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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Pittsburgh, PA. It has 522 students in grades PK, 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
About Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy...
Address
107 Thackeray St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone
(412) 526-7620
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Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1150
104 responses
Average ACT
29
12 responses
AP Enrollment
40%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Median Household Income
$15,237
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$888
National
$949
Median Home Value
$92,122
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
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Class Competition
    33%
  • Monthly senior-held pep-rallies
    33%
  • Culture night
    22%
  • None
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
522
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,485
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.9%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$24,195/ year
National
$12,239
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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At Scitech, students have to opportunity to truly explore any interests they have within a particular field of science. The 4 concentrations are what truly make this experience, those being Body & Behavior, Form & Function, Computers & Connections, and Energy & Environment. While I have only had experience with Body & Behavior, I've heard really good things from friends in other concentrations too. The teachers at Scitech are extremely caring too, and they really go out of their way to help you.
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SciTech is relatively new school and as such, it is not afraid to try more modern approach to education. Students are sorted into one of the four STEM concentrations at the end of the 9th year, which influences the types of classes the students will take until graduation. Aside from being a primarily STEM oriented school, with no official sport teams, there is a fair selection of art courses and student led clubs. All of the school work is done on school issued laptops, that high school students are able to take home. School is located in Oakland among Pitt University’s buildings. Unfortunately, no student parking.
This has been a fantastic school to grow up in- the teachers genuinely care about the betterment of the students, the faculty understand how to adapt to constantly-changing situations, the students are there because they really want to learn- add all of this up, and it becomes a great culture of learning and respect. Unfortunately, there is a lack of diversity regarding the male to female ratio, which ranges from 2:1 to 3:2 depending on the year, and it seems that racially diverse students have been systematically less inclined to apply, but these problems have been slowly rectified over the years, and I hold hope that it will soon be as demographically diverse as the rest of the district.