Upper St. Clair High School
- PITTSBURGH, PA
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A+
- Diversitygrade B minus
- Teachersgrade A+
- College Prepgrade A
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade A+
- Health & Safetygrade A
- Administrationgrade A minus
- Sportsgrade A+
- Foodgrade A+
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade A
Upper St. Clair High School is a top rated, public school located in PITTSBURGH, PA. It has 1,392 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.
Upper St. Clair High School Rankings
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Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
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Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade B minus
- Good for Familiesgrade A+
- Housinggrade A
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
78%of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 27 responses
61%of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 28 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
- Graduation ceremony20%
- Having our annual pickleball tournament16%
- Attending all the games (including pep rallies)9%
- Pep rallies4%
grade B minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
94%of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 31 responses
65%of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 31 responses
90%of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 31 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
82%of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 39 responses
85%of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 39 responses
79%of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 39 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$18,275 / year
95%of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 42 responses
52%of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 42 responses
88%of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 42 responses
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Upper St. Clair High School Reviews
Rating 3.94 out of 5 272 reviews
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Overall, great experience! Academically competitive, and I love that USC had the IB program, which I completed in my last two years of high school. Only complaint would be having more options for IB courses.
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!
Upper St Clair is just an ok school. I would never let my kids attend here though. Their bullying policies are failures. The school does nothing to help bullying victims. Popular/IB kids get special treatment from most teachers. Parents are often given too much input in school activities. We received calls from parents threatening to not let our child perform at the football game if we did not pay for their child's senior gift. This aside, there is a variety of extracurricular so chances are you will likely find some way to make friends. The school has a decent academic reputation. USC is also linked with Parkway West CTC. If you are not acedemicly great but like hands-on learning, I highly recommend looking into it.