. Most teachers are Democrats, with a few exceptions, leading to few students willing to offer a dissenting opinion. Administration could use work, but overall, everything runs smoothly, other than a few delays on report cards and the like. Compared to other schools in the area, the education is rather well-rounded, with a variety of electives, from a modern media class to a psychology class. They actually have a class specifically geared to prepare students for choosing a college major, which I have found to be very helpful.
This place holds many areas of greatness and areas that will make you want to just leave. You will find many inspiring and smart teachers that will push you in the right direction. And many that simply do not. It is very lacking in resources and some executive decisions that may make you dumbfounded, but that just comes with being in a kind of low rate neighborhood where the students are not really taught good civics. I enjoyed my high school years here but probably would not send my kids.