A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
South Fayette Township High School is a highly rated, public school located in Mcdonald, PA. It has 812 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
3640 Old Oakdale Rd
Mcdonald, PA 15057
Telephone
(412) 221-4542
Website

South Fayette Township High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1220
159 responses
Average ACT
29
48 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$79,527
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$890
National
$949
Median Home Value
$202,900
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Homecoming, Kennywood Day, Annual Dodgeball game
    39%
  • Football Games
    19%
  • Mini thon
    16%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Band Concerts
    6%
  • Band Festivals
    3%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
812
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.3%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$14,311/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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South Fayette Township High School Reviews

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Over the past thirteen years at South Fayette, I have learned about work ethic, friendship, and how to reach my goals. My school has won several awards including the Blue Ribbon and has been ranked one of the best schools in the nation, but that is not what defines us. South Fayette offers rigorous courses that taught me to never give up, always try my best, and have definitely prepared me for college work. My teachers are impeccable and the staff is friendly and approachable. South Fayette offers an array of clubs, activities, and sports and provides a safe campus environment. I am proud to say I went to school here and will never forget the foundation that built me. My high school has less than 1,000 students, so everyone essentially knows everyone. Because of this, it is more than a school. To me, South Fayette has been a family, a second home, a comfort zone, and an education. I could never ask for a better school experience than what I received at South Fayette.
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South Fayette High School has great professors, administration, and academics. Staff truly care about their students and aim to create an enjoyable school environment. Outside of the classroom there are lots of fun sports and clubs to get involved in.
I believe that my school has exceptional teachers that truly care for not only the students academic careers but their future well beings. Also, I believe the academics that we learn, although strenuous at times, fully prepare us for postsecondary education. My fellow student learn not only what it means to be a good student but hopefully a good citizen as well, through the many extra curricular and electives offered.