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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  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 546 students in grades PK, 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
Address
107 Thackeray St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone
(412) 325-7620

Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1140
69 responses
Average ACT
29
10 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$42,450
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$844
National
$949
Median Home Value
$100,800
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Class Competition
    38%
  • Monthly senior-held pep-rallies
    38%
  • Culture night
    19%
  • None
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
546
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,789
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.5%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
87%
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
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$22,713/ year
National
$12,239
62%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy Reviews

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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.
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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.
Overall good school. Classes move at a faster pace due to only having 4 classes a day at 80 minutes each period. Teachers are generally young but they all work hard at their job and you can tell they love what they do. The counselors at the school are amazing, they're really personal and always push students to do better. Student classwork is usually done on the school issued laptops, each student is assigned their own. High school students are allowed to take their laptops home. Art and music classes are not taught traditionally which is quite a bummer, I wish I could see more traditional ways in that department. Only one foreign language class is offered, Spanish, and I'd enjoy seeing more variety there. There are little to no after school activities. The school doesn't have their own sports team which honestly a problem. our sports department teams up with two neighboring schools in the district to create a sports team.