Penn Middle School
26 Best Public Middle Schools in Pittsburgh Area
- Penn-Trafford School District, PA
Niche User: Love the staff and teachers at this school. They love the students and what they are teaching. Parental involvement is high. Safety and security are always at the forefront. Advanced literature and math programs as well as a middle school foreign language program. Use of technology. Great facilities.
- 630 Students
- 18:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Mars Area Middle School
27 Best Public Middle Schools in Pittsburgh Area
- Mars Area School District, PA
Niche User: I love this school district. My daughter is safe, happy, surrounded by well rounded and polite students. I feel as though she is in the best environment and getting a proper education.
- 550 Students
- 16:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Shady Side Academy
- Private School
- Pittsburgh, PA
- PK, K-12
Parent: My daughter transferred to Shady Side Academy in 10th grade and is now a senior. Truly, this was a great choice! She has grown tremendously academically and socially. The campus is gorgeous, and classroom, arts, and sports facilities are amazing. College counseling and support has been fantastic, and SSA has a record of placing students at top-tier universities. Both five and seven day boarding are available.
- 1,041 Students
- 8:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
36 Best Public Middle Schools in Pittsburgh Area
- Pittsburgh Public Schools, PA
Niche User: The school is a K-8 and has a wonderful reputation. It is bursting at the seams with almost 900 people enrolled. I wish the school were bigger. Sometimes the class size gets too large as a result of the popularity. Colfax is diverse with students from over 50 countries. It is a neighborhood school where most people know each other. It has a very active PTO that raises over 50,000 annually to pay for extra enrichment programs and technology for the school. Parents are involved and support the school and in turn their children are there to learn. The school has a community feel since it is a K-8. The students continue together from K - 8th grade and it creates a very friendly atmosphere for the most part.
- 862 Students
- 19:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School
- Online School
- Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School, PA
- PK, K-12
Senior: This is my second year attending Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School and I could not be happier with the amount of support my teachers and counselors have provided me with. Not only has PALCS provided me with an inspiring environment to study and to learn, but it also has taught me the importance of leadership in group settings throughout everyday life. In the future, I hope PALCS continues to offer the same learning experiences and aid to students entering high school, struggling through course material, or applying to colleges. Thanks to PALCS, I am on the road to success with an advanced education that will enable me to perform to the best of my ability at a university!
- 2,390 Students
- 17:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Gateway Middle School
43 Best Public Middle Schools in Pittsburgh Area
- Gateway School District, PA
Middle School Student: There are a few teachers whose teaching methods are questionable, and the administrative choices are poor, but there is more diversity there (compared to others near Gateway). The best part about Gateway is its Aim (Gifted) Program. There are numerous choices to pick from school activities, and chances to learn outside of school. Acedimics are excellent as long as you're in honors classes.
- 518 Students
- 12:1 Student-Teacher Ratio