Best Public Schools in Wilmerding, PA


Summary:

The city of Wilmerding, Pennsylvania has only one public high school, the Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School, which serves grades 9-12. This charter school has an enrollment of 316 students, with a predominantly white (62.03%) student body, followed by African American (28.16%), Hispanic (3.8%), and other races.

Academically, the school's performance is mixed compared to the state average. While it outperforms the state in Literature (72.3% proficient vs. 65.3% statewide), it falls significantly behind in Algebra I (12.7% proficient vs. 34.1% statewide) and Biology (45.1% proficient vs. 50.7% statewide). The school's 4-year graduation rate of 85.9% is slightly below the state average, but its dropout rate of 1.2% is relatively low. Notably, a vast majority (95.25%) of the school's students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage.

The Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School has a student-teacher ratio of 12.1, which is relatively low, and per-student spending of $14,925 for the 2021-2022 school year. However, the school's statewide ranking has declined over the past three years, from 358 out of 634 high schools in 2021-2022 to 396 out of 674 high schools in 2022-2023, suggesting potential areas for improvement in academic performance and resource allocation.








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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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