General McLane High School
151 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania
- General McLane School District, PA
Alum: I transferred to GM after my family moved. I was a freshman who entered before the end of the first semester, so it was hard to settle in. But, there was plenty of school work to devote myself to. There are accelerated, advanced, and basic tracks--suitable for the range of students who attend. In addition, there are lots of different electives to choose from and clubs/groups to join, which contribute to a good learning environment and educational experience.
The teachers are great. Their styles/techniques/personalities vary. Some are fun/laid-back, others, more strict, and then some are a combination. I enjoyed them and did my best to perform to their expectations/standards.
I had memorable times at GM, even though I personally didn't get super involved in school activities or have lots of friends. (But there are plenty of opportunities to do so. It's a good-sized school.) Attending the plays, concerts, football games, and the art show outside of school are some of the things I did.
- 750 Students
- 15:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
St. Edmund's Academy
- Private School
- Pittsburgh, PA
- PK, K-8
Parent: I love the diversity of our school, and it's something you won't find in other school in the city. The teachers know my kids so well. They treat them like family members, which sounds cliche but is true. They have very high standards for kids in the classrooms but they teach kids how to maintain that level of rigor in an enjoyable way that does not cause them undue anxiety. My kids are learning how to balance their academics, sports, outside activities, and fun with their friends in a way that I envy! Most importantly though, everyone in school reinforces the messages about kindness, consideration, empathy, and respect for differences that we're telling them at home. This was something notably missing from our public school experience and, in my opinion, is worth the financial sacrifice to send them to this school. Choosing this school will likely go down as one of the best decisions I've made for them in their lives. It's a very special place.
- 286 Students
- 10:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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