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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
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Upper St. Clair High School is a top rated, public school located in Pittsburgh, PA. It has 1,391 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 91% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
1825 McLaughlin Run Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Telephone
(412) 833-1600
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Upper St. Clair High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
91%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1270
436 responses
Average ACT
29
144 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$116,701
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,986
National
$949
Median Home Value
$279,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    29%
  • Graduation ceremony
    24%
  • Prom
    21%
  • Having our annual pickleball tournament
    11%
  • Attending all the games (including pep rallies)
    8%
  • Nothing
    8%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,391
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,685
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.3%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 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
$17,285/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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Upper St. Clair High School Reviews

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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!
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Lots of great clubs/activities and supportive teachers. Good opportunities to learn a variety of subjects. Very rigorous curriculum, especially if you do the IB path. Great sporting programs and an excellent Athletic director. The school itself if very old and tired and could use a remodel. It is not as diverse as it could be but of course we are in the suburbs of Pittsburgh so difficulty with diversity. Strong PTSO that is inclusive and supportive of the children/staff. Excellent STEM programs and resources, and good communication with families on schoolwork with the canvas program.
I think that Upper St. Clair High School provides amazing opportunities to their students, while teachers are also always there to support students in their journey to discover the next steps of their lives. Unfortunately, the competitive atmosphere of the school district seems to increase the existence of depression and anxiety in some of its students, but the school sets up many helpful programs to aid those students throughout their four years in high school.