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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  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 top rated, public school located in Mcdonald, PA. It has 812 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 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
1230
189 responses
Average ACT
29
60 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    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%

Students

Diversity
B-
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
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,471
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.2%
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
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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South Fayette has high expectations for all of their students which allows them to push themselves and compete with other classmates. The school itself is a very collective community, we always come together for charity events and township events. I have learned how to collaborate with my peers and work immensely well with a team. The South Fayette community is passionate and caring about every. The academic curriculum is challenging, yet motivating. The teachers and staff truly care about their students. There is a of success here at South Fayette. Athletes strive to better themselves and further their academic and athletic careers in college. We have many athletes on full scholarship rides to successful universities. Academically speaking, South Fayette is a very smart school with insanely talented students who have bright futures in college. Hard work pays off here out South Fayette. I am thankful that this school has shaped me into the person I am today.
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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.
South Fayette truly prepared me for college. However, it is hard to feel represented in a very non-diverse environment. The administration strays from discussing topics that affect the students or ignore them all together.