Upper St. Clair High School
#4 Best Public High Schools in Pittsburgh Area
- Upper St. Clair School District, PA
- 253 reviews
Junior: I am very grateful for the opportunities Upper St. Clair has given me. The school goes above and beyond to ensure students are prepared for college and their future. I also love how many programs we are able to get involved with, personally, I am involved in Girls United Globally, Kids Helping Kids, and Stage crew. All of these have allowed me to expand my horizons and global views and meet new people and find new opportunities. One thing I would like to see more of at USC is diversity. Our school has slowly started encourage diversity by creating “Diversity Week”. Diversity Week is a week at our school where all the clubs come together to talk about their diverse aspects. I am happy we are starting to step closer to embracing diversity at our school!
- 1,398 Students
- 16:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
#6 Best Private High Schools in Pittsburgh Area
- Private School
- Pittsburgh, PA
- 52 reviews
Alum: I liked the rigor of the curriculum. The science classes I took in junior and senior year helped me to prepare for the pace and rigor of college science classes as well as the expectations of professors. Most of the faculty is very committed to the students' learning and are committed to the success of their whole student body. The school has a feeling of community which is important for high school. I never felt lost or on my own, socially or academically. There are great athletics and extra curricular like musical. There is a community service engagement as well through school sponsored and independent requirements of the students.
The only downfall of the school is the way the administration handles internal problems.
- 255 Students
- 12:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
California Area Senior High School
- California Area School District, PA
- 63 reviews
Sophomore: California Area High School is a very small school, which allows for much needed teacher-student one on one time. California is an extremely safe school with police officers on campus at all times. It is a wonderful school that offers great education.
- 285 Students
- 14:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Barack Obama Academy of International Studies
- Pittsburgh Public Schools, PA
- 61 reviews
Senior: This school offers a challenging IB curriculum, competitive sports and clubs, a diverse student body, and amazing opportunities to make connections and gain experiences you won't find anywhere else. Other than preparing its students for college and the world beyond a secondary education, the Barack Obama Academy prides itself on motivating its students explore different kinds of passions and potential career fields with a wide variety of activities, clubs, and events. I have met so many wonderful people, both students and staff, that have helped guide me to where and who I am now. I plan to keep these connections and use the knowledge I've gained throughout my time at this school with whatever life throws my way. As our main school motto states, "Nothing in life is so complicated that it cannot be achieved by discipline and hard work."
- 952 Students
- 14:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Mount Pleasant Area High School
- Mount Pleasant Area School District, PA
- 69 reviews
Senior: I love the variety of choices that students have for school lunches, I love the teaching styles of some of the teachers there, the administration is great, the sports facilities are very nice, and it is a very good school culture, as a student I love going to school everyday. The few things I do not like about Mount Pleasant High School, is the very few classes available. Mount Pleasant does not have as many classes to choose from compared to other schools, and I believe that limits students on their learning. Some of the teachers do not teach well but there are some teachers that are excellent are prepare their students for the future. The academics at this school do not give students the best college readiness, teachers give students too many breaks, they grade every little thing, I believe the best way for students to be college ready is for teachers to only grade exams. All in all, I think Mount Pleasant is a great school.
- 645 Students
- 15:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Steel Valley High School
- Steel Valley School District, PA
- 98 reviews
Senior: I have had a great high school experience. I got to play baseball , but I do have to say that this year is probably the worst year of high school. The worst mostly anyone could have, because of what is going on. I only hope that it will get straighten out itself by graduation. And Prom, and pictures ring and all of the other milestones that seniors have. And I was going to be captain of our baseball team this year. I am still doing my work, but it is not the same as going into class and doing the work there, plus I actually liked going to school. Now I can only hope that I am ready for college, so I can keep up with the work and studies as well. Hopefully everything will get back to normal so we can enjoy our last year here at steel Valley.
- 471 Students
- 13:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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